Basis of Issue Plan - BOIP

A. DESCRIPTION: THE AIR VEHICLE LAUNCHER IS A TRAILER MOUNTED LAUNCH RAIL ON WHICH THE UAV IS LAUNCHED USING A ROCKET ASSISTED TAKE OFF (RATO) BOOSTER. THE AIR VEHICLE LAUNCHER DIMENSIONS ARE L=135", W=85", H=75" AND WEIGHS 2100 LBS. B. CAPABILITIES: THE AIR VEHICLE LAUNCHER PROVIDES THE CAPABILITY FOR THE AV TO BE LAUNCHED WHEN AN IMPROVED SURFACE IS UNAVAILABLE. C. EMPLOYMENT: THE AV LAUNCHER IS LOCATED WITH THE LAUNCH/RECOVERY SECTION. D. BASIS OF ISSUE: TWO PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON COMPANY, MI BN (AE), MI BDE CORPS. ONE PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, MI BN, HEAVY, AIRBORNE, AIR ASSAULT DIVISIONS. ONE PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, MI CO, ACR (HEAVY). E. POWER REQUIREMENTS: NONE F. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS: THE AV LAUNCHER WILL BE TOWED BY THE TRUCK AIR VEHICLE TRANSPORTER/HANDLER (TAVTH) OR ONE OF THE 5 TONS WHICH TRANSPORT THE REMAINING AIR VEHICLES CONTAINERS. CAN BE AIR TRANSPORTED BY C-130/C-141/C-5/C-17. G. PERSONNEL/MAINTENANCE IMPACTS: (1) OPERATOR: 96U (2) MAINTAINERS: 33R AND 52D. UL, DS AND GS. H. SPECIAL NOTES: (1) THIS ITEM IS APPROPRIATE FOR INCLUSION IN AR 71-13.