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Automated Identification Technology (AIT)

Primary Purpose Provide tracking and visibility of shipment

contents via an automated reporting system as

shipments move throughout the theater of


Sub-Functions AIT includes Radio Frequency (RF) Tagging, Bar

Codes, Optical Memory Cards, Smart Cards, and

Contact Memory Buttons.

Equipment Requirements Hand Held Interrogators (HHI), Monitor Stations,

RF interrogators (RFI)

Connectivity Requirements Modem or LAN (wire or wireless) connectivity from

HHI and RFI to monitor stations.

Crypto Requirements None.

Normal Locations Theater Supply Support Activities, Strategic

Movement Units.

Information Managed In-transit visibility of shipment contents as

shipment moves through theater.

Products Created Reports available through In-theater Regional

Server or Army Total Asset Visibility/MAGTF II


Lead Service/Contractor US Army/INTERMEC.

Current Fielding Status Beginning October 2000 to all MEF and MARFORRES,

spiral development with existing industry


Known Problems RF infrastructure must be installed in theater;

concept is to migrate to satellite tracking


DIICOE Compliance Rating Not Rated

Point of Contact Major Craig Penrose, (703) 784-0983, Web info at:


Updated by CPT Brian North, USA, CCSC-01


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