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Condition Based Maintenance
to Support US Army Combat Vehicle Fleet

The US Army will field a comprehensive "enterprise level" maintenance information system for its ground combat vehicle fleet. The system will integrate existing test and diagnostic equipment to develop fleet wide logistic and situational awareness, implementing modern Condition Based Maintenance service that will enhance the operation and effectiveness of the tactical and combat vehicles of the current force.

DRS is developing the Condition Based Maintenance Information system under a US$10 million contract awarded by the for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC). The system will enable monitoring, recording and dissemination of operating parameters from individual vehicles to enterprise logistics network that can react to real or anticipated failures in a timely manner. Subsequently apply a set of decision-support tools to conduct logistics maintenance analyses for various combat vehicles, including Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Abrams Main Battle Tanks and Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).

DRS already produces automatic test equipment (ATE) and integral diagnostic systems designed to diagnose and repair electronic components on Army M1A1, M1A2 and M1A2 System Enhancement Program (SEP) Abrams Main Battle Tanks, Bradley M2/M3 Fighting Vehicle Systems, and USMC's Abrams tanks and Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs).




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