Joint Electronics Type Designation System

A method developed by the U.S. War Department during World War II for assigning an unclassified designator to electronic equipment.

The Joint Electronics Type Designation System, which was previously known as the Joint Army-Navy Nomenclature System (AN System. JAN) and the Joint Communications-Electronics Nomenclature System, is a method developed by the U.S. War Department during World War II for assigning an unclassified designator to electronic equipment. In 1957, the JETDS was formalized in MIL-STD-196.

Computer software and commercial unmodified electronics for which the manufacturer maintains design control are not covered.

Usage

Electronic materiel, from a military point of view, generally includes those electronic devices employed in data processing, detection and tracking (underwater, sea, land-based, air and space), recognition and identification, communications, aids to navigation, weapons control and evaluation, flight control, and electronic countermeasures. Nomenclature is assigned to:

  • Electronic materiel of military design
  • Commercial electronic materiel that has been modified for military use and requires military identification and design control
  • Electronic material which is intended for use by other Federal agencies or other governments that participate in the nomenclature system.
acronymn
  • JETDS
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Last modified on August 11, 2020, 3:35 am
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