In fiscal year 2012, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) identified Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, SINCGARS, shortages to its higher headquarters, the U.S. Army

Communications-Electronics Command, CECOM. CECOM's Logistics Readiness Center, LRC, coordinated with Tobyhanna Army Depot, TYAD, Product Manager Network Systems, PdM NS,, FORSCOM and Department of the Army G8 to take the lead and develop a support plan to resolve SINCGARS end item equipment on hand, EOH, shortages.

The approved plan centered on the development and execution of a three-tier approach. First, they needed to repair and assemble SINCGARS radio set configurations from Theater Provided Equipment assets that are returned to TYAD. Radio sets are then reissued to fill shortages in theater.

The second priority would then go to FORSCOM requisitioning the line replaceable units, or LRUs, ancillary spares and installation kits with Army Working Capital Funding, AWCF, to configure whole radio sets in theater to fulfill equipment authorization shortages.

Finally, PdM NS would obtain RESET funding from DA to support the procurement of power amplifiers and amplifier adapters to replace the LRUs the PM had released to the field due to losses during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Procured LRUs to be used for set assembly and fielding of SINCGARS radio sets to FORSCOM units to fulfill equipment authorization shortages.

To date, TYAD has been funded $11 million for the fiscal year 2012 set assembly effort and is scheduled to produce 2,000 end items with another 5,400 to follow in fiscal year 2013.

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