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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR

ARMAMENT WEAPONS

SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

N88-NTSP-A-50-8604B/D

NOVEMBER 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Traditionally, custody and maintenance responsibilities of Armament Weapons Support Equipment (AWSE) were assigned to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD). In 1986, intermediate maintenance responsibilities were transferred from the AIMD to the Weapons Department under the Armament Weapons Support Equipment Program (AWSEP). AWSEP was a program to implement Office of the Chief of Naval Operations policies for the allowance, management, and maintenance of conventional AWSE. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 4790.2E revised this program by removing the "Program" status leaving the title as AWSE. This change caused the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to become part of the AWSE effort, as they had previously been exempt from the AWSEP program when implemented. AWSE is assigned to the AIMD/Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) as custodian, and is issued to the Weapons Department under long term sub-custody, along with the maintenance responsibilities. The custodian AIMD/ MALS assumes maintenance actions that are beyond the capability of the Weapons Department.

Maintenance associated with AWSE is performed at the three levels of maintenance as prescribed by the Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Program, OPNAVINST 8600.2B and the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program, OPNAVINST 4790.2G. The maintenance management of AWSE is an intermediate level function within the Weapons Department and/or MALS. Maintenance management of AWSE is within the capability of the Aviation Ordnanceman (AO) rating and existing Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs). USMC personnel holding MOS 6541 perform AWSE functions at the MALS. AWSE requires no change to manpower for squadrons, AIMDs, weapons departments (ashore or afloat), MALS, and training activities.

The training track for AWSE maintenance management has been changed. Training Track, D/E-646-7100, is currently in use and has been modified by the model manager to intensify ordnance-related data. This training track modification includes a course specifically designed for Navy AO personnel for the maintenance management of weapons support equipment. This modification changed the current training track length from 3.4 weeks to 2.4 weeks. Upon successful completion of this track, students will be awarded NEC 6810. Training track D/E-646-7100 has never included USMC personnel, despite the requirement for MALS to establish and run the AWSE Work Center 731. USMC personnel with MOS 6541 receive their AWSE maintenance management training as part of On-the-Job Training (OJT).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface v

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-1

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-3

I. On-Board (In-Service) Training I-6

J. Logistics Support I-7

K. Schedules I-8

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment Training Requirements I-8

M. Related NTSP's and Other Applicable Documents I-8

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

AIMD

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AO

Aviation Ordnanceman

AWSE

Armament Weapons Support Equipment

AWSEP

Armament Weapons Support Equipment Program

   

CINCLANTFLT

Commander In Chief U.S. Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander In Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

CV

Aircraft Carrier

CVN

Aircraft Carrier (Nuclear)

   

FY

Fiscal Year

   

IMRL

Individual Material Readiness List

   

LAMS

Local Asset Management System

   

MALS

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

   

NAMP

Naval Aviation Maintenance Program

NAMTRAGRU DET

Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATEC

Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NAWMP

Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Program

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OJT

On-the-Job Training

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

   

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SE

Support Equipment

SERMIS

Support Equipment Resource Management Information System

   

TD

Training Device

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

USMC

United States Marine Corps

USS

United States Ship

PREFACE

This Draft Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) is an update to the Armament Weapons Support Equipment Program Navy Training Plan, A-50-8604A, approved 27 April 1987. It has been developed by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) to identify Manpower, Personnel, and Training requirements associated with the maintenance management of Armament Weapons Support Equipment (AWSE).

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, including a new course in the AWSE maintenance manager training track.

PART II This part has been recalculated to depict current billet requirements of fleet support units through Fiscal Year (FY)04.

PART III In addition to reflecting the changes mentioned above, this part has been recalculated to depict chargeable student billets through FY04.

PART IV This part has been updated to reflect the new course in the AWSE maintenance manager-training track.

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

PART VI No changes have been made.

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

N88-NTSP-A-50-8604B/D

November 1999

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. TITLE-NOMENCLATURE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. Armament Weapons Support Equipment (AWSE)

2. Program Element. Not Applicable (NA)

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 (N881C8)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N881C8)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA260)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

MCCDC

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N1)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Chief of Naval Personnel NAVPERSCOM

(PERS-4, PERS-40)

Marine Corps Force Structure MCCDC (TFS) (C53250)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The maintenance management of Armament Weapons Support Equipment, from here on referred to as AWSE, is provided under the guidance of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) policy for the allowance, management, and maintenance of conventional AWSE. Guidance governing policies and procedures are provided in the Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Program (NAWMP), OPNAVINST 8600.2B and the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), OPNAVINST 4790.2G. Responsibility for AWSE and associated maintenance functions resides with the Weapons Department/Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) with support of the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD).

2. Foreign Military Sales. NA

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST

1. Developmental Test and Operational Test Not Completed. NA

2. Developmental Test and Operational Test Completed. Fleet operational investigations for the Armament Weapons Support Equipment Program (AWSEP) were successfully conducted from February 1980 to March 1983 at the following locations:

    • USS John F. Kennedy (Aircraft Carrier (CV)-67)
    • Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia
    • USS Constellation (CV-64)
    • NAS Miramar, California
    • Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 14, Cherry Point, North Carolina
    • NAS Moffett Field, California
    • Naval Aviation Weapons Facility Saint Mawgan, United Kingdom

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. No AWSE maintenance management requirements were replaced by the implementation of the AWSEP.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The AWSE program was developed to implement OPNAV policy for the allowance, management, and maintenance of armament weapons support equipment by Weapons Departments instead of the traditional AIMD maintenance concept. The concepts and procedures outlined in the NAWMP, OPNAVINST 8600.2B and NAMP, OPNAVINST 4790.2G are directed toward solving fleet problems on selected items of AWSE. The program's objective is to ensure all AWSE is properly assigned, controlled, and maintained; and that all maintenance (preventive and corrective) is properly documented at Weapons Departments, both ashore and afloat.

2. Physical Description. NA

3. New Development Introduction. The AWSE program was introduced to fleet activities incrementally by site, with full implementation of the program being completed in 1988.

4. Significant Interfaces. NA

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. NA

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. AWSE maintenance functions are assigned, controlled, maintained, and documented by Navy Intermediate Maintenance Activities, (Weapons Department and AIMD). In the United States Marine Corps (USMC) this function is assigned to the MALS. The controlling documents that identify the department responsible for AWSE maintenance is the AIMD Individual Material Readiness List (IMRL), which is generated from the Support Equipment Resource Management Information System (SERMIS). The Armament Section of the AIMD IMRL identifies the Weapons Department's Support Equipment (SE) requirements and maintenance level responsibility, and provides identification, inventory, and maintenance management information. A Local Asset Management System (LAMS) List 04 report is generated by the Main IMRL division when IMRL items are sub-custody to individual work centers. The LAMS 04 list reports those IMRL items that are under long term sub-custody to the Weapons Department.

2. Maintenance Concept. Maintenance of Armament Weapons Support Equipment is accomplished using the basic maintenance philosophy outlined in OPNAVINST 4790.2G, and specific Armament Weapons Support Equipment maintenance instructions outlined in OPNAVINST 8600.2B. Currently a NEC does not exist identifying AWSE maintenance technicians. Efforts are underway to develop an AWSE Maintenance Technician NEC (68XX) awarding course for USN personnel. USMC AWSE personnel will remain Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 6541.

a. Organizational. Organizational level maintenance activities perform daily and pre-operational inspections and corrosion prevention, cleaning, and minor treatment procedures.

b. Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance activities perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance actions which are beyond the scope and capability of organizational level maintenance and are necessary to maintain or restore AWSE to inherent design levels of performance, reliability, and material condition. Weapons Department personnel with NEC 6810 manage the following intermediate level maintenance functions.

    • Requisition, receipt, storage, delivery, and issuance of AWSE to user activities
    • On-equipment corrective and preventive maintenance
    • Minor corrosion control
    • Storing, handling, and shipping
    • Compliance with Technical Directives and Engineering Change Proposals
    • Ready service inspection
    • Discrepancy reporting
    • Record keeping and reporting

c. Advanced Intermediate Level Maintenance. Intermediate level maintenance actions that are beyond the capability of the Weapons Department are considered advanced intermediate level tasks and are assumed by the custodian AIMD. Advanced intermediate level maintenance includes:

    • Off-equipment repair
    • Specific component repair
    • Major corrosion control
    • Weight capacity certification
    • Compliance with Technical Directives and Engineering Change Proposals beyond the capability of the Weapons Department

d. Depot. Maintenance that is beyond the capability of the AIMD is designated as depot level maintenance. Depot level maintenance functions are carried out at industrial establishments having more extensive facilities, skills, and materials than fleet and field activities. Depot level activities may be government-owned and operated, government-owned and contractor operated, or contractor-owned and operated. Depot level activities are authorized to perform all repair, replacement, modification, and overhaul actions prescribed by the applicable equipment maintenance plans, technical manuals, and technical directives approved and issued by the NAVAIRSYSCOM.

e. Interim Maintenance. NA

f. Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

3. Manning Concept. The intermediate level maintenance workload and administrative support requirements of each Weapons Department drive AWSE manning. Maintenance management of AWSE is within the capability of existing NECs 6810. A manpower issue exists in that currently there is no NEC for AWSE maintenance technicians. It is anticipated, once established, the AWSE maintenance technician (NEC 68XX) requirement may increase billets by 4 to7 personnel at major AWSE sites.

4. Training Concept. Training track D/E-646-7100, which includes AWSE maintenance management procedures, is currently taught at Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 4033, Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRU DET) North Island, California, and MTU 4032, NAMTRGRU DET Norfolk, Virginia. However, a new training course, the Armament Weapons Support Equipment Maintenance Manager Course, C-646-3108, has been added to the D/E-646-7100 training track and specifically instructs Navy Aviation Ordnanceman (AO) personnel in the management of AWSE. Aviation Support Equipment Maintenance Managers course, C-500-3202, has been deleted from D/E-646-7100. Therefore, since fourth quarter FY98, D/E-646-7100 consists of only the Command Indoctrination Course, C-600-3601, and AWSE Manager Course, C-646-3108. Total track length for D/E-646-7100 is 16 days.

USMC personnel with MOS 6541 receive their AWSE maintenance management training as part of On-the-Job Training (OJT).

The maintenance of AWSE is being taught by Managed OJT at the Weapons Department, and informal training by the custodian AIMD. An NEC awarding course of instruction to train AO personnel maintenance functions on AWSE is in development. This course will be added to the training track, D/E-646-7100, when it becomes available. In addition to the AWSE specific training track, familiarization training in AWSE is provided in C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnanceman Common Core Class A1, and C-646-2012, Aviation Ordnanceman Weapons Department Strand Class A1.

The established training concept for most aviation maintenance training divides "A" School courses into two or more segments called Core and Strand. "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.

a. Initial Training. Initial AWSE training has been completed.

b. Follow-on Training

(1) Operator Training. NA

(2) Maintenance Training

Title

Armament Weapons Support Equipment Maintenance Manager Course

CIN

D/E 646-7100

Model Manager

MTU 4033 NAMTRAGRU DET North Island

Description

This track defines the minimum required courses leading to assignment of Armament Weapons Support Equipment Managers.

Location

  • MTU 4032 NAMTRAGRU DET, NAS Norfolk
  • MTU 4033 NAMTRAGRU DET, NAS North Island

Length

16 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AO NEC 6810

TTE/TD

None

Prerequisite

C-602-2011, Aviation Ordnanceman Weapons Department Strand Class A1

c. Student Profiles

SKILL IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AO 6810

C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnanceman Common Core Class A1

C-646-2012, Aviation Ordnanceman Weapons Department Strand Class A1

d. Training Pipelines. Changes to the AWSE maintenance manager training track D/E-646-7100 as of fourth quarter FY98, consists of the deletion of the Aviation Support Equipment Maintenance Managers course, C-500-3202 and addition of the new Armament Weapons Support Equipment Maintenance Managers course, C-646-3108.

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 the Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System (AMTCS). Current planning is for AMTCS to begin initial implementation in third quarter FY00.

COMNAVAIRPAC has discontinued using MTIP. They are currently using maintenance data products as a source to determine maintenance training deficiencies until AMTCS is implemented.

b. Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System. AMTCS will provide career path training to the sailor or marine from their initial service entry to the end of their military career. AMTCS is planned to be an integrated system that will satisfy the training and administrative requirements of both the individual and the organization. The benefits will be manifested in the increased effectiveness of the technicians and the increased efficiencies of the management of the training business process. By capitalizing on technological advances and integrating systems and processes where appropriate, the right amount of training can be provided at the right time, thus meeting the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) mandated "just-in-time" training approach.

Technology investments enable the development of several state-of-the-art training and administrative tools: Computer-Based Training (CBT) for the technicians in the Fleet in the form of Interactive Courseware (ICW) with Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) and Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) for the schoolhouse.

Included in the AMTCS development effort is the Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System - Software Module (ASM) which provides testing [Test and Evaluation (TEV)], recording [Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ)], and a Feedback system. The core functionality of these AMTCS tools are based and designed around the actual maintenance-related tasks the technicians perform, and the tasks are stored and maintained in a Master Task List (MTL) data bank. These tools are procured and fielded with appropriate COTS hardware and software, i.e. Fleet Training Devices (FTD) - Laptops, PCs, Electronic Classrooms (ECR), Learning Resource Centers (LRC), operating software, and network software and hardware.

Upon receipt of direction from OPNAV (N889H), AMTCS is to be implemented and the new tools integrated into the daily training environment of all participating aviation activities and supporting elements. AMTCS will serve as the standard training system for aviation maintenance training within the Navy and Marine Corps, and is planned to supersede the existing MTIP and Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program (MATMEP) programs.

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. Personnel involved with the maintenance of AWSE whose duties involve handling explosive ordnance must be trained, qualified and certified to perform these actions in accordance with the requirements of OPNAVINST 8023.2B and applicable type commander instructions.

3. Other On-Board (In-service) Training Packages. NA

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers. NA

2. Program Documentation. Detailed AWSE procedures and guidance are published in the following documents which are dedicated to the various elements of the program.

NUMBER

TITLE

DATE

OPNAVINST 4790.2G

Naval Aviation Maintenance Program

Feb 98

OPNAVINST 8600.2B

Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Program

Sep 94

Chg 1 Jul 96

N/A 11-140-24

Technical Manual, Airborne Weapons Support Equipment

Sep 90

COMNAVAIRLANTINST 4790.32

Armament Weapons Support Equipment (AWSE) Maintenance Responsibilities

Sep 94

3. Technical Data Plan. Navy technical publications to support AWSE consist of maintenance manuals and maintenance requirement cards, varied by site depending on equipment to be maintained. Once the equipment to be supported is identified, technical publications are requested through AIMD from the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command (NATEC), San Diego, California.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. NA

5. Repair Parts. NA

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES. Implementation of AWSEP was completed in 1988. As new activities stand up, AWSE maintenance is automatically implemented.

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

AWSEP Navy Training Plan

A-50-8604A

AIR-417

Approved Apr 87



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