AIR FORCE - AFI 11-212
MUNITIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR AIRCREW TRAINING
|Publication Date:||23 August 2013|
Overview. This instruction provides guidance and responsibilities to Air Force aircrew munitions requirements. This instruction is applicable to all Air Force, ANG and AF Reserve units who authorize, allocate, expend, or manage aircrew munitions. MAJCOMs may supplement this AFI as required, provided that the supplement is coordinated with AF/A5R-C to ensure overall compliance with this AFI.
Aircrew members expend munitions during combat, training, operational readiness inspections, weapons competitions, exercises, tests, or demonstrations. Munitions management and loading procedures are outlined in accordance with AFI 21-101, Aircraft and Equipment Maintenance Management, AFI 21-201, Conventional Munitions Maintenance Management, and AFI 25-101, War Reserve Materiel (WRM) Program Guidance and Procedures. Agencies requiring aircrew type munitions will assist with forecasting and validating munitions requirements, managing unit munitions allocations, munitions expenditure reporting, and providing operational expertise.
DoD Instruction 3000.4, DoD Munitions Requirements Process (MRP), para 4.1, directs the Military Departments to establish munitions requirements, in accordance with the Guidance for Development of the Force (GDF) and Guidance for the Employment of the Force (GEF), enabling military forces to perform their assigned military mission. The munitions requirements shall:
Address the operational objectives of the Combatant Commanders against potential threats, consider logistics capabilities, retain residual capability to perform continuing missions and support Current Operation/Forward Presence Requirements (CO/FPR) at the end of any major combat operation (MCO) and identify sufficient test and training munitions to achieve and maintain readiness.
The Air Force develops and publishes the Total Munitions Requirement (TMR) to support MRP reporting responsibilities. DoDI 3000.4 defines TMR as follows:
Total Munitions Requirement: The sum of war reserve munitions requirements and Training and Testing Requirement (TTR).
War Reserve Munitions Requirement: The sum of combat requirements, strategic readiness requirements, and CO/FPRs.
Combat Requirement: The quantity of munitions required to equip a specified force structure to perform its assigned military mission and to meet Combatant Command (COCOM) objectives, including munitions needed for risk mitigation.
Current Operation/Forward Presence Requirements (CO/FPRs): The sum of the munitions required to arm forces to conduct current operations and meet forward presence obligations. Forward presence includes Global Naval Force Presence Policy and operations as directed by the President.
Strategic Readiness Requirement: The quantity of munitions needed to arm forces not committed to support combat operations in the assigned MCOs, as well as those in the strategic reserve. Includes any additional munitions requirements generated from treaties or statutory obligations to allies.
Training and Testing Requirement (TTR): Munitions required to train the force and support Military Department programs ensuring that weapons and platforms deliver the intended effectiveness (can be stated as an annual requirement, a FYDP requirement, and/or projected life cycle of each munitions). Surveillance, acceptance testing, and production losses of munitions items are accounted for in this category.
AF/A5R-C accomplishes its obligations to DoD MRP using the Non-Nuclear Consumables Annual Analysis (NCAA) process. Procedures outlined in this AFI support this effort by defining the test and training requirement portion of the overall munitions requirements.