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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

T/AV-8B HARRIER II WEAPON SYSTEM

N88-NTSP-A-50-8210D/D

FEBRUARY 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The T/AV-8B Harrier II Weapon System, from here on referred to as the AV-8B, with its superior capability for light attack and air-to-air missions, replaced the AV-8A/C and A-4M aircraft. The AV-8B is comprised of four configurations of aircraft, the Trainer, the Day Attack, the Night Attack, and the Radar. The Radar Aircraft, also known as the Harrier II Plus, was introduced in July 1993 as the newest production AV-8B, achieving Initial Operating Capability in August 1997. The AV-8B is in Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process.

Day Attack Aircraft are being remanufactured and reconfigured as Radar Aircraft, which began in January 1996, with an estimated completion date in Fiscal Year (FY) 2003, to include the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar system. This tactical airborne radar system is based on existing specifications for F/A-18 Aircraft; it provides the AV-8B multi-target tracking capability and the ability to perform air-to-air and air-to surface weapons delivery in conditions of marginal visibility, day or night.

In FY93 a retrofit program was initiated to replace the Rolls Royce F402-RR-406 Engine in older AV-8B Aircraft with the upgraded F402-RR-408 Engine, which includes a Digital Engine Control System. These retrofits have a planned completion date in FY03.

Maintenance is conducted at three levels, organizational, intermediate, and depot, as established by the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 4790.2G. No increase in existing AV-8B manpower will be required to operate or maintain the Radar Aircraft, the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar system, or the F402-RR-408 Engine.

Initial training for aircrew and maintenance for the Radar Aircraft, the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar system, and the F402-RR-408 Engine has been completed. Follow-on training for aircrew is conducted by Marine Attack Training Squadron (VMAT)-203 Fleet Readiness Squadron at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina. Follow-on training for maintenance is conducted at VMAT-203 Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training/Naval Air Maintenance Group Detachment Cherry Point, including courses under Maintenance Training Units 1006, 3001, and 4034.

Updated courseware is integrated into the Pilot Training Syllabus and into the existing maintenance courses as applicable. Training includes the following Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs): 6212, 6222, 6252, 6282, 6312, 6332, 6412, 6413, 6432, 6468, 6531, 6541, and 7509. The updated courseware will not increase or decrease the lengths of these courses.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface vi

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-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-3

H. Concepts I-4

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-25

J. Logistics Support I-25

K. Schedules I-27

    1. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-29

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-29

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

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ADC

Air Data Computer

AEP

Age Exploration Program

AFCS

Automatic Flight Control System

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

ARBS

Angle Rate Bombing System

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirement

   

BIT

Built-In Test

   

CBT

Computer-Based Training

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet

CMC

Commandant of the Marine Corps

CNET

Commander Naval Education and Training

CNI

Communication Navigation Identification

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

   

ECM

Electronic Countermeasures

EETS

Electrical Equipment Test Set

   

FMS

Foreign Military Sales

FREST

Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training

FRS

Fleet Readiness Squadron

FY

Fiscal Year

   

HIS

Hot Section Inspection

   

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

IGTD

Instructional Graphics Training Device

ILS

Integrated Logistics Support

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

IMA

Intermediate Maintenance Activity

IOS

Instructor-Operator Station

IPB

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

ISD

Instructional System Development

   

MAG

Marine Aircraft Group

MALS

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

MATMEP

Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program

MAW

Marine Air Wing

MCAIR

McDonnell Aircraft Company

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MCCDC

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

MCO

Marine Corps Order

MOJT

Managed On-the-Job Training

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MSD

Material Support Date

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAMP

Naval Aviation Maintenance Program

NAMTRAGRU DET

Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment

NATOPS

Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVICP

Naval Inventory Control Point

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NAWCAD

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NAWST

Night Attack Weapon System Trainer

NSD

Navy Support Date

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OFT

Operational Flight Trainer

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

   

PDS

Projection Display System

PMA

Program Manager, Air

   

RFT

Ready For Training

RNAWST

Radar Night Attack Weapon System Trainer

   

SE

Support Equipment

SMT

Systems Maintenance Trainer

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

   

TD

Training Device

TECHEVAL

Technical Evaluation

T/O

Table of Organization

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

USMC

United States Marine Corps

   

VMA

Marine Attack Squadron

VMAT

Marine Attack Training Squadron

V/STOL

Vertical/Short Take Off and Landing

   

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

WST

Weapon System Trainer

WTT

Weapons Tactics Trainer

PREFACE

This Draft Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the T/AV-8B Harrier II Weapon System, from here on referred to as the AV-8B, has been updated to comply with guidelines in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, OPNAV Publication P-751-1-9-97. This document updates the AV-8B Weapon System Preliminary Draft Navy Training System Plan A-50-8210D/D dated August 1999. The last Approved NTSP for the AV-8B was A-50-8201C/A of August 1993.

Training tracks, Training Device (TD), and Technical Training Equipment (TTE) information has been incorporated, including the deletion of all AV-8B Difference Training Courses. This information was provided by Marine Attack Squadron (VMAT)-203 Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training (FREST)/Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRU DET) Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Manpower requirements have been updated and all applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) re-designations have been incorporated.

This document includes updated courseware for the Radar Aircraft, the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar System, and the F402-RR-408 Engine. Newly developed Aircrew training has been integrated into the AV-8B Pilot Training Syllabus.

This document also addresses the 2F149 Weapons Systems Trainer (WST) modification to a 2F150B Radar Night Attack Weapons Systems Trainer (RNAWST) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Arizona, and the 2F133 Operational Flight Trainer (OFT) modification to a 2F150A RNAWST at MCAS Cherry Point.

The 11H93, 11H94, 11H96, 11H97, 11H99, and 11H100 Systems Maintenance Trainers (SMT) are currently being reviewed for upgrade to Radar configuration. All configuration changes are proposed to begin in Fiscal Year (FY) 02.

N88-NTSP-A-50-8210D/D

February 2001

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. T/AV-8B Harrier II Weapon System

2. Program Element. 0604214N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N781)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N780)

Marine Corps Program Sponsor CMC (APW-21)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA257)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT (N721)

CINCPACFLT (N77)

CNET (ETE322)

MCCDC (C473)

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

CMC (ASM, ASL)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N795)

Manpower Structure Management MCCDC (C5325A)

CMC (ASM-1)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The AV-8B is designed to enhance the Marine Corps aviation combat element capability by providing fast, responsive, and effective close-air support for United States Marine Corps (USMC) ground forces, and to fly interdiction missions. The Vertical/Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) features allow the AV-8B to operate where other fixed wing aircraft cannot. The AV-8B is capable of performing air-to-surface and air-to-air missions in daylight, darkness, and adverse weather using conventional and specific weapons. The AV-8B conducts deep-air support, including armed reconnaissance and air interdiction, using conventional and specific weapons, and conducts offensive and defensive anti-air warfare. Other missions include combat air patrol, armed escort missions, and offensive missions against enemy ground-to-air defenses. The AV-8B operates and delivers ordnance day and night, and is capable of operating under instrument flight conditions. The AV-8B is capable of extended operations employing aerial refueling, and operates from carriers and other suitable seagoing platforms, advanced bases, expeditionary airfields, and remote tactical landing sites.

The AV-8B is comprised of four configurations of aircraft, the Trainer, the Day Attack, the Night Attack, and the Radar. The Trainer Aircraft is a fully functional Day Attack Aircraft and can be flown independently from the front seat, or assisted from the back seat. The Trainer Aircraft is used exclusively by the Training Activity. Introduction of the Night Attack Aircraft in September 1989 significantly enhanced the operating capabilities of the AV-8B by projecting Visual Flight Rules both day and night. The Radar Aircraft, also known as the Harrier II Plus, was introduced in July 1993 as the newest production AV-8B. The Radar Aircraft, which also features night attack capabilities, further expanded the operational envelope of the AV-8B by adding a multi-mode radar system to extend the tracking capabilities of the aircraft, and the capability to conduct self-contained approaches in inclement weather, navigation updates, and War at Sea missions.

2. Foreign Military Sales. In addition to the USMC, the Spanish and Italian Navies fly the AV-8B. The Spanish Navy has nine Day Attack and eight Radar aircraft. The Italian Navy has two Trainer and sixteen Radar aircraft. Both Spanish and Italian Pilots and maintenance personnel train with USMC personnel to ensure commonality between forces. There have been no Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of the Night Attack Aircraft and the AV-8B has not been sold the any other military force at this time. Further information concerning FMS of the AV-8B may be obtained from the AV-8B Program Manager, Air (PMA) 257, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM).

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL) for the Radar Aircraft was completed in January 1993 at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Patuxent River, Maryland. Operational Evaluation was completed in June 1993 at NAWCAD, China Lake, California.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The AV-8B replaced the AV-8A/C and A-4M Aircraft for light attack and air-to-air missions.

The Radar Aircraft is currently being phased into existing squadrons to replace the Day Attack Aircraft. New production phase-in began in July 1993, with the first aircraft delivery to MCAS Cherry Point. The first aircraft was equipped with the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar system and the upgraded F402-RR-408 Engine. Remanufacturing and reconfiguring of Day Attack Aircraft into Radar Aircraft began in January 1996, with an estimated completion date in FY03.

The Trainer and Night Attack aircraft are not scheduled to receive the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar system, and therefore are not included in the remanufacturing schedule. However, a retrofit program to replace the F402-RR-406 Engines with F402-RR-408 Engines in all older Trainer and Night Attack aircraft began in FY93, with an estimated completion date in FY03.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The AV-8B significantly extends Marine Corps close-air support capabilities, combining the AV-8A vectored thrust concept with technological advancements in the wing, propulsion system, forward fuselage structure, avionics, stabilization augmentation system, and cockpit. The Night Attack and Radar aircraft, like the Day Attack Aircraft, are single-engine, single-place, V/STOL, light attack, air-to-air aircraft with further enhancements in propulsion, avionics, and cockpit design.

The avionics systems are designed to greatly enhance survivability and reduce Pilot workload by incorporating technological advances in cockpit instrumentation and Defensive Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) systems. Weapons delivery is further improved on the Radar Aircraft through the addition of the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar system.

The F402-RR-408 Engine, which replaced the F402-RR-406 Engine, provides an additional 2000 pounds of thrust and increases the Mean Time Between Engine Hot Section Inspection (HSI) from 500 to 1000 hours. The F402-RR-408 Engine incorporates modular type design changes in the major engine sections to increase performance, reliability, and maintainability.

2. Physical Description. The Radar Aircraft is slightly longer and heavier than the Day Attack and Night Attack aircraft. The nose cone has been extended 1.42 feet to accommodate the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar.

CHARACTERISTIC

RADAR

NIGHT

ATTACK

DAY

ATTACK

Aircraft Length (feet)

47.75

46.33

46.33

Aircraft Height (feet)

11.66

11.66

11.66

Aircraft Wingspan (feet)

30.35

30.35

30.35

Operating Weight Empty (pounds)

14,912

13,968

13,705

Maximum Vertical Takeoff Weight (pounds)

20,752

20,752

19,185

Maximum Short Takeoff Weight (pounds)

32,000

32,000

31,000

Internal Fuel Weight (pounds)

7,762

7,762

7,762

Maximum External Fuel Weight (pounds)

8,073

8,073

8,073

3. New Development Introduction. Night Attack Aircraft have been introduced since FY93 via new production. Older Trainer and Night Attack aircraft are being retrofit to install the F402-RR-408 Engine. Radar Aircraft have been introduced since July 1993 via new production. Remanufacturing and reconfiguring of Day Attack Aircraft into Radar Aircraft began in January 1996.

4. Significant Interfaces. There are no significant interfaces with, or impacts to other systems.

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. In the Radar Aircraft, the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar System is based on the existing specifications for F/A-18 Aircraft, but tailored for AV-8B missions. Current AV-8B specifications for the radar include a downsized antenna, two modified Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRA), and commonality with existing items to the maximum extent without compromising performance or mission reliability. The radar modes originally developed in the F/A-18 AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar System were retained, and provide the Radar Aircraft, in conjunction with the Radar Aircraft's night-attack systems, extended tracking capabilities to perform air-to-air and air-to-surface operations in marginal visibility conditions, day or night. The AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar is a tactical airborne radar system developed by Hughes, Inc.

The F402-RR-408 Engine, which powers the Trainer, Night Attack, and Radar aircraft, provides an additional 2000 pounds of thrust and increases the Mean Time Between Engine HSI from 500 to 1000 hours. The F402-RR-408 Engine incorporates modular type design changes in the major engine sections to increase performance, reliability, and maintainability.

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The AV-8B is operated by a single Pilot with MOS 7509. Although the AV-8B is a single-seat aircraft, the Trainer Aircraft uses a two-man crew for improved training and safety enhancement. The Trainer Aircraft can be flown independently from the front seat or assisted from the back seat.

2. Maintenance Concept. The maintenance concept for the AV-8B is based on a Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) of the aircraft's maintainability, life cycle cost, maintenance engineering, and logistics support requirements. General guidance regarding the maintenance concept is provided by the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 4790.2 series. The NAMP details three levels of maintenance, organizational, intermediate, and depot.

Performance monitoring capability, via Built-In Test (BIT), is designed to detect system malfunctions and isolate the failure of a particular Weapon Replaceable Assembly (WRA) within the probability factors specified in the detailed aircraft and system specifications. Where feasible, BIT functions provide operators with a visual indication of equipment readiness.

a. Organizational. Organizational level maintenance actions are performed on a day-to-day basis by operating units. These requirements include inspections, servicing, handling, and on-equipment corrective maintenance. Personnel with MOSs 6212, 6252, 6282, 6312, 6332, or 6531 perform preventive and corrective maintenance:

(1) Preventive Maintenance. AV-8B maintenance personnel perform periodic prescribed inspections and servicing of equipment, accomplished on a calendar basis or hourly intervals of operation. This maintenance includes, but is not limited to, phase inspections, corrosion inspections, daily inspections, and turnaround inspections.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. Organizational level personnel utilize BIT for primary fault isolation to the WRA. Faulty WRAs are removed and replaced using standard hand tools. Some larger WRAs require use of non-complex Peculiar Support Equipment and Support Equipment (SE) (i.e., engine, canopy, etc.). A suspected faulty WRA is forwarded to the appropriate maintenance level to isolate the defective SRA.

b. Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance requirements include component repair, test and modification of aeronautical equipment, calibration of SE and disposition of assets from stricken aircraft. Intermediate level maintenance is performed to verify faulty WRAs and fault isolation to a defective SRA, or component, using the AN/USM-636(V) Consolidated Automated Support System. Isolation of faults to the SRA is followed by removal and replacement of the SRA, or a repair to the piece-part, per approved maintenance plans. Repair to the piece-part is only applicable in AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar peculiar equipment (the F/A-18 community also has this capability).

c. Depot. Depot level maintenance actions are those requiring major overhauls, or a complete rebuilding, manufacture, or modification of parts, assemblies, subassemblies, and end items. Depot level maintenance for AV-8B is provided by Naval Aviation Depot Cherry Point.

d. Interim Maintenance. Maintenance responsibility under the Phased Support Concept was a Marine Corps and McDonnell Aircraft Company (MCAIR) sharing effort until AV-8B peculiar systems demonstrated the level of maturity required for complete Marine Corps organic support. Incremental transition is complete. Transition began with the organizational level prior to TECHEVAL, and ended with the transition to organic depot level support prior to the Navy Support Date (NSD) in FY96.

e. Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. The AV-8B was designed for a 6000 flight hour life without scheduled depot level maintenance. In keeping with the philosophy of Reliability Centered Maintenance, the Age Exploration Program (AEP) was developed to ensure the aircraft achieves the reliability inherent in this design. AEP monitors the condition and performance of the aircraft by collecting and analyzing failure data as the fleet ages through actual operating conditions. One of the primary sources of this data is AEP depot induction aircraft.

3. Manning Concept. The number of positions requiring manning are dictated by the deployed workload demanding 24 hours of organizational level servicing during cyclic flight operations. The basic watch condition consists of two sections, each responsible for a twelve-hour period. The manning for such positions is based on Direct Maintenance Man-Hours per Flight Hour of 25.7 for maintenance personnel and 1.6 Pilots per AV-8B Aircraft. The current AV-8B manpower requirements are contained in Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) Table of Organization (T/O) 8560 (Active). Current manpower requirements for the VMAT are found in T/O 8582.

4. Training Concept. VMAT-203, MCAS Cherry Point, is the Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS) Model Manager for aircrew training of the AV-8B. Marine Aircraft Group (MAG)-14 designated VMAT-203 as an assistant Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) Model Manager for AV-8B to assist the AV-8B NATOPS Model Manager. AV-8B courseware and TDs have been updated to include the Night Attack and Radar aircraft. AV-8B Pilot training is conducted per the Aviation Training and Readiness Manual. Pilots receive AV-8B familiarization, ground training, and approximately sixty percent of their combat training at the FRS. Pilots continue on to their permanent squadrons to complete combat and qualifications training. Refresher and modified refresher, Category 3 and 4 Pilot training is conducted depending on how long the Pilot has been without AV-8B proficiency training at VMAT-203 FRS, MCAS Cherry Point, and at MAG-13, MCAS Yuma, Arizona.

Organizational and intermediate level maintenance training is conducted at VMAT-203 FREST/NAMTRAGRU DET Cherry Point, including courses under Maintenance Training Units (MTU) 1006, 3001, and 4034. The AV-8B FREST attached to VMAT-203 is designated as Model Manager for maintenance training. Maintenance personnel receive technical classroom training and practical hands-on training. Updated courseware and draft Night Attack Aircraft courseware were delivered in September 1989. VMAT-203 FREST Cherry Point developed maintenance courseware updates for the Radar Aircraft after receipt of Instructor and Cadre training in May 1993 and began instruction in September 1993.

MCAIR, St. Louis, Missouri, implemented the Instructional System Development (ISD) concept at the onset of the weapon system design phase utilizing Full Scale Development (FSD) engineering and Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) information as a database. ISD defines the total AV-8B training requirements in terms of learning objectives. VMAT-203 FREST provided technicians and engineers as Instructors for AV-8B Fleet Cadre training.

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 Career training courses. "A" School Core courses include general knowledge and skills training for a particular basic MOS, while "A" School Strand courses focus on the more specialized training requirements for that MOS. 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 Career "C" School, for additional training on a specific type of aircraft or equipment, and to enhance skills and knowledge within their field. Graduates from "C" School receive their primary MOS.

a. Initial Training. Initial Training for AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar operation was conducted at VMA Squadrons. Initial Air-to-Ground lessons have been completed. Air-to-Air lessons were developed in 1993 and 1994, as radar capability expanded.

Night Attack Aircraft training was accomplished at MCAS Yuma, with cadre training for operators and maintenance personnel. Cadre training focused on the Night Attack Aircraft differences and was intended for personnel already qualified on the Day Attack Aircraft. Instructor and cadre training began in September 1989 and ended in May 1990.

Instructor and Cadre personnel received initial organizational maintenance training for the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar from MCAIR in May 1993 at Naval Air Warfare Center (NAVAIRWARCEN) Weapons Division China Lake, and in July 1993 at MCAS Cherry Point. Training included the following MOSs: 6252, 6282, 6312, and 6332.

Instructor and cadre intermediate maintenance training for the F402-RR-408 Engine was conducted by Rolls Royce. Training began in March 1993, with course validation being completed prior to August 1993.

b. Follow-on Training. Follow-on operator and maintenance training for the AV-8B is performed in the process described earlier in this section and managed by VMAT-203 FRS and VMAT-203 FREST.

(1) Operator Training. Pilot training for the AV-8B is dictated by Marine Corps Order (MCO) P3500.14F Aviation Training and Readiness Manual, Volume II, Tactical Fixed-Wing 100 series. Therefore, the following Pilot courses do not have official course identification numbers assigned. To ease tracking throughout this document, Pilot courses have been assigned Not Applicable (NA) 1 through NA4.

Title

AV-8B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 1 and 2 Pipeline

CIN

NA1

Model Manager

VMAT-203

Description

This pipeline provides the Category 1 and 2 Student Pilot knowledge and skills including:

  • Flight Training
  • Crew Tactics and Safety
  • Communications and Navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Pilot in a squadron environment.

Location

VMAT-203 FRS, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

234 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 7509

TTE/TD

  • 2F133 OFT
  • 2F149 WST
  • 2F150 Night Attack Weapon System Trainer (NAWST)
  • 2F150A RNAWST

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • Q-2A-0001, Primary Flight Training
  • Q-2A-0007, T45-TS Strike Flight Training
  • Q-2A-0005, Intermediate Strike Flight Training
  • Q-2A-0006, Advanced Strike Flight Training
  • E-2D-0032, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape (SERE) Training
  • J-495-0413, Shipboard Aircraft Firefighting
  • Security Clearance - Secret

 

 

Title

AV-8B Instructor Under Training Pilot Training

CIN

NA2

Model Manager

VMAT-203

Description

This pipeline provides the prospective Instructor Pilot knowledge and skills including:

  • Instructional Techniques
  • Flight Training
  • Crew Tactics and Safety
  • Communications and Navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Instructor Pilot in a training squadron environment.

Location

VMAT-203 FRS, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

40 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 7509

TTE/TD

  • 2F133 OFT
  • 2F149 WST
  • 2F150 NAWST
  • 2F150A RNAWST

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisite

  • AV-8B Fleet Replacement Pilot, Category 1 and 2 Pipeline
  • Security Clearance - Secret

 

Title

AV-8B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 3 Pipeline

CIN

NA3

Model Manager

VMAT-203

Description

This pipeline provides the Category 3 Student Pilot knowledge and skills including:

  • Flight Training
  • Crew Tactics and Safety
  • Communications and Navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Pilot in a squadron environment.

Location

VMAT-203 FRS, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

40 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 7509

TTE/TD

  • 2F133 OFT
  • 2F149 WST
  • 2F150 NAWST
  • 2F150A RNAWST

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisite

  • AV-8B Fleet Replacement Pilot, Category 1 and 2 Pipeline
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title

AV-8B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 4 Pipeline

CIN

NA4

Model Manager

VMAT-203

Description

This pipeline provides the Category 4 Student Pilot knowledge and skills including:

  • Flight Training
  • Crew Tactics and Safety
  • Communications and Navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Pilot in a squadron environment.

Location

VMAT-203 FRS, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

26 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 7509

TTE/TD

  • 2F133 OFT
  • 2F149 WST
  • 2F150 NAWST
  • 2F150A RNAWST

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisite

  • AV-8B Fleet Replacement Pilot, Category 1 and 2 Pipeline
  • Security Clearance - Secret

(2) Maintenance Training

(a) Organizational Level Maintenance. Updated courseware for personnel with MOS 6212, 6252, 6282, 6312, 6332, and 6531 is as follows:

 

 

 

Title

AV-8B Communication, Navigation, Identification/ Electronic Countermeasures System Organizational Maintenance

CIN

M-102-0122

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the AV-8/TAV-8 Aircraft Communications and Navigation Weapons System Technician knowledge and skills including:

  • Academic and Practical Training
  • Integrated Controls and Displays
  • Navigation and Communication Systems
  • Identification and Countermeasures
  • Weapons Systems
  • Night Attack
  • Radar Systems
  • Aircraft Wiring and Connector Repair Techniques
  • Testing, Troubleshooting, and Repair Procedures
  • Avionics Corrosion Control
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Aircraft Communications, Navigation, Identification, and ECM Weapons System Specialist Integrated Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

105 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6312

TTE/TD

  • 11H94 Avionics SMT
  • 11H95 Night Attack/Electrical SMT
  • 11H98 Radar/Armament SMT
  • 11H156 Instructional Graphics Training Device (IGTD)

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Strand Class A1
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title

AV-8B Power Plants and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance

CIN

M-601-0113

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the AV-8/TAV-8 Fixed-Wing Aircraft Mechanic the knowledge and skills including:

  • Power Plant and Fuel Systems
  • Component Purpose and Location
  • Operation, Troubleshooting, and Repair Procedures
  • Servicing, Inspections, and Plane Captain Duties
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Power Plants and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

73 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6212

TTE/TD

  • 11H93 Power Plants SMT
  • 11H97 Fuel SMT
  • 11H156 IGTD
  • Fuel Pressure Test Set
  • Blow Off Test Rig

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1
  • C-601-2014, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turbojet Fundamentals Strand Class A1

Title

AV-8B Electrical System Organizational Maintenance

CIN

M-602-0153

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the AV-8/TAV-8 Aircraft Electrical Systems Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Electrical, Lighting, and Environmental Control Systems
  • Pitot Static
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Landing Gear Systems
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Fuel and Power Plant Systems
  • Analysis and Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Aircraft Wiring and Connector Repair
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Electrical Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

95 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6332

TTE/TD

  • 11H95 Night Attack/Electrical SMT
  • 11H97 Fuel SMT
  • 11H99 Flight Controls SMT
  • 11H100 Landing Gear SMT
  • 11H156 IGTD

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1
  • Security Clearance - Secret

 

 

 

 

Title

AV-8B Environmental/Escape System Organizational Maintenance

CIN

M-602-0163

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the AV-8/TAV-8 Fixed-Wing Aircraft Safety Equipment Mechanic the knowledge and skills including:

  • Cabin Cooling and Defog Systems
  • Cabin Pressurization Systems
  • Forward Avionics Cooling Systems
  • Canopy Seal/Anti-G and Onboard Oxygen Generating Systems
  • Rear Equipment Cooling Systems
  • Waveguide Pressurization and Radar Liquid Cooling Systems
  • Canopy and Ejection Seat Systems
  • Testing, Troubleshooting, and Repair Procedures
  • Removal, Installation, and Inspection Requirements
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Environmental/Escape System Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

44 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6282

TTE/TD

  • 11H96 Egress and Environmental SMT
  • AV-8B Ejection Seat

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-602-2033, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2034, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) Egress Strand Class A1

Title

Aircraft Airframe Mechanic AV-8B

CIN

M-602-0175

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the AV-8/TAV-8 Fixed-Wing Aircraft Airframe Mechanic the knowledge and skills including:

  • Academic and Practical Training
  • Airframes Systems
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Landing Gear Systems
  • Testing, Troubleshooting, and Repair Procedures
  • Removal, Installation, and Inspection Requirements
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Aircraft Airframe Mechanic in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

72 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6252

TTE/TD

  • 11H97 Fuel SMT
  • 11H99 Flight Control SMT
  • 11H100 Landing Gear SMT
  • 11H156 IGTD

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-603-0175, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Common Core Class A1
  • C-603-0176, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Strand Class A1

Title

AV-8B Armament Organizational Systems Maintenance

CIN

M-646-0143

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the Aviation Ordnance Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Armament Systems Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Conventional Weapons Loading and Unloading Procedures
  • Weapons Release and Control Checks
  • Arming and De-Arming Procedures
  • Electronic Countermeasures and Gun Systems
  • Corrosion Control
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Armament Organizational Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

57 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6531

TTE/TD

  • 11H98 Radar/Armament SMT
  • 11H156 IGTD
  • Guided Missile Launcher
  • 25MM Gun Subsystem
  • AV-8B (the actual aircraft is used as TTE)

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnanceman Common Core Class A1
  • C-646-2010, Aviation Ordnanceman Class A1
  • Security Clearance - Secret

(b) Intermediate Level Maintenance. Updated courseware for personnel with MOS 6222, 6412, 6413, 6432, 6468, and 6541 is as follows:

Title

Aircraft Communications Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

M-102-6412

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA) Aircraft Communications Systems Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • RT-648/ARC-94 and RT-698/ARC-102 HF Transceivers
  • AN/ARC-182(V) Communication Equipment
  • AN/ARC-159(V)1 UHF Radios
  • RT-1150 and RT-1194 Remote Transceivers
  • 490T-1/1A/9 Antenna Couplers
  • Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Circuit Analysis, Alignment, and Repair Procedures
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a Aircraft Communications Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

82 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6412

TTE/TD

  • CBT Electronic Classroom
  • RT-648/ARC-94 Transceiver
  • RT-698/ARC-102 HF Transceiver
  • AN/ARC-182(V) Transceiver
  • AN/ARC-159(V)1 UHF Radio
  • RT-1150 Remote Transceiver
  • RT-1194 Remote Transceiver
  • 490T-1/1A/9 Antenna Coupler

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Strand Class A1
  • Security Clearance - Confidential

Title

Aircraft Navigation Systems Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

M-102-6413

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the IMA Aircraft Navigation Systems Technician knowledge and skills including:

  • AN/APX-72 Transponder Systems
  • AN/APX-100(V) Transponder Systems
  • AN/ARN-118(V) TACAN Systems
  • AN/APN-194(V) Radar Altimeter Systems
  • Operation, Testing, and Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Circuit Analysis, Alignment, and Repair Procedures
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an Aircraft Navigation Systems Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

65 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6413

TTE/TD

  • AN/APX-72 Transceiver
  • AN/APX-100(V) Transceiver
  • AN/ARN-118(V) TACAN
  • AN/APN-194(V) Radar Altimeter

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1
  • Security Clearance - Confidential

Title

AV-8B Model Aircraft AN/USM-604 Electrical Equipment Test Set (EETS) Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

M-198-8010

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the IMA Aircraft EETS and Mobile Electronics Test Set Technician knowledge and skills including:

  • AN/USM-604 EETS Equipment
  • Operation, Testing, Troubleshooting, and Repair Procedures
  • WRA Testing and Repair Procedures
  • Systems Software Programming
  • Systems Hardware Installation Procedures
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AV-8B Model Aircraft AN/USM-604 EETS Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

54 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6468

TTE/TD

  • Various Computers, Monitors, and Display Units to simulate actual WRA use in aircraft

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Note: The Draft NTSP for the AN/USM-636(V) Consolidated Automated Support System (N88-NTSP-A-50-8515C/D) dated November 2000 shows the AV-8B EETS being replaced by CASS beginning in FY00. However, CWO-4 Baumer, Avionics Officer at VMAT-203 FREST, advises that there are no immediate plans to delete the EETS track (M-198-8010) from the AV-8B schoolhouse. Quotas for FY01 are already set for 24 Marines per EETS class. Refer to the CASS NTSP for planned CASS student throughput.

Title

F402 Engine First Degree Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

M-601-3029

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the F402 Fixed-Wing Aircraft Power Plants Mechanic the knowledge and skills including:

  • F402-RR-406A, F402-RR-408A, and MK.4 Gas Turbine System Theory
  • Component Location and Purpose
  • Removal, Installation, and Troubleshooting Procedures
  • Cleaning, Inspection, and Repair Procedures
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an F402 Engine First Degree Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

86 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6222

TTE/TD

  • 11H156- IGTD
  • MK.4 Generator Starter
  • F402-RR-406A Turbofan Engine
  • F402-RR-408A Turbofan Engine

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1
  • C-601-2014, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turbojet Aircraft Fundamentals Strand Class A1

Title

Fixed Wing Aircraft Electrical Instrumentation/ Automatic Flight Control System/Air Data Computer Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

M-602-6432

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the IMA Fixed-Wing Aircraft Electrical/Instrument/Flight Control Systems Technician knowledge and skills including:

  • MA-3 Generator Test Stand
  • 20/30KVA Power Generating Systems
  • 30/40KVA Power Generating Systems
  • Flight and Control Panel Sensors
  • Sealed Lead Acid Batteries
  • Troubleshooting, Repair, and Calibration Procedures
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a Fixed Wing Aircraft Electrical Instrumentation, Automatic Flight Control System, and Air Data Computer Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

26 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6432

TTE/TD

  • Generator Converter
  • Generator Control
  • AC Generator

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Strand Class A1

Title

Aircraft Ordnance Technician, IMA

CIN

M-646-7026

Model Manager

VMAT-203 FREST

Description

This track provides the Aviation Ordnance Systems Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Aircraft Armament Equipment and Gun Systems Repair Procedures
  • Ordnance Assembly and Disassembly
  • Ammunition Management
  • Armament/Weapons Support Equipment
  • Hazardous Material/Explosives Driver
  • Handling Hazardous Material/Explosives with Material Handling Equipment
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an IMA Aircraft Ordnance Technician in a shop environment under close supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

79 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6541

TTE/TD

  • Armament Turret
  • Various Guided Missile Launchers
  • Various Ejector Racks
  • M197 Automatic Gun
  • 20MM Gun Subsystem
  • 25MM Gun Subsystem
  • Ammo Loader and Replenisher

Refer to Elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2, respectively, for detailed TTE and TD information.

Prerequisites

  • C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnanceman Common Core Class A1
  • C-646-2012, Aviation Ordnanceman Airwing Strand Class A1

c. Student Profiles

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

MOSs 6222, 6212

  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1
  • C-601-2014, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turbojet Aircraft Fundamentals Strand Class A1

MOS 6252

  • C-603-0175, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Common Core Class A1
  • C-603-0176, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Intermediate Level Strand Class A1

MOS 6282

  • C-602-2033, Aviation Structural Mechanic G (Safety Equipment) Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2034, Aviation Structural Mechanic G (Safety Equipment) Egress Strand Class A1

MOS 6312

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1

MOS 6332

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1

MOSs 6412, 6413, 6432, 6468

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

MOSs 6531, 6541

  • C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnanceman Common Core Class A1
  • C-646-2012, Aviation Ordnanceman Airwing Strand Class A1

MOS 7509

  • Q-2A-0001, Primary Flight Training
  • Q-2A-0007, T45-TS Strike Flight Training
  • Q-2A-0005, Intermediate Strike Flight Training
  • Q-2A-0006, Advanced Strike Flight Training
  • E-2D-0032, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Training
  • J-495-0413, Shipboard Aircraft Firefighting

d. Training Pipelines. AV-8B training tracks were updated in September 1993 and are currently on-line. No new tracks or modifications are driven by this NTSP.

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING. AV-8B Pilots require significant specialized knowledge and skills for which an especially high standard of performance is critical for effective weapon system employment. These performance standards are achieved and maintained per the Training and Readiness Manual and NATOPS.

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development. 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. Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System (AMTCS) is scheduled to begin integration into the Fleet beginning in FY02.

AMTCS redesigns the aviation training process (training continuum), and introduces Computer-Based Training (CBT) throughout the Navy and Marine Corps technical training process. The application and adoption of recent advances in computer hardware and software technology have enabled 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. CBT is currently scheduled to be on-line in FY02.

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. NA

3. Other Onboard or In-Service Training Packages. Marine Corps onboard training is based on the current series of MCO P4790.12, Individual Training Standards System and Marine 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 addressed with refresher training. MATMEP will be replaced by AMTCS in approximately FY02.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N00019-80-C-0655

McDonnell Aircraft Company

The Boeing Company

P.O. Box 516

St. Louis, MO 63166-0516

N00019-88-C-0001

Rolls Royce

Rolls Royce

1530 Wilson Boulevard

Arlington, VA 22209

2. Program Documentation. Integrated Logistic Support Plans (ILSP) have been developed to support the Trainer, the Day Attack, the Night Attack, and the Radar Aircraft.

    • The Trainer and Day Attack Aircraft ILSP (MDC A5833, Revision E) was developed by MCAIR and approved by the Navy on 25 February 1987.
    • The Night Attack Aircraft ILSP (MDC B0350) was approved by the Navy on 10 June 1988.
    • The Radar Aircraft ILSP, AV-ILSP-305 (MDC 91B0277), was approved by the Navy on 31 December 1992 and revised 31 January 1997.

The plans delineate responsibilities and are utilized by the Assistant Program Manager Logistics, Logistic Element Managers, field activity personnel, and MCAIR as working documents to outline methodologies for developing ILS elements from initial requirements identification through the total life of the weapon system.

3. Technical Data Plan. Publication support for the AV-8B has been planned at all three levels of maintenance. The Marine Corps, with contractor support, preformed formal verification of production series manuals. Organizational level publications are in hard-copy format. Sufficient quantities of all required technical manuals are currently available to support the AV-8B employment concept of deploying the squadron as two distinct units.

Quantities and types of technical manuals for training purposes have been reviewed and validated. Incorporation of the Night Attack and Radar Aircraft into existing technical manuals and publication of new manuals has been accomplished. Technical manual revisions required to support the incorporation of the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar and F402-RR-408 Engine were identified and delivered. Currently all organizational, intermediate, and depot level technical manuals are available to all applicable Marine Corps activities and the Naval Aviation Depot. Fleet verification of provided publications was performed six to eight months after initial delivery.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. The support equipment, special tools, and test equipment have been identified and included as a requirement on the Support Equipment Recommendation Data List for procurement. Organizational level support equipment for the F402-RR-408 Engine has been delivered and is in place. Rolls Royce provided minor modifications to intermediate level support equipment required by redesign of the F402-RR-408 Engine. The current AN/APG-65 Radar Set Test Station is used as the intermediate level test set for the AN/APG-65(V)2 Radar System.

5. Repair Parts. Repair and spare parts are requisitioned through standard supply channels. The Material Support Date (MSD) for the Trainer and Day Attack aircraft was achieved in October 1986, the Night Attack Aircraft in October 1992, and the Radar Aircraft in April 1995. Common piece-part transition to Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) procurement occurred prior to MSD. Contractor-to-NAVICP support transitioned with the "phased support" concept. Some equipment transitioned prior to the target MSD, other items required additional lead time prior to NAVICP tracking, procurement, and support.

 

AIRCRAFT

NSD

MSD

Trainer and Day Attack

January 1987

October 1986

Night Attack

October 1992

October 1992

Radar

April 1996

April 1995

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules

DAY ATTACK AIRCRAFT RECONFIGURATION TO RADAR AIRCRAFT

INSTALLATION SCHEDULE (NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT)

ORGIN ACTIVITY

FY96

FY97

FY98

FY99

FY00

FY01

FY02

FY03

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS)-14, MCAS Cherry Point

1

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

VMAT-203 MCAS Cherry Point

2

1

1

6

7

6

0

2

VMA-223 MCAS Cherry Point

0

2

1

2

0

1

2

3

VMA-231 MCAS Cherry Point

0

1

1

2

1

1

3

1

VMA-542 MCAS Yuma

0

0

1

2

0

0

3

0

VMA-211 MCAS Yuma

0

0

2

0

1

0

2

1

VMA-214 MCAS Yuma

0

0

2

0

1

0

2

2

VMA-513 MCAS Yuma

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

1

Note: There is no current distribution schedule for Radar configured aircraft. Aircraft will be assigned to a squadron on an individual basis. VMAT-203 is not scheduled to receive any Radar Aircraft at this time.

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. The first tactical Marine Corps Day Attack Aircraft Squadron, VMA-231, became operational in January 1985. The Night Attack Aircraft Squadron, VMA-214, became operational in April 1991. The first Radar Aircraft became operational in July 1993.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. NA

4. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedule. FMS delivery schedules may be obtained as needed from PMA257, NAVAIRSYSCOM.

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule. All Maintenance TDs have been delivered.

MAG-13, MCAS Yuma, currently has a 2F150 NAWST and a modified 2F149 WST. The 2F149 WST began modification to become a 2F150B RNAWST in October 1998 and was Ready For Training (RFT) in January 2000.

VMAT-203 FRS, MCAS Cherry Point, currently has a 2F133 OFT that is scheduled to begin modification to become a 2F150A RNAWST in FY02.

The 11H93 Power Plants SMT, 11H94 Avionics SMT, 11H96 Egress and Environmental SMT, 11H97 Fuel SMT, 11H99 Flight Controls SMT, and the 11H100 Landing Gear SMT are currently being reviewed for configuration upgrade to Radar. All configuration changes are scheduled to begin in FY02.

TRAINING DEVICE OR TECHNICAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT

 

DELIVERY

 

RFT

 

LOCATION

11H93 Power Plants SMT

March 1986

March 1986

MCAS Cherry Point

11H94 Avionics SMT

July 1987

July 1987

MCAS Cherry Point

11H95 Electrical SMT

October 1986

October 1986

MCAS Cherry Point

11H96 Egress and Environmental SMT

January 1986

January 1986

MCAS Cherry Point

11H97 Fuel SMT

May 1986

May 1986

MCAS Cherry Point

11H98 Armament SMT

November 1986

December 1986

MCAS Cherry Point

11H99 Flight Controls SMT

September 1987

September 1987

MCAS Cherry Point

11H100 Landing Gear SMT

February 1987

March 1987

MCAS Cherry Point

11H156 IGTD

August 1992

August 1992

MCAS Cherry Point

2F133 OFT

September 1984

March 1985

MCAS Cherry Point

2F149 WST

February 1989

March 1989

MCAS Cherry Point

2F150 NAWST

May 1989

December 1990

MCAS Yuma

2F150B RNAWST

October 1998

January 2000

MCAS Yuma

2F150A RNAWST

May 1993

October 1994

MCAS Cherry Point

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

Italian Training Plan

FNTP-I-9001A

PMA205

In Review

AN/ASB-19(V) Angle Rate Bombing Set

A-50-8505A/A

APC200

Approved

Sep 86

Integrated Logistics Support Plan For Trainer And Day Attack Aircraft

MDC A5833 Revision E

PMA257

Approved

Feb 87

Integrated Logistics Support Plan for the Night Attack Aircraft

MDC B0350 Revision A

PMA257

Approved

Jun 88

AN/ALQ-165 Advanced Self-Protection Jammer (ASPJ)

A-50-8407B/A

PMA272

Approved

Feb 92

Tactical Airborne Electronic Warfare System (TAEWS)

A-50-8006D/D

PMA205

Draft

Feb 94

Global Positioning System Equipment

E-70-8215B/A

PMA205

Approved

Apr 96

Integrated Logistics Support Plan for the Radar Aircraft

AV-ILSP-305(B)

PMA257

Approved

Jan 97

AN/USM-636(V) Consolidated Automated Support System NTSP

N88-NTSP-A-50-8515C/D

PMA260

Draft

Nov 00

AN/APX-100(V) Transponder Set

A-50-8305B/D

AIR-553

Draft

May 99



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