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389 SOURCE, MAINTENANCE AND                            6 X L -
RECOVERABILITY CODE (SMR)

SMR codes are a series of alpha or alphanumeric symbols used at the time of provisioning to indicate the source of supply of an item, its main- tenance implications, and recoverability characteristics. The provision- ing activity may require the contractor to recommend these codes.

a. Source Codes. These codes are assigned to support items to indicate the manner of acquiring support items for maintenance, repair, or overhaul of end items. Source codes are entered in the first and second position of the Uniform SMR Code. Applicable codes are as follows:

Definition                                                  Code
Item procured and stocked for anticipated or                 PA
known usage.

Item procured and stocked for insurance purposes             PB
because essentiality dictates that a minimum
quantity be available in the supply systems.

Item procured and stocked and which otherwise                PC
would be coded PA except that it is deteriorative
in nature.

Support item, excluding support equipment,                   PD
procured for initial issue or outfitting and
stocked only for subsequent or additional initial
issues or outfittings. Not subject to automatic
replenishment.

Support equipment procured and stocked for initial            PE
issue or outfitting to specified maintenance repair
activities.

Support equipment which will not be stocked but               PF
which will be centrally procured on demand.

Item procured and stocked to provide for sustained            PG
support for the life of the equipment. It is
applied to an item peculiar to the equipment which
because of probable discontinuance or shutdown of
production facilities would prove uneconomical to
reproduce at a later time.

An item of depot overhaul/repair kit and not                  KD
purchased separately. Depot kit defined as a kit
that provides items required at the time of
overhaul or repair.

An item of a maintenance kit and not purchased                KF
separately. Maintenance kit defined as a kit that
provides an item that can be replaced at
organizational or intermediate levels of maintenance.

Item included in both a depot overhaul/repair kit             KB
and a maintenance kit.

Item to be manufactured or fabricated at                      MO
organizational level.

Item to be manufactured or fabricated at                      MF
intermediate maintenance levels.
Air Force-Intermediate(*) Marine Corps-3rd Echelon
Army-Direct Support(*) Navy-Afloat

Item to be manufactured or fabricated at                      MH
intermediate maintenance levels.
Air Force-Intermediate(*) Marine Corps-4th Echelon
Army-General Support(*) Navy-Ashore

Item to be manufactured or fabricated at both                 MG
afloat and ashore intermediate maintenance
levels-Navy use only.

Item to be manufactured or fabricated at depot                MD
maintenance level.

Item to be assembled at organizational level.                 AO

Item to be assembled at intermediate maintenance              AF
levels.
Air Force-Intermediate(*) Marine Corps-3rd Echelon
Army-Direct Support(*) Navy-Afloat

Item to be assembled at intermediate maintenance              AH
levels.
Air Force-Intermediate(*) Marine Corps-4th Echelon
Army-General Support(*) Navy-Ashore

Item to be assembled at both afloat and ashore                AG
intermediate maintenance level-Navy use only.

Item to be assembled at depot maintenance levels              AD

Item is not procured or stocked becuase the                   XA
requirements for the item will result in the
replacement of the next higher assembly.

Item is not procured or stocked. If not available             XB
through salvage, requisition.

Installation drawing, diagram, instruction sheet,             XC
field service drawing, that is identified by
manufacturer's part number.

(*) NOTE: For USAF and the USA Safeguard Program, only Code "F" will be used to denote intermediate maintenance. On joint programs, use either codes "F" or "H" by the joining service will denote intermediate maintenance to USAF and the USA Safeguard Program.

b. Maintenance codes. These codes are assigned to indicate the levels of maintenance authorized to USE and REPAIR support items. The maintenance codes are entered in the third and fourth position of the Uniform SMR Code. Applicable codes are as follows:

USE (Third Position): The maintenance code entered in the third position will indicate the LOWEST maintenance level authorized to remove, replace, and use the support item. The decision to code the item for removal and replacement at the indicated maintenance level will require that all capabilities necessary to install and ensure proper operation after installation of a replacement item (i.e., preinstallation inspection, testing, and post-installation checkout) are provided. The maintenance code, entered in the third position, will indicate one of the following levels of mantenance.

Application/Explanation                                      Code
Support item is removed, replaced, used at the                O
organizational level of maintenance.

Note (1): To distinguish between the organizational
maintenance capabilities on different classes of
ships, the following codes may be used intra-Navy
only. On joint programs, Navy will receive and
transmit an O to indicate organizational maintenance
level.
2-Minesweeper, Yardcraft, Patrol Boat
3-Submarines
4-Auxiliary/Amphibious Ships
5-Major Combatant (Destroyer, Frigate)
6-Major Combatant (Cruiser, Carrier)

Note (2): On Army programs, a code of "C" may be
used in the third position to denote crew or
operator maintenance performed within organizational
maintenance. On joint programs, the Army will
receive or transmit an O to indicate organizational
level.

Support item is removed, replaced, used at the                F
following intermediate levels.
USAF-Intermediate (*)
USA-Direct Support (*)
USN-Afloat
USMC-Third Echelon

Support item is removed, replaced, used at both               G
afloat and ashore intermediate levels:
Navy only

Support item is removed, replaced, used at the                H
following intermediate levels:
USAF-Intermediate (*)
USA-General Support (*)
USN-Ashore (only)
USMC-Fourth Echelon

* Note: For the USAF program and USA safeguard
program, Code F will be used to denote intermediate
maintenance. On joint programs, use of either
Codes F or H by the joining service will denote
intermediate maintenance to USAF and the USA
Safeguard program.

Support Items that are removed, replaced, used at             D
Depot only:
USAF-Depot, Mobile Depot, and Specialized Repair
Activity
USA-Depot, Mobile Depot, Specialized Rpair Activity
USN-Aviation Rework, Avionics and Ordnance Facilities,
Shipyards
USMC-Depot

REPAIR (Fourth Position): The maintenance code entered in the fourth position indicates whether the item is to be repaired and identifies the lowest maintenance level with the capability to perform complete repair (i.e., all authorized maintenance functions). The decision to code the support item for repair at the indicated maintenance levels requires that all maintenance capability (remove, replace, repair, assemble, and test) for the support items be provided to that level. This does not preclude some repair which may be accomplished at a lower level of maintenance. However, because of service differences in communicating maintenance repair level information, a maintenance code entry in this position is not required by all services. When a maintenance code is not used, a dash (-) sign will be entered. For multi-service equipment/systems, or when a code is entered, this position will contain one of the following maintenance codes as assigned by the service(s) that require the code:

Application/Explanation                                      Code
The lowest maintenance level capable of complete              O
repair of the support item is the organizational
level.

Note: To distinguish between the organizational
maintenance capabilities on different classes
of ships, the following codes may be used intra-Navy
only. On joint programs, Navy will receive and
transmit an O to indicate organizational
maintenance level.
2-Minesweeper, Yardcraft, Patrol Boat
3-Submarines
4-Auxiliary/Amphibious Ships
5-Major Combatant (Destroyer, Frigate)
6-Major Combatant (Cruiser, Carrier)

The lowest maintenance level capable of complete              F
repair of the support item is the following
intermediate level:
USAF-Intermediate (*)
USA-Direct Support (*)
USN-Afloat
USMC-Third Echelon

The lowest maintenance level capable of complete              H
repair of the support item is the following
intermediate level:
USAF-Intermediate (*)
USA-General Support (*)
USN-Ashore (Only)
USMC-Fourth Echelon

* Note: For USAF program and the USA safeguard
program, Code F will be used to denote intermediate
maintenance. On joint programs, use of either
Codes F or H by the joining service will denote
intermediate maintenance to USAF and the USA
Safeguard program.

Both afloat and ashore intermediate levels are                G
capable of complete repair of support item: Navy
only.

The lowest maintenance level capable of complete              D
repair of the support item is the depot level:
USAF-Depot, Mobile Depot, and Specialized Repair
Activity
USA-Depot, Mobile Depot, Specialized Repair Activity
USN-Aviation Rework, Avionics, and Ordnance
Facilities, Shipyards
USMC-Depot

Repair restricted to designated Specialized Repair            L
Activity.

Nonreparable. No repair is authorized.                        Z

No repair is authorized. The item may be                      B
reconditioned by adjusting, lubricating, etc., at
the user level. No parts or special tools are
procured for the maintenance of this item.

c. Recoverability Codes. These codes are assigned to support items to indicate the disposition action on unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the Uniform SMR Code. Applicable codes are as follows:

Definition                                                   Code
Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn                Z
and dispose at the level indicated in column 3.

Reparable item. When uneconomically repairable,               O
Condemn and dispose at organizational level.

Reparable item. When uneconomically repairable,               F
condemn and dispose at the following intermediate
levels:
USAF-Intermediate (*)
USA-Direct Support (*)
USN-Afloat
USMC-Third Echelon

Reparable item. When uneconomically repairable,               H
condemn and dispose at the following intermediate
levels:
USAF-Intermediate (*)
USA-General Support (*)
USN-Ashore
USMC-Forth Echelon

* Note: For USAF program and the USA safeguard
program, Code F will be used to denote intermediate
maintenance. On joint programs, use of either
Codes F or H by the joining service will denote
intermediate maintenance to USAF and the USA
Safeguard program.

Reparable item. When beyond lower-level repair                D
capability, return to depot. Condemnation and
disposal not authorized below depot level.

Reparable item. Repair, condemnation, and disposal            L
not authorized below depot/Specialized Repair
Activity level.

Item requires special handling or condemnation                A
procedures because of specific reasons (i.e.,
precious metal content, high-dollar value,
critical material, or hazardous material). Refer
to appropriate manuals/directives for specific
instructions.

d. Service Peculiar Codes. These codes are peculiar to each service/program and are assigned accordingly. These codes are entered in the sixth position of the Uniform SMR Code.

SE SOURCE, MAINTENANCE AND RECOVERABILITY CODE. The SMR of the support equipment under analysis.