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SUBJECT: (MESSAGE DTG:UNDATED) REQUEST PROCUREMENT FOR EXPANDABLE SHELTER CONTAINER Request Procurement of the following: Noun : Expandable Shelter Container (ESC) FSN: 5410-00-145-5083EJ For: 363 TFW/CRS Type IV PMEL Justification: 1. With the Avionics Mobile Facilities (AMF) in the standard configuration, the Type IV Precision Measurement Equipment laboratory (PMEL) Integration Units (INUs) are situated off of the main walkways of the AMF. The purpose of this is to restrict movement through the calibration areas. This reduces disruption of the calibration and maintenance process and reduces potential exposure of personnel to hazards associated with the maintenance and calibration of Precision Measurement Equipment (PME). 2. Prior to setting up the AMF in it's present location, alternative sites were evaluated. None were found to be suitable. To accommodate the AMF at the present local, the AMF is in a modified TAB-V configuration due to constraints of available space. This required the PMEL vans to be placed in the central corridor of the AMF. 3. With the PMEL situated in this high traffic area, technicians are continually having their work and concentration disrupted to enable avionics personnel to pass through. This is highly undesirable when working with intricate procedures and elaborate equipment set-ups. This also increases the potential for costly mistakes on critical wing assets. 4. Denial of passage is a must at times due to the hazardous nature of some calibrations. During those times, avonics personal must gain access to other areas of the facility by unlocking a second door which does not have a cipher lock. This decreases the integrity of the AMC as a "Limited Access Area". Two of the hazards are air and oil pressure up to 10,000 psi and voltages up to 19,000 volts AC and DC. Addditionally, the facilities must be evacuated, bringing all maintenance in the AMF to a halt, dudring calibration and maintenance of Emergency Power Unit test sets to avert accidental hydrazine contamination of personnel by an improperly purged test set. 5. Acquisiton of an ESC would alleviate disruptions and exposure of avoinics personnel to the hazards associated with the PMEL career field. Also, PMEL could highly utilize the additional work space since they are supporting much more than their original tasking, i.e. one additional F-16 squadron, the 53rd Communication Squadron, C-130s, and KC-135s. 6. ECSs are available at Riyadah AB. Request was made to CENTAF through a SITREP report. 7. P.O.C. is [(b)(2)].
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