1-2. MAINTENANCE FORMS, RECORDS AND REPORTS.
Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA PAM
738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) (Maintenance Management UPDATE).
1-3. CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC).
The FRS has a total service life of ten years which allows for extended periods of operation in a corrosive
environment. A corrosive environment includes exposure to high humidity, salt spray, road-deicing chemicals, gravel,
and atmospheric contamination. No action beyond normal washing and repair of damaged areas is necessary to
control corrosion. To prevent moisture accumulation, drain holes are provided on structural and sheet metal areas
1-4. DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIAL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE.
Refer to TM 750-244-6, Procedures for Destruction of Tank-Automotive Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use.
1-5. REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR).
If your FRS needs improvement, let us know. Send us an EIR. You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what
you dont like about your equipment. Let us know why you dont like the design. Put it on an SF368 (Quality
Deficiency Report). Mail it to us at: Commander, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, ATTN:
AMSTA-TR-E-PQDR; Warren, Michigan 48397-5000. Well send you a reply.
1-6. WARRANTY INFORMATION.
There is no warranty, as such, for the FRS box. The government is procuring the hardware from itself (the prime
contractor is a government agency). By law, the government cannot make warranty type claims against itself;
however, Rock Island Arsenal (RIA) for the FRS guarantees that the deliverables are free from defects or systemic
defects in materiel and workmanship. In addition, there are pass through warranties on the major FRS components,
i.e., the air compressor, generator, welding equipment, and crane. The FRS will conform to the design and
manufacturing requirements specifically delineated in the contract and all future modifications. The FRS will
conform to the essential performance requirements as defined in the system specification. If, during normal system
operations, a defect/failure of FRS box component occurs, the using unit or contact will submit, to RIA Major Item
and Product Assurance managers, an SF2407. RIA will replace the failed/damaged component. If a major component
of the FRS (engine, air compressor, generator, welding equipment) fails during normal operations, upon notification of
such failure, RIA will exercise the pass through warranty with the appropriate component contractor. How to
process pass through warranty claims is currently being assessed. As stated above, the contractor will provide a
hand-off warranty during all fieldings. Under this warranty, the contractor will be liable for the supply of components
required to correct all failures from the time of system final acceptance up to and including hand-off to the user. The
contractor will supply all repair parts required during deprocessing within seventy-two (72) hours after notification.
The deprocessing team, not the contractor field technical representative, will perform all labor necessary to correct
1-7. LIST OF ACRONYMS.
Forward Repair System
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupt
Material Handling Crane
Palletized Loading System
Shielded Metal Arc Welding