TM 5-698-2, TECHNICAL MANUAL, RELIABILITY-CENTERED MAINTENANCE (RCM) FOR COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER, INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND R
TM 5-698-2, TECHNICAL MANUAL RELIABILITY-CENTERED MAINTENANCE (RCM) FOR COMMAND, CONTROL, COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTER, INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, AND RECONNAISSANCE (C4ISR) FACILITIES. The information in this manual reflects the commercial practices and lessons learned over many years of
developing cost-effective preventive maintenance programs for a wide variety of systems and equipment.
It specifically focuses on developing PM programs for electrical and mechanical systems used in
command, control, communications, computer, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR)
facilities based on the reliability characteristics of those systems and economic considerations, while
ensuring that safety is not compromised. The process for developing such a PM program is called
Reliability-Centered Maintenance, or RCM. Two appendices develop key topics more deeply: appendix
B, statistical distribution; and appendix C, availability.