To achieve a more responsive and more readily deployable fleet of surface combatants, the Navy adopted the Fleet Response Plan (FRP) in 2003 to replace its traditional two-year ship maintenance cycle. The authors of this report look at the effects the FRP has had thus far and determine whether maintenance resources are meeting maintenance demands and whether related industry resources have been coordinated effectively.Preventive maintenance requirements such as those that are time or age based are determined using these concepts. The CBM concept requires ... Ships undergo some form of maintenance at all times during their life cycle, whether or not they are deployed. ... 4 Department of the Navy, COMFLTFORCOM Instruction 4790.3 Revision Transmittal A, Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual, October 17, 2003.
|Title||:||Impacts of the Fleet Response Plan on Surface Combatant Maintenance|
|Author||:||Roland J. Yardley|
|Publisher||:||Rand Corporation - 2006|