For OIF 04-06, the COSCOM fielded 18 DAVS systems to use in aggregating cargo in convoy units and allow the commodity managers in the COSCOM Corps Distribution Command "fusion cell" to track cargo as it moves.
Even with limited DAVS fielding, the COSCOM today is manifesting and maintaining visibility of over 70 percent of its combat logistics patrols (including both cargo and personnel).
Use the types o f functionality displayed in DAVS (or a future successor) to further refine corps and theater TAV processes.
Transmit the collected convoy-manifest message (using an Iridium or other satellite-based modern) to the DAVS Server and Message Router (DSMR).
Send a transportation movement request from a remote MCT to the COSCOM, and send the approved trip ticket back to the MCT over a DAVS link.
This will be done by having DAVS (or a similar system) interrogate RFID tags, MSLs, and 1D-barcode pallet IDs and transmit the resulting data to the DSMR.
Create an aircraft cargo and passenger manifest through which DAVS can interrogate all RFID- or MSL-marked pallets; scan military identification cards; and transmit data to the DSMR.
Deploy a DAVS or similar system to a remote (non-NIPRNet) location and display BCS3 functionality using the low-bandwidth (Iridium satellite) link.
Use a DAVS handheld interrogator to send a convoy or inventory manifest over MTS.
Although DAVS may not be the final Army TAV solution, it has brought the needed TAV functionality to the warfighter now.
DAVS aggregates all cargo into convoy element (Iraq and Kuwait).