NTIS - AR 700-142
Type Classification, Materiel Release, Fielding, and Transfer
|Publication Date:||8 June 2018|
This regulation applies to the Regular Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to all personnel involved in materiel acquisition, materiel release, and the fielding of new, product improved, or displaced materiel systems developed, acquired, or used by the Army. During mobilization, procedures in this publication may be modified to support policy changes, as necessary
This regulation assigns responsibilities and prescribes policies for the Army's type classification (TC), materiel release (MR), materiel fielding, and materiel transfer processes. The TC process ensures that materiel is acceptable for Army use prior to spending procurement funds at the Full-Rate Production (FRP) Decision Review. The MR process ensures that Army materiel is safe, suitable, and supportable. The materiel fielding and transfer processes ensure the orderly and effective deployment and transfer of Army equipment, including all necessary logistics support requirements.