Lesson 1/Learning Event 1
The change to three-level Maintenance is based on the need to support a
highly mobile and sophisticated fighting system and the relative lack of
mobility by the old general support units that were in the corps area.
Table 3 shows a comparison of the old and new systems and their array on the
OLD AND NEW ARMY MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS
This level of the new system corresponds to the operator and organizational
categories of the old system.
Maintenance is characterized by quick
turnaround time of replacement of parts and minor repairs.
maintenance personnel make maximum use of built-in test equipment (BITE) to
support battle damage assessment and repair (BDAR).
provide in-depth technical skill at the unit level. Repair parts stockage
support items desired in stock and those items required for stockage by a
maintenance parts list (MPL). Direct exchange (DX) is used to support quick
Repair times at this level generally do not exceed 4 to 6