Munition Assembly Convoyor
The workshop at 3 Air Maintenance Squadron ( 3 EMA) has been busy the past few weeks working on the integration of a new bomb assembly chain that will greatly improve the efficiency of technicians during deployments.
The assembly unit is better known as MAC, an acronym for ‘ Munition Assembly Convoyor’. This system has been used for many years by the U. S. military during deployments and was acquired long ago by the RCAF, but has not yet been put into service. In recent months, the technicians in the air weapons workshop ( ammunition depot ), took the assembly line out of storage and assembled it to carry out tests . " The system is very efficient. It allows technicians to work faster and gives an advantage when assembling bombs in the field, " said Warrant Officer Roch Roy, head of the workshop. Equipped with a powerful winch on each end and a conveyor in the middle, the MAC is a truly portable chain assembly. Technicians from the U. S. Army will be coming to Bagotville at the beginning of 2014 to help train the team at 3 EMA. If all goes according to plan, WO Roy believes that the MAC will be operational in the spring.