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NEWS | June 9, 2022

Maintenance Management: The Rise of IADS

IADS Demonstration
Photo by Lisa Simunaci
 
Interactive Authoring and Display Software (IADS) is on the way to eliminate paper technical manuals (TMs) and the need to upload electronic technical manual (ETM) revisions from CDs to give Soldiers a digital, interactive TM to use in the field.

Using IADS allows maintainers to get accurate, more affordable TMs faster. IADS also offers:
  •  Improved search capabilities.
  •  The ability to link safety messages.
  •  Tabbed interfaces to enhance ease of use.
  •  The Military Standard (MIL-STD) common look and feel.
  •  Equipment specific configurations and data filtering.
  • The Repair Parts & Special Tools List (RPSTL) with the ability to request parts.
  •  Multimedia integration.
  •  Electronic DA Form 2028, Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms (Jun 18) submissions.
The arrival of IADS to the field is closer than you think. The Army Materiel Command (AMC) Logistics Data Analysis Center (LDAC) is working with the equipment publications offices of AMCOM, CECOM and TACOM to convert every current ETM into the IADS format. The projected completion date is early 2024.
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