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Efforts 'were also continued to simplify maintenance tasks. Requirements for modular design were incorporated in documents defining new equipment to further the concept of repair by modular replacement. To insure availability and control, the system for direct exchange of unserviceable for serviceable modules was being expanded and standardized. A manual system to achieve this in field units was developed and tests were scheduled. An automated version of the system will follow.
The maintenance capabilities of the Army National Guard have been used to expedite the redistribution of equipment from Vietnam to Guard sources in the United States. Selected unserviceable equipment is moved to National Guard shops without going through the normal Army wholesale system for redistribution. The active Army provides repair while the Guard supplies the labor, a procedure initiated in 1971 with 250 2 1/2-ton trucks as a test case. Both time and money were saved, and in fiscal year 1972, armored vehicles were added to the program. Other items will be phased in until National Guard requirements have been met.
The majority of the Army's watercraft fleet is over-age and rapidly approaching technological obsolescence. Extensive use in Southeast Asia, with only limited opportunity for maintenance and with increasing difficulty in obtaining repair and replacement parts, has compounded the problem. To insure the best possible utilization at the minimum cost, and to insure that the Army's watercraft fleet is prepared to support active Army and reserve units, new policies and objectives for fleet use were issued in August 1971 covering management, procurement, disposal, and maintenance, and the withdrawal of watercraft from Vietnam.
The concerted effort begun in 1971 to reduce the vast quantity of items in the Army supply system, and which saw the Army Catalog reduced from 1.4 to 1.2 million active items, was continued in 1972. A special effort was made to reduce further the number of items and to limit requisitioners to items listed in the active portion of the Army Master Data File. Exceptions were made for medical items and repair parts. Slow moving items were eliminated and the range of types, sizes, and grades of items was reduced. As the year closed there were 815,000 active items in the Army Catalog.
Transportation reporting also had continuing attention during the year as actions continued to mechanize what has been a manual compilation of statistical data concerning cargo and passenger movements into and out of the continental United States. Such data is compiled to identify commodity groupings, budget appropriations, passenger categories, and origin and destination, among other data, to assist the Military Airlift Command, the Military Sealift Command, and the Military Traffic Management and Terminal Service to forecast long-range work load. The first phase of a program to mechanize selected transportation movement reports-automating surface cargo and air cargo reports-was completed in fiscal year 1971; a second phase that will attach dollars to the work-load data thus developed was in final stages as fiscal year 1972 ended. The product of this effort will be more accurate operation and maintenance budgets in the transportation area.
Expenditures for real property maintenance activities at Army installations in fiscal year 1972 were slightly over $1.1 billion. Building space decreased by about five million square feet as some facilities were discontinued. Unfinanced real property maintenance and repair at the close of the year was approximately $396 million, 8 percent above the figure for fiscal year 1971.
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1971 established a ceiling of $341 million upon assistance to or for Cambodia. The Military Assistance Grant Aid portion of the ceiling for fiscal year 1972 was $135.4 million. Under this latter program, Ethiopia received helicopters, general purpose vehicles, small arms, ammunition, communications equipment, and repair parts to a total grant of $4.7 million, and Jordan received a modest grant as well. The Secretary of Defense also authorized materiel grant aid totaling $2.5 million for seven Latin American countries. 2b1af7f3a8