Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability Codes (SMR).
(1) Source Code. Source codes are assigned to support items to
indicate the manner of acquiring support items for maintenance, repair,
or overhaul of end items. Source codes are entered in the first and
second positions of the Uniform SMR Code format as follows:
Item procured and stocked for anticipated or known
Item procured and stocked for insurance purpose
because essentiality dictates that a minimum quan-
tity be available in the supply systems.
Item procured and stocked and which otherwise
would be coded PA except that it is deteriorative
Support item, excluding support equipment, pro-
only for subsequent or additional initial issues
Support equipment procured and stocked for initial
issue or outfitting to specified maintenance
Support equipment which will not be stocked but
which will be centrally procured on demand.
Item procured and stocked to provide for sustained
support for the life of the equipment. It is
applied to an item peculiar to the equipment which,
because of probable discontinuance or shutdown of
production facilities, would prove uneconomical to
reproduce at a later time.
An item of a depot overhaul/repair kit and not Pur-
chased separately. Depot kit defined as a kit
that provides items required at the time of over-
haul or repair.
An item of a maintenance kit and not purchased
separately. Maintenance kit defined as a kit that
provides an item that can be replaced at organiza-
tional or intermediate levels of maintenance.
Item included in both a depot overhaul/repair kit
and a maintenance kit.