Armor & Mobility

MAR/APR 2017

Military magazines in the United States and Canada, covering Armor and Mobility, focuses on tactical vehicles, C4ISR, Special Operations Forces, latest soldier equipment, shelters, and key DoD programs

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The Multi-Mission Launcher (MML) plays a critical role by delivering an innovative, state-of-the-art solution to meet the Readiness Priority emphasized by General Mark Milley, the Army Chief of Staff. (Army) AMCOM performs essential functions, including inventory management, of more than 29,000 spare parts and $9 billion worth of inventory. To ensure sustainability through the entire asset life cycle, AMCOM selects and trains experienced logisticians to serve as Logistics Assistance Representatives (LARs) supporting Soldiers at their units and their forward locations when they deploy. The Command works on short timelines, producing significant capabilities and stewardship, under the metric of cost and schedule savings. The entire Team Redstone - to include Letterkenny and Corpus Christi Army Depots involved in Partnering with Industry - collaborates on mutual understanding and share forecasted planning requirements, with the end result being a reduction in the logistics footprint, a reduction in the Soldier burden, improvement in operational availability and support of expeditionary forces. AMCOM's two key Army depots - Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) and Letterkenny Army Depot (LEAD) - have been designated as Centers of Industrial and Technical Excellence by the Secretary of the Army. AMCOM also has operational control of all aviation logistics management functions at Fort Rucker, Alabama, home of the Army Aviation Center. AMCOM oversees the maintenance and supply management of Fort Rucker's aviation fleet and directs about 100 government personnel and more than 3,500 contractors who perform that work. Key mission activities collaborating with AMCOM are The U.S. Army Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment Activity (USATA) which performs the calibration and repair mission for Army, DoD elements and thousands of other customers. The Security Assistance Management Directorate manages international sales of U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Systems in coordination with the Project Managers and Prime Contractors. 2017 ACQUISITION GAME CHANGER To mark the start of a new year, AMCOM witnessed the UH-60V Black Hawk's First Flight. This is a prototype aircraft, with the Command's partners – the Aviation and Missile Research Development Center (AMRDEC) serving as system integrator, teamed with principal industry partners Redstone Defense Systems and Northrop Grumman - to meet BEHIND THE MISSION MANAGING THE MISSION By Major General Douglas M. Gabram, Commanding General, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command The U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) develops and delivers responsive aviation, missile, and calibration materiel readiness to the Army in order to optimize Joint warfighter capabilities at the point of need, enabling synchronized aviation, missile, and calibration materiel enterprises. COMMAND PROFILE AMCOM www.tacticaldefensemedia.com 26 | Armor & Mobility | March/April 2017

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