The Long Life Ration Packet (LLRP)
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
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The Committee on Military Nutrition Research CMNR See committee roster in Appendix I was asked by the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine USARIEM to review and comment on the nutritional adequacy of the Long Life Ration Packet LLRP under development by the U.S. Army Natick Research Development and Engineering Center USANRDEC. At the June 28, 1990 CMNR meeting at Natick, Massachusetts information concerning the development of LLRP was presented to the committee. Copies of the briefing material received by the Committee are included in Appendix II. In summary, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and SchoolPROVQMCS identified a need for an extended life operational ration that will be the primary assaultpatrol and Pre-Positioned War Reserve Stocks PWRS ration. This extended life ration would be used during the initial ten days of conflict. The extended life capability of this ration would resolve current deficiencies noted in the Armys ability to rotate existing PWRS rations in a timely and cost effective manner. The LLRP will draw components from existing military rations, for example, from the Food Packet, Long Range Patrol the Food Packet, Assault FPA and the Ration, Cold Weather RCW. A description of these rations is provided in Appendix IIe.
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