Is it better to bring the equipment to the mechanics or mechanics to the equipment?
Unit commanders,G-3s/S-3s, and G-4s/S-4s must communicate together to develop and execute an effective sustainment plan. Things that work well in some training environments may not be the best solution in a deployment situation. Depending on the mission, Mission duration, terrain, enemy, and nature of mechanical failure of the equipment dictate what action plan is devised to get equipment back in the fight as fast as possible.
“If a required piece of equipment is unusable due to a failed part, then the equipment must be repaired. However, since corrective maintenance is very time consuming, the urgency of repair is relative to the unit’s mission. To repair equipment that requires an echelon of maintenance higher than that authorized at the owning/using unit, it must be evacuated to the support activity authorized to perform the maintenance. Excessive delays in evacuation postpone corrective action and therefore must be avoided. With the MLS it maybe safer or more advantageous to the mission to bring mechanics, technicians, and sustainment personnel onsite and setup Mobile Lift Systems so that they complete necessary repairs to equipment located at the lowest possible echelon.
The Containerized Mobile Lift System is a precision Lift System that is a great compliment to existing deployable systems that are dedicated to Power Pack Repair, Deployable Engineering Workshops, C4ISR working environments, wrecker vehicles, and lift trucks. All equipment in the US Army's inventory has a purpose, but there is not another piece of deployable equipment that matches the capabilities and the pricepoint of the mobile Lift System.
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