It looks like most units haven’t
been completing all the PMCS on the M41A7 TOW improved target acquisition system (ITAS), NSN 5865-01-606-3354, PN 13480670-7.
Here’s what they need to know.
1. There is a monthly PMCS requirement. TM 9-1425-923-10 (EM 0064, Sep 10) provides instructions. Maintainers need to pay special attention to the lithium ion battery box (LBB), NSN 6130-01-556-1201. If the LBB isn’t charged and fails to take a charge, it can be a very costly oversight to the tune of $29,042.
2. There’s an annual PMCS requirement on the ITAS. TM 9-5865-923-23&P (EM 0374, Nov 18) gives instructions.
Units have to open a work order in GCSS-Army for the annual service. Maintainers will close the work order once the service is done. This will track their ITAS’s annual PMCS.
AMC Missile LAR
: Thanks for the reminder, Pablo. Soldiers, take care of your ITAS so it can take care of you.