Introduction to MIL-STD-1760 (14 hrs)

Course Description

Gain a working knowledge of MIL-STD-1760, the communications standard that defines the electrical interface between a military aircraft and its carriage stores. Learn how the standard is used by stores such as weapons, fuel tanks, and countermeasures and reconnaissance pods. Understand the five main types of MIL-STD-1760 signals as well as the physical connector and pin requirements for the aircraft and stores. Explore communication options across the MIL-STD-1760 interface, as well as standards for those common communication schemes such as MIL-STD-1553.

Course ID: DEF 1023R
Course Format: Classroom

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Who Should Attend

Engineers and Program Managers who work with systems and/or aircraft that utilize the MIL- STD-1760 interface.

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain an understanding of the interfaces involved in mating stores to military aircraft.
  • Explore the hardware and signals supported by the standard.
  • Learn the fundamentals of MIL-STD-1553, the primary digital communications protocol in use today.
  • Discover how the standard is implemented in practice on operational aircraft.


  • MIL-STD-1760 Overview including a brief History
  • MIL-STD-1760 Interfaces (High/Low Band, MIL-STD-1553, Fiber Optic)
  • MIL-STD-1553 Overview
  • MIL-STD-1760 Cabling and Connectors
  • MIL-STD-1760 Stores and Station Examples
  • Associated store interface protocols and standards