Self-Propelled Crane Aircraft Maintenance and Positioning (SCAMP II)

Soldiers use the SCAMP II to perform helicopter maintenance. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

The Self-Propelled Crane Aircraft Maintenance and Positioning (SCAMP II) is an Army aviation maintenance enabler, the primary mission of which is to remove and replace major aircraft components (maintenance lifting) in support of Army aviation maintenance. The SCAMP II is a commercially-available, expeditionary variant that satisfies the most critical aviation maintenance lifting capability gap – internal air mobility by a U.S. Army CH-47 helicopter in support of maintenance in austere locations, unimproved areas, split-base operations, and downed aircraft recovery.

The SCAMP II provides the aviation maintainer with the capability to perform maintenance operations on rotor systems and engines that would otherwise require retrograde via airlift or ground transport forward of an airfield or operating base. This is especially advantageous for the Chinook fleet which requires some level of teardown before it can be lifted by another Chinook.