CONTROLLED EXCHANGE AND CANNIBALIZATION
OF AVIATION MATERIEL
For the purpose of this section the following
definitions will apply:
a. Controlled Exchange. The removal of serviceable parts,
components, assemblies, and/or sub-assemblies from an unserviceable
economically reparable item for immediate installation on a like item
to restore it to a Mission Capable (MC) condition.
b. Cannibalization. The authorized removal under specified
conditions, of serviceable and unserviceable reparable parts,
components, assemblies, and/or sub-assemblies from an item chosen for
Controlled Exchange or Cannibalization of Materiel.
a. Controlled exchange or cannibalization supplements supply
operations by providing assets not immediately available through the
Army supply system.
b. Controlled exchange is authorized only when the required part,
component, assembly, or sub-assembly cannot be obtained from the
supply system in time to meet operational readiness requirements.
During periods of combat or transition to combat,
the controlled exchange conditions, as they deem necessary.
will not be accomplished on items which
have been involved in any
type of accident or mishap until it has
been formally released by
Safety Center, Ft.
AL or AMCOM.
d. Items awaiting disposition instructions from the National
Inventory Control Point (NICP), will not be cannibalized without
approval of AMCOM and other Army Materiel Command (AMC) subordinate
commands, or until disposition instructions have been received
allowing local salvage or cannibalization. All actions will be
completed per the disposition instructions.
e. Detailed instructions and control procedures for conducting
cannibalization and controlled exchange actions must be included in
the Unit's Standing Operating Procedures (SOP).
10-3. Controlled Exchange by Unit, Organization, or Activity. The
controlled exchange of serviceable parts, components, assemblies, and
sub-assemblies from an item will be allowed only when: