DPAS M&U does not have a data field specifically for software version numbers. This is a requirement for configuration control of automated test systems (ATS) and verification of ATS software version prior to performing certain operations.
Add (to M&U) a new field or the ability to designate an existing field for dedicated use as Software Version field. Field must be able to be part of an inquiry for NSN, Part Number, Serial Number, or Asset ID, with the Software Version value being returned as part of the inquiry.
This is mission critical. However, a dedicated field is not critical. We need a field to document software version that is retrievable upon inquiry, that we can retain for future use.
Improved configuration control and Operational Safety, Suitability and Effectiveness, ATS/Weapon System cyber-security, and more accessible information for verification prior to performing certain critical tasks.
Only certain users - ATS users and those documenting maintenance on aircraft maintenance ATS.