Maintenance Concept for Mobile Subscriber Equipment
Individual study project
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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Based on evolving technology and the need for a more responsive and flexible communications system, one of the largest procurement programs ever conducted by the U.S. Army began in the early 1980s. The acquisition program is for a cellular communications system which will significantly enhance command and control capabilities within the corps and division as those units employ the airland battle doctrine. This new operational capability cannot be successful unless an accompanying maintenance concept is incorporated to insure a high degree of operational availability of the equipment. This research project describes the maintenance concept which has been developed to support the Mobile Subscriber Equipment. An evaluation is made of the effectiveness of the concept in a war fighting mode. A conclusion has been drawn that, with minor exceptions, the maintenance concept is adequate to sustain MSE in combat. Recommendations are offered where the author feels the concept can be improved. Keywords Radiotelephones Tactical communications Airland battle doctrine.
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