If none is available, the TMDE-GP will be returned to the
owner/user with a recommendation to evacuate it to a CONUS depot for repair
and return, or replacement.
(4) Unserviceable measurement standards requiring USASL calibration
(TB 43-180) will be evacuated to the USASL for repair, calibration, and
The USASL calibrates and repairs TMDE-GP and measurement
standards listed in TB 43-180 as requiring USASL calibration.
are established by USAMCC to control the processing of instruments through
the USASL for calibration, repair, and return to owners/users.
g. Equipment improvement reports (EIR)(SF 368).
maintenance point (NMP) are effective means of identifying maintenance
problems that are experienced.
However, they cannot be any more of an
effective tool than you make them.
(2) Data submitted on EIR are printed in the EIR Digest with NMP's
reply and should be of benefit to all calibration activities; so as each is
prepared, data that you would want to see should be conscientiously recorded
on the EIR. Everyone else will benefit from what you submit.
(3) The major areas of interest are submitting EIR's on warranty
defects and on those equipment failures which are not considered to be fair
wear, and tear; i.e., an extensive number of different failures on the same
instrument in a short period of time or repetitive failures of the same
circuit or component.
Unfortunately, many EIR's received do not reflect
this type of thinking.
(4) Items whose failures are not considered to be fair wear, and tear
are investigated in AMCC maintenance engineering laboratory.
failure symptoms have been properly identified on the EIR, an effort is made
to duplicate symptoms in order to uncover any problems in equipment
performance that may exist.
This could prove to be the basis for some
MWO's; therefore, it is important when submitting EIR's with the type
information necessary to analyze a specific failure and that they be
prepared realistically for items which are either under warranty or for
which there is not a fair wear, and tear on component failures.
NOTE: All EIR's pertaining to calibration items or components should be
submitted through channels to the Commander, US Army Missile Readiness
Command, ATTN: DRSMI-MF, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama 35809.
h. Special Reporting Requirements for TMDE Used to Support Nuclear
Weapons (Systems Code H05).