An increase in the production efficiency and quality of weapons and military equipment is impossible without achieving the necessary reliability of quantitative information on the parameter's values characterizing the weapons being developed, created and operated. Sources of such information are measurements. The measurement results will be objective and reliable only if the measurement information is received correctly. This cannot be achieved without proper metrological support.
The article outlines the general principles of metrological support as a component of the quality control system for weapons samples, describes the process of metrological support for weapons and military equipment at different stages of their life cycle, defines the main goals and objectives of metrological support.
The importance of metrological support is not limited to its role in improving the weapons and military equipment quality. Measurements underlie the accounting processes for costs and the rational use of material resources, technical diagnostics and monitoring methods of the weapons and military equipment operation.