Battlefield Combat Identification System (BCIS)


 

FIRST DRAFT
JUNE 1998

U.S. ARMY
MATERIEL FIELDING PLAN

AN/VSX-4 and AN/VSC-9

FORSCOM

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PROGRAM EXECUTIVE OFFICE
INTELLIGENCE, ELECTRONIC WARFARE, AND SENSORS
OFFICE OF THE PRODUCT MANAGER
COMBAT IDENTIFICATION
FORT MONMOUTH, NJ 07703-5305


PREFACE

 

1. This document is the Battlefield Combat Identification System (BCIS) first draft Materiel Fielding Plan (MFP) for the United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). Throughout this document BCIS means either the Interrogator-Transponder Set, AN/VSX-4 configuration for "shooter" vehicles or the Transponder Set, AN/VSC-9 configuration for "non-shooter" vehicles. This MFP has been prepared under the format requirements of DA Pam 700-142, Instructions for Materiel Release, Fielding and Transfer, 18 May 88, and AR 700-142, Materiel Release, Fielding and Transfer, 27 Apr 88.

2. The Product Manager, Combat Identification (PM CI) is responsible for the preparation, staffing, coordination and distribution of this document. All recipients of the MFP are encouraged to submit any recommendations for changes to the following PM CI point of contact:

June Kahlert, BCIS ILS Manager
PM, Combat Identification
Building 563, Avenue of Memories
Fort, Monmouth, NJ 07703-5305
Email: Kahlert@doim6.monmouth.army.mil
Voice Comm: (732) 427-5658 Voice DSN: 987-5658
FAX Comm: (732) 427-5270 FAX DSN: 987-5270

 

3. This MFP specifically provides guidance for the 4th Infantry Division (-) in planning the BCIS logistics support. It contains support requirements for deployment and sustainment of the AN/VSX-4 and the AN/VSC-9 at the 4th Infantry Division (-), Ft. Hood, TX. This MFP supports fielding beginning with the 1/22 Infantry Battalion, 4th Infantry Division in January 2001 and continues throughout the Division until September 2002. An updated draft MFP is scheduled for August 1999. The final draft MFP and Distribution Plan is scheduled for December 1999. The final MFP is scheduled for completion and dissemination by June 2000.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SECTION 1 - INTRODUCTION

1.1 Purpose


1.2 Data

1.2.1 Data Source
1.2.2 Limits of Data

1.3 Agreements

1.4 Fielding And Logistic Support Concept

1.4.1 Fielding Concept
1.4.2 Maintenance and Supply Concept
1.4.3 Contractor Logistic Support
 

SECTION 2 - SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

2.1 Functional And Physical Configurations

2.1.1 BCIS Functional Characteristics
2.1.2 BCIS Physical Configuration
2.1.3 Component Functionality
2.1.4 System Operation

2.2 Associated Equipment

2.2.1 Operational Equipment
2.2.2 Transport Equipment

2.3 Operational Requirements Document (ORD)


2.4 Deployment Schedules

 

SECTION 3 - FIELDING AND LOGISTIC SUPPORT PROCEDURES

3.1 Command And Control Procedures

3.1.1 Materiel Fielding Command and Control Procedures
3.1.2 Gaining Command and Control Procedures

3.2 Logistics Assistance

3.2.1 The USAMC LAP
3.2.2 Other MACOM Logistic Assistance

3.3 Depot Level Or Contractor Support

3.3.1 Organic Support
3.3.2 Contractor Support
3.3.3 Interim Contractor Support
3.3.4 Contractor Logistic Support
3.3.5 Contractor Support for Initial Fielding

3.4 Materiel Defects Correction


3.5 Coordination

 

SECTION 4 - SYSTEM SUPPORT DETAILS

4.1 Maintenance Plan
4.1.1 Maintenance Reporting Requirements

4.2 Warranties

4.3 Support Equipment and TMDE

4.3.1 Special Tools and Tool Sets
4.3.2 Common Tools and Tool Sets
4.3.3 Special TMDE
4.3.4 Test Program Sets for Special TMDE
4.3.5 Common TMDE
4.3.6 Test Program Sets for Common TMDE
4.3.7 Performance Monitoring and Maintenance Indicators
4.3.8 Special Purpose Kits
4.3.9 Other Support Equipment
4.3.10 Interim Substitute Support Equipment
4.3.11 Local Fabrication Requirements

4.4 Supply Support

4.4.1 Master Support List
4.4.2 Components of End Item (COEI) List
4.4.3 Basic Issue Items (BII) List
4.4.4 Additional Authorizations List (AAL) Items
4.4.5 Float Quantities
4.4.6 Basic Sustainment Material (BSM)

4.4.6.1 Petroleum, Oils, and Lubricants (POL)
4.4.6.2 Other Bulk Supplies
4.4.6.3 Ammunition Requirements

4.4.7 Plans For Replaced and Displaced Equipment and Material
4.4.8 Evacuation Procedures
4.4.9 Method of Distribution

4.5 Transportation and Transportability

4.5.1 Transportability Guidance and Procedures
4.5.2 Security-in-Transit

4.6 Packaging, Handling and Storage

4.6.1 Packaging
4.6.2 Handling
4.6.3 Storage

4.7 Technical Documentation
4.7.1 Technical Manuals
4.7.2 Supply Manuals and Bulletins
4.7.3 Camouflage Pattern Painting Requirements
4.7.4 Instruction Cards and Placards
4.7.5 Inspection, Test, and Calibration Procedures
4.7.6 End Item Environmental Effects
4.7.7 Modification Work Orders
4.7.8 Transportability and Transportation Guidance TMs
4.7.9 Demilitarization (DMIL) and Explosive Ordnance Demolition (EOD)

4.8 Facilities
4.8.1 Mobile and Fixed Facilities
4.8.1.1 Storage and Installation Requirements
4.8.1.2 Classroom Training Requirements
4.8.1.3 Field Support Requirements
4.8.2 Environmental Controls
4.8.3 Site Activation and Preparation
4.8.4 Ammunition Storage

4.9 Manpower and Personnel Requirements
4.9.1 Manpower and Personnel
4.9.1.1 Tables of Organization and Equipment (TOEs and TDAs)
4.9.1.2 Manpower Requirements
4.9.1.3 Personnel Requirements
4.9.2 Training
4.9.2.1 Training Courses
4.9.2.2 Service School Training
4.9.2.3 Training Site Training
4.9.2.4 New Equipment Training
4.9.2.5 Displaced Equipment Training
4.9.2.6 Follow-on Equipment Training
4.9.2.7 Training Assistance

4.10 Training Equipment, Devices and Aids
4.10.1 Training Materials
4.10.1.1 Training Aids
4.10.1.2 Training Data
4.10.1.3 Training Devices
4.10.1.4 Training Equipment

4.11 Computer Resources Support

 

SECTION 5 - READINESS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

5.1 Reporting Requirements

5.2 Readiness Reporting Data
5.2.1 Pacing Item
5.2.2 AR 220-1 or AR 700-138 Reportable
5.2.3 Equipment Readiness Code (ERC)

SECTION 6 - SAMPLE DATA COLLECTION

SECTION 7 - SUPPORT REQUIRED FROM THE GAINING MACOM(S)

SECTION 8 - SUMMARY

 

SECTION 9 - APPENDIXES

9.1 Agreements
9.2 Key Correspondence
9.3 Associated Plans
9.4 Fielding Command Checklist
9.5 Gaining Command Checklist
9.6 Warranties
9.7 Components of End Item (COEI) Lists
9.8 Basic Issue Item (BII) Lists
9.9 Additional Authorizations List (AAL)
9.10 Transportability Analysis and Approval
9.11 Technical Manuals
9.12 Related Materiel Fielding Plans
9.13 Sample Data Collection
9.14 Classified Information
9.15 Installation Schedule
9.16 Training Schedule
9.17 Military Occupational Skills (MOSs)


FIGURES

2-1 BCIS Components
2-2 BCIS Configuration List
2-3 Operational Equipment
3-1 Materiel Defects Reporting
4-1 Common Tools and Tool Sets
4-2 Common TMDE
4-3 Maintenance Manpower Requirements
4-4 Maintenance Personnel Requirements