STANAG-4184, NATO STANDARDIZATION AGREEMENT: MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEM (27 NOV 1998)
STANAG-4184, NATO STANDARDIZATION AGREEMENT: MICROWAVE LANDING SYSTEM (27 NOV 1998)., The aim of this agreement is to provide for interoperability of MLS precision landing systems during military operations at specified airfields or tactical airstrips by: Providing technical and operational guidance on deployment of MLS ground based and airborne systems, in a living document with wide availability and subject to periodic review. Defining the terms "Microwave Landing System or MLS" and "Tactical MLS" for NATO use and standardizing the MLS signal-in-space for NATO. Allowing individual nations to proceed with their own MLS programmes with the assurance that such programmes will produce equipment which meets NATO military requirements and is interoperable with the equipment of other NATO nations. Assuring that NATO military aircraft and civil aircraft equipped with MLS can recover at NATO military airfields or tactical/expeditionary sites which provide MLS services in adverse weather and, when operations require, that NATO military aircraft can recover in adverse weather at civil MLS equipped airfields.