maintenance team completes repairs if possible at the damage site. If the site is within
direct fire or under enemy observation, movement to a more secure site in defilade may
be necessary. This is still considered "on-site".
b. If the vehicle has been left unattended in the forward battle area, the
immediate area of the vehicle should be checked for mines and the vehicle should be
checked for booby traps before starting the battle damage assessment. The MT should
c. The MT assessment will be more thorough than the crew's, using organizational
maintenance support tools and equipment as needed. MT assessment includes
(1) Reviewing the crew's out-of-action report, if available.
(2) Interviewing commander and crew if available.
(3) Visually inspecting damaged parts and systems.
(4) Performing a self-test.
(5) Making tests with organizational test equipment, if required.
(6) Performing additional vehicle operational tests, as necessary.
d. Using this information and following the steps of paragraph 1-4c, the MT will:
(1) Determine what must be repaired or replaced.
(2) Determine sequence and priority of repair actions.
(3) Estimate repair times for each repair task.
(4) Total the repair task times and determine if the repairs can be performed in
the time available.
(5) Determine repair location and, if other than on-site, arrange for recovery of
the vehicle to the repair site.
e. If all critical repairs can be made within the available time with the skills,
materials, tools, and equipment at hand, the MT, assisted by the crew, will proceed with
the on-site repair.
f. If the damage exceeds the repair capability of the MT, and time is available for
an MST on-site fix, the MST shall be called.