Basis of Issue Plan - BOIP

A. DESCRIPTION: THE AIRBORNE DATA RELAY (ADR) IS A MODULAR RELAY PAYLOAD THAT IS MOUNTED IN THE AV SERVING AS A RELAY BETWEEN THE GROUND CONTROL STATION AND THE MISSION AV. THE ADR WILL RELAY COMMAND DATA FROM THE GCS TO THE MISSION AV AND SHALL RELAY COMMAND AND PAYLOAD DATA FROM THE MISSION AV TO THE RELAY AV AND THEN TO THE GCS. THE DIMENSIONS OF THE ADR ARE L=37", W=29", D=33" AND WEIGHS 50 LBS. B. CAPABILITIES: THE ADR ALLOWS THE MISSION AV TO FLY IN EXCESS OF THE LINE OF SIGHT CONSTRAINTS EMPOSED BY THE GROUND DATA TERM- INAL (GDT) BY ALLOWING ALL COMMANDS TO BE PASSED TO THE RELAY AV TO THE MISSION AV. THE ADR CAN BE INSTALLED IN ADDITION TO THE MODU- LAR MISSION PAYLOAD. BOTH PAYLOADS CAN BE OPERATED DURING THE MISSION BUT NOT SIMULTANEOUSLY. C. EMPLOYMENT: THE ADR IS EMPLOYED WITH EACH BASELINE AT THE LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SITE AT THE EAC/CORPS, DIVISION OR ACR AIRFIELDS. D. BASIS OF ISSUE: EIGHT PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON CO, MI BN (AE), MI BDE, CORPS. FOUR PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, MI BN, HEAVY, AIRBORNE AND AIR ASSAULT DIVISIONS. FOUR PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, MI CO, ACR (HEAVY). E. POWER REQUIREMENTS: USES INTERNAL AV POWER SUPPLY PROVIDED BY THE ONBOARD GENERATOR OR BACKUP BATTERIES. F. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS: TRANSPORTED BY ORGANIC VEHICLES WITHIN THE UAV ORGANIZATION. CAN BE AIR TRANSPORTED BY C-130/C-141/ C-5/C-17. G. PERSONNEL/MAINTENANCE IMPACTS: (1) OPERATOR: 96U (2) MAINTAINERS: 33R, 52D (UL, DS, AND GS) H. SPECIAL NOTES: (1) THIS ITEM IS APPROPRIATE FOR INCLUSION IN AR 71-13.