Basis of Issue Plan - BOIP

A. DESCRIPTION: THE PATRIOT PAC-III LAUNCHER STATION IS A SELF-CONTAINED MOBILE LAUNCHER WITH AN ONBOARD 15-KW, 400-HZ GENERATOR CAPABLE OF REMOTE OPERATIONS. THE LAUNCHER IS MOUNTED ON A SEMITRAILER AND TOWED BY A 10-TON HEMTT TRUCK TRACTOR. COMPONENT ITEM IS A SEMITRAILER. B. CAPABILITIES: THE PAC-III LAUNCHER IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PATRIOT FIRE UNIT AND CARRIES UP TO FOUR PATRIOT GUIDED MISSILES CANISTERS (ONE MISSILE ROUND PER CANISTER) OR FOUR PAC-III MISSILE CANISTERS (FOUR MISSILE ROUNDS PER CANISTER). THE LAUNCHING STATION WILL INITIATE PROGRAMMED MISSILE COUNTDOWN UPON RECEIPT OF PRELAUNCH GUIDANCE MESSAGES AND LAUNCH-TIME INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE ENGAGEMENT CONTROL STATION (ECS). MISSILE FIRING WILL BE INITIATED AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME BY THE ECS. THE MISSILE LAUNCHER WILL BE RAISED TO A PREDETERMINED ELEVATION AND AZIMUTH POINTING ANGLE DURING EMPLACEMENT. LAUNCHER LOCATION AND POINTING AZIMUTH IN RELATION TO THE PATRIOT RADAR SET WILL BE CRITICAL TO TACTICAL OPERATIONS. THE BUILT-IN TEST AND MONITORING EQUIPMENT WILL PERMIT BOTH LOCAL AND REMOTE MONITORING OF CRITICAL FUNCTIONS. C. EMPLOYMENT: PATRIOT FIRE UNITS ARE ASSIGNED TO CORPS AND EAC BUT EMPLOYED THROUGHOUT THE AREA OF OPERATION TO PROVIDE AIR AND MISSILE DEFENSE FROM THE FORWARD AREAS TO THE REAR AREAS. THE PAC-III LAUNCHER IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PATRIOT FIRE UNIT. D. BASIS OF ISSUE: FOUR PAC-III LAUNCHER STATIONS PER PATRIOT BATTERY. THE PAC-III LAUNCHER STATIONS WILL REPLACE, ON A 1:1 BASIS, FOUR OF THE PATRIOT LAUNCHER STATIONS (LIN L46979). THE RESULTING PATRIOT BATTERY WILL CONSIST OF FOUR PATRIOT LAUNCHER STATIONS AND FOUR PAC-III LAUNCHER STATIONS FOR A TOTAL OF EIGHT LAUNCHER STATIONS. E. POWER REQUIREMENTS: EXTERNAL POWER WILL NOT BE REQUIRED. THE LAUNCHER STATION WILL HAVE ITS OWN ONBOARD 15-KW, 400-HZ GENERATOR. F. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS: THE LAUNCHER WILL BE MOUNTED ON A SEMITRAILER TOWED BY A 10-TON HEMTT TRUCK TRACTOR. G. PERSONNEL/MAINTENANCE IMPACTS: (1) OPERATORS: (A) CREW SIZE/MOS: TWO 14T LAUNCHER CREWMEN PER LAUNCHER. (B) TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: MOS GENERAL. (2) MAINTAINERS: (A) UNIT LEVEL: 31U, 63S. (B) DIRECT SUPPORT LEVEL: 35E, 63W. (C) GENERAL SUPPORT LEVEL: 39B, 63W. H. SPECIAL NOTES: NONE.