, who also testified at the hearing.Radin is U.S. Army Materiel Command's deputy chief of staff for logistics and operations.
About 33,000 pieces of Army equipment were repaired in 2006, Radin
said, adding that about 47,000 pieces of equipment are slated for refurbishment in 2007."We've seen a steady build (in the pace of equipment refurbishments) over the years," he
Stateside maintenance depots are humming with activity, Radin
said.An additional 1,300 employees are being hired to accommodate the increased work, he
Maintenance depots have increased "in workload and capacity," Radin
said.And, when required, depot maintenance crews can perform rapid shifting of work from, say, conducting repairs on trucks to tanks, he
"In my personal estimate, I think we're about six months ahead of where we were last year in our program and being able to see it, execute, order the repair parts (and) get the repair parts so that they're on hand as the equipment comes in," Radin