into Kandahar and Baghram, with additional issue points at Jalalabad and FOB Salerno. The base JPO plan for Afghanistan involved establishing four RSAs with a budget of just under $500 million. Included in this cost estimation is fencing for expansion of forward
operating bases and the cost of procuring additional land needed for work areas Hansen, personal communication, 2008, October 15). Figure 30 below shows fielding locations within Afghanistan.
Current Fielding Locations within Afghanistan (From MRAP JPO, 2008, October 18)
The multiple IPs and RSAs located within the respective theaters are another example of how the JPO fielded MRAP vehicles and how it is supporting those vehicles in a rapid manner. Centrally locating RSAs led to low turnaround times for battle- damaged MRAP vehicles, thereby improving operational availability. As of this writing, the RSAs have returned all but 50 MRAP vehicles to fully mission capable status (MRAP JPO, 2008, October 28). The vehicles have been repaired and returned to duty largely due to FSRs on site, OEM parts on hand, and the available equipment at these facilities to rebuild the vehicles.