This article is based on the “Boeing 737 Max incidents,” the worst series of plane crashes to have occurred in the current century. A brief overview of this incident revealed that the plane crashes were caused by issues in hardware design and software quality, which indicate that Boeing had problems in their understanding of quality management, quality management systems, information dissemination processes, and inspection methods. These issues inspired a discussion on quality management for weaponry and equipment in the age of information and intelligence. In view of the lessons of the “Boeing 737 Max incidents,” the characteristics of the information age, and the existing problems faced by China in the management of equipment quality, it is suggested that the following areas must be improved to strengthen quality management processes for information-age weaponry: the understanding of quality management, quality management systems, information dissemination, and talent team construction. These steps are necessary for ensuring the safety of our military in their future travels.
张 雄.由“波音737max事件”引发的对信息智能时代武器装备质量管理的思考[J].国防科技,2021,42(1):32-36；ZHANG Xiong. Reflections about the quality management of information-age weaponry inspired by the Boeing 737 Max incidents[J]. National Defense Technology,2021,42(1):32-36复制