b. (ALL) Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability Codes (SMR), (Column 2).
(1) Uniform Source Codes applicable to all Military Services.
GENERAL 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 usage.
Item procured and stocked for insurance purposes because
essentiality dictates that a minimum quantity be available
in the supply systems.
Item procured and stocked and which otherwise would be coded
PA except that it is deteriorative in nature.
Support item, excluding support equipment, procured for initial
issue or outfitting and stocked only for subsequent or
additional initial issues or outfittings. Not subject to auto-
Support equipment procured and stocked for initial issue or
outfittings to specified maintenance repair activities.
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 depot overhaul/repair kit and not purchased separ-
ately. Depot kit defined as a kit that provides items required
at the time of overhaul or repair.
An item of maintenance kit and not purchased separately.
Maintenance kit defined as a kit that provides an item that can
be replaced at unit or intermediate levels of maintenance.
Item included in both a depot overhaul/repair kit and a
Item to be manufactured or fabricated at unit level.