The MAT 10000, the publication format for land forces vehicle support.

Knowing the users and their objectives

What does a maintenance specialist for armored vehicles do for the French Army?

The Maintenance in Operational Condition of land equipment is operated by experts. They are responsible for keeping armored vehicles in perfect working order for missions in the field.

This includes repairing all mechanical and electronic failures, performing regular maintenance and preventing breakdowns.

Their job also includes checking and replacing worn or damaged parts and conducting performance tests to ensure the vehicle is ready for action.

These professionals work closely with armoured vehicle crews to understand their needs and help them maintain their equipment at all times.

Their primary goal is to ensure that armored vehicles are operational and safe at all times for soldiers in the field.

Where does the MAT 10000 fit into support operations?

The MAT 10000 standard is well-known to any armored vehicle maintenance specialist in the French Army.

It is a set of published standards for the Army’s equipment maintenance activities.

The MAT 10000 standard defines the quality, safety, reliability, and performance requirements for Army equipment maintenance activities, including armored vehicles.

Military personnel are trained to follow the procedures outlined in the standard to ensure that armored vehicles are maintained in accordance with French Army requirements.

The MAT 10000 in real terms

MAT 10000 is a standard developed by the SIMMT for (both user and electronic) documentation of Army equipment.
MAT 10000 is composed of several series: MAT 10001, MAT 10002, MAT 10003, MAT 10006, MAT 10007, MAT 10009, MAT 10012 and MAT 10013, which make it possible to specify:

  • how to develop the different types of documentation (implementation documentation, maintenance documentation, refueling documentation, etc.)
  • the implementation of the Army’s documentation viewing system
  • the data dictionary
  • the production as well as the distribution of media
  • information sharing amongst all support actors

The MAT 10000 relies heavily on the S1000D standard for:

  • modular content editing
  • use of a CSDB to centralize data and
  • provision of an electronic viewer to view documentation.

The MAT10000 is arranged to provide precise and clear instructions to users of the PDF manual.
Thus, numbering guidelines, page numbers, and illustrations make it easier to navigate the material.

The visual displays and safety messages must be unambiguous with regard to the contents of each type of manual.

ADAM SUITE and the MAT 10000

The “ADAM PDF MAT10000 LAYOUT” conforms to the MAT 10002 instructions and rules. Nevertheless, depending on the needs related to the hardware and the end customer, the MAT10000 instructions are open to customization.
This customization is further simplified by the fact that ADAM SUITE provides its ADAM Publisher publishing module that makes it simple and extremely efficient to perform transformations one after the other.

This type of publishing template (LAYOUT) is for Army hardware.
One of the major features of the MAT 10000 is the PM (Publication Module) organization that indicates, for example, the exact location in the element manual.
The PM thus becomes the basis for generating tables of contents, lists of illustrations, Data Modules, and much more.

Ask us for a demo!

See also: