Palletized Load System (PLS) and PLS Extended Service Program (ESP)

Palletized Load System (PLS) and PLS Extended Service Program (ESP)

DESCRIPTION The base Palletized Load System (PLS), initially fielded in 1994, consists of the PLS truck, PLS trailer and demountable flat racks. The PLS truck, commonly referred to simply as the PLS, is a 10×10 (10-wheel drive) truck with a 16.5-ton capacity that provides the timely delivery of high-tonnage cargo. This could include ammunition, unit equipment, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) containers and shelters, and all classes of supply and weapon systems. The PLS truck is equipped with an integral onboard load handling system that provides self-loading and unloading capability of flat racks, container roll-in and roll-out platforms and 20-foot ISO containers. There are two PLS truck variants: The basic […]

621G Scraper

621G Scraper

DESCRIPTION The 621G Scraper is a self-propelled, open-bowl, two-axle, single-diesel-engine-driven vehicle with pneumatic tires. It is capable of being push loaded with a T-9 Medium Dozer, reducing bowl loading times to less than one minute, and accepting the armor Crew Protection Kit. The 621G Scraper is used for cutting, scraping, self-loading, hauling, dumping and spreading of earth during earth-moving operations. BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER The 621G Scraper provides cutting, dumping and spreading of soil in worldwide earth-moving and construction projects by Army forces in engineer troop support.

Unit Water Pod System (Camel II)

Unit Water Pod System (Camel II)

DESCRIPTION The Unit Water Pod System (Camel II) is the Army’s primary water distribution system. Camel II replaces the M107, M149 and M1112 series water trailers. It consists of an 800- to 900-gallon-capacity baffled water tank with integrated freeze protection and all hoses and fittings necessary to dispense water by gravity flow. The system provides a one-day supply of potable water for drinking and other purposes. If the unit has another source of drinking water, such as bottled water, then the Camel II can provide two days of potable water for other purposes. The system also contains six positions for filling canteens and five-gallon water cans. BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER […]

Test Equipment Modernization (TEMOD)

Test Equipment Modernization (TEMOD)

DESCRIPTION The Test Equipment Modernization (TEMOD) program replaces obsolete General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment with new state-of-the-art equipment. This new equipment reduces the proliferation of test equipment, modernizes the Army’s current existing inventory and strongly supports other weapon systems. Acquisitions are commercial items that have significant impact on readiness, power projection, safety and training operations of the Army, Army Reserve, and National Guard. The TEMOD program has procured 38 products that replace more than 334 models. BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER TEMOD improves the readiness of Army weapon systems; minimizes test, measurement and diagnostic equipment proliferation and obsolescence; and reduces operations and support costs.

Tactical Electric Power (TEP)

Tactical Electric Power (TEP)

DESCRIPTION Tactical Electric Power (TEP) provides a standardized family of tactical electric power sources to DoD in accordance with DoD Directive 4120.11, Standardization of Mobile Electric Power (MEP) Generating Sources. The TEP program consists of a variety of generator set sizes. Small Generators: 2kW Military Tactical Generators (MTG), 3kW Tactical Quiet Generators (TQG), Small Tactical Electric Power (STEP); Medium Generators: 5, 10, 15, 30 and 60kW TQGs; Advanced Medium Mobile Power Sources (AMMPS), trailer-mounted Power Units and Power Plants; Large Generators: 100-200kW TQGs, Large Advanced Mobile Power Sources (LAMPS); 840kW Deployable Power Generation and Distribution System (DPGDS); Power Distribution: Power Distribution Illumination System Electrical (PDISE) and Management and Distribution Control […]

T-9 Medium Dozer

T-9 Medium Dozer

DESCRIPTION The T-9/D7R dozer model is a medium drawbar, air-transportable by C-5 and C-17, diesel-engine-driven crawler tractor with a dozer blade and optional winch (Type I) or ripper (Type II). The medium dozer is a commercial vehicle with military modifications to include NATO start, arctic kit, rifle rack and armor C-Kit capability. The vehicle provides cutting, moving and finish-grading capabilities to support various construction tasks such as building and maintaining roads, airfields and shelters. BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER The T-9/D7R-II medium dozer is used to build and maintain air and ground lines of communication such as airfields and main supply routes, which enhances infrastructure and force protection for the warfighter.

Route Clearance Interrogation System (RCIS) Type I

Route Clearance Interrogation System  (RCIS) Type I

DESCRIPTION Route Clearance Interrogation System (RCIS) Type I detects, interrogates and neutralizes the full spectrum of Explosive Hazards (EH) while on the move and takes the Soldier out of the EH Kill Zone during Route Clearance Operations. The RCIS Type I will allow for the semi-autonomous control of a Mobile Base Unit equipped High-Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE) and its capabilities from an Operator Control Unit (OCU) inside a Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle (MPCV). This capability will enable Soldiers to interrogate, classify and excavate deep-buried explosive hazards, improvised explosive devices and caches in a wide range of road surfaces and soil conditions. This capability is designed to remove Soldiers, other route […]

Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS)

Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS)

DESCRIPTION The Joint Biological Tactical Detection System (JBTDS) will be a lightweight, man-portable, battery-operated system that detects the presence of, collects a sample of, and presumptively identifies biological warfare agents (BWA) to provide near real-time detection of biological attacks and hazards in the area of operation. It will have a local alarm and be networked to provide cooperative capability with reduced probability of false alarms. JBTDS will be employed organically at the battalion and lower levels by non-chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear personnel in tactical environments across multiple operational locations (e.g., forward operating bases, operationally engaged units, amphibious landing sites, air base operations, etc.). JBTDS will ultimately support force protection […]

Line of Communications Bridge (LOCB)

Line of Communications Bridge (LOCB)

DESCRIPTION The Line of Communications Bridge (LOCB) restores and maintains line of communication routes in theater, supporting both civilian and military traffic. Intended for long-term emplacement, it consists of mission-configurable ramp and span segments. LOCB comes in two military configurations: 50-meter fixed and 280-meter float. Launch time requires up to 8 hours with 29 Soldiers. BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER LOCB bridging is focused on sustainment of the force. LOCB supports the focused logistics concept by its ability to facilitate sustainment of widely dispersed forces over a large area of operation. As such, the LOCB facilitates the uninterrupted flow of forces, equipment, personnel and supplies for sustained ground operations for the […]

Load Handling System Compatible Water Tank Rack (Hippo)

Load Handling System Compatible Water Tank Rack (Hippo)

DESCRIPTION The Load Handling System Compatible Water Tank Rack (Hippo) enhances and expedites the delivery of bulk potable water into the division and brigade areas. It represents the latest in bulk water distribution technology and replaces the 3,000 and 5,000 semitrailer-mounted fabric tanks. The Hippo is fully functional, mounted or dismounted, and is air- and ground-transportable when full, partially full or empty. It is Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck Palletized Load System (PLS) and PLS trailer compatible. The Hippo can be moved and set up rapidly using minimal assets and personnel. No site preparation is required and its modular configuration supports expeditionary Joint forces operations. BENEFIT TO THE WARFIGHTER Hippo […]