Mu­ni­tion As­sem­bly Con­voyor

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - MOT DE L’ADJUDANT- CHEF -

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.

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