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MIL-H-46855 Revision B, January 31, 1979
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Superseded By: MIL-STD-46855
Includes all amendments and changes through Cancellation Notice 1, March 29, 1995
Additional Comments: CNCL S/S BY MIL-STD-46855
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This specification establishes and defines the requirements for applying human engineering to the development and acquisition of military systems, equipment and facilities. These requirements include the work to be accomplished by the contractor or subcontractor in conducting a human engineering effort integrated with the total system engineering and development effort. These requirements are the basis for including human engineering during proposal preparation, system analysis, task analysis, system design (including computer software design), equipment and facilities design, testing, and documentation and reporting.

It is not intended that all the requirements contained herein should be applied to every program or program phase. In accordance with DoD principles, directives and regulations governing the application and tailoring of specifications and standards to achieve cost effective acquisition and life cycle ownership of defense materiel, this specification shall be tailored to specific programs and the milestone phase of the program within the overall life cycle. This tailoring shall be the selected application of methods, tables, sections, individual paragraphs or sentences, or a combination thereof, to be placed on contract in order to impose only the minimum essential needs to preclude unnecessary and unreasonable program costs. Guidance for selection by the procuring activity of this specification for contract use, and, when invoked, the partial and incremental application of the requirements provisions, is contained in the Appendix.