Holmes-Tucker: Facilities Logistics Element Management


Holmes-Tucker supports PMA customers in the development, adjudication and analysis of electronic Facilities Requirements Data (eFRD) for their specific platforms.  The resulting information ensures platform specific data is available to plan (design) and execute (build and/or renovate) necessary facilities to allow Maintenance, Operations, and Support activities when the platform reaches Initial Operational Capability (IOC) and is delivered to the Fleet.  Efforts to date have included various levels of Facilities LEM support for A/UH-1Z/Y, BAMS, C-12W, CH-53K, E-2D, E/A-18G, F/A-18E/F, F-35, GQM-173, MH-60R/S, MQ-8B/C, NGJ, RQ-21A, RQ-7B, V-22, and VXX.

Holmes-Tucker leverages a number of resources to ensure optimal eFRD development, including:

  • Relationships in the Naval Facilities community with UFC Criteria Managers, Installation Facility Planners, UFC Developers, and the Facilities Enterprise Leadership Team (FELT).
  • Extensive research in the Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) documents which provide planning, design, construction, sustainment, restoration, and modernization criteria, and apply to the Military Departments, the Defense Agencies, and the DoD Field Activities in accordance with USD(AT&L) Memorandum (dated 29 MAY 2002).
  • Military Maintenance, Operations, and Support expertise.

As the developer of the NAVAIR Ship/Shore Aviation Requirements (SSAR) Web application and database (1), and author of/contributor to: NAVAIRINST 11000.1; DID DI-MGMT-81825; CDRLs; SWPs; FELT-Approved processes, training and tools, Holmes-Tucker analysts are uniquely qualified to work with PMA and OEM engineers to define detailed requirements and perform complex analyses.  We further support PMA facility efforts through, for example, generation of platform specific Site Survey Checklists, Site Survey Technical Support, Footprint Analyses, Recurring eFRD updates, Site Evaluation Report generation.

The goal of Holmes-Tucker is to provide our customers with an integrated picture of their platform facility requirements as early as possible to ensure the capability to Maintain, Operate, and Support the platform at any location anywhere in the world.


(1) Holmes-Tucker developed NAVAIR’s SSAR web based application and database while supporting AIR  SSAR is an online tool that allows for the centralized capture and retention of platform specific facility requirements.  This allows NAVAIR stakeholders to access eFRD’s in a virtual, searchable, online tool. Users have the ability to compare common/dissimilar requirements by simply selecting the desired platforms, requirements, and category codes from dropdown menus.  SSAR enhances a program’s ability to refine and monitor the accuracy of facility requirements data, and it standardizes the data that is gathered across multiple platforms.  The accumulation of facility requirements data is iterative in nature (i.e. data requirements become clearer as programs progress through their acquisition milestones).  Therefore, programs are able to monitor and approve all eFRD updates that come from the OEM.  In this way, all new inputs to eFRD’s are automatically stored and updated to reflect the most recent version in SSAR (with access to historical versions online, as well).  It is the intent that all weapons systems (both existing and new) do away with paper FRDs, in favor of eFRD’s stored in the SSAR tool.

Aviation requirements currently reside in the following modules within SSAR:

  • Aviation Ship & Shore Requirements
    • Aircraft (Fixed/Rotary Wing), UAV, and Targets
  • Ship Resume
    • Air capable and amphibious aviation ship capabilities
  • Site Survey
    • Workbook Creation, Upload and Viewing
  • Tools
    • CVN21 Aviation Tools Cost, Cube, Weight Calculators
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT)
    • NAVAIR Hazardous Material Control & Management (HMC&M) Program
  • Logistics Evaluation Survey Database (LESD)
    • Supportability Test & Evaluation test data
  • Platform Basic Facilities Requirement (PBFR)
    • Minimum shore capability to operationally support a platform

SSAR is FAM approved and registered in DADMS (ID 76884, dated 13 SEP 2011).

SSAR is the tool of record in the following instructions and documents:

  • NAVAIRINST 11000.1 (dated 12 JUN 2013) – Identification and Documentation of Facility Requirements in Support of Naval Aviation Weapons Systems
  • NAVAIRINST 5400.161A (dated 19 FEB 2010) – Aviation/Ship Integration Policy
  • Facilities Requirements Development DON DID DI-MGMT-81825 and CDRL approved
  • NAVAIR Logistics Guide
  • NAVAIR Site Activation Planning Guide


George Guethlein, Project Manager