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AGM-65E LASER MAVERICK MISSILE

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N88-NTSP-A-50-8201C/A

AGM-65E LASER MAVERICK MISSILE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The U.S. Air Force is the Executive Service for development of the AGM-65 Maverick Missile System series. In June 1975, the Air Force began engineering development of the Air Force Laser Maverick, AGM-65D, and in October 1977 the Navy started development of the Navy AGM-65E Laser Maverick utilizing a modified laser seeker from the Air Force AGM-65C. The AGM-65E Laser Maverick Missile is currently in the Operational Support Phase of the Weapon System Acquisition Process.

The AGM-65E Laser Maverick Missile is designed primarily for use against armor and hardened ground targets requiring instantaneous or delayed blast fuzing during day or night operations and in adverse weather conditions, with sufficient standoff range to permit limited exposures to terminal defenses. The Laser Maverick does not replace any weapons in the current inventory.

The Laser Maverick does not affect current manning levels or existing Navy Enlisted Classification codes and Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialties. Manpower requirements at the organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance activities are based upon total workload requirements for a specific work center, and the skills needed to perform maintenance on the systems supported by that work center.

The Laser Maverick operator training is provided at the appropriate Fleet Readiness Squadrons for F/A-18 pilot and Weapons System Officer personnel, and for AV-8B pilots. Training is available at the Strike Fighter Weapons Schools for aircrew and organizational level ordnance personnel. Intermediate level training is provided to Navy and Marine Corps aviation ordnance personnel at the appropriate NAMTRAGRU Detachment.





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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface vi

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Title-Nomenclature-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

C. Manpower, Personnel, and Training Principals I-1

D. System Description I-2

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

F. Aircraft and/or Equipment/System/Subsystem Replaced I-2

G. Description of New Development I-2

H. Concepts I-4

I. On-Board (In-Service) Training I-11

J. Logistics Support I-13

K. Schedules I-14

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment Training Requirements I-15

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-15

PART II - BILLET AND PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS II-1

PART III - TRAINING REQUIREMENTS III-1

PART IV - TRAINING LOGISTICS SUPPORT REQUIREMENTS IV-1

PART V - MPT MILESTONES V-1

PART VI - DECISION ITEMS/ACTION REQUIRED VI-1

PART VII - POINTS OF CONTACT VII-1



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LIST OF ACRONYMS

AFB Air Force Base

AGM Air-to-Ground Missile

AIMD Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

AMIST Aviation Maintenance In-Service Training

AMTCS Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AO Aviation Ordnanceman

AUR All-Up-Round

CANTRAC Catalog of Navy Training Courses

CAS Center-Aft Section

CIN Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet

CMC Commandant of the Marine Corps

CNET Chief, Naval Education and Training

CNO Chief of Naval Operations

COMOPTEVFOR Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force

CRALTS Common Rack and Launcher Test Set

CWTPI Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspection

DA Developing Agency

DOP Designated Overhaul Point

DMSO Director of Major Staff Office

DT&E Development, Test, and Evaluation

EOD Explosive Ordnance Disposal

EODTEU Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training and Evaluation Unit

FMS Foreign Military Sales

FRS Fleet Readiness Squadron

FREST Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training

FY Fiscal Year

GCS Guidance and Control Section

HAS Hydraulic Actuation System

ILSP Integrated Logistics Support Plan

JRB Joint Reserve Base

LDT Load Dill Trainer





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LIST OF ACRONYMS (Continued)

MALS Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

MATMEP Maintenance Training Management Evaluation Program

MAW Maverick Alternate Warhead

MCAS Marine Corps Air Station

MCCDC Marine Corps Combat Development Command

MCCRE Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation

META Maverick Engagement Training Aid

MOS Military Occupational Specialty

MTU Maintenance Training Unit

MTIP Maintenance Training Improvement Program

N/A Not Applicable

NALC Naval Ammunition Logistics Code

NAMTRAGRU Naval Air Maintenance Training Group

NAS Naval Air Station

NATEC Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Command

NATTC Naval Air Technical Training Center

NAVAIRSYSCOM Naval Air System Command

NAVPERSCOM Navy Personnel Command

NAVSCOLEOD Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School

NAVSURFWARCEN Naval Surface Warfare Center

NAWMU Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Unit

NAWCWD Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division

NEC Navy Enlisted Classification

NFO Naval Flight Officer

NTP Navy Training Plan

NTSP Navy Training System Plan

NWS Naval Weapons Station

OPNAV Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPO OPNAV Principal Office

OT Operational Testing

OATMS OPNAV Aviation Training Management System

PDA Principal Development Activity

PEO Program Executive Officer

PEST Practical Explosive Ordnance Disposal System Trainer

PMA Program Manager, Air

PSP Phased Support Plan

PTT Part Task Trainer



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LIST OF ACRONYMS (Continued)

RFI Ready For Issue

RFT Ready For Training

RSP Render Safe Procedure



SFWS Strike Fighter Weapons School

SRA Shop Replaceable Assembly

TA Training Agency

TACAIR Tactical Aircraft

TGM Training Guided Missile

TD Training Devices

TFS Total Force Structure

TSA Training Support Agency

TSM Training System Manager

TTE Technical Training Equipment

WS Weapon System

WSO Weapon System Officer



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AGM-65E LASER MAVERICK MISSILE

PREFACE

This Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the AGM-65E Laser Maverick Missile was prepared by Naval Air Systems Command as part of the regular NTSP update process within the guidelines as set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, OPNAV Publication P-751-1-9-97. This NTSP reflects the changes that have occurred since the approved Navy Training Plan (NTP), AGM-65E Laser Maverick Missile NTP dated 7 February 1989.

The major changes and updates to this NTSP consist of:

PART I This part shows the deletion of outdated information; incorporation of changes to formal training; updated Training Device allocation listings; identification of "A" School Core and Strand training; "C" School Initial and Career training; deletion and relocation of training sites due to decisions made by the Base Realignment Commission; and the impacts of Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty consolidations.



PART II This part has been recalculated to depict current billet requirements of fleet support units through FY02.



PART III In addition to reflecting the changes mentioned above, this part has been recalculated to depict chargeable student billets through FY02.



PART IV This part has been updated to reflect changes in training and training logistics support requirements.



PART V This part has been updated to include major milestones.



PART VI No changes.



PART VII This part has been updated to reflect current Points of Contact.



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PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. TITLE-NOMENCLATURE-PROGRAM

1. Title-Nomenclature-Acronym. AGM-65E Laser Maverick Missile

2. Program Element. 0603313N, Appropriation Code 1507N42MV

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION. Security information for this program is contained in Air Force System Document AGM-65 Missile System, WS D/E/F/G Maverick Security Classification Guide for AGM-65 Missile System (WS-319 D/E/F/G) (Maverick) dated 1 August 1995.

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N880D)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N880D)

Marine Corps Program Sponsor CMC (APW-23)

Developing Agency (DA) PEO TACAIR (PMA-242)

Training Agency (TA) CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

MCCDC

Training Support Agency (TSA) NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA-205)

Manpower and Personnel (M&P) Mission Sponsor CNO (N1)

NAVPERSCOM (NPC-4, NPC-22)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC)

Manpower Management TFS Division



D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The AGM-65E Laser Maverick Missile, was designed primarily for destruction of hardened ground targets during day or night operations and in adverse weather conditions, with sufficient standoff range to permit limited exposures to terminal defenses. The Laser Maverick's host aircraft are F/A-18, and the AV-8B. The Maverick modification kits have been placed in four S-3B aircraft for a fleet demonstration project. There are no further plans to add the Maverick capability to the S-3 aircraft at this time.



2. Foreign Military Sales. Italy is a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) participant, Case IT-D-YIF.

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST

1. Development, Test, and Evaluation. The Development, Test, and Evaluation (DT&E) launch phase was completed in 1981. DT&E was conducted by Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), China Lake, California.

2. Operational Evaluation. Operational Test (OT) OT-IIA was successfully completed in August 1982. OT-IIB was successfully completed in August 1988. OT-IIA and OT-IIB were conducted by Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Five (VX-5) at NAWCWD, China Lake, California.

F. EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The Laser Maverick does not replace any existing missiles in the Navy or Marine Corps inventory. Aircraft modifications to incorporate Laser Maverick capability into the F/A-18, and AV-8B, aircraft have been completed.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT. The U.S. Air Force is the executive service for development of the AGM-65 (series) Maverick Missile. In 1975, the AGM-65C Laser Maverick was developed when the AGM-65B was modified by replacing the electro-optical seeker with a laser seeker. In October 1977, in order to meet Navy and Marine Corps requirements, development of a Maverick Alternate Warhead (MAW) and a reduced smoke rocket motor with an out-of-line igniter was begun. The Navy and Marine Corps version of the missile, incorporating the MAW, the new rocket motor, and the laser seeker has been designated the AGM-65E Laser Maverick.

1. Functional Description. The Laser Maverick is an electro-optically guided, rocket-propelled, air-to-ground missile. After launch, the Laser Maverick provides automatic missile homing on coded laser energy reflecting from a target. The laser designator may be a ground device, either hand-held or tripod mounted; or it may be a stabilized airborne device, either on a separate aircraft or the launching aircraft. The Laser Maverick employs the MAW with a selectable delay fuze. The warhead is a kinetic energy penetrator and blast fragmentation warhead. The warhead fuze is initiated by a contact trigger and contains a fuze mechanism which delays arming until safely separated from the launch aircraft. The warhead fuze contains a selectable fuze time delay feature which permits a choice of surface detonation or detonation after penetration.

The LAU-117/A(V)2/A guided missile launcher is designed to carry and launch the AGM-65 (series) Maverick Missile. The launcher is delivered to the organizational level mated to the Maverick missile.

The Navy uses the CNU-472/E fiberglass container to ship the Laser Maverick All-Up-Rounds (AURs) and CASs. The container is used to transport repairable AURs and CASs to and from the AUR depot and Designated Overhaul Point (DOP), place Ready For Issue (RFI) AURs in storage, or transport RFI AURs back to the fleet. Damaged containers are repaired at the AUR depots, the DOP, and Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Seal Beach.

2. Physical Description. The AGM-65E Missile consists of a modified Air Force AGM-65C Guidance and Control Section (GCS) and the Navy AGM-65 CAS. The AGM-65E contains no embedded software. The Laser Maverick is shipped as an AUR. The dimensions, weight, and major sections are described below:

Length 97.7 inches

Diameter 12.0 inches

Stabilizer Span 28.5 inches

Weight (Prelaunch) 642.0 pounds

Weight (GCS) 83.0 pounds

Center of Gravity 48.9 inches aft of nose

a. Guidance and Control Section. The GCS contains the laser seeker, interface electronics, and rate sensor assemblies and dome. This section provides for target detection, tracking and missile guidance. The Navy Laser GCS is capable of being interchanged on a one-for-one basis with the Infrared Maverick GCS without changes to the missile center-aft-section.

b. Center-Aft Section. The CAS is comprised of the main structure and wing assembly, the Safety Arming Device, warhead, fuze and booster assembly, fuze delay select unit, main wiring harness, rocket motor, and the Hydraulic Actuation System (HAS).

c. Launcher (LAU-117/A(V)2/A). The major dimensions and weight are described below:

Length 94.5 inches

Width 11.0 inches

Height 11.0 inches

Weight 130 pounds

3. New Development Introduction. The Laser Maverick was introduced as new production. Fleet introduction for the Laser Maverick on the AV-8B was granted in August 1990 and on the F/A-18 in October 1991.

4. Significant Interfaces. The Laser Maverick interfaces functionally and physically with the LAU-117/A(V)2/A Launcher and its associated test equipment. The launcher interfaces with the AV-8B, and F/A-18 aircraft for electrical power and two-way data transfer between missile and cockpit controls and displays, and provides signals to the missile during captive carriage and for launch. The launcher also provides for missile restraint during aircraft catapult launches, arrested landings, and inadvertent rocket motor ignition. The AGM-65E missile is attached to the launcher rail by two rail hooks on the top of the missile. Electrical connection to the launcher is accomplished by an umbilical connector, a rocket motor igniter cable and a launcher ground strap. The rocket motor igniter cable connects to the launcher at the rear of the umbilical engaging mechanism."

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The Laser Maverick is deployed by the flight crew.

2. Maintenance Concept. Maintenance of the Laser Maverick employed on various aircraft is accomplished using the maintenance philosophy outlined in Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Program (NAWMP) OPNAVINST 8600.2 (Series).

a. Organizational Level. Organizational maintenance units receive an AUR mated to the launcher. Organizational maintenance is performed by Work Center 230 using Navy Aviation Ordnanceman (AO) personnel with Navy Enlisted Classification (NECs) 8342 and 8842, and Marine Corps personnel with Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 6531. The AN/AWM-92 Aircraft Weapons Circuit Test Set is used at the organizational level to functionally test the aircraft weapons circuits prior to loading the Laser Maverick. The AN/AWM-54 Firing Circuit Test Set and W-30 Igniter Adapter are used at the organizational level to perform stray voltage tests on the launcher igniter connector.

b. Intermediate Level. Intermediate Maintenance Activities Weapons Departments (shipboard, Naval Air Station (NAS) and MALS) receive AURs from the NWS, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), or Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Unit (NAWMU) and launchers from the supply system or AIMD. Laser Maverick maintenance is performed by Weapons Department Navy AO personnel with NEC 6801 and Marine Corps personnel with MOS 6541. AIMD Work Center 710 Navy AO personnel with NECs 6802 and 6803 and USMC personnel with MOS 6541 functionally test the launcher using the A/E37T-35 Common Rack and Launcher Test Set (CRALTS). Weapons Department intermediate level maintenance tasks include:

Visual inspection for damage and corrosion

Perform corrosion control procedures

Lubricate missile hook

De-canning and canning of AUR

Mating and de-mating of missile with launcher

Prepare AUR for shipping or storage

Deliver missile and launcher assembly to organizational level

Return AUR to NWS, NAWMU, or MCAS



c. All-Up-Round Depot Level. NWS Seal Beach (Fallbrook Annex), California, NWS Yorktown, Virginia, and NAWMU One, Guam, are the depot level AUR maintenance activities. They are equipped with the TTU-519/E Guided Missile Test Set, the SMU-127/E Laser Target Simulator, and maintenance handling equipment. Launchers are not processed through the NWSs or NAWMU. The Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Program (NAWMP) OPNAVINST 8600.2 (Series) outlines maintenance policy and procedures, and should be referred to for the most current maintenance task assignments. Depot level AUR maintenance tasks include:

Receipt inspection

Visual inspection for damage and corrosion

Cleaning of external surfaces

Touch-up painting on external surfaces

Lubricate missile hook

De-canning and canning of AUR

Repair of minor structural damage

Fault isolation by AUR test to faulty section

GCS or CAS removal and replacement

Recertification of AUR by retest

Send faulty section to DOP

Servicing of HAS reservoir

Removal and replacement of piston actuator cover, hatch cover, fuselage door, HAS, and ground pin

DOP maintenance is performed at the Ogden Air Logistics Center (OO-ALC), Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in accordance with Depot Maintenance Inter-service Support Agreement number OO-ALC910 ANHD. OO-ALC repairs components that are beyond the capabilities of the NWS or NAWMU. OO-ALC is responsible for maintenance required to restore defective sections and repairable Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRAs) to original acceptance standards. This includes test, fault isolation, repair of repairables, removal and replacement of defective components and non-repairable assemblies, corrective action verifications testing, and providing maintenance data to the cognizant surveillance program activity. DOP maintenance for GCSs is performed at Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

d. Interim Maintenance. The Laser Maverick has achieved full organic support. The Navy Support Date was January 1991.

e. Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. N/A

3. Manning Concept.  The Laser Maverick has no direct impact on existing manpower requirements at organizational, intermediate, or depot level activities. Pilot, Navy Flight Officer (NFO), and Weapon and Sensor Officer (WSO) manpower is driven by seat factor and crew ratio. Enlisted manning for USN and USMC fleet squadrons, Fleet Readiness Squadrons (FRS), and intermediate-level maintenance activities is based on the total assigned workload, not only on specific Laser Maverick requirements. Skills required to support the Laser Maverick are considered to be within the capability of existing NECs and MOSs. Refer to Part II for existing USN and USMC manpower requirements.

4. Training Concept. The Laser Maverick training concept is divided into organizational and intermediate level maintenance based on the philosophy outlined in Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Program (NAWMP) OPNAVINST 8600.2 (Series). Organizational level training is provided to operator and maintenance personnel. Operator training is provided for F/A-18 pilot and Weapons System Officer (WSO) personnel and for AV-8B pilots. Organizational level maintenance training is provided to AO personnel in the F/A-18 community with NECs 8342 and 8842 and MOS 6531 and in the AV-8B community with MOS 6531. Intermediate level training is provided to maintenance personnel with NEC 6801, and Marine Corps personnel with MOS 6541.

The established training concept for most aviation maintenance training divides "A" School courses into two or more segments called Core and Strand. The "C" School courses are also divided into separate Initial and Career training courses. "A" School Core courses include general knowledge and skills training for the particular rating, while "A" School Strand courses focus on the more specialized training requirements for that rating and a specific aircraft or equipment, based on the student's fleet activity destination. Strand training immediately follows Core training and is part of the "A" School. Upon completion of Core and Strand "A" School, graduates attend the appropriate Initial "C" School for additional specific training. Initial "C" School training is intended for students with a paygrade of E-4 and below. Career "C" School training is provided for E-5 and above personnel to enhance skills and knowledge within their field.

a. Initial Training. All initial training has been completed. No further initial training is planned.

b. Follow-on Training. Follow-on training for the Laser Maverick is available as part of courses taught at Fleet Readiness Squadrons (FRSs), Maintenance Training Units (MTUs), Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training (FREST) facilities, and Strike Fighter Weapons Schools (SFWSs). The Laser Maverick causes no change in student throughput or chargeable student billets. Follow-on training courses have all been modified to include the Laser Maverick and are currently on-line.

(1) Operator Training. Pilots and NFOs are trained at the appropriate FRS for specific aircraft operation. Operator skills in tactics and ordnance delivery are further enhanced at the SFWS and through on-board proficiency training. Training Devices (TDs) required for follow-on and proficiency operator training include the Part Task Trainer (PTT), the Training Guided Missile (TGM-A/A37A-T9), and the Maverick Engagement Training Aid (META).

Part Task Trainer. The PTT is a computer-based weapon system training device developed for use by F/A-18 aircrews. The PTT provides missile and operational procedures familiarization as well as proficiency training in launch and control techniques and will not take the place of formalized training.

Training Guided Missile. The Training Guided Missile (TGM-A/A37A-T9) is an inert, captive flight device permitting realistic exercise of the Laser Maverick. The Training Guided Missile (TGM-A/A37A-T9) airborne operation provides direct comparison with actual weapon firings by simulation without expending the missile.

Maverick Engagement Training Aid. The META is a computer-based, interactive training software package designed for fleet use to assist aircrews in acquiring the necessary understanding of the Laser Maverick and operational factors that affect weapon performance. The software currently runs on the Aviation Multi-function Electronic Warfare Trainer, and consists of a tutorial, an exercise generator, and an engagement scenario. The META is a low-cost alternative to live firing proficiency flights.

For detailed information on TDs and Training Aids refer to elements IV.A.2 and IV.B.2. The following table lists the applicable operator training courses. The Laser Maverick source material has been incorporated in these courses with minimal impact. The Laser Maverick causes no change in student throughput or chargeable student billets, and, therefore, these courses will not appear in Parts II and III.



COURSE NUMBER




COURSE TITLE
RFT DATE INCLUDING LASER MAVERICK
D/E-2A-0601 F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 1 On-line
D/E-2A-0602 F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 2A On-line
D/E-2A-0604 F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 3A On-line
D/E-2A-0606 F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 4 On-line
None (USMC) F/A-18D Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 1 On-line
None (USMC) F/A-18D Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 2 On-line
None (USMC) F/A-18D Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 3 On-line
None (USMC) F/A-18D Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 4 On-line
None (USMC) F/A-18D (WSO) Cat 1 On-line
None (USMC) F/A-18D (WSO) Cat 2 On-line
None (USMC) F/A-18D (WSO) Cat 3 On-line
None (USMC) F/A-18D (WSO) Cat 4 On-line
None (USMC) AV-8B Pilot Basic On-line
None (USMC) AV-8B Pilot Transition On-line
None (USMC) AV-8B Pilot Conversion On-line
None (USMC) AV-8B Pilot Refresher On-line


Note: SFWS LANT/PAC and MAWTS-1 provide aircrew tactics training.

(2) Organizational Maintenance. Weapon loading skills are enhanced at SFWS, and through on-board proficiency training. TDs required for follow-on and proficiency training include the Training Guided Missile (TGM-A/A37A-T9) and the Dummy Guided Missile A/E37A-T60.

Dummy Guided Missile. The Dummy Guided Missile A/E37A-T60 is physically representative of the Laser Maverick. It is a training device to facilitate instruction and familiarization for transporting, handling, loading, and visual inspection procedures for organizational and intermediate level training purposes. The Dummy Guided Missile A/E37A-T60 is not certified for flight, and is designed for ground training use only.

For detailed information on TDs refer to element IV.A.2. The Laser Maverick System will be taught in "A" school and in the following organizational level maintenance training courses. The Laser Maverick source material has been incorporated in these courses with minimal impact. The Laser Maverick causes no change in student throughput or chargeable student billets, and, therefore, these courses will not appear in Parts II and III.



COURSE NUMBER




COURSE TITLE


TRACK NUMBER
RFT DATE INCLUDING LASER MAVERICK
D/E-646-0640 F/A-18 Conventional Weapons Loading D/E-646-0653 On-line
D/E-646-0647 F/A-18 Conventional Release System Test D/E-646-0653 On-line
C-646-9888 AV-8B Aircraft Ordnance Technician Integrated Organizational Maintenance M-646-0143 On-line
C-646-3893 AV-8B Conventional Weapons Loading M-646-0143 On-line

Note: SFWS LANT/PAC provides USN and USMC F/A-18 loading training. FREST 203 provides AV-8B loading training.

(3) Intermediate Maintenance. Intermediate maintenance training is available for Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Ordnance personnel through the appropriate MTU. The TD required for intermediate maintenance training is the Dummy Guided Missile A/E37A-T60. For detailed information refer to element IV.A.2.

The following courses have been updated to include Laser Maverick data:

Title .................... Air Launched Guided Missiles Intermediate Maintenance
CIN .................... C-122-3111 (part of D/E-646-7007)
Model Manager... MTU 4030, Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRU DET) Mayport
Description ......... To provide ordnance personnel with knowledge of the Sparrow, Sidewinder, Phoenix, Sidearm, Shrike, Maverick, Harpoon, SLAM, HARM, Walleye, TALD, and Air Nitrogen Purifier Units.
Locations ............ MTU 4032, NAMTRAGRU DET, NAS Norfolk

MTU 4033, NAMTRAGRU DET, NAS North Island

MTU 4035, NAMTRAGRU DET, NAS Whidbey Island

Length ................ 10 days
RFT date ............ Currently available
Source rating ...... AO
Skill identifier ..... 6801 awarded upon completion of track D/E-646-7007
TTE/TD ............. Dummy Guided Missile A/E37A-T60
Prerequisite ......... AO A1 or equivalent





Title ....................
Aviation Ordnance Intermediate Maintenance Technician
CIN .................... C-646-3105 (part of M-646-7026)
Model Manager... VMAT-203
Description ......... To provide ordnance personnel with knowledge required by USMC personnel working on ordnance/armament.
Location ............. VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point
Length ................ 79 days
RFT date ............ Currently available
Skill identifier ..... MOS 6541 awarded upon completion of track M-646-7026
TTE/TD ............. Dummy Guided Missile A/E37A-T60
Prerequisite ......... Security clearance: Confidential


(4) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training is conducted at Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD), Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. The TD required for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training is the Practical Explosive Ordnance Disposal System Trainer (PEST):

Practical Explosive Ordnance Disposal System Trainer. The Laser Maverick PEST is a full-scale model fabricated from actual hardware, having approximately the same weight and center of gravity as the tactical missile. The PEST is used for teaching Render Safe Procedures (RSP). For further details on Training Devices see element IV.A.2.

The following table lists the applicable EOD training courses. The Laser Maverick will be incorporated in these courses with minimal impact. This will cause no change to student throughput or chargeable student billets; therefore, these courses will not appear in Parts II and III.

COURSE NUMBER COURSE TITLE RFT DATE
A-431-0011 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Basic (Navy) On-line
A-431-0012 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Basic (Surface) On-line
G-431-0001 EOD Pre-deployment Team Training On-line


c. Student Profiles

SKILL IDENTIFIER PREREQUISITE SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
AO 6801 or MOS 6541 C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnance "Class A1" School (Common Core)

and

C-646-2012, Aviation Ordnance "Class A1" School (Airwing Strand)

or

C-646-2013, Aviation Ordnance "Class A1" School (Weapons Department Strand)



d. Training Pipelines. The following training tracks apply and are available in the OPNAV Aviation Training Management System (OATMS):

TRACK NUMBER TRACK TITLE
D/E-646-7007 Air Launched Guided Missiles Intermediate Maintenance
M-646-7026 Aviation Ordnance Technician Intermediate Maintenance


I. ON-BOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development

a. Maintenance Training Improvement Program. The Maintenance Training Improvement Program (MTIP) is used to establish an effective and efficient training system responsive to fleet training requirements. MTIP is a training management tool that, through diagnostic testing, identifies individual training deficiencies at the organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance. MTIP is the comprehensive testing of one's knowledge. It consists of a bank of test questions managed through automated data processing. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Training assisted in development of MTIP by providing those question banks (software) already developed by the Navy. MTIP was implemented per OPNAVINST 4790.2 series. MTIP allows increased effectiveness in the application of training resources through identification of skills and knowledge deficiencies at the activity, work center, or individual technician level. Refresher training is concentrated where needed to improve identified skill and knowledge shortfalls. (MTIP will be replaced by Aviation Maintenance In-Service Training (AMIST). List the timeframe for the NTSP here.)

b. Aviation Maintenance In-Service Training. Aviation Maintenance In-Service Training (AMIST) is intended to support the Fleet training requirements now satisfied by MTIP, and in that sense is the planned replacement. However, it is structured very differently, and will function as an integral part of the new Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System (AMTCS) that will replace the existing aviation maintenance training structure. AMIST will provide standardized instruction to bridge the training gaps between initial and career training. With implementation of AMIST, technicians will be provided the training required to maintain a level of proficiency necessary to effectively perform the required tasks to reflect career progression. AMIST will begin when funding becomes available. AMIST will begin at Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Departments in the forth quarter of FY00.

c. Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System. AMTCS will redesign the aviation training process (training continuum), and introduce CBT throughout the Navy technical training process. The application and adoption of recent advances in computer hardware and software technology will enable CBT, with its basic elements of Computer Managed Instruction, Computer Aided Instruction, and Interactive Courseware, to be integrated into the training continuum and provide essential support for standardizing technical training.

d. Pilot and NFO Weapons Proficiency Training. Accomplished in three steps: Academic, Simulator, and Captive Carry:

Academic. Selected squadron aircrewmen receive in depth classroom weapon training from an appropriate source (contractor, weapons school, etc.) to become the squadron subject matter expert on the selected weapon. The subject matter expert then returns to the squadron and holds academic training with the squadron aircrew. As an option to this step, all the squadron's aircrew would attend an academic class held at the appropriate weapons school to fulfill the academic requirement.

Simulator. The appropriate weapons tactical trainer is set up by the squadron for the aircrewmen to gain required proficiency prior to captive carry of the selected weapon.

Captive Carry. The selected training weapon is loaded on an aircraft at which time the aircrewmen will gain proficiency and final qualification on the selected weapon.

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. NA

3. Other On-Board or In-service Training Packages. Marine Corps onboard training is based on the current series of MCO P4790.12, Individual Training Standards System and Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program (MATMEP). This program is designed to meet Marine Corps, as well as Navy OPNAVINST 4790.2 series, maintenance training requirements. It is a performance-based, standardized, level-progressive, documentable, training management and evaluation program. It identifies and prioritizes task inventories by MOS through a front-end analysis process that identifies task, skill, and knowledge requirements of each MOS. MTIP questions coupled to MATMEP tasks will help identify training deficiencies that can be enhanced with refresher training. (MATMEP will be replaced by AMTCS in approximately FY02.)

The Conventional Weapon Technical Proficiency Inspection. (CWTPI) is a graded inspection administered by either Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific or Atlantic. The CWTPI covers all areas of conventional weapon load and release, and control systems checks. The inspection evaluates the squadron's ability to correctly wire-check, upload & download conventional ordnance, use applicable publications, and place ordnance on its designated target. The squadron inspection is conducted annually, six months prior to deployment, or at the request of the squadron's Commanding Officer. A written examination is required by all personnel, including squadron pilots, directly involved in the inspection. The final grade is an average score derived from the written exams, ordnance loads, wire checks, and the pilots' proficiency to deliver weapons on target. Pre-inspection training is provided by the appropriate SFWS followed by the CWTPI. The CWTPI determines the need for further conventional weapons load training of squadron AO and Aviation Electronics Technician personnel at the appropriate SFWS.



The USMC fighter-attack squadrons are scheduled by their respective Squadron Commanders for required biennially Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation (MCCRE). This is part of the Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation System. MCCREs may be completed during a 6-month period at the home base or at deployed sites. To complete an MCCRE, Operational Commanders have the option to move an entire Marine Corps activity to another location to participate in war exercises and be evaluated. Training is an on-going Marine Corps evolution that culminates with the Combat Readiness Evaluation. The evaluation determines the need for further conventional weapons load training of squadron personnel.

The United States Navy Explosive Safety Policies, Requirements, and Procedures (Department of the Navy Explosives Safety Policy Manual) OPNAVINST 8023.2 (Series), promulgates the Explosives Handling Personnel Qualification and Certification (QUAL/CERT) program. The QUAL/CERT program is designed to ensure that all Navy, Marine Corps, and civilians required to handle explosives or explosive devices are fully trained and qualified to perform all functions and task safety.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER


ADDRESS
F33657-77-C-0467

F33657-82-C-0024

F33657-84-C-0144

F33657-89-C-2133

Hughes Aircraft Company Tucson, Arizona

2. Program Documentation.  The current Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP) is ILSP No. MS-063, approved August 1991.

3. Technical Data Plan. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) has designated the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Command (NATEC) as the central agency for procurement and distribution control of technical manuals. As part of this responsibility, NATEC maintains an automated file of fleet and field publication requirements for each activity. Manuals required to support the Laser Maverick are listed in Section 7.6 of ILSP No. MS-063. Manuals required for training are currently available and listed in element IV.B.3 of this NTSP.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. Test set, tools, and test equipment required to support the Laser Maverick are listed in section 7.4 of ILSP No. MS-063. The TTU-519/E Guided Missile Test Set is used in conjunction with the SMU-127/E Laser Target Simulator at the AUR depots to test Laser Maverick and Training Guided Missile (TGM-A/A37A-T9) and fault isolate to a section (GCS or CAS).

The AN/AWM-92 Aircraft Weapons Circuit Test Set is used at the organizational level to functionally test the aircraft weapons circuits prior to loading the aircraft. The AN/AWM-54 Firing Circuit Test Set and W-30 Igniter adapter are used at the organizational level to perform stray voltage tests on the launcher igniter connector. The A/E37T-35 Common Rack and Launcher Test Set (CRALTS) is used at intermediate level activities to functionally test the launcher and fault isolate to an SRA. The AN/AWM-92, AN/AWM-54, and A/E37T-35 are not unique to the Laser Maverick.

5. Repair Parts. The Laser Maverick supply support program is a joint effort between Navy and Air Force supply activities. Requirements for all levels of maintenance were identified and acquired during the provisioning process to ensure availability of spare and repair parts during the Initial Operating Capability and throughout the life-cycle. The Navy Inventory Control Point provides all common consumable and repairable items and acquires peculiar and unique consumable and repairable items for organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance by submitting a funded requisition to the Air Force. The Air Force will procure, stock, and issue unique depot level items in accordance with the Depot Maintenance Inter-service Support Agreement. The Navy Material Support Date was attained in third quarter FY92.

6. Human Systems Integration. No Human Systems Integration Plan was written for the Laser Maverick program.

K. SCHEDULES

1. Schedule of Events. Fleet introduction of the Laser Maverick occurred in August 1988. All fleet deliveries are complete. The Navy Support Date was attained in January 1991. All training activities are currently RFT, except for the Air Launched Guided Missiles Intermediate Maintenance course (C-122-3111) at NAMTRAGRU DET (MTU-4035) Whidbey Island, which has a planned RFT date of August 1999..

a. Installation and Delivery Schedules. Laser Maverick schedules are classified and are contained in the Weapon Systems Planning Document for the AGM-65E Laser Maverick Missile System, NAVAIRNOTE C13100 of 26 August 1996.

b. Ready for Operational Use Schedule. The Laser Maverick is currently considered to be ready for operational use.

c. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. No time is required, since the Laser Maverick is delivered as an All-Up-Round.

d. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedules. Information on FMS deliveries must be obtained through PMA-242.

e. Training Devices and Delivery Schedule. Since both the Laser Maverick and the Imaging Infrared (IR) Maverick are physically similar, all Dummy Guided Missile A/E37A-T60s will be collectively shared by activities for load drill training. Fifteen Dummy Guided Missile A/E37A-T60s and Thirty-nine Training Guided Missile TGM-A/A37A-T9s have been initially delivered to the fleet. Element IV.A.2 of this NTSP contains information on locations of Training Devices as of March 1997. Current asset status and location can be obtained from the Conventional Ammunition Integrated Management System (CAIMS).

L. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT AND CONTRACTOR FURNISHED EQUIPMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. NA

M. RELATED NTSPs AND OTHER APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT

OR NTSP TITLE

DOCUMENT

OR NTSP NUMBER

PDA

CODE



STATUS
AV-8B Harrier II Weapons System A-50-8210D/A PMA257 Approved

August 1994

F/A-18 Weapon System A-50-7703G/D PMA265 Draft

June 1995

AGM-65F Imaging Infrared Maverick Missile System A-50-8301B/A PMA-242 Approved

April 1999

AGM-65E/F Laser/IR Maverick Missiles ILSP ILSP No: MS-063 PDA AIR-3.1.1K August 1991
AGM-65E/F Laser/IR Maverick Phase Support Plan PSP No: MS-063 AIR 3.1.1K Approved

September 1991

Weapon System Planning Document for the AGM-65E Laser Maverick Missile System NAVAIRNOTE C13100 PMA-242 Approved

5 January 1994





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