12 August 2002
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This document outlines the various services' (Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air
Force) ADR concept of operations. Recent operations identified the lack of familiarity
and consistency in ADR procedures, equipment, material, and unified pavement
specifications. This document is the first effort toward developing joint ADR guidance in
the context of recent operations.
Note: This document will be revised as additional information on Navy and
Marine Corps FRP panel mat FOD covers becomes available.
ADR encompasses more than just pavement repair. Damage assessment,
explosive ordnance reconnaissance, MOS selection, repair quality criteria, aircraft
arresting system and utility system repairs are just a few of the areas that must also be
considered. This document only addresses airfield pavement repairs. All branches
of service accomplish pavement repair in a similar manner. The major differences
occur in the final 457 to 610 millimeters (18 to 24 inches) of crater repair and capping
due to mission differences, team configuration, and available resources. Understanding
the various services' repair procedures will expedite the re-repair and/or upgrade of
those repairs by follow-on forces, regardless of branch of service. Extensive efforts are
still required to find the ultimate answers to pavement repair problems and compatibility
issues with new aircraft.
Note: The use of the name or mark of any specific manufacturer, commercial
product, commodity, or service in this publication does not imply endorsement by the
Department of Defense.
APPLICATION. All Department of Defense (DOD) organizations responsible
for ADR planning, design, construction, maintenance, repair, evaluation, and training.
The current international situation dictates a flexible force capable of ADR. Both the
initial and follow-on force, regardless of branch of service, must be familiar with each
services' repair procedures, techniques, and materials in order to keep an airfield
operational. Familiarity with the different repair procedures will significantly expedite
maintenance, upgrades, and permanent repairs.