AIRCRAFT ARMAMENT SYSTEMS
ENSURING EXPLOSIVES CAN DROP
When a mission involves dropping explosive devices, everything needs to be in perfect working order. Responsible for maintaining launch and release devices on aircraft, Aircraft Armament Systems specialists ensure that explosive devices can be accurately delivered from our planes. From testing and evaluating new weapons systems to loading ordnance, these professionals make sure that when a pilot pulls the trigger, the devices successfully launch away from the aircraft toward the target.
- Load, unload and position munitions on aircraft
- Operationally check and electrically test aircraft weapons release and gun systems
- Remove, disassemble and inspect parts that might be damaged
- Perform armament systems maintenance functions
- Participate in the test and evaluation of new and prototype weapons and weapons systems
A High School Senior (age 17 or older)*, High school diploma, a GED, or 15 college semester hours
*High School Students may start their application as early as the end of their junior year.
ASVAB SCORE REQUIREMENTS
60 Mechanical (M) or 45 Electronics (E)
- Experience loading and unloading munitions
- No record of emotional instability
- Normal depth perception
- Normal color vision
- Completion of a current National Agency Check, Local Agency Checks and Credit
- Complete 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 39
TRAINING & EDUCATION
How do we transform you from a raw recruit to an expert Airman in this field? From hands-on experience to college credit toward a degree, the path begins here.
BASIC MILITARY TRAINING
45 - 86 days
TECH SCHOOL LOCATION
Sheppard AFB TX
STATUS UPON COMPLETION
Enlisted Airman with credits earned towards Aircraft Armament Systems Technology
- INTERESTS & SKILLS
- Science & Technology
TAKE A BREAK
Flights and 30-days vacation with pay each year.