BCIS Initial Draft MFP
20 June 98




3.1.1 Materiel Fielding Command and Control Procedures. The fielding of BCIS to include Installation Sets and any support items needed to operate or maintain the equipment will be fielding by TPF policies and procedures set forth in DA Pamphlet 700-142. PM CI will control all logistical matters prior to and during fielding of BCIS and its support items. PM CI will coordinate fielding plans with the Digital Force Coordination Cell (DFCC), Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) and Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) communities as well as the platform PMs.

3.1.2 Gaining Command and Control Procedures. The Gaining Command will furnish a proposed Mission Support Plan (MSP) in accordance with AR 700-142 within 120 days after receipt of this initial draft MFP. The MSP will address the command and control procedures that FORSCOM proposes to utilize in order to execute the materiel fielding effort. The final MSP will be provided to PM CI with the signed MFA no later than 45 days after FORSCOM receives the final draft MFP.


3.2 LOGISTICS ASSISTANCE. In accordance with AR 700-4, Army Logistic Assistance Program (LAP), Gaining Units may obtain operation and maintenance technical assistance through the Logistics Assistance Offices (LAOs) at the fielding location, Ft. Hood, TX. The BCIS contractor will train both CECOM and TACOM Logistics Area Representatives (LARS) during Instructor and Key Personnel Training (IKPT) Maintenance Courses prior to BCIS fielding. The specific LARs names, locations and phone numbers will be identified as well as their respective BCIS responsibilities as the materiel fielding process advances. This MFP will be coordinated with CECOM, TACOM and the respective LAOs listed below:

Chief, Logistics Assistance Office
4th Infantry Division
Building 4421
Ft. Hood, TX 76544-5056
Voice: DSN 737-3103
FAX: DSN 737-3843

Chief, Logistics Assistance Office
1st Calvary Division
Building 4434
Ft. Hood, TX 76544-5056
Voice: DSN 737-6334
FAX: DSN 738-5199

Chief, Logistics Assistance Office
13th Corps Support Command
Building 4419
Ft. Hood, TX 76544-5056
Voice: DSN 737-9513
FAX: DSN 737-7917

3.2.1 The USAMC LAP. Not applicable. There are no BCIS requirements worldwide that give rise to changes in the current LAP.

3.2.2 Other MACOM Logistic Assistance. Not applicable. The only LAO support for BCIS is with US Army Materiel Command (AMC).



3.3.1 Organic Support. Organic depot level support is not anticipated or planned for BCIS. Depot Support Command (DESCOM) designation of the BCIS depot has not yet occurred. A DMI Study was submitted Jun 98. Preliminary coordination with Tobyhanna Army Depot, the most likely organic depot candidate, indicates that their current capability does not include mmW technology (38GHZ).

3.3.2 Contractor Support. Depot level maintenance is expected to remain contractor supported for the life of the system. The procedure to return an AN/VSX-4 or AN/VSC-9 unserviceable LRU (either CEIU, RT or Antenna) to the contractor depot for failure analysis and/or repair is for the unit to return the defective LRU to the ESSC for packaging, marking and shipping. This procedure and a point of contact will be coordinated with the ESSC at Ft. Hood and identified in the final draft MFP. Any vehicle component, modified for BCIS integration, will be handled according to the procedures in place for the original component it replaced.

3.3.3 Interim Contractor Support. Not Applicable.

3.3.4 Contractor Logistic Support. The contractor maintains software configuration control for the life of the system. If a BCIS software update is needed after initial fielding, PM CI will fund and contract for contractor support to field reprogram the BCIS software.

3.3.5 Contractor Support for Initial Fielding. Field Contractor Support will be utilized for BCIS and Installation Set installation/integration/checkout only. Requests for BCIS installation on additional vehicles after initial fielding is completed must be requested through PM CI. PM CI will contract for and schedule contractors to accomplish installation if required. However the unit requesting additional vehicle installation will provide the funds required to PM CI via Military Interservice Purchase Request (MIPR).


3.4 MATERIEL DEFECTS CORRECTION. Any defect discovered during the materiel fielding process, whether in hardware, software, support items or documentation should immediately be brought to the attention of the individual in charge of the Materiel Fielding Team (MFT). Materiel defects identified following the handoff will be the responsibility of the Gaining Command. Defective components received after the initial fielding will be stored at the Forward Support Battalion (FSB) pending receipt of disposition instructions. Materiel defects will be reported to: Commander, US Army Communications Electronics Command; ATTN: (See Figure 3-1); Ft. Monmouth, NJ 07703-5023.


Attention Address

 Production Quality Deficiency Report PQDR STD 386  AMSEL-LC-LEO-D-CS-CF

DSN 992-3234
 Report of Discrepancy (ROD)
DA Form 364

DSN 992-2329
 Equipment Improvement Recommendation (EIR) STD Form 368  SFAE-IEW&S-CI

DSN 987-5658
 Recommended Changes to Publications
DA Form 2028

DSN 987-5658

Materiel Defects Reporting
Figure 3-1

3.5 COORDINATION. Fielding Command (PM CI) coordination with the gaining Command (FORSCOM) will be initiated and scheduled following FORSCOM review of this initial draft and identification of FORSCOM coordination points of contact. This MFP serves as the basis for initial discussions between the Fielding and Gaining Commands. A schedule of actions required for successful fielding will be discussed and documented by PM CI during the coordination efforts. Negotiated issue resolutions will be documented in the Materiel Fielding Agreement.

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