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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP

VISUAL LANDING AID SYSTEMS

N88-NTSP-A-50-9203A/A

JULY 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) has been developed to identify the life cycle manpower, personnel, and training requirements associated with Amphibious Assault Ship Visual Landing Aid (VLA) Systems.

Due to the similarity and close interface between systems, all Amphibious Assault Ship VLA Systems are addressed together in this NTSP. The Amphibious Assault Ships complement of VLA Systems include the Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System (VSTOL OLS), Wind Measuring and Indicating System (WMIS), Hover Position Indicator (HPI), and Wave Off/Cut Light (WO/CUT). These systems are used to enhance the capability of V/STOL aircraft and helicopters to operate at night and in adverse weather conditions from the flight decks of Amphibious Assault Ships. All VLA Systems are post-Milestone III Decision Point, are in Acquisition Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process, and are in fleet-wide use.

The VSTOL OLS, WO/CUT, and HPI are operated by Marine Corps Landing Signal Officers (LSOs) with Military Occupational Specialty 7589. The WMIS requires no operator. The VSTOL OLS is maintained by Navy Interior Communications Electricians (ICs) with Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 4746. The WO/CUT, HPI, and WMIS are maintained by ICs and Electrician's Mates (EMs).

Initial training required to support the development and fleet introduction of the VLA Systems has been completed, with the exception of initial training for WMIS instructors, which will be provided by Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst, New Jersey. LSO training is established at Marine Air Group (MAG) 14 Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS), Cherry Point, North Carolina, and MAG 13 MCAS Yuma, Arizona. Follow-on maintenance training for the VSTOL OLS is established at Service School Command Great Lakes, Illinois. The skills possessed by IC and EM "A" school graduates are sufficient to maintain the WO/CUT and HPI. No formal follow-on WO/CUT or HPI training is required. Currently there is no formal follow-on maintenance training established for WMIS. However, WMIS maintenance training will be established at Fleet Training Center (FTC) Norfolk, Virginia, and FTC San Diego, California, by incorporating WMIS information into existing course, A-651-0047, Propulsion Alarms and Indicating Systems Maintenance. A tentative WMIS Ready For Training date of first quarter Fiscal Year 2001 has been established.

Current Navy and Marine Corps manning is sufficient to operate and maintain the VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP. No increase or decrease in manpower requirements is anticipated.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface v

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-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-5

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-16

J. Logistics Support I-16

K. Schedules I-17

L. Government-Furnished Equipment and Contractor-Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-19

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-19

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

ACDU

Active Duty

   

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander In Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander In Chief, Pacific Fleet

CM

Corrective Maintenance

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

   

DT

Developmental Test

   

EM

Electrician's Mate

   

FMS

Foreign Military Sales

FN

Fireman

FTC

Fleet Training Center

FTS&L

Fleet Technical Services and Logistics

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

GQ

General Quarters

   

HPI

Hover Position Indicator

Hz

Hertz

   

IC

Interior Communications Electrician

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

   

LHA

Landing Ship, Helicopter Assault

LHD

Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship

LSO

Landing Signal Officer

   

MAG

Marine Air Group

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MRC

Maintenance Requirement Card

   

NA

Not Applicable

NADEP

Naval Aviation Depot

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NAWCADLKE

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NOB

Naval Operations Base

NTC

Naval Training Center

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OJT

On-the-Job Training

OPNAV

Office of The Chief of Naval Operations

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

OT

Operational Test

   

PM

Preventive Maintenance

PMA

Program Manager, Air

   

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

SSC

Service School Command

   

TAR

Training Air Reserve

TD

Training Device

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

VLA

Visual Landing Aid

VSTOL OLS

Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System

   

WMIS

Wind Measuring and Indicating System

WO/CUT

Wave Off Cut Light

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the Amphibious Assault Ship Visual Landing Aid Systems has been developed in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, OPNAV Publication P-751-1-9-97. This document incorporates fleet comments to the Draft NTSP, A-50-9203A/D, dated October 1999.

N88-NTSP-A-50-9203A/A

July 2000

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. Amphibious Assault Ship Visual Landing Aid Systems (VLA)

2. Program Element. 0603512N

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 (N885D)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N885D)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA251)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Marine Corps Force Structure MCCDC (C53)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System (VSTOL OLS), Wave Off/Cut Light (WO/CUT), Hover Position Indicator (HPI), and Wind Measuring and Indicating System (WMIS) are Visual Landing Aids (VLA) designed to improve the safety and efficiency of recovering aircraft, both day and night, in all weather conditions, aboard Amphibious Assault Ships.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Specific information concerning the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of the VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP may be obtained from the Program Office, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) PMA251.

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST

1. Developmental Test. Developmental Tests (DT) for the VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP have been successfully completed.

2. Operational Test. Operational Tests (OT) for the VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP have been successfully completed.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED

1. Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System. The VSTOL OLS replaced the Modified Close-In Approach Indicator.

2. Wave Off/Cut Light. The MK 2 MOD 1 WO/CUT replaced the MK 1 MOD 0 Wave Off Light.

3. Hover Position Indicator. The HPI did not replace any existing position indicating system.

4. Wind Measuring and Indicating System. The WMIS replaced the wind sock and augments hand-held mechanical wind measuring technology.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description

a. Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System. The VSTOL OLS is operable in day, night, and all weather conditions. During recovery operations, the pilot uses the VSTOL OLS to establish proper glide slope position and obtain glide slope rate of change information at a range of 0.8 miles to the ramp where he will transition to the HPI.

b. Wave Off/Cut Light. The WO/CUT Light is an electronic system designed for use on Landing Ship, Helicopter Assault (LHA) and Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ship (LHD) ships in conjunction with the VSTOL OLS. Two WO/CUT subassemblies are installed, one on each side of the VSTOL OLS indicator. When activated, the wave-off lights provide a visual indication to a pilot to discontinue the approach to the landing. The cut lights are also used as signal lights to communicate predetermined commands to the pilot in the event of radio communication loss.

c. Hover Position Indicator. The HPI is designed to place the pilot's eye 49 feet above the deck when the red light is placed at the intersection of the vertical and horizontal groups of lights. When this occurs, the pilot is over the touchdown zone. As the pilot vertically descends, the HPI gives him a relative idea of his rate of closure with the deck as the red light orientation changes in its apparent alignment with the vertical amber HPI lights.

d. Wind Measuring and Indicating System. All Navy ships are equipped with a WMIS that provides continuous visual indication of wind direction (in degrees) and wind speed (in knots) relative to the ship's bow. The system also provides electrical signals representative of wind direction and speed for computation of flight deck crosswind and head wind conditions, computation of wind vectors for weapon launch systems, and recording by meteorological equipment. There are two primary types of WMISs in use: Type B and Type F. Both systems operate by transmission of electrical synchro signals. The Type B system is based on 60 Hertz (Hz) electrical power, while the newer Type F system utilizes 60 Hz and 400 Hz.

2. Physical Description

a. Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System. The VSTOL OLS consists of the following major assemblies:

COMPONENT

DIMENSIONS (INCHES)

HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

Power Control Enclosure

36

25

92

120

Electronics Enclosure

36

25

92

65

Source Light Motor Driven Transformer

130

120

118

45

Inboard Datum Motor Driven Transformer

130

120

118

45

Outboard Datum Motor Driven Transformer

130

120

118

45

Remote Control Panel

136

150

87

45

Lighting Junction Box

110

80

51

20

Stabilization Junction Box

164

134

76

20

Source Light Transformer (lower indicator)

164

154

61

60

Source Light Transformer (upper indicator)

164

154

61

60

Lower Indicator Display

599

163

640

700

Upper Indicator Display

599

163

640

700

Inboard Datum Bar

93

104

120

75

Outboard Datum Bar

93

104

120

75

b. Wave Off/Cut Light. The WO/CUT consists of the following major assemblies:

COMPONENT

DIMENSIONS (INCHES)

HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

Master Control Panel

20

16

7

45

Remote Panel

6

5

4.5

10

Junction Box (L300)

4

4

3

2

Junction Box (L400)

7

4

4.6

2

Light Assembly

53

10 (diameter)

30

Portable Switch

8.4 (long), 4.5 (thick)

5

c. Hover Position Indicator. The HPI consists of the following major assemblies:

COMPONENT

DIMENSIONS (INCHES)

HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

Control Panel

12.3

9.1

5.1

30

Junction Box

6.3

11.4

13.4

15

HPI Light

85.0

77.0

116.5

135

d. Wind Measuring and Indicating System. The WMIS consists of the following major assemblies:

COMPONENT

DIMENSIONS (INCHES)

HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

Detector

32.0

15.5

27.5

15.5

Transmitter

13.5

15.5

7.5

61.0

Indicator

11.1

7.4

4.9

15.0

* Some installations will require more than one transmitter.

** Various and multiple indicators can be used in one WMIS.

3. New Development Introduction. The VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP are currently installed and in-use aboard Amphibious Assault Ships and will be installed on new construction Amphibious Assault Ships, as applicable, during construction. VLA Systems are new production equipment.

4. Significant Interfaces

a. Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System. The VSTOL OLS is used in conjunction with the other VLA Systems; however, they are not physically connected.

b. Wave Off/Cut Light. The WO/CUT can be operated independently or be interconnected with the ship's Rotary Beacon System.

c. Hover Position Indicator. The HPI is used in conjunction with the other VLA Systems; however, they are not physically connected.

d. Wind Measuring and Indicating System. The WMIS interfaces with ship's electrical and weapon fire control systems.

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational

a. Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System. The VSTOL OLS is manned by the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) and activated during all day and night flight operations. The average operating cycle for aircraft recovery is one and one-half hours with the longest cycle lasting four hours.

b. Wave Off/Cut Light. When activated by the LSO, the WO/CUT begins to flash, providing a visual indication to the pilot to abort the landing attempt.

c. Hover Position Indicator. The HPI will be manned by the LSO and activated during all day and night flight operations. The average operating cycle for aircraft recoveries is one and one-half hours with the longest cycle lasting four hours.

d. Wind Measuring and Indicating System. The WMIS is activated during all underway periods, 24 hours a day, and requires no operator.

2. Maintenance Concept. The maintenance concept for all the VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP follows the direction and guidance outlined in the Naval Ships Maintenance, Material, and Management Program Manual 4790.4 (series).

a. Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System. VSTOL OLS maintenance is based on two levels of repair, organizational and depot as outlined in the VSTOL OLS Maintenance Plan, NAWCADLKE-MAPL-92054 Revision A, dated March 1997. VSTOL OLS components are designed to facilitate rapid fault isolation and verification.

(1) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance of the VSTOL OLS is performed by Interior Communications Electricians (ICs) with Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 4779, VSTOL OLS Maintenance Technician.

(a) Preventive Maintenance. Preventive Maintenance (PM) is performed at specified intervals in accordance with established Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRCs). PM includes visual inspection, cleaning, alignment adjusting, and operational and functional testing.

(b) Corrective Maintenance. Corrective maintenance (CM) is performed as indicated by the fault isolation, removal, and replacement of Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRAs) and Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRAs).

(2) Intermediate. Not Applicable (NA)

(3) Depot. Depot level maintenance is performed at Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP) North Island, California. The maintenance philosophy behind VSTOL OLS depot maintenance is to perform overhaul and repair of all circuit boards and subassemblies, rework of all severely damaged or corroded equipment, and the repair and calibration of all equipment beyond organizational level capabilities.

(4) Interim Maintenance. NA

(5) Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. The Naval Air Warfare Center Lakehurst (NAWCADLKE), New Jersey, provides necessary engineering technical services through their Fleet Technical Services and Logistics (FTS&L) Division. The FTS&L Division is available upon request to provide technical assistance as required. Representatives also provide any necessary certification testing and inspections required for the VSTOL OLS during or following ship overhaul periods.

b. Wave Off/Cut Light. WO/CUT maintenance is based on two levels of repair, organizational and depot in accordance with the WO/CUT Maintenance Plan, NAWCADLKE-MAPL-004-82 Revision A, dated May 1997.

(1) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance of the WO/CUT is performed by the same ICs and Electrician's Mate (EM) personnel that maintain the HPI.

(a) Preventive Maintenance. PM is performed at specified intervals in accordance with established MRCs. PM includes visual inspection, cleaning, alignment adjusting, and operational and functional testing.

(b) Corrective Maintenance. CM is performed as indicated by the fault isolation, removal, and replacement of defective components.

(2) Intermediate. NA

(3) Depot. Depot level maintenance of the WO/CUT consists of all repair actions beyond the capability of organizational level maintenance. Depot level maintenance is performed at NADEP North Island.

(4) Interim Maintenance. NA

(5) Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. NAWCADLKE provides necessary engineering technical services through their FTS&L Division. The FTS&L Division is available upon request to provide technical assistance as required. Representatives also provide any necessary certification testing and inspections required for the WO/CUT during or following ship overhaul periods.

c. Hover Position Indicator. HPI maintenance is based on two levels of repair, organizational and depot, in accordance with the HPI Maintenance Plan, NAWCADLKE-MAPL-010-85 Revision A, dated August 1997.

(1) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance of the HPI is performed by the same ICs and EMs that maintain the WO/CUT.

(a) Preventive Maintenance. PM is performed at specified intervals in accordance with established MRCs. PM includes visual inspection, cleaning, alignment adjusting, and operational and functional testing.

(b) Corrective Maintenance. CM is performed as indicated by the fault isolation, removal, and replacement of defective components.

(2) Intermediate. NA

(3) Depot. Depot level maintenance of the HPI consists of all repair actions beyond the capability of organizational level maintenance. Depot level maintenance is performed at NADEP North Island.

(4) Interim Maintenance. NA

(5) Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. NAWCADLKE provides the necessary engineering technical services through their FTS&L Division. The FTS&L Division is available upon request to provide technical assistance as required. Representatives also provide any necessary certification testing and inspections required for the HPI during or following ship overhaul periods. Complete overhaul of the HPI system is accomplished at the depot level every three to five years depending on ship availability.

d. Wind Measuring and Indicating System. The WMIS maintenance concept is based on three levels of maintenance as outlined in Maintenance Plan SSIED MP. No. 002-80, dated 25 November 1980.

(1) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance includes all maintenance performed aboard ship by ship's personnel. Organizational level maintenance of the WMIS is performed by ICs on all class ships. There is no NEC requirement for WMIS maintenance technicians.

(a) Preventive Maintenance. PM actions include cleaning, inspection, lubrication, and operational and functional testing of WMIS units.

(b) Corrective Maintenance. CM consists of operational and functional tests, fault isolation, and unit repair by assembly, subassembly, component, or piece-part replacement.

(2) Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance is performed at Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activities and afloat aboard tenders by ICs. Intermediate level maintenance consists of unit test and fault isolation to the component or piece-part level and repair by component or piece-part replacement. Also, subassemblies and components that are beyond the capability of repair at the organizational level are repaired by removal and replacement of defective piece-parts.

(3) Depot. Depot level maintenance includes repair or overhaul and calibration of all end items, including units, repairable assemblies, subassemblies, and components coded for depot repair or found to be beyond the capability of intermediate maintenance activities.

(4) Interim Maintenance. Interim Maintenance support for Type F Hi-Shock WMIS was provided by NAWCADLKE, through their FTS&L Division, prior to the Material Support Date of February 1997.

(5) Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. NAWCADLKE provides the necessary engineering technical services through their FTS&L Division. The FTS&L Division is available upon request to provide technical assistance as required. Representatives also provide any necessary certification testing and inspections required for the WMIS during or following ship overhaul periods.

3. Manning Concept

a. Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System

(1) Watch Station Requirements. The VSTOL OLS is operated by two embarked Marine squadron LSOs during AV-8B flight operations and General Quarters (GQ).

STATION

TITLE

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

GENERAL

QUARTERS

MANNING

FLIGHT

QUARTERS

MANNING

LSO

O-3, MOS 7589

2

2

(2) Maintenance Workload. VSTOL OLS maintenance is performed by ICs with NEC 4779. The estimated maintenance man-hours per week listed below were provided by NAWCADLKE.

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PM

CM

IC2, NEC 4779

0.90

0.09

ICFN

1.20

0.01

ICFN

0.05

0.00

TOTALS

2.10

0.10

(3) Recommended Manpower Requirements. The LSO is an embarked Marine squadron collateral duty billet and, therefore, is not accountable to the VSTOL OLS. The following manpower currently onboard Amphibious Assault Ships is sufficient to operate and maintain the VSTOL OLS:

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

QUANTITY

IC2, NEC 4779

1

ICFN

1

b. Wave Off/Cut Light

(1) Watch Station Requirements. The WO/CUT is operated by the same two embarked Marine squadron LSOs that operate the VSTOL OLS during AV-8B flight operations and GQ.

STATION

TITLE

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

GENERAL

QUARTERS

MANNING

FLIGHT

QUARTERS

MANNING

LSO

O-3, MOS 7589

2

2

(2) Maintenance Workload. WO/CUT maintenance is performed by the ICs and EMs who maintain the ships lighting system. The estimated maintenance man-hours per week listed below were provided by NAWCADLKE.

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PM

CM

IC2/EM2

0.03

0.03

ICFN/EMFN

0.03

0.04

TOTALS

0.06

0.07

(3) Recommended Manpower Requirements. The LSO is an embarked Marine squadron collateral duty billet and, therefore, is not accountable to the WO/CUT. The following manpower currently onboard Amphibious Assault Ships is sufficient to operate and maintain the WO/CUT:

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

QUANTITY

IC2, EM2

1

ICFN

1

c. Hover Position Indicator

(1) Watch Station Requirements. The HPI is operated by the same two embarked Marine squadron LSOs that operate the VSTOL OLS and WO/CUT during AV-8B flight operations and GQ.

STATION

TITLE

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

GENERAL

QUARTERS

MANNING

FLIGHT

QUARTERS

MANNING

LSO

O-3, MOS 7589

2

2

(2) Maintenance Workload. HPI maintenance is performed by the same ICs and EMs who maintain the WO/CUT and ships lighting system. The estimated maintenance man-hours per week listed below were provided by NAWCADLKE.

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PM

CM

IC2/EM2

0.04

0.08

ICFN/EMFN

0.07

0.04

TOTALS

0.11

0.12

(3) Recommended Manpower Requirements. The LSO is an embarked Marine squadron collateral duty billet and, therefore, is not accountable to the HPI. The following manpower currently onboard Amphibious Assault Ships is sufficient to operate and maintain the HPI:

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

QUANTITY

IC2 or EM2

1

ICFN

1

d. Wind Measuring and Indicating System

(1) Watch Station Requirements. There are no watch station requirements for the WMIS. The system is activated at all times while underway. No operator action is required after activation.

(2) Maintenance Workload. ICs are responsible for PM and CM performed on the WMIS. The estimated maintenance man-hours per week listed below were provided by NAWCADLKE:

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PM

CM

IC2

0.30

0.25

ICFN

0.30

0.25

TOTALS

0.60

0.50

(3) Recommended Manpower Requirements. The following manpower currently onboard Amphibious Assault Ships is sufficient to maintain the WMIS.

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

QUANTITY

IC2

1

ICFN

1

4. Training Concept. The objective of the VLA for Amphibious Assault Ships training concept is to provide the fleet with proficient VLA operators and maintainers. All VLA Systems addressed herein are currently in fleet use and all initial training, with the exception of initial training for WMIS instructors, has been completed. Follow-on operator training for VSTOL OLS, WO/CUT, and HPI is included in the AV-8B LSO syllabus currently available at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina. The WMIS requires no operator and, therefore, no WMIS operator training is required. Follow-on maintenance training for the VSTOL OLS is established at Service School Command (SSC) Great Lakes, Illinois. The skills possessed by IC and EM "A" school graduates are sufficient to maintain the WO/CUT and HPI. No formal follow-on WO/CUT or HPI training is necessary. Currently, there is no formal follow-on maintenance training established for WMIS. However, due to identified training deficiencies, WMIS organizational and intermediate maintenance training will be established at Fleet Training Center (FTC) Norfolk, Virginia, and FTC San Diego, California.

a. Initial Training. All initial training required to support the DT, OT, and fleet introduction of the VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP has been completed. Initial training for WMIS instructors will be provided by NAWCADLKE. A tentative WMIS Ready For Training (RFT) date of first quarter Fiscal Year (FY) 01 has been established.

Title

Wind Measuring and Indicating System Instructor Initial Training

Description

This course provides FTC instructors the knowledge to teach WMIS maintenance.

Location

NAWCADLKE

Length

5 days

RFT date

Fourth quarter FY00

TTE/TD

WMIS system

Prerequisites

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A

NEC 9502

b. Follow-On Training

(1) Operator

(a) Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System, Wave Off/Cut Light, and Hover Position Indicator. The VSTOL OLS, WO/CUT, and HPI are operated by Marine Corps LSOs with Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 7589. MOS 7589 is obtained by completing a LSO training syllabus currently available at Marine Air Group (MAG) 14 MCAS Cherry Point and MAG-13 MCAS Yuma. Candidates for LSO training must be qualified AV-8B pilots with MOS 7509 and nominated by their commanding officer. After successfully completing the LSO Syllabus, MOS 7589 is awarded via a designation letter from the Commandant of the Marine Corps.

(b) Wind Measuring and Indicating System. NA

(2) Maintenance

(a) Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System

Title

Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System Maintenance

CIN

A-670-0064

Model Manager

SSC Great Lakes, Illinois

Description

This course provides ICs in paygrades E-5 through E-7 with the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Operate the system in all modes.
  • Perform designated Planned Maintenance Scheduled (PMS) in accordance with the Ships Maintenance and Material Management (3M) System procedures.
  • Perform organizational level corrective maintenance in accordance with equipment technical manuals.
  • Troubleshoot system malfunctions and replace faulty units to the printed circuit card or subassembly level.

The job skills acquired will be performed without supervision, for all conditions of ship readiness, in port or underway.

Location

SSC Great Lakes

Length

12 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

IC, NEC 4779

TTE/TD

Refer to section IV.A.1 for Technical Training Equipment (TTE). Training Device (TD) is NA

Prerequisites

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A

Paygrades E-5 through E-7

(b) Wave Off/Cut Light. The skills possessed by IC and EM "A" school graduates are sufficient to maintain the WO/CUT. No formal follow-on WO/CUT training is necessary.

(c) Hover Position Indicator. The skills possessed by IC and EM "A" school graduates are sufficient to maintain the HPI. No formal follow-on HPI training is necessary.

(d) Wind Measuring and Indicating System. Currently, there is no formal follow-on maintenance training established for WMIS. However, due to identified training deficiencies, WMIS organizational and intermediate maintenance will be added to course A-651-0047, Propulsion Alarms and Indicating Systems Maintenance, at FTC Norfolk and FTC San Diego per Training Project Plan serial number 1500T23313/400, dated 12 August 1996. All required training materials and equipment are in place with the exception of the WMIS TTE. Current plans are to remove two complete WMISs from decommissioned ships for use as TTE. A tentative WMIS RFT date of first quarter FY01 has been established.

Title

Propulsion Alarms And Indicating Systems Maintenance

CIN

A-651-0047

Model Manager

FTC Norfolk

Description

This course provides organizational and intermediate level maintenance personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the Type "B" and "F" WMIS. It also develops skills to perform PM and CM on pressure and temperature alarm sensors, alarm panels and switchboards, McNabb salinity indicating level alarm and indicating system, and various other engine room alarms with minimum supervision on Marine Propulsion Plants.

Location

FTC Norfolk

FTC San Diego

Length

31 days

RFT date

Currently available (To Be Determined with WMIS included)

Skill identifier

IC, no NEC is awarded

TTE/TD

Refer to section IV.A.1 for TTE.

Prerequisites

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electricians Class A School

Six months fleet experience working with alarm and indicating systems

c. Student Profiles

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

IC

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A

EM

A-662-0159, Electrician's Mate A School Pipeline

d. Training Pipelines. Replacement pilot training courses for the AV-8B, AH-1W, UH-1N, SH-3D, SH-3H, CH-46D, CH46E, RH-53D, CH-53E, MH-53E, SH-60B, SH-60F, HH-60H, H-60A, H-60D, H-60G, H-60K, CH-47D, MH-47E, MH-6, OH-58D, and AH-64 require updating to course curricula and training devices any time new VLA equipment is installed or existing equipment is modified aboard Amphibious Assault Ships.

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development

a. Maintenance Training Improvement Program. NA

b. Aviation Maintenance In-Service Training. NA

c. Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System. NA

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. No Personnel Qualification Standards exist or are planned for maintenance of VLA Systems.

3. Other Onboard or In-Service Training Packages. Each class of Amphibious Assault Ships has an individualized helicopter operations training package. All personnel involved in helicopter launch and recovery operations must complete the training package and pass a locally prepared test before being certified for their flight quarters station.

Junior IC and EM personnel gain VLA maintenance experience through On-The-Job Training (OJT). OJT consists of performing on-equipment PM and limited CM under the direct guidance of a senior Petty Officer who has completed advanced training on that particular system.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

SYSTEM

CONTRACT

NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

VSTOL OLS

N00019-96-D-0159

Hughes Technical Services Company

6075 Lakeside Boulevard

Indianapolis, IN 46278

WO/CUT

N68335-90-M-3032

EMW Incorporated

Lititz, Pennsylvania

HPI

N68335-90-C-0002

EMW Incorporated

Lititz, Pennsylvania

WMIS

N00140-87-C-1377

Airflo Instrument Company

53 Addison Road

Glastonbury, CT 06033

2. Program Documentation

a. Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System. The VSTOL OLS Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP), NAWCADLKE-ILSP-92054, was approved in March 1993. The VSTOL OLS Maintenance Plan, NAWCADLKE-MAPL-92054 Revision A, was approved in March 1997.

b. Wave Off/Cut Light. The WO/CUT Maintenance Plan, NAWCADLKE-MAPL-004-82 Revision A, was approved in May 1997. A WO/CUT ILSP does not exist, nor is one currently planned.

c. Hover Position Indicator. The HPI Maintenance Plan, NAWCADLKE-MAPL-010-85 Revision A, was approved in August 1997. A HPI ILSP does not exist, nor is one currently planned.

d. Wind Measuring and Indicating System. The WMIS Maintenance Plan, SSIED MP 002-80 was approved in November 1980. A WMIS ILSP does not exist, nor is one currently planned.

3. Technical Data Plan. All Technical Manuals, MRCs, Planned Maintenance System Work Packages, and Operator Manuals required to support the VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP have been completed and distributed. Technical Data required for new construction ships will be obtained from the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command via the automatic distribution list. A listing of all technical data required to support VLA Systems training is available in element IV.B.3 of this NTSP.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. All test sets, tools, and test equipment required to support fleet maintenance of the VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP have been delivered. Test sets, tools, and test equipment required onboard new construction ships will be included in the ships initial outfitting. Test sets, tools, and test equipment required to support VSTOL OLS training have been delivered. A listing is available in element IV.A.1 of this NTSP. Test sets, tools, and test equipment requirements to support WMIS training have not been established. When known, they will be included in future updates to this NTSP.

5. Repair Parts. Supply support for the VLA Systems addressed in this NTSP will be provided through normal supply channels from the Navy Inventory Control Point Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Defense Logistics Agency supply centers.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules. Delivery and installation schedule information was provided by NAWCADLKE. The installation of VLA Systems on all active Amphibious Assault Ships has been completed. VLA Systems will be installed on all new construction Amphibious Assault Ships during construction. Delivery of new VLA Systems to the shipyards will be coordinated by NAWCADLKE to preclude installation delays or long storage times prior to installation.

AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP VLA DELIVERY SCHEDULE

ACTIVITY, UIC

VSTOL OLS

HPI

WO/CUT

WMIS

LHA 1 USS Tarawa, 20550

FY96

FY89

FY96

FY94

LHA 2 USS Saipan, 20632

FY97

FY89

FY97

FY93

LHA 3 USS Belleau Wood, 20633

FY97

FY89

FY97

FY99

LHA 4 USS Nassau, 20725

FY95

FY89

FY95

FY94

LHA 5 USS Peleliu, 20748

FY96

FY89

FY96

FY98

LHD 1 USS Wasp, 21560

FY97

FY89

FY97

FY97

LHD 2 USS Essex, 21533

FY97

FY90

FY97

FY98

LHD 3 USS Kearsarge, 21700

FY96

FY91

FY96

FY95

LHD 4 USS Boxer, 21808

FY96

FY92

FY96

FY98

LHD 5 USS Bataan, 21879

FY97

FY94

FY97

FY97

LHD 6 USS Bonhomme Richard, 22202

FY98

FY96

FY98

FY98

LHD 7 Iwo Jima, 23027

1st Qtr FY00

FY99

1st Qtr FY00

1st Qtr FY00

NAWCADLKE

FY97

FY97

FY97

FY93

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. The installation of VLA Systems on all active Amphibious Assault Ships has been completed and the systems are in operational use. VLA Systems installed on new construction Amphibious Assault Ships will be ready for operational use upon completion of system certification during sea trials.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites

a. Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System. Installation of VSTOL OLS requires approximately four weeks.

b. Wave Off/Cut Light. Installation of WO/CUT requires approximately eight weeks.

c. Hover Position Indicator. Installation of HPI requires approximately eight weeks.

d. Wind Measuring and Indicating System. Installation of WMIS requires approximately twelve weeks.

4. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedule. Specific information concerning FMS of the VLA Systems may be obtained from the Program Office, NAVAIRSYSCOM PMA251.

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule

TECHNICAL TRAINING EQUIPMENT

ACTIVITY, UIC

VSTOL OLS

HPI

WO/CUT

WMIS

SSC Great Lakes, 30626

FY95

FY95

FY95

NA

FTC Norfolk, 79700

NA

NA

NA

Note 1

FTC San Diego, 61690

NA

NA

NA

Note 1

Note 1: Two complete WMISs will be obtained from decommissioned ships for use at FTC Norfolk and FTC San Diego as TTE. A firm date for this action has not been established.

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

NTSP for the AV-8B Weapon System

A-50-8520D/D

PMA257

Draft

Jul 99

NTSP for the Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System

A-50-8401/A

AIR551

Approved

Aug 84

NTSP for the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) Quality Assurance/Maintenance Program

A-50-8509C/D

AIR552

Draft

Jan 95

NTSP for the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOLS)

A-50-8409A/D

PMA251

Draft

May 97

NTSP for the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) Training System

A-50-8418B/A

PMA251

Approved

Jul 92

NTSP for the Light Airborne Multipurpose System (LAMPS) MK III

A-50-7702D/A

PMA299

Approved

Nov 94

NTSP for the Aircraft Carrier Visual Landing Aid Systems

A-50-9202A/A

PMA251

Approved

Nov 99

NTSP for the Air Capable Ship Visual Landing Aid Systems

A-50-9205A/D

PMA251

Draft

Oct 99

NTSP for the AH-1W Aircraft

A-50-8520D/A

PMA267

Approved

Mar 96

NTSP for the CH-53E Helicopter

A-50-7604G/D

PMA261

Preliminary Draft

Jan 00

NTSP for the CH-60 Fleet Combat Support Helicopter

Initial NTSP

PMA299

In Work

May 99

NTSP for the CH-60 Multi Mission Helicopter

A-50-9902/D

PMA299

Proposed

Nov 99

NTSP for the United States Marine Corps H-1 Helicopter Upgrade Program

A-50-9602/A

PMA267

Approved

Dec 97

NTSP for the MH-53E Helicopter

A-50-8417D/D

PMA261

Preliminary Draft

Jan 00

NTSP for the SH-60F Carrier Inner-Zone ASW Helicopter

A-50-8508D/D

PMA299

Draft

Aug 99

NTSP for the RH-53D (Reserve) Helicopter

A-50-8601A/A

PMA261

Approved

Mar 92

NTSP for the HH-60H Combat SAR-SW Support Helicopter

A-50-8714B/A

PMA299

Approved

Dec 93

NTSP for the SH-2C Helicopter

A-50-9303A/A

PMA299

Approved

Jun 94

NTSP for the SH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopter

A-50-9403/D

PMA299

In Work

May 99

NTSP for the HH/UH-1N Aircraft

A-50-9404/A

PMA267

Approved

Oct 94

NTSP for the H-46 Helicopter

A-50-9409/A

PMA261

Approved

Jun 95

ILSP for the Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System

NAWCADLKE-ILSP-92054

NAWCADLKE

Approved

Mar 93

Maintenance Plan for the Wave Off/Cut Light

NAWCADLKE-MALP-004-82 Revision A

NAWCADLKE

Approved

May 97

Maintenance plan for the Vertical and Short Takeoff and Landing Optical Landing System

NAWCADLKE-MAPL-92054 Revision A

NAWCADLKE

Approved

Mar 97

Maintenance plan for the Hover Position Indicator

NAWCADLKE-MAPL-010-85 Revision A

NAWCADLKE

Approved

Aug 97

Maintenance Plan for the Wind Measuring and Indicating System

SSIED MP 002-80

NAWCADLKE

Approved

Nov 80



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