Fair Share Sustainment Model – Phase II

NCMS Project #: 142172

Problem: As the U.S. military moves towards its divestiture of its fleet of famed M1A1 Abrams tanks in FY2025, there are still many coalition partner countries operating M1A1 fleets that will require continued sustainment and an active supply chain of replacement parts for years to come.

Benefit: This project will comprise the overarching FSSM framework and can also serve as a roadmap for the public sector to apply as an approach to the shared maintenance and sustainment of common assets and resources, particularly when divesting equipment in support of business operations.

Solution/Approach: The Fair Share Sustainment Model (FSSM) project will develop a framework for future sustainment after the U.S. divestiture of the M1A1 through continued U.S. Army development of common components, with unique component development being the responsibility of the new users.  The framework will include policies, procedures, cost sharing provisions and other general membership recommendations, outlined in a Fair Share Sustainment Program Plan (FSSPP) and Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP).  Phase II will focus on improving FSSM tasks to solve maintenance and sustainment challenges associated with the M88 Recovery Vehicle and M113 Family of Vehicles (FOV).

Impact on Warfighter:

  • Reduce total lifecycle costs 
  • Quickly identify obsolescence issues 
  • Ensure supply for repair and replacement parts 
  • Increase warfighter operational readiness 

DOD Participation:

  • U.S. Army Program Executive Office, Ground Combat Systems (PEO GCS) 
  • Product Director, Main Battle Tank Systems (PD MBTS), Foreign Military Sales 
  • Product Director, Combat Recovery Systems  
  • Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM) Security Assistance Management Directorate (SAMD) 
  • U.S. Marine Corps (observer) 

Industry Participation:

  • Ricardo Defense, Inc.
  • NCMS

Benefit Area(s):

  • Cost savings
  • Repair turn-around time
  • Obsolescence management and continued maintenance capability
  • Maintenance management improvement

Focus Area:

  • Facilities and industrial process modernization