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Applications | Feb. 3, 2022

MEDALS - Military Engineering Data Asset Locator System

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Military Engineering Data Asset Locator System Information

MEDALS Graphic
MEDALS Graphic
Photo By: A3L- Terrance Russell
VIRIN: 220216-D-D0441-8020
The Military Engineering Data Asset Locator System (MEDALS) is a web-based indexing system that provides the ability to locate engineering drawings throughout the Department of Defense (DOD) community. MEDALS serves as the central index for DOD technical data.

While MEDALS does not contain digital images of the technical drawings, it does provide the location of the images. The drawings are warehoused, maintained, and distributed by image repositories throughout the United States (U.S.). The image repositories supply MEDALS with technical drawing indexing information which MEDALS, in turn, supplies to its customers. Using MEDALS ensures that the user has located ALL versions of the drawing at ALL locations.

Obtaining Access

Accounts are handled via the DLA Account Management and Provisioning System (AMPS). Other methods of applications will no longer be accepted. Follow these steps to obtain access. For more information about AMPS, FAQs and assistance, visit the AMPS information page.

  1. Open the AMPS application. A Personal Identity Verification certificate is required for access.

  2. Read the "AMPS User Guide" document and apply for an AMPS account. This document in the User Guides and Job Aids will guide you through the process in obtaining an AMPS account. If you already have an AMPS account, please proceed to step 3.

  3. Read the "Complete and Submit a Role Request" document and apply for a role. This document will guide you through the process in requesting a role. For Step 10 of the AMPS User Role Request, enter the application name and select Search.

  4. Selecting the Correct Account. The 'HMIRS Web PROD Non-Proprietary 001' is the role you should request unless you have been directed to request another. If you select a role that you are not authorized, your requested will be denied. 

  5. Per DLA policy, All inactive accounts over 30 days old are automatically disabled. All inactive accounts over 45 days old are automatically deleted.

Note: User registrations and user role requests will need to be approved by your Supervisor and Security Officer. At any time, you may open AMPS to view your HMIRS registration status. At every approval stage you will be sent an email notification. Please keep in mind that each stage has up to 20 days to approve, and if not approved within 20 days they are automatically dropped from the system and the user must start all over. You can accelerate your request by communicating with your Supervisor and Security Officer to be expecting your request. This process is external to DLA, and we have no control over it. Once your request is approved, it will be evaluated by the data owner. At that time, you will get an email stating that your account is provisioned. Shortly after, you will receive a welcome email with the required information to access HMIRS NextGen.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Military services and federal agencies can use MEDALS

  • Serves as the central index for DOD Technical data
  • Provides location of over 44 million engineering data assets
  • Engineering data assets located at 45 different repositories
  • Interactive on-line system directs user to drawings or documents repository location quickly and easily
  • Provides ability to view engineering data on-line in repositories supported by a web interface

  • Online high-volume inquiry
    • Customers can submit up to 200 inquires per transaction
  • Ability to run queries by:
    • Document Number
    • Part Number
    • National Stock Number (NSN)
    • National Item Identification Number (NIIN)
    • Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE)
    • Document Title
  • Supports Microsoft Access or Excel inputs
  • Engineering Drawing Order Request access
  • ​Allows authorized customers to order engineering drawings

Assistance and Contact Information

The DLA Customer Interaction Center (CIC) is your “One Call Resolution” point of contact for all logistics issues related to DLA 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including government holidays.

Toll Free:
For dialing questions, contact your local switch operator or email our Support Office at with your full DSN number and prefix
(269) 704-7921
  (269) 704-7930