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As Figure manufacturers:

28 demonstrates, Cummins, Inc.,

the MRAP FOV includes four engine models by three International Truck and Engine Corporation, and

Caterpillar. The Cummins QSB engine used the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck

on the RG-31, for example, is also used in (HEMTT) and the Caterpillar C7 engine is

used on the Corps’ Light

Stryker, Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), and the Marine Armored Vehicle (LAV). Since these engines are already in the supply

system, repair parts are readily available. Additionally, these companies are established, providing the DoD an alternate method of procurement should a arise with the normal supply distribution program.

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All facilities used by the MRAP JPO are referred to as issue points or RSAs. To establish such sites, the JPO needed huge areas for use as parking lots, buildings for vehicle processing, areas for installation of last-minute items (such as IED jammers), and finally, areas for mechanics to work on the vehicles. Each site included an implied task

of providing shop conducting vehicle

tools such as maintenance.

hydraulic lifts Essentially,

and air compressors necessary for every site needed to replicate a

maintenance overview of effect on the

bay with all infrastructure support. This the facilities in Charleston, SC; Kuwait; value stream in MRAP fielding.

section of Iraq; and

the report provides an Afghanistan, and their

1. Charleston

As previously discussed, SPAWAR in Charleston, SC, was selected as the integration facility based on its capabilities and prior experience in up-armored HMMWV integration. In addition to its proximity to the aerial port of debarkation (APOD) and the sea port of debarkation (SPOD), the facility also provided expertise in engineering and testing of C4I systems. SPAWAR’s Poseidon Park facility not only allowed the execution of three major types of C4I tests, but also allowed these tests to be completed in 30 days. As stated by SPAWAR’s industrial engineer, Pete Ward, “If we did not have Poseidon Park, we could not have done that in 30 days” (2008, August 5).


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