The Army's Maintenance and Maintainability Program 650292

Significant changes in the Army's maintenance program are discussed. The most important is the emphasis on equipment reliability and maintainability. For new equipment under development, specifications such as MTBF or minimum periods between servicing are being established. For field equipment, for example, inspection schedules have been altered, test gear has been modernized, and new maintenance techniques have been developed. Equipment Service Criteria, the Army' s graduated pattern of maintenance support, the standards for such support, the Army Equipment Record System, and the Early Support Concept are also described.


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