Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability Codes (SMR). (Column 2)
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 essentially 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 automatic replenishment.
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
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 separately. 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 maintenance kit.
Item to be manufactured or fabricated at unit level.