If it's related to a normal fielding, should it be a part of the Materiel Fielding Plan? Where can I find information about this agreement?
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The Materiel Fielding Plan (MFP) serves as the program’s single standalone document containing the detailed plans, actions and responsibilities of the fielding, gaining and supporting commands to successfully field and deploy a materiel system with an objective of a fully manned, trained, and supported system. The MFP will also address any system or materiel being replaced and outlines how it will be transferred or retrograded. Much of the data in the MFP originates in other source documents and program documents. In addition, the MFP relies on information in the Life Cycle Sustainment Plan (LCSP), the Capability Development Document (CDD), and the Basis of Issue Plan (BOIP).
The MFP requires the most recent, complete, and accurate information concerning the system fielding and should be periodically updated as information changes and the program matures. The Materiel Fielding Agreement (MFA), Memorandum of Notification (MON) and New Materiel Introductory Brief (NMIB) and other subsequent agreements, such as Memorandums of Understanding and Agreement (MOU/MOA) from fielding coordination meetings are key and should be included in any MFP updates.
To find more information on US Army Materiel Fielding Plans (MFP) please see Army Regulation (AR 700–142). Reference/copy found on-line was dated 2 June 2015. Chapter 5, 5–10. Materiel fielding documentation. Part a. Documentation for materiel fielding includes the following: of which (1) MON. (2) MFP. (3) MSP. (4) MRL. (5) MFA. (6) MTP. With respect to item (2) MFP. 5–12. Materiel Fielding Plan The PM, in coordination with the supportability integrated process team, GC, and HQDA, will prepare the MFP for each new materiel system having a significant support impact on the GC. ...a. All MFPs will be kept current and complete and provide information on security classification guides, to include the status (if one is available) for any systems new to the command. The point of contact, name, telephone number, and mailing address for each applicable security classification guide will be listed. b. All MFPs will provide information on the physical, informational, and operational security requirements of all equipment in the fielding. Classified information will be included in a classified annex and referenced in the appropriate sections of the MFP. c. The MFP will identify any contractor support services being fielded and state the duration of such support. d. A separate MFP will be prepared for each GC or a single MFP will be prepared with appendices tailoring it to each GC. The GC and fielders will resolve issues as early as possible in the process. Initial deployment to APS requires a separate MFP or an appendix to the basic MFP. When Army materiel is to be fielded to another military Service or Agency, a MFP will be provided only upon request, be modified to meet the gaining organization’s fielding requirements, and be staffed with a suitable MON. Other basic procedures for MFPs are as follows: (1) Developmental systems may have an initial draft MFP, an updated draft, and a final draft. As the MSP and the MFA are finalized and added to the final draft MFP, it becomes the final MFP for fielding to the GC. The PM will staff each version of the MFP with the GC. (2) The GCs will staff each version of the MFP with the gaining and supporting units. The GC will ensure that each gaining unit involved receives a copy of the final MFP and MFA six months prior to the projected receipt of the new system. For commercial and NDI programs, the final MFP may not be available until 100 days before fielding. For other accelerated acquisition programs, the PM and GCs will negotiate realistic and attainable milestone schedules based on the time constraints of the program. (3) All MFPs will be coordinated according to DA Pam 700–142. (4) A MFP is not required when a new item is placed directly into depot storage as replacement stock for current items. (5) Any deviation from the MFP or MFA affecting the fielding process schedule will be coordinated with the GC headquarters. GCs will staff any deviation from the MFP or MFA affecting the fielding process schedule with the gaining and supporting units. (6) MFPs will identify the training requirements for LARs on the new system being fielded. The MFPs will identify when the LARs will be scheduled and for which training they will be scheduled. e. Follow the detailed MFP format in DA Pam 700–142.
Now to address the training transfer agreements. TTAs ensure all training resources and capabilities are in place to support execution of the transfer of responsibility for a complete training system from the training support agency to the training agency (TA) at ready for training (RFT) date. Once the training transfer agreement is approved by the resource sponsor, the training transfer agreement shall be used as the official record of the transition in addition to the training system installation plan for new installations and those which have major facility impacts and other approved training system change instruments.
A Training transfer agreement has been developed to ensure that all training resources and capabilities are in place to support execution of the transfer of responsibility for a complete training system from the training support agent to the training agent." Usually the material developer is designated the training support agent. Training agent is the school house that provides /conducts training received by the gaining command.
Remember the materiel fielding plan (MFP) serves as the single standalone document containing the detailed plans and actions the fielding and gaining commands will accomplish to successfully field and deploy a materiel system with training and personnel as an objective. Section 4, system support details, has a minimum of 11 paragraphs that address the following: of which (j) Training and training equipment. Covers these devices, and aids (to include institutional, unit, simulation, simulators, computer-based and distance learning and new equipment training).