6 Army Service Uniform Schedule FY06FY07FY08FY09FY10FY11CONCEPTEVALSYST DEVELDEMOPRODUCTIONPhases &MilestonesConcept ApprovalIntro toAAFES30 SEP 07Intro toClothing Bag1FY09MPD4FY11CSADecisionsConceptDesignsTechnicalDevelopmentDevelop Shade StandardsRemains on SchedulePattern ModificationsThis is an aggressive schedule.Technical development completed for introduction of all required optional items to meet 4QFY07 AAFES introduction and FY09 clothing bag items. Shade standard must be established for the optional poly/wool shirt fabric. Burlington’s closure of its Hurt, VA finishing plant and movement to Raeford, NC delaying submission of Gray 510 poly/wool shirt fabric for shade evaluation. Shade standards were established for AB 451 poly/wool serge for issue trousers and slacks, and AB 450 polyester for maternity tunic and skirt, AB 451 polyester fabric for maternity slacks, and gray 510 poly/cotton shirts. .Supply Requirements Packages (SRPs) for Government furnished AB 450 and AB 451 fabric and ASU clothing bag uniform items were submitted to DSCP in Jan-Feb 07. SRPs must be modified to change yearly quantities to match available DRMD 903 upfront funding for new item introduction. Availability of FY07 funding for DMRD 903 bill means FY09 ASU procurement by DSCP will match current FY07 availability of Army Green Uniform.The fit test at Ft Jackson ,SC (16 Oct – 3 Nov 06) and at Ft Lee, VA (5-9 Nov 06 is concluded) Active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard Soldiers were fit into the ASU to validate changes made to garment patterns, and validate men’s athletic fit sizes.Optional Purchase outer garment specifications were released on 25 Sep 06. Natick certified AAFES’ suppliers for optional poly/wool uniform items in Jan 07. Optional poly/cotton shirt fabric supplier Certified 29 Jan 07. Optional poly/cotton shirt suppliers expected to be certified by 30 Mar 07.Develop SpecificationsFit TestOuterGarmentSpecRelease Supply Request Packages(SRP)Shirt ApprovalCertify SuppliersAAFESProductionDelivery of AAFES Uniform Production (Current Fabric)Modify Garment ContractsDelivery of AAFES Officer Uniform Coat Production (10.3 oz)Delivery of AAFES Poly/Cotton Shirt ProductionModify Shirt ContractDSCPProductionDelivery of AAFES Poly/Wool Shirt ProductionGFM SolicitationGFM AwardDelivery of DSCP Uniform Poly/Wool Production (10.3 oz)Delivery of DSCP Uniform ProductionContract Solicitations/ ModsContract AwardsDelivery of DSCP Poly/Cotton Shirt Production
7 Technical Development Optional Purchase Items – for AAFES Fabric ShadeSpecPatternsRemarksMen’s CoatTropical WoolWomen’s CoatMen’s TrousersWomen’s SlacksSkirtMen’s Service CapWomen’s Service HatGray Poly/Cotton Shirt FabricN/AMen’s ShirtWomen’s OverblouseMaternity ShirtMaternity TunicMaternity SkirtMaternity SlacksAB450 Poly/Wool Serge FabricAB 450 and AB 451 share same specificationOptional Officer’s coat and issue itemAB451 Poly/Wool Serge FabricGray Poly/Wool Optional Shirt FabricTBD31 May 07Burlington’s poly/wool fabric for the optional shirt failed its second shade evaluation on 8 Jan 07. It was too green. Burlington reps visited Natick on 18 Jan 07 to review their submission. Burlington discovered that they were not using the correct poly/cotton shirt shade sample, which PM-CIE provided to them, as their target shade. Burlington reassessing submission plan. Schedule impacted because Burlington is closing its Hurt, VA finishing plant, and is moving all finishing operations to North Carolina. Shirt spec is completed with the exception of the shade standard.= Action Complete
8 Technical Development Clothing Bag Items – For DSCP FabricShadeSpecPatternsSupply Requirements PackageRemarksGray Poly/Cotton Shirt FabricN/AAB 450 Poly/Wool Serge FabricAB451 Poly/Wool Serge FabricMen’s CoatWomen’s CoatMen’s Low Waist TrousersWomen’s Low Waist SlacksSkirtMen’s Shirt, S/SMen’s Shirt, L/SWomen’s Shirt, S/SWomen’s Shirt, L/SSupply requirements packages for clothing bag items were submitted to DSCP during the period 12 Jan -2 Feb 07. In order to reduce the unfunded upfront FY 07 and 08 DRMD 903 implementation costs, the Army’s by year requirement of each ASU item must be recomputed to align FY 09 requirement to match current FY07 requirement levels. Requirements fro FY10 and out years must also be recomputed. Additionally, HQDA must provide DSCP a letter of intent that it will pay the DRMD upfront bill.= Action Complete
9 Fire Resistant Clothing Update Army Aviation Combat Uniform (A2CU)DSCP to handle requirementImproved Combat Vehicle Crewmen Coverall (iCVC)FR Combat ShirtMore compatible with body armor – issued in lieu of ACU topBased on Urgent requirement fro OIF/OEFArmy contractFR ACUSouthern Mills “Defender” FabricSupply Request Package submitted to DSCPFire Resistant Environmental EnsembleSkin out layered systemFocused on Mounted and Air SoldierSolicitation posted on FedBizOpps 27 Feb 07A2CU and iCVC:Transitioning current DSCP contracts from iABDU to A2CU and CVC to iCVCDetermining final design configurations based on user evaluation feedbackAuthorizing Abrams as an alternative fabric on the iCVC. Decision Point on Abrams for A2CU is APR 07Army will contract for limited production of these two items to bridge DSCP’s migration to these new versions.FR Combat Shirt:Nothing additionalFR ACU:Expected demand is around 380,000 right now.DSCP expected to convert some of the ACU contracts.Fabric selected contains NO NomexFREE:Comprehensive FR layered clothing system worn with either the iCVC or A2CU.Industry will submit complete systems or individual items and results to specified bench tests3-phase down selectionLab Test results will allow for contracts with the top 3 performing systems. Will order 50 sets of each.Human Factors evaluation will narrow to 2 systems. Will order 500 of each.User Evaluation will select the final system and configuration.Initial Army order subject to funding but target is 300,000 sets over 5 years.Specific FREE items (all FR):Next to Skin Layer--t-shirt, male and female undergarments, sports bra, long sleeve shirt and pantMid weight underlayer–long sleeve shirt and pantSocksLight weather outer—softshell or windshirt-like top and bottomIntermediate weather outer layer—integrated softshell/fleece jacket, pant and vestExtreme weather outerlayer—Oversized parka with removable liner. Doubles as system rain jacket.Balaclava—both hot and cold weather versionsCold weather flyer’s gloveFR continues to be an Army priority
10 R&D Investment Plan Hydration Improved Textiles Eye Protection PurificationCoolingNBC ProtectionImproved TextilesFire ResistantDurabilityIntegration of ElectronicsMulti-Function (NBC, bug repellent, anti-microbial)Eye ProtectionLaserTransition LensesImproved Ballistics and comfortParachutesStatic line personnel airdropMilitary Free Fall ParachutesAncillary EquipmentThese are the areas in which we expect to invest R&D dollars over the course of the POM.