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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).