Although typically a major concern when procuring a new family of vehicles (FOV), parts commonality was never a significant consideration given the program
acquisition strategy testing contained
of using multiple manufacturers.
manufacturer from another. were designed with limited
These prototype vehicles, and the initial production vehicles, consideration of GFE and therefore had limited requirement
became an issue when the Services requested specific equipment in each of the vehicles.
The selected MRAP vehicles do not provide 100% commonality across the MRAP family of vehicles (FOV), or offer complete commonality within the existing
DOD vehicle fleet. available worldwide
They in the
model includes a Caterpillar
do, however, provide commonality with vehicles widely commercial marketplace. For example, the FPII Cougar C7 engine and the IMG MaxxPro is built on the widely used
Navistar severe service chassis. Caterpillar and International and support systems, as do most other suppliers of major
have worldwide components to
distribution the MRAP
manufacturers (Hansen, 2008, June 10).
Using five manufacturers
suggests added JPO shows that many parts are
currently in use within the existing DoD vehicle fleet. engines, transmissions, transfer cases, axles, oil filters, air
These components include filters, fan belts, fuel filters,
existing vehicles and parts already existed
the MRAP FOV. This chart indicates in the supply system. As such, many
that a large number of military organizations
already carried these parts on their PLL or ASL (2008, June 10). Although the commonality across the MRAP FOV added complexity to sustainment, the use of available components made the trade-off more manageable and acceptable.
lack of widely