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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

EA-6B IMPROVED CAPABILITY

MODIFICATION II AND III

N88-NTSP-A-50-7904D/AP

MARCH 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Electronic Attack (EA)-6B Prowler operates with Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Army, and multinational assets in the execution of tactical electronic warfare missions. The Prowler was designed to provide day and night lethal and non-lethal electronic support in the suppression of enemy air defenses for the Navy and Marine Corps.

This Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) addresses the EA-6B Improved Capability (ICAP) Modification II, Block 89A upgrades, and ICAP Modification III. EA-6B ICAP II aircraft are currently in Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process. The EA-6B ICAP II is currently in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Naval Reserve inventories. The EA-6B ICAP III is at Milestone II (Approval to Enter Engineering and Manufacturing Development) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process. Northrop-Grumman, the contractor, is developing the Life Cycle Management Plan for ICAP III. The Initial Operating Capability date for the EA-6B ICAP III is Fiscal Year (FY) 04 with fleet introduction scheduled for FY04. The EA-6B ICAP III configuration aircraft will meet current and future Aviation Electronic Countermeasures threats through the year 2015.

Currently the Navy and Marine Corps have three configurations of ICAP II EA-6B aircraft, the Block 82, Block 89, and Block 89A. The Block 89A upgrade program will bring 89 of 123 EA-6B aircraft, including all Block 82 aircraft, into a single avionics configuration for upgrade to the ICAP III. The remaining 34 EA-6B Block 89 aircraft will upgrade directly to ICAP III configuration. EA-6B Block 89A ICAP II aircraft are entering the fleet in FY00 and ICAP III configuration aircraft are scheduled for fleet introduction in FY04.

Initial training for all EA-6B aircraft through Block 89A has been completed and existing aircrew and maintenance courses have been updated to reflect the Block 89A ICAP II systems. Initial training for the ICAP III will be accomplished at the squadron level as ICAP III aircraft are received. Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ)-129 Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS) Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, provides follow-on training for aircrew, and Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 1083 Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) Whidbey Island provides training for aircraft organizational maintenance personnel. Intermediate maintenance training is provided by various MTUs. Based on the estimated reliability of the ICAP III components it is estimated that EA-6B maintenance functions will not significantly increase. As a result, current manning levels for the EA-6B are not projected to change and no additional training personnel will be required.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface viii

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-3

G. Description of New Development I-6

H. Concepts I-10

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-61

J. Logistics Support I-62

K. Schedules I-65

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-67

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-68

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

AD

Aviation Machinist's Mate

ADC

Air Data Computer

AE

Aviation Electrician's Mate

AFC

Airframes Change

AFCS

Automatic Flight Control System

AIMD

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

ACLS

Automatic Carrier Landing System

AME

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment)

AMH

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics)

AMS

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures)

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AO

Aviation Ordnanceman

AOB

Average Onboard

AR

Active Reserve

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

   

BCM

Beyond Capability of Maintenance

BIT

Built-In Test

   

C/N/R

Communications/Navigation/Radar

CASS

Consolidated Automated Support System

CAT

Computerized Automatic Test

CBT

Computer-Based Training

CDNU

Control Display Navigation Unit

CFY

Current Fiscal Year

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet

CMC

Commandant of the Marine Corps

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMM

Communications

COMNAVAIRESFOR

Commander Naval Air Reserve Force

COTS

Commercial Off-The-Shelf

CSE

Common Support Equipment

   

DESIG

Designator

DT

Developmental Test

   

E&MD

Engineering and Manufacturing Development

EA

Electronic Attack

ECM

Electronic Countermeasures

ECMO

Electronic Countermeasures Officer

ECP

Engineering Change Proposal

ECT

Electronic Combat Trainer

EEP

Extensible Equipment Platform

EFIS

Electronic Flight Instrument System

EGI

Embedded Global Positioning System Inertial Navigation Unit

ETS

Engineering Technical Services

EW

Electronic Warfare

   

FOT&E

Follow-On Test and Evaluation

FREM

Frequency Range Extension Module

FRP

Fleet Replacement Pilot

FRS

Fleet Readiness Squadron

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

GPETE

General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment

GPS

Global Positioning System

GPTE

General Purpose Test Equipment

   

HARM

High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile

HF

High Frequency

HPA

High Power Amplifier

HTS

Hybrid Test Station

   

ICAP

Improved Capability

ICS

Inter-Communications System

IDM

Integrated Data Modem

ILS

Instrument Landing System

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

IMC

Integrated Maintenance Concept

IPB

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

IUT

Instructor Under Training

   

LCMP

Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan

   

MAGR

Miniature Airborne GPS Receiver

MALS

Marine Air Logistics Squadron

MATMEP

Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program

MATT

Multi-mission Advanced Tactical Terminal

MIM

Maintenance Instruction Manual

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MRC

Maintenance Requirement Card

MSD

Material Support Date

MTL

Master Task List

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NA

Not Applicable

NADEP

Naval Aviation Depot

NAMP

Naval Aviation Maintenance Program

NAMTRAGRU DET

Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment

NAMTRAU

Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit

NATEC

Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Services Command

NATOPS

Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NAV

Navigation

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air System Command

NAVICP

Navy Inventory Control Point

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NAWCAD

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NFO

Naval Flight Officer

NOBC

Navy Officer Billet Classification

NSWC

Naval Surface Warfare Center

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

NVD

Night Vision Device

NVG

Night Vision Goggles

   

OFT

Operational Flight Trainer

OJT

On the Job Training

OPEVAL

Operational Evaluation

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OT

Operational Test

   

PFY

Previous Fiscal Year

PM

Preventive Maintenance

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PMOS

Primary Military Occupational Specialty

PNEC

Primary Navy Enlisted Classification

PR

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman

PSE

Peculiar Support Equipment

   

RADCOM

Radar Communications

RFI

Ready For Issue

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SDLM

Standard Depot Level Maintenance

SE

Support Equipment

SEAOPDET

Sea Operational Detachment

SELRES

Selected Reserve

SMCR

Select Marine Corps Reserve

SMOS

Secondary Military Occupational Specialty

SNEC

Secondary Navy Enlisted Classification

SPETE

Special Purpose Electronic Test Equipment

SPTE

Special Purpose Test Equipment

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

ST

Special Tools

   

TAR

Training and Administration of Reserves

TBD

To Be Determined

TD

Training Device

TDS

Tactical Display Subsystem

TEAMS

Tactical EA-6B Mission Planning System

TECHEVAL

Technical Evaluation

TEV

Test and Evaluation

TJS

Tactical Jamming System

TND

Tactical Navigation Display

TS

Test Set

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

TTT

Team Tactics Trainer

   

UE

Universal Exciter

UEU

Universal Exciter Upgrade

UHF

Ultra High Frequency

UIC

Unit Identification Code

USAF

United States Air Force

USMC

United States Marine Corps

USN

United States Navy

   

VAQ

Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron

VHF

Very High Frequency

   

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

WST

Weapon System Trainer

 

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the EA-6B Improved Capability (ICAP) Modification II and ICAP III updates and expands upon the Approved NTSP for the EA-6B ICAP II, (A-50-7904C/A) dated December 1996. It has been developed to comply with the guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, OPNAV Publication P-751-1-9-97.

This NTSP addresses three new avionics changes designed to dramatically improve the warfighting capabilities of the EA-6B. The Universal Exciter Upgrade (UEU) program will replace the current Universal Exciters (UE) with exciters incorporating the latest digital technology available to the jamming transmitters. The installation of the Band 9/10 transmitter will expand the EA-6B electromagnetic jamming range to a larger range of frequencies. The installation of the AN/USQ-113 Radio Countermeasures Set, which replaces the older AN/ALQ-92 system, will allow for frequency jamming capabilities not previously available.

This NTSP also includes the latest information on the EA-6B ICAP II and ICAP III programs. Specifically addressed are the Block 89 safety enhancements, the ICAP II Block 89A enhancements, the ICAP III enhancements, the introduction of the Block 89A aircraft to the fleet, and the conversion schedule to bring all EA-6B into Block 89A configuration. The final training requirements for the ICAP III aircraft have not been identified. Several courses, Pilot, Electronic Countermeasures Officer (ECMO), and Avionics systems, will be revised to support ICAP III systems.

The EA-6B ICAP II Block 89 Aircraft has replaced the EA-6A Aircraft in the Navy Reserve.

This NTSP also includes Marine Corps augment billets assigned to Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron (VAQ) -129 and Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) 1083, NAS Whidbey Island.

Comments from NAMTRAGRU HQ on the Draft NTSP were all incorporated. These comments clarified an initial and a follow-on training statement, provided updated funding information related to a training device, and corrected several training activity locations.

N88-NTSP-A-50-7904D/A

March 2001

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. EA-6B Improved Capability Modification II and III (ICAP II and ICAP III)

2. Program Element. 0204154N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Secret

3. Selected Avionics Functions Secret

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official Program Sponsor CNO (N780C)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N780C3)

Marine Corps Program Sponsor CMC (APW-41)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA234)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

COMNAVRESFOR

MCCDC

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Commander, Reserve Program Manager COMNAVAIRESFOR

(Code N31)

Marine Corps Force Structure MCCDC (C53)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The purpose of the EA-6B Improved Capability Modification (ICAP) II and ICAP III programs is to upgrade selected avionics employed aboard Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B Aircraft. The EA-6B Prowler is currently undergoing a variety of enhancements to improve the overall capabilities of the weapon system. There are several phases currently in progress including ICAP II Block 82 improvements, ICAP II Block 86 enhancements, ICAP II Block 89 upgrades, ICAP II Block 89A Accelerated Phase upgrades, ICAP II Block 89A upgrades, and ICAP III. These improvements are addressed in paragraph F of this NTSP. This NTSP includes the Naval Reserve Squadrons that now employ the EA-6B ICAP II Aircraft.

The general mission of the EA-6B Prowler is to operate from aircraft carriers and airfields ashore providing carrier-based and forward-deployed Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) operations, day and night, under all weather conditions. Its primary mission is the interception, analysis, identification, and jamming of enemy weapons control and communications systems in support of joint offensive and defensive operations. High priority missions include Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses by denying, delaying, or degrading the enemy's ability to detect and target friendly forces. The EA-6B has a long mission radius or loiter time, large payload, and a crew consisting of one Pilot and three ECMOs. The EA-6B has a five-station capability for ECM pods, fuel tanks, and chaff pods, providing improved mission capability. The EA-6B also has the AN/USQ-113 Radio Countermeasures Set and is armed with High-speed Anti-Radiation Missiles (HARM).

2. Foreign Military Sales. Not Applicable (NA)

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. The Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL) of the EA-6B ICAP II was conducted at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) formerly Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland, from January to March 1982. The Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL) was conducted from May to August 1982 at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, formerly the Naval Weapons Station, China Lake, California. No additional manpower or training was required for either the TECHEVAL or the OPEVAL.

The Developmental Test for the EA-6B ICAP II Block 86 was completed in December 1988 and the Operational Test was conducted from April through June 1989 at NAWCAD Patuxent River. No training was required.

Due to the nature of the modifications in the ICAP II Block 89 Aircraft, developmental and operational tests are not required.

EA-6B ICAP II Block 89A Accelerated Phase Follow-On Test and Evaluation (FOT&E) was conducted by NAWCAD Patuxent River, and began in fourth quarter Fiscal Year (FY) 95. FOT&E training also began in fourth quarter FY95 at NAWCAD, Patuxent River.

EA-6B ICAP II Block 89A Operational Test (OT) was completed by NAWCAD Patuxent River in July 1999 and the OT report was released 24 September 1999. On-the-Job Training (OJT) was provided by Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) Point Mugu, California, and Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP) Jacksonville, Florida, personnel.

EA-6B ICAP III Developmental Test (DT) will be conducted at NAWCAD Patuxent River with the operational assessment, a combination DT and OT, beginning second quarter FY01. TECHEVAL will begin in first quarter FY01 also at NAWCAD Patuxent River. OPEVAL will be conducted by VX-9 at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, California, beginning in second quarter FY02. FOT&E will be conducted between fourth quarter FY03 and first quarter FY04. Northrop-Grumman will train DT and OT personnel.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The EA-6B ICAP II is an upgrade to the EA-6B Aircraft which replaced the EA-6A Aircraft.

1. ICAP II Block 82 Program. The ICAP II program designed to upgrade the Navy and Marine Corps EA-6B weapon system was accomplished by modifying earlier models. All Navy EA-6B aircraft have been converted to Block 89. The Marine Corps is reporting 59 Block 82 EA-6B aircraft still in inventory as of August 1999. Thirteen of these are currently being upgraded to Block 89A configuration. The following are system improvements in the Block 82 ICAP II program.

    • The AN/ASN-130 Carrier Aircraft Inertial Navigation System replaced the AN/APN-153 Doppler Radar Set.
    • The AN/AYK-14(V) Digital Data Computer replaced the AN/AYK-6B Computer Group.
    • The AN/ASN-123 Tactical Navigation Display (TND) replaced the OD-117/A Digital Display Group.
    • The AN/ALQ-99F(V) Tactical Jamming System (TJS) replaced the AN/ALQ-99D(V) TJS.
    • An interim HARM capability was introduced.
    • The digitally controlled Universal Exciter replaced the earlier analog Jammer exciter.

2. ICAP II Block 86 Program. The EA-6B ICAP II Block 86 program modified 51 Navy ICAP II Aircraft. All Block 86 aircraft have been converted to Block 89 aircraft. The following are Block 86 enhancements:

Note: The Block 86 changes are listed for historical continuity of aircraft changes.

    • Two AN/ARC-182(V) Ultra High Frequency (UHF)/Very High Frequency (VHF) Radio Sets replaced the AN/ARC-159(V) UHF Radio Set and the AN/VHF-20B VHF Radio Set.
    • The AN/ARC-199 High Frequency (HF) Radio Set, in conjunction with the TSEC/KY-75 processor and remote control unit, replaced the AN/ARC-105 HF Communication Set.
    • The Computer Interface Unit/Encoder (CIU/E) combined the converter synchronizer and signal comparator into one unit.
    • A digital fuel quantity system with a microprocessor-controlled direct current capacitance system replaced the alternating current fuel quantity gauging system. The digital system uses a Liquid Crystal Display for flight station presentation.
    • Production HARM improvements replaced the interim capability. Existing AN/ALE-41 wiring was used and a new HARM control panel was added.
    • The AN/ASH-30 Digital Recorder was removed. The AN/UYH-4 Recorder Reproducer Set that is currently installed received software changes to enable it to provide recording capabilities.

3. ICAP II Block 89 Program. The EA-6B ICAP II Block 89 program involves safety-related items on EA-6B ICAP II Aircraft. Block 89 aircraft have replaced the EA-6A Aircraft in the Naval Reserve. The following are Block 89 improvements:

    • Fire safety improvements include additional fire detection systems, additional Halon fire extinguishing systems, material changes for the chimney covers and braided bellows assemblies, improved Liquid Oxygen bottle installation, modifications to elevator control rods, and incorporation of a test panel for remote testing of fire detection and extinguishing systems.
    • Two caution lights are added to warn the pilot of failure of flight or combined hydraulic systems, and non-agreement of the emergency flap switch and the hydraulic flap handle position.
    • A Yaw Rate Indicating system is added to give the capability of displaying yaw rates, up to ± 100 degrees per second, to aid in spin recovery.
    • Fuel shut-off valve discharge tubes are added to preclude foaming caused by high fueling pressure.
    • Boarding platform support fittings are replaced with a single, redesigned fitting to improve the stability of the boarding platform.
    • The filter system circuit breaker has been increased in size and larger size wire has been installed to accommodate the additional electrical power requirements for the AN/ARC-182 frequency agile filters.
    • The aft fuel cell pilot valve circuitry is revised to enable fuel transfer from the wing and drop tanks to the main tank as an additional fuel transfer route.
    • Improved engine tailpipes are installed, as required.

4. ICAP II Block 89A Accelerated Phase Program. The EA-6B ICAP II Block 89A Accelerated Phase program could be referred to as the Accelerated Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) program. It upgrades the attitude and position referencing systems to proven digital technology on all Block 82 and Block 89 EA-6B Aircraft. All Block 82 and Block 89 have EFIS or are currently having EFIS installed. Incorporation of these changes established the baseline for upgrading to Block 89A. The following are Block 89A Accelerated Phase improvements:

    • The EFIS replaces the Electro-mechanical Attitude Direction Indicator and the Horizontal Situation Indicator.
    • The Digital Signal Data Converter replaces the Course Attitude Data Transmitter.
    • The AN/KNR-634A VHF Instrument Landing System (ILS) is installed to provide enhanced landing capabilities at commercial and United States Air Force (USAF) airfields and is integrated with EFIS.
    • The Global Positioning System (GPS) Miniature Airborne GPS Receiver (MAGR) enhances navigation capabilities.

5. ICAP II Block 89A Program. Currently there are four Block 89A aircraft in the fleet and 27 are in the process of being modified. The schedule for FY00 identifies a total of 25 Block 89A aircraft, excluding the two Block 89A aircraft scheduled for ICAP III conversion. Refer to paragraph K.1.a. for projected out-year aircraft numbers. The following are block 89A improvements:

    • The Embedded GPS Inertial Navigation Unit (EGI) replaces the current AN/ASN-50 Compass System.
    • The upgraded AN/AYK-14 Central Mission Computer is further upgraded from the current Single Card Processor module to a Very High Speed Integrated Circuit Processor Module.
    • The AN/ARC-210 UHF/VHF Radio Set replaces the AN/ARC-182 UHF/VHF Radio Set.
    • The Control Display Navigation Unit (CDNU) replaces the MAGR and the Control Display Indicator.

6. Universal Exciter Upgrade. The UEU replaces the UE. The UEU introduces digital technology to the systems operation that will expand the frequency identification ranges and provide increased reliability and maintainability. The UEU is currently being installed on fleet aircraft by squadron personnel, Avionics Change (AVC) 4686. The first UEU equipped squadron deployed in September 1999.

7. Band 9/10 Transmitter. Upon installation of the UEU, the Band 9/10 transmitter will be installed in the ECM Pods and expand the frequency range of jamming capability for the AN/ALQ-99 TJS. The Band 9/10 Transmitter was introduced into the fleet in November 1999 and the first UEU with Band 9/10 transmitter upgraded squadrons deployed in January 2000.

8. AN/USQ-113 Radio Countermeasures Set. The AN/USQ-113 Radio Countermeasures Set replaces the AN/ALQ-92 System, which has become logistically unsupportable and operationally obsolete. The installation of the AN/USQ-113 Radio Countermeasures Set is being accomplished by squadron personnel under Airframe Change (AFC) 788 (Phase 1) and AFC 793 (Phase 3). Two squadrons have already deployed and performed DT and OT on the AN/USQ-113. Additional installations began in second quarter FY00, after completion of OT.

9. ICAP III. The ICAP III systems are currently under test and evaluation. The test and evaluation phase is scheduled for completion by FY02 with fleet introduction of ICAP III scheduled for FY04. The following are the ICAP III improvements.

    • Tactical Jamming System Upgrade. The LR-700 Receiver subsystem will replace the ALQ-99 Receiver System, CIU/E, and Junction Box A. A new Central Mission Computer will also be added.
    • Tactical Display Subsystem. The new Tactical Display Subsystem (TDS) (utilizing liquid crystal displays, color icons, and pull-down menus) will be installed in all positions. Combined with a TDS Interface Unit, the TDS will replace both the pilot and ECMO monochromatic displays and the AN/ASN-123 TND.
    • Mission Reprogramming Unit. The Mission Reprogramming Unit utilizes solid state technology and is easily reprogrammed. It will replace the tape-based Recorder Reproducer Set.
    • Integration of the AN/USQ-113, the Multi-mission Advanced Tactical Terminal (MATT), and Integrated Data Modem (IDM) systems allows for information from these systems to become available for interpretation at all positions. This allows for much more efficient synthesis of collected data with onboard assets.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The EA-6B is a four-seat, subsonic, mid-wing monoplane with twin turbojets. The aircraft is a fully integrated electronic warfare weapon system that combines long-range, all-weather capability with an advanced electronic countermeasures system. The aircraft is designed for carrier and advanced base operation. There are currently four blocks of this aircraft in some stage of upgrade incorporation. These are Block 82, Block 89, Block 89A Accelerated Phase, and Block 89A.

a. Engines. The EA-6B is powered by two J52-P-408 (A) non-afterburner axial flow, turbojet engines. Each engine develops 12,000 pounds of static thrust.

b. Central Mission Computer. The AN/AYK-14 Central Mission Computer is a general-purpose digital computer and a component of the TJS. The computer Operational Flight Program is a set of instructions directing the computer operations and includes functions relating to navigation.

c. Search Radar. The AN/APS-130 presents a ground map display of the forward terrain for use in tactical navigation.

d. Tactical Navigation Display. The AN/ASN-123 TND is a man-to-machine interface with the AN/AYK-14 Mission Computer. In the ICAP III upgrade aircraft the current AN/ASN-123 TND is to be replaced with a new TDS. The exact type of system has yet to be determined.

e. Tactical Jamming System. The AN/ALQ-99 TJS computer used in the ICAP II aircraft analyzes a threat and responds by jamming. For the Block 89A aircraft the TJS also incorporates the UEU, Band 9/10 and Low Band Transmitter improvement programs into the EA-6B. The ICAP III upgrade aircraft will include new Jammer subsystem to improve frequency coverage, direction of arrival determination capability, narrower frequency discrimination to support narrowband jamming, and enhanced interface with onboard systems.

f. Control Display Navigation Unit. The CDNU controls all communications and navigation equipment through the use of a MIL-STD-1553 Data Bus.

g. AN/USQ-113(V) Radio Countermeasures Set. The AN/USQ-113(V) enhances the aircraft's jamming capability through integration with the TDS. This feature enables the crew to display AN/USQ-113(V) communications jamming data, as well as control AN/USQ-113(V) operations through the TDS.

h. Tactical Information Subsystem Integration. Tactical data processing capability has been enhanced through integration of MATT, IDM, and satellite communications antenna systems.

i. Link 16 - Multifunctional Information Distribution System. The aircraft is being modified with provisions for future installation of Link 16 - Multifunctional Information Distribution System equipment, without hardware modifications to the airframe.

    1. Night Vision Devices. The EA-6B Night Vision Devices (NVD) modification includes controls, displays, caution-advisory annunciators, and secondary floodlighting required to safely operate EA-6B aircraft during nighttime operations using Night Vision Goggles (NVG). NVGs enhance the safety of flight operations during night flight operations either solo or joint aircraft operation (with similarly equipped aircraft). NVGs enhance nighttime visibility and increase pilot and ECMO Situational Awareness. These modifications will be installed in EA-6B aircraft as directed by Program Manager, Air (PMA)-234 and AIR 4.1. Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) PMA 234 NVD-001 has been generated and approved for the EA-6B Night Vision modification.
    2. AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispenser System. The AN/ALE-47 Countermeasures Dispenser System is a software programmable, threat adaptive counter-measures dispenser. The system is internally mounted and may be operated as a stand-alone system or may be integrated with other on-board Electronic Warfare and avionics systems. The AN/ALE-47 provides improved reliability, maintainability and affordability. The AN/ALE-47 replaces the AN/ALE-39 Countermeasures Dispenser System.

2. Physical Description

a. EA-6B Aircraft

Wing Span 53 feet

Wings Folded 25 feet 10 inches

Length 59 feet 10 inches

Height 16 feet 7 inches

Weight, empty 35,139 pounds

Maximum Gross Weight 61,500 pounds

Aircrew 4

b. ICAP III. ICAP III will utilize Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) (i.e., eighty-nine EA-6B Block 89A aircraft), Government Off-the-Shelf, Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS), and Non-Developmental Item equipment.

(1) AN/ALQ-99(V) Tactical Jamming Countermeasures Set. The LR-700 Receiver subsystem will replace the ALQ-99 Receiver System.

(2) AN/ASN-123 Tactical Navigation Display. A new system is being developed to replace the AN/ASN-123. The design of Tactical Display System (TDS) and tactical Display System Interface Unit (TDSIU) has been finalized.

(3) AN/USQ-113(V) Radio Countermeasures Set. There are four components associated with the AN/USQ-113(V). Their physical sizes and descriptions are provided in the following paragraphs.

(a) Receiver-Transmitter. A Receiver-Transmitter (R/T) Mount Adapter containing dual AN/ARC-210 R/Ts, two Block Converter Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRA), and a Power Supply WRA will be mounted on the aircraft's Extensible Equipment Platform (EEP) in place of the existing AN/ARC-171. The dual AN/ARC-210 R/T assembly measures 10.53" W x 9.36" H x 17.25" D. The R/T Mount Adapter measures 10.63" W x 9.35" H x 18.04" D.

(b) System Controller. The System Controller is mounted on the existing mount for the old system controller on the EEP. The System Controller measures 5.63" W x 11.13" H x 17.04" D.

(c) Radio Frequency Amplifier. The High Power Amplifier (HPA), installed on the EEP, will be modified by mounting a Frequency Range Extension Module (FREM) on it. The dimensions of the FREM are 16.51" W x 9.62" H. The depth measurement is not available; however, the ECP identifies sufficient potential growth area for the HPA FREM.

(d) Operator Control Panel. The Operator Control Panel is installed in the instrument panel in the #1 ECMO position. It is installed in place of the old operator control unit. Measurements and drawings for the Operator Control Panel are not contained in the ECP.

c. Tactical Information Subsystem Integration. The following physical descriptions apply to the MATT and IDM WRAs:

The MATT will be installed in the forward AN/ALQ-126 equipment bay. Per the ECP, the MATT will be mounted on the MATT Avionics Mounting Tray, which measures 9.18" W x 7.80" H x 28.52" D.

The IDM will be installed in the AN/ALQ-41 equipment bay. The IDM is mounted to the IDM avionics tray, which mounts to four shock isolators that fit into existing hole locations for the AN/ALQ-41. The ECP does not provide dimensions for the IDM avionics tray.

d. Link 16 Multifunctional Information Distribution System. As mentioned previously, only provisions for future updates to the Link 16 are provided with ICAP III. Therefore, no physical dimensions apply.

3. New Development Introduction

a. ICAP II. The EA-6B ICAP II Program currently involves three Blocks of EA-6B Aircraft, Block 82, Block 89, and Block 89A. All Block 82 and twenty-six Block 89 aircraft are to be upgraded to Block 89A via Standard Depot Level Maintenance (SDLM). The remaining thirty-four Block 89 aircraft are scheduled to upgrade directly to ICAP III configuration. Refer to paragraph K.1.a. for the upgrade schedule.

b. Naval Reserve. VAQ-209, the only reserve EA-6B activity, has transitioned from EA-6A to EA-6B ICAP II Block 89 aircraft.

c. ICAP III. The ICAP III is a modernization program that will be retrofitted into EA-6B ICAP II Block 89 and Block 89A aircraft during SDLM.

4. Significant Interfaces. NA

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. NA

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. A crew of four comprised of one Pilot and three ECMOs operate the EA-6B. The EA-6B supports the carrier battle group and/or joint warfighting in rapid, organic response to threats ranging from contingency operations to full-scale war efforts. It uses the AN/TQS-142 Tactical EA-6B Mission Planning System (TEAMS) for mission planning. TEAMS uses a computer stored electronic order of battle for the applicable geographic area. It provides the ECMO with software associated with the planned aircraft flight route. The software is carried to the aircraft and is used to initiate the AN/ALQ-99 TJS. It then ensures the most efficient and effective use of the AN/ALQ-99. During the mission, other software records the scenario and is then used for postflight updating of the TEAMS. ICAP III will not change the existing operational concept.

2. Maintenance Concept. The current maintenance concept for the EA-6B aircraft utilizes organizational, intermediate, and depot levels of maintenance per the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 4790.2 series. Maintenance requirements to support ICAP II systems have been established using the NAMP three levels of maintenance. Organizational level of repair for the ICAP III systems is currently undefined. The introduction of the ICAP III system upgrades is planned to improve systems reliability and retain the capability of being maintained at the organizational level. Contractors have been tasked to develop an efficient, cost-effective, maintenance concept for ICAP III. Further development of the maintenance concept will be determined at a later date by the ICAP III prime contractor and the government.

a. Integrated Maintenance Concept. The EA-6B will transition to a new maintenance concept named the Integrated Maintenance Concept (IMC). The IMC is achieved through the application of Reliability Centered Maintenance principles that change the focus from a restoration maintenance program, i.e., Aircraft Service Period Adjustment and SDLM to a prevention maintenance program. This concept will repackage all EA-6B Preventive Maintenance (PM) tasks to integrate organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance to be performed on-site between deployments. Organizational activities will continue to perform PM while deployed. However, the bulk of the inspections and PM tasks will be performed in port by integrated maintenance teams. The IMC team may include a combination of organic and contractor maintenance personnel. IMC will require depot artisans to be permanently assigned to EA-6B sites. Over a specific time, they will perform SDLM-like tasks on aircraft, but with more frequency than the current eight to eleven year SDLM cycle. Under the IMC concept EA-6B maintenance will be divided into a number of stages over a period of years. The EA-6B community is currently undergoing the data collection and analysis phase to determine the frequency and stages required for this aircraft. The schedule is for a prototype by FY01 and the IMC incorporated into the EA-6B by FY02.

b. Organizational. Operating units perform organizational level maintenance on a day-to-day basis in support of their own operations. Maintenance actions encompass inspections, servicing, handling, removal and replacement of WRAs or major aircraft components, and on-equipment corrective maintenance. Troubleshooters may detect failure through fault isolation to the defective WRA using Built-In Test (BIT) and/or utilizing EA-6B test equipment. Maintenance personnel remove defective WRAs, replace them with Ready for Issue (RFI) WRAs, and perform system verification using BIT and/or existing EA-6B support equipment. The following maintenance personnel maintain the EA-6B:

WORK

CENTER

RATING

NEC

MOS

110

Aviation Machinist's Mate (AD)

8332, 8832

6013

120

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Hydraulic (AMH)/Structure (AMS)

8332, 8832

6053

13A

Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR)

NA

6060

13B

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Environmental (Safety Equipment) (AME)

8332, 8832

6083

210

Aviation Electronics Technician (AT)

Aviation Electronics Technician, ECM (AT)

8332, 8832

6668, 8868

6313

6386

220

Aviation Electrician's Mate (AE)

8332, 8832

6333

230

Aviation Ordnanceman (AO)

8332, 8832

6531

(1) Preventive Maintenance. PM consists of prescribed periodic inspections and servicing of equipment as defined in the Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRC) and/or Maintenance Instruction Manuals (MIM). The PM schedule is based on phase, sortie, and hours of operation criteria established for the EA-6B aircraft.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. EA-6B organizational level maintenance personnel use MIMs, test equipment, and BIT for primary fault isolation to a defective WRA or Shop Replaceable Assembly (SRA). Faulty WRAs and/or SRAs are removed and replaced and verified for proper operation using BIT, the appropriate test set, or common support equipment. Organizational level maintenance personnel also repair and replace major aircraft components as necessary (e.g., engine, canopy, etc.). No repair of faulty WRAs or SRAs is accomplished at this level. Faulty WRAs are forwarded to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) or Marine Aircraft Logistic Squadron (MALS) for repair.

c. Intermediate. EA-6B intermediate maintenance actions performed in support of organizational activities by host activities AIMDs or MALS include repair, test, and modification of aeronautical equipment, calibration of support equipment, and disposition of assets from stricken aircraft. AIMD and MALS personnel verify faulty WRAs, fault isolate to a SRA or component using the appropriate test equipment, replace defective SRAs or components, and repair and/or overhaul engines and other major aircraft components.

New avionics procurements since 1991 are maintained at the intermediate level using the AN/USM-636(V) Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS). As older automatic test equipment is phased out, its workload is shifted to CASS, to organic depot, or to contractor repair facilities.

The following table lists the intermediate level repair requirements by system:

SYSTEM

INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE REQUIREMENTS

J52-P-408 Jet Engine

First degree repair, with test cell facility

J52-P-408A Jet Engine

First degree repair, with test cell facility

AN/AIC-14A Inter-Communications System (ICS)

Test and check using AN/AIM-3B Test Set (TS), replace faulty components, and RFI unit

AN/ARN-84 TACAN

Test and check using AN/ARM-155 and AN/ARM-156 TS, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit

AN/ARC-159(V) UHF Comm (Block 82)

Test and check using AN/ARM-165 TS, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit

AN/ARC-159 UHF Comm with AFC 750 (Block 89)

Test and check using AN/ARM-165 TS, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit

AN/ARC-175 VHF Comm (Block 82)

Test and check using a locally manufactured TS, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit; SRA checked and repaired on the same locally manufactured TS

AN/ARC-182 UHF/VHF Comm (Block 89)

All WRAs and selected SRAs fault isolated using the AN/ARM-200, TS-4110, or TG-8300 test sets, RFI unit

AN/ARC-210(V) UHF/VHF Comm (Block 89A)

No intermediate level repair; WRAs repaired at depot

AN/ARA-50 UHF/ADF

Test and check using AN/ARM-102 TS with the AN/ARM-165 or AN/ARM-200 TS, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit

TSEC/KY-28 Speech Security

Test and check using a multi-meter, replace faulty component, RFI unit

AN/ARC-105 HF Comm (Block 82)

Test and check using AN/ARM-158 TS to SRA level, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit; SRAs checked on AN/ARM-158

AN/ARC-199 HF Comm (Block 89)

No intermediate level repair; WRAs repaired at depot

AN/APX-72 Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)

Test and check using AN/UPM-155 TS, replace faulty SRAs, RFI unit; repair SRAs using AN/UPM-239A TS

AN/APN-154 Radar Beacon

Test and check using C-9154 and C6690A/APM-231 TS, replace faulty SRA, RFI unit; SRAs Beyond Capability of Maintenance (BCM)

AN/ASW-25B UHF Data Link (Block 82)

Test and check using SM511A/ASW TS, replace faulty SRA, RFI unit

AN/ARA-63 Receiver/ Decoder

Test and check WRA using AN/ARM-146A TS, replace faulty SRA, RFI unit, BCM defective SRAs

KNR-634A NAV/ILS Marker Beacon Receiver with AFC 778

No intermediate maintenance; return to contractor for repair

AN/ASN-163 GPS with AFC779 (Block 82, 89, and 89A)

Fault isolate WRA to the SRA level using the AN/USM-467 Radar Communications (RADCOM) TS and AN/USM-636(V) CASS test station, replace defective SRA, RFI unit

Advanced Narrow Band Digital Voice Transmission (Block 89 with AFC 750)

Test and check using ST-58 TS to SRA level, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit

AN/USQ-113 Radio Countermeasures Set (Block 82 and 89 with AFC 760)

No intermediate maintenance; return to contractor for repair

6H2785-1 Scanner (Block 82 with AFC 571 and Block 89 with AFC 636)

No intermediate maintenance; return to contractor for repair

AN/ASN-130 Inertial Navigation System

Test and check WRA using TS-3846A/ASM-608 (V), replace faulty SRA, RFI unit

 

AN/AYK-14 Digital Data Computer

Fault isolate WRAs to SRAs using AN/ASM-704 TS, replace faulty SRA, RFI unit; return SRA to contractor for repair

AN/ASN-123 TND

Test and check using CASS TS to SRA level, replace faulty SRA, align as required RFI unit

AN/ALQ-99F(V) TJS

Test and check using Transmitter Test Station (OJ615/ALM) to SRA level, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit; SRA checked on RADCOM and Hybrid Test Station (HTS)

Universal Exciter (Block 82)

Test and check using Exciter Test Station (OJ511/ALM) to SRA level, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit; SRA checked on RADCOM, Computerized Automatic Test (CAT) IIID, and HTS

Universal Exciter Upgrade (Block 89)

Test and check using CASS, troubleshoot to SRA, replace defective SRA, align as required, RFI unit; SRAs currently not checked (Procedures for testing selected SRAs on updated RADCOM and CASS are being developed.)

AN/UYH-4 Recorder Reproducer Set

Test and check using AN/APM-457 TS, remove and replace faulty WRAs, return to RFI status (This system will be moved to CASS.)

Computer Interface Unit/ Encoder (Block 89)

Test and check using Digital Test Station (OJ510/ALM) to SRA level, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit; SRAs checked on CAT IIID and HTS

AN/ALQ-99J(V) Signal Data Converter (Block 89A)

Test and check using Digital Test Station (OJ510/ALM) to SRA level, replace faulty SRA, align as required, RFI unit; SRAs checked on CAT IIID

AN/ASN-173 Electronic Flight Instrument System/ Instrument Landing System (Block 89A)

No intermediate level repair, under warranty program with vendor

C-12284/A Control Display Navigation Unit (Block 89A)

No intermediate level repair; WRAs repaired at depot

AN/ASN-174 Global Positioning System (Block 89A)

No intermediate level repair; return to contractor for repair

MATT/IDM

No intermediate level repair; WRAs repaired at depot or contractor

d. Depot. EA-6B depot level maintenance actions are those requiring major overhaul or a complete rebuilding, remanufacturing, or modification of parts, assemblies, subassemblies, and end items. Depot maintenance actions are performed at NADEPs or as directed by the Naval Air Systems Command Industrial Competency (AIR 6.0).

NADEP Jacksonville, Florida, is the Cognizant Field Activity responsible for all EA-6B Peculiar Support Equipment (PSE) and associated PSE software maintenance. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, Burns City, Indiana, is the assigned Participating Field Activity and Designated Overhaul Point for all EA-6B electronics warfare equipment maintenance.

(1) Airframe Depot Activities

NADEP Jacksonville

NADEP North Island, California

Northrop-Grumman, St. Augustine, Florida

Japan Aircraft Co. Ltd., Atsugi, Japan

(2) Engine Depot Activities

NADEP Jacksonville Designated Overhaul Point

NADEP North Island Engine Component Overhaul

(3) Component Depot Activities

NSWC Crane AN/ALQ-99 TJS

NSWC Point Mugu, California Software

NADEP North Island Pneumatics, ALQ-92 (V) 3,

Van Installed PSE

NADEP Jacksonville Van Installed PSE

e. Interim Maintenance. Interim maintenance services for the ICAP II, Block 82, 86, and 89 aircraft were completed by fourth quarter FY96. The Material Support Date (MSD) for ICAP II Block 89A aircraft is scheduled for March 2001. ICAP III will have fully integrated training by second quarter FY03. The initial operating capability for ICAP III is planned for second quarter FY04. DT and OT personnel will be trained by Northrop-Grumman Corporation. The prime contractor will provide interim support for ICAP III until organic capability is established. The contractor will provide intermediate and depot level maintenance for all contractor-furnished assets for which the Navy has not established repair capabilities. EA-6B ICAP III upgrade systems, EFIS, GPS, and MATT/IDM will be contractor maintained until the Navy achieves organic maintenance capabilities. Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Services Command (NATEC) personnel will provide technical support as they do with the current aircraft. The Navy Support Date for ICAP III is planned for first quarter FY06.

f. Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. The Life Cycle Maintenance Plan (LCMP) for the EA-6B ICAP II is currently under SDLM. The EA-6B ICAP II LCMP is scheduled to convert to IMC in FY02. The ICAP III contractor, Northrop-Grumman, will develop the ICAP III LCMP.

3. Manning Concept. The EA-6B manpower requirements are driven by the total preventive and corrective maintenance requirements, required operational capabilities, and the projected operational environment. Manpower requirements for the EA-6B ICAP II aircraft are dictated by the deployment workload of 24 hours per day of organizational level servicing during cyclic flight operations. The basic watch conditions consist of two sections, each responsible for a 12-hour period. In addition, the EA-6B ICAP II manpower requirements are based on 40.75 Maintenance Man-Hours per Flight Hour.

Block 89 and 89A enhancements will not impact Navy or Marine Corps manpower requirements.

Manpower for Navy intermediate level maintenance is provided by the home station's AIMD via the Navy Sea Operational Detachment (SEAOPDET). The requirements for an EA-6B ICAP II SEAOPDET module are based on total workload at this maintenance level.

There are no changes in current manpower requirements for Marine Corps EA-6B squadrons. Squadron personnel augment each MALS to support intermediate level maintenance requirements.

There are no increased manpower requirements for support of the EA-6B ICAP III. However, a new Navy Enlisted Classification Code (NEC) for the Aviation Electronics Technician is planned. The new NEC has not been identified at this time but will be included in updates to this NTSP.

4. Training Concept. The intent of the EA-6B training program is to provide proficient fleet Pilots, ECMOs, and organizational and intermediate level maintenance personnel. The Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS), VAQ-129, Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington, provides training for aircrew personnel. Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island provides organizational and intermediate level maintenance training. NAMTRAU Whidbey anticipates a requirement for one additional instructor billet to accommodate ICAP III training.

Follow-on training for aircrew and organizational maintenance has been modified to the integrated training method in accordance with Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) directives. Integrated training consists of classroom, laboratory, and timely practical application of newly learned skills combined into a single training period. To enhance training efforts Computer-Based Training (CBT) will be maximized for aircrew and maintenance personnel. This eliminates curricula duplication and retraining students when they transition from a NAMTRAU classroom to the Practical Job Training course. The avionics courses will be rewritten to accommodate training of both the ICAP II and ICAP III aircraft.

Organizational and intermediate maintenance Navy Training and Administration of Reserve (TAR) and United States Marine Corps (USMC) Active Reserve (AR) personnel will attend existing courses for their required NEC or Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Navy Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Select Marine Corps Reserve (SMCR) personnel will earn organizational maintenance NECs or MOSs through OJT. Intermediate maintenance SELRES and SMCR personnel who require an NEC or MOS that has training time requirements in excess of 19 days will be handled on a case by case basis. SELRES and SMCR personnel may earn intermediate level maintenance qualifications by attending formal training at NAMTRAUs, providing quotas, funding, and students are available to attend the training. Specific guidelines are contained in NAVPERS 18068F Volume II, Chapter IV, Navy Enlisted Classifications.

The established training concept for most aviation maintenance training divides "A" School courses into two or more segments called Core and Strand. Many organizational level "C" School courses are also divided into separate Initial and Career training courses. "A" School Core courses include general knowledge and skills training for the particular rating, while "A" School Strand courses focus on the more specialized training requirements for that rating and a specific aircraft or equipment, based on the student's fleet activity destination. Strand training immediately follows Core training and is part of the "A" School. Upon completion of Core and Strand "A" Schools, graduates going to organizational level activities attend the appropriate Initial "C" School for additional specific training. Initial "C" School training is intended for students in paygrades E-4 and below. Career "C" School training is provided to organizational level personnel, E-5 and above, to enhance skills and knowledge within their field. At this time Marine Corps organizational maintenance personnel (E-1 through E-7) attend only the Initial follow-on training. "A" School graduates going to intermediate level activities attend the appropriate intermediate level "C" School. Intermediate level "C" Schools are not separated into Initial and Career courses.

The ICAP III training concept consists of initial and follow-on training. Initial training will be provided by Northrop-Grumman. Follow-on training will be conducted by VAQ-129 for aircrew and MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island for maintenance personnel. Although subject to change, all Pilots and ECMOs will follow the same ICAP III Category 1 training track. The standard and emergency procedures have been reviewed and found to be compatible for both ICAP II and ICAP III Pilot and Right Seat training. Discussions regarding the establishment of separate tracks for ICAP II and ICAP III ECMO training have been finalized, and will be addressed in future revisions to this NTSP.

a. Initial Training. All initial training for the EA-6B ICAP II has been successfully completed for all variants through Block 89A.

Initial ICAP III training will be provided by Northrop-Grumman to DT and OT personnel to enable them to conduct their testing functions. Northrop-Grumman will provide initial training to NATEC Engineering Technical Services (ETS) personnel and instructors from VAQ-129 and MTU 1083 (located at NAS Whidbey Island) enabling them to modify existing follow-on training courses. Per NAMTRAGRU HQ EA-6B technical coordinator (N2119), initial training requirements for ICAP III systems have not yet been established, but will be included in updates to this NTSP when available. Courses for aircrew and organizational maintenance training will be Ready for Training (RFT) three months prior to the first class start date, estimated for third or fourth quarter FY03. Northrop-Grumman will conduct an Aircrew course of 7 days OJT and a Maintenance course of 3 days formal and 7 days OJT. Training will be conducted in the Point Mugu lab.

(1) Operator. Initial Pilot and Naval Flight Officer (NFO) training for fleet personnel will be provided by VAQ-129 to each fleet squadron concurrent with delivery of ICAP III modified aircraft.

(2) Maintenance. NATEC ETS personnel will train fleet maintenance personnel as ICAP III modified aircraft are received.

b. Follow-on Training. The FRS provides follow-on training to Navy and Marine Corps fleet replacement Pilots and ECMOs. MTU 1083 provides follow-on organizational and intermediate maintenance training to Navy and Marine Corps maintenance personnel. Each of these activities provides follow-on training in their respective environments to meet the needs of the fleet.

The transition schedule suggests that training and support for the two configurations, Block 82/89 and Block 89A will be required through 2004; three configurations, Block 82/89, Block 89A, and ICAP III, from 2004 through 2010; and, depending on the final ICAP III inventory balance, two configurations, Block 89A and ICAP III aircraft until the end of the projected EA-6B service life. All existing aircrew and maintenance courses have been updated to reflect the Block 89A ICAP II systems. Block 82 is expected to be phased out by 2010.

(1) Aircrew. All EA-6B Pilot and ECMO training is conducted at the FRS. There are four categories of Pilot and ECMO training courses for the EA-6B Aircraft. These courses will be modified to include ICAP III systems data. The RFT date for ICAP III has not been established in time for inclusion in this NTSP. The following is a description of the present aircrew courses.

(a) Pilots

Title .....................

EA-6B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 1 Pipeline

CIN ...................

E-2A-1821

Model Manager.

VAQ-129

Description ..........

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

  • Flight training
  • Crew tactics and safety
  • Communications and navigation
  • Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS)

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B Pilot in a squadron environment.

Location ...........

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length ..............

241 days

RFT date ..............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • Navy Officer Billet Classification (NOBC) 8562
  • MOS 7543

TTE/TD................

  • 2F119A, Weapon Systems Trainer (WST)
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, Operational Flight Trainer (OFT)

Prerequisites ........

  • E-2D-0039, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape
  • E-7C-0039, Basic Officer Leadership Course
  • E-2A-0006, Advanced Strike
  • E-2D-3815, Pilot, Electronic Warfare
  • B-322-0041, Refresher Physiology, Tactical Jet Training
  • B-9E-1224, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R-1
  • C-2D-3815, Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer, Non technical
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title ..................

EA-6B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 2 Pipeline

CIN ...................

E-2A-1822

Model Manager.

VAQ-129

Description .......

This course provides the Category 2 Student Pilot the 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 EA-6B Pilot in a squadron environment.

Location.........

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length ........

206 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier ..

  • NOBC 8562
  • MOS 7543

TTE/TD ............

  • 2F119A, WST
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, OFT

Prerequisites .....

  • E-2A-1821, EA-6B Fleet Replacement Pilot, Category 1 Pipeline
  • C-2D-3815, Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer, Non-technical
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title ..................

EA-6B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 3 Pipeline

CIN....................

E-2A-1823

Model Manager ...

VAQ-129

Description ..........

This course provides the Category 3 Student Pilot the 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 EA-6B Pilot in a squadron environment.

Location ..............

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length..................

103 days

RFT date............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • NOBC 8562
  • MOS 7543

TTE/TD ...............

  • 2F119A, WST
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, OFT

Prerequisites.........

  • E-2A-1821, EA-6B Fleet Replacement Pilot, Category 1 Pipeline
  • C-2D-3815, Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer, Non-technical
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title ..................

EA-6B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 4 Pipeline

CIN ...................

E-2A-1824

Model Manager ...

VAQ-129

Description .......

This course provides the Category 4 Student Pilot the 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 EA-6B Pilot in a squadron environment.

Location ...........

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length ..............

26 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier ..

  • NOBC 8562
  • MOS 7543

TTE/TD ............

  • 2F119A, WST
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, OFT

Prerequisites .....

  • B-322-0041, Refresher Physiology, Tactical Jet Training
  • B-9E-1224, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R-1
  • C-2D-3815, Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer, Non-technical
  • E-2B-0308, EA-6B Instrument Ground School
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title .....................

EA-6B Pilot Instructor Under Training Pilot Training

CIN....................

E-2A-1825

Model Manager ...

VAQ-129

Description ..........

This course provides the prospective Instructor Pilot the 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 EA-6B Pilot Instructor in a training squadron environment.

Location ..............

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length .................

30 days

RFT date ..............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • NOBC 8562
  • MOS 7543

TTE/TD ...............

  • 2F119A, WST
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, OFT

Prerequisites.........

  • E-2A-1821, EA-6B Fleet Replacement Pilot, Category 1
  • Security Clearance - Secret

(b) Electronic Countermeasures Officer

Title ..................

EA-6B Fleet Replacement NFO Category 1 Pipeline

CIN ...................

E-2D-1821

Model Manager.

VAQ-129

Description........

This course provides the Category 1 Student ECMO the knowledge and skills including:

  • Electronic warfare systems
  • Flight training
  • Crew tactics and safety
  • Communication and navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B ECMO in a squadron environment.

Location ...........

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length ..............

234 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier ..

  • NOBC 8563
  • MOS 7588

TTE/TD ............

  • 2F119A, WST
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, OFT
  • 15E22C Block 89A Upgrade, Team Tactics Trainer (TTT)
  • 15E34A Minor Upgrade, Electronic Combat Trainer (ECT)

Prerequisites......

  • E-2D-0032, Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape
  • P-7C-0025, Basic Officer Leadership Course
  • B-322-0041, Refresher Physiology Tactical Jet Training
  • B-9E-1224, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R-1
  • E-2B-0308, Instrument Ground School
  • Q-2D-0024, Tactical Navigation
  • C-2D-3810, Naval and Marine Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title .....................

EA-6B Fleet Replacement NFO Category 2 Pipeline

CIN....................

E-2D-1822

Model Manager ...

VAQ-129

Description ..........

This course provides the Category 2 Student ECMO the knowledge and skills including:

  • Electronic warfare systems
  • Flight training
  • Crew tactics and safety
  • Communication and navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B ECMO in a squadron environment.

Location ..............

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length...............

225 days

RFT date............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • NOBC 8563
  • MOS 7588

TTE/TD.............

  • 2F119A, WST
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, OFT
  • 15E22C Block 89A Upgrade, TTT
  • 15E34A Minor Upgrade, ECT

Prerequisites ........

  • E-2D-1821, EA-6B Naval Flight Officer Category 1 Pipeline
  • B-322-0041, Refresher Physiology Tactical Jet Training
  • B-9E-1224, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R-1
  • E-2B-0308, Instrument Ground School
  • Q-2D-0024, Tactical Navigation
  • C-2D-3810, Naval and Marine Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title ..................

EA-6B Fleet Replacement NFO Category 3 Pipeline

CIN ...................

E-2D-1823

Model Manager.

VAQ-129

Description .......

This course provides the Category 3 Student ECMO the knowledge and skills including:

  • Electronic warfare systems
  • Flight training
  • Crew tactics and safety
  • Communication and navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B ECMO in a squadron environment.

Location ...........

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length............

96 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier...

  • NOBC 8563
  • MOS 7588

TTE/TD ............

  • 2F119A, WST
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, OFT
  • 15E22C Block 89A Upgrade, TTT
  • 15E34A Minor Upgrade, ECT

Prerequisites .....

  • E-2D-1821, EA-6B Naval Flight Officer, Category 1
  • B-322-0041, Refresher Physiology Tactical Jet Training
  • B-9E-1224, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R-1
  • E-2B-0308, Instrument Ground School
  • Q-2D-0024, Tactical Navigation
  • C-2D-3810, Naval and Marine Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title ...............

EA-6B Fleet Replacement NFO Category 4 Pipeline

CIN ...................

E-2D-1824

Model Manager ...

VAQ-129

Description ..........

This course provides the Category 4 Student ECMO the knowledge and skills including:

  • Electronic warfare systems
  • Flight training
  • Crew tactics and safety
  • Communication and navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B ECMO in a squadron environment.

Location ..............

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length .................

26 days

RFT date ..............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • NOBC 8563
  • MOS 7588

TTE/TD.............

  • 2F119A, WST
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, OFT
  • 15E22C Block 89A Upgrade, TTT
  • 15E34A Minor Upgrade, ECT

Prerequisites.........

  • E-2D-1821, EA-6B Naval Flight Officer, Category 1
  • B-322-0041, Refresher Physiology Tactical Jet Training
  • B-9E-1224, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R-1
  • E-2B-0308, EA-6B Instrument Ground School
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title ..................

EA-6B NFO Instructor Under Training

CIN ...................

E-2D-1825

Model Manager ...

VAQ-129

Description .......

This course provides the prospective ECMO Instructor the knowledge and skills including:

  • Instructional techniques
  • Electronic warfare systems
  • Flight training
  • Crew tactics and safety
  • Communications
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B ECMO Instructor in a training squadron environment.

Location ...........

VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island

Length ..............

43 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier.. ...

  • NOBC 8563
  • MOS 7588

TTE/TD ............

  • 2F119A, WST
  • 2F143 Block 89A Upgrade, OFT
  • 15E22C Block 89A Upgrade, TTT
  • 15E34A Minor Upgrade, ECT

Prerequisites .....

  • E-2D-1821, EA-6B Naval Flight Officer, Category 1
  • NOBC 8563
  • Security Clearance - Secret

(2) Maintenance. EA-6B organizational and intermediate level maintenance training courses are currently available through the training tracks listed below. The current training courses are designed for EA-6B ECM ICAP II aircraft through the block 89A configuration. Courses affected by ICAP III will have to be modified, or new courses developed, prior to ICAP III aircraft being introduced to the fleet.

(a) Organizational

Title ..................

EA-6B ECM Initial Organizational Maintenance

CIN ...................

E-102-1820

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the first tour Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Basic system purposes
  • Theory of operation and operational procedures
  • EA-6B ECM System maintenance through Block 89A

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an entry level EA-6B ECM Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

25 days

RFT date .............

Currently available through Block 89A

ICAP III update is To Be Determined (TBD)

Skill identifier .....

  • AT 8832 (E-1 through E-4)
  • MOS 6386 (E-1 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

  • EA-6B Tactical Jamming System ICAP II
  • ECM System Maintenance Trainer
  • Tracker/Jammer POD Maintenance Trainer
  • Communications/Navigation/Radar (C/N/R) Systems Maintenance Trainer

Prerequisites.........

  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title ..................

EA-6B COM/NAV/RADAR Sets Maintenance (ICAP2) Career

CIN ...................

E-102-1823

Model Manager.

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ....

This course provides the second tour Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Component location and characteristics
  • Basic test and servicing requirements
  • EA-6B C/N/R maintenance through Block 89A
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B COMM/NAV/RADAR Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Location ...........

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length ...........

23 days

RFT date.........

Currently available

Skill identifier ..

AT 8332 (E-5 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

  • C/N/R Systems Maintenance Trainer
  • AN/ASW-40A/42 Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) and Air Data Computer (ADC) System Trainer
  • Automatic Carrier Landing System (ACLS) Maintenance Trainer

Prerequisites .....

  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • E-102-1827, EA-6B Initial, ICAP 2/Block 86 COMM/NAV/RADAR Set Organizational Maintenance
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title ..................

EA-6B ICAP Integrated ECM Maintenance Career

CIN ...................

E-102-1824

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the second tour Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Theory of operation
  • Testing and troubleshooting
  • EA-6B Integrated ECM and Defensive Electronic Countermeasures Systems organizational maintenance through Block 89A

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B Integrated ECM Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

37 days

RFT date............

Currently available through Block 89A

ICAP III update TBD

Skill identifier .....

  • AT 6668 (E-5 through E-7)
  • MOS 6386 (E-1 through E-7)

TTE/TD . .............

  • EA-6B Tactical Jamming System ICAP II
  • ECM System Maintenance Trainer
  • Tracker/Jammer POD Maintenance Trainer
  • C/N/R Systems Maintenance Trainer

Prerequisites.........

  • E-102-1820, EA-6B Initial ECM Organizational Maintenance
  • Security Clearance - Secret

Title ..................

EA-6B Initial ICAP 2/ Block 86, COMM/NAV/RADAR Set Organizational Maintenance

CIN ...................

E-102-1827

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description .......

This course provides the first tour Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Test and troubleshooting
  • Safety
  • EA-6B COMM/NAV/RADAR organizational maintenance through Block 86

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an entry level EA-6B C/N/R Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Location ...........

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length ..............

26 days

RFT date ..........

Currently available through Block 89A

ICAP III TBD

Skill identifier...

  • AT 8332 (E-1 through E-4)
  • MOS 6313 (E-1 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

  • C/N/R Systems Maintenance Trainer
  • AN/ASW-40A/42 AFCS and ADC Trainer
  • ACLS Maintenance Trainer

Prerequisite ......

C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1

Title ..................

EA-6B Non-Designated Airman

CIN ...................

E-600-1801

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the Airman the knowledge and skills including:

  • EA-6B Plane Captain qualifications
  • Daily and turnaround inspections
  • Assist in Pilot start, launch, recovery, respot, and secure
  • Aircraft servicing
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B Plane Captain in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length...............

19 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

None

TTE/TD ............

EA-6B Fuel System Trainer

Prerequisite .........

A-950-0069, Airman Apprentice Training

Title ..................

EA-6B Power Plants and Related Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance

CIN ...................

E-601-1810

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the second tour Aviation Machinist's Mate the knowledge and skills including:

  • Component location and purpose
  • Removal, installation, and troubleshooting procedures
  • Inspection and low power turn-up requirements
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B Power Plant Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

16 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AD 8332 (E-5 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

  • EA-6B Fuel System Trainer
  • Power Plant, Trimmer
  • EA-6B Hydraulic/Structure Integrated Training Device

Prerequisites ........

  • E-601-1812, EA-6B Initial Power Plants and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance
  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1

Title ..................

EA-6B Initial Power Plants and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance

CIN....................

E-601-1812

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the first tour Aviation Machinist's Mate the knowledge and skills including:

  • Component purpose and location
  • Repair procedures
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an entry level EA-6B Power Plant Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

9 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AD 8832 (E-1 through E-4)
  • MOS 6013 (E-1 through E-7)

TTE/TD.............

  • EA-6B Fuel System Trainer
  • Power Plant, Trimmer
  • EA-6B Hydraulic/Structure Integrated Maintenance Training Device

Prerequisite .........

C-601-2014, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turbojet Fundamentals Strand Class A1

Title...................

EA-6B Career Electrical and Instrument Systems Organizational Maintenance

CIN....................

E-602-1851

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the second tour Aviation Electrician's Mate the knowledge and skills including:

  • Electrical, airframe, hydraulic, ordnance, electronic, and environmental control systems
  • Analysis and troubleshooting techniques
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B Electrical and Instrument Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

23 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AE 8332 (E-5 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

  • EA-6B Fuel System Trainer
  • AN/ASW-40A/42 AFCS and ADC Trainer
  • EA-6B Electrical System
  • EA-6B Electrical/ Navigation/ Instrument Systems Trainer
  • Automatic Carrier Landing System Trainer
  • EA-6B Alighting Gear Maintenance Trainer
  • A-6 Replacement Wing Flight Control Trainer

Prerequisite .........

E-602-1853, EA-6B Initial Electrical and Instrument Systems Organizational Maintenance

Title...................

EA-6B Initial Electrical and Instrument Systems Organizational Maintenance

CIN ......................

E-602-1853

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the first tour Aviation Electrician's Mate the knowledge and skills including:

  • Component purpose, location, and characteristics
  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an entry level EA-6B Electrical and Instrument Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

26 days

RFT date............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AE 8832 (E-1 through E-4)
  • MOS 6333 (E-1 through E-7)

TTE/TD ...............

  • EA-6B Fuel System Trainer
  • AN/ASW-40A/42 AFCS and ADC Trainer
  • EA-6B Electrical System
  • EA-6B Electrical/Navigation/Instrument Systems Trainer
  • Automatic Carrier Landing System Trainer
  • EA-6B Alighting Gear Maintenance Trainer
  • A-6 Replacement Wing Flight Control Trainer

Prerequisite .........

C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1

Title...................

EA-6B Career Safety Equipment Organizational Maintenance

CIN ...................

E-602-1860

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the second tour Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) the knowledge and skills including:

  • Maintenance and operation of environmental, escape, and survival systems
  • Troubleshooting and maintenance techniques
  • Inspections
  • Use of special tools and support equipment

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B Safety Equipment Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

9 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AME 8332 (E-5 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

Cockpit, Canopy and Ejection Seat Trainer

Prerequisite .........

E-602-1865, EA-6B Initial Safety Equipment Organizational Maintenance

Title...................

EA-6B Initial Safety Equipment Organizational Maintenance

CIN ......................

E-602-1865

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the first tour Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) the knowledge and skills including:

  • Component location and characteristics
  • Cartridge service life computation and preventive maintenance inspection requirements
  • Limited maintenance on environmental, escape, and survival systems

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an entry level EA-6B Safety Equipment Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

23 days

RFT date ..............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AME 8832 (E-1 through E-4)
  • MOS 6083 (E-1 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

Cockpit, Canopy, and Ejection Seat Trainer

Prerequisite ......

C-602-2034, Aviation Structural Mechanic E (Safety Equipment) Egress Strand Class A1

Title ....................

EA-6B Career Hydraulics Structures Systems Organizational Maintenance

CIN .....................

E-602-1881

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the second tour Aviation Structural Mechanic the knowledge and skills including:

  • Academic and practical training
  • Testing, troubleshooting, and repair procedures
  • Removal, installation, and inspection requirements
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B Hydraulic and Flight Control Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

16 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AMH 8332 (E-5 through E-9)
  • AMS 8332 (E-5 through E-9)

TTE/TD ..............

  • Alighting Gear System
  • Replacement Wing Flight Control System
  • EA-6B Hydraulic/Structure Integrated Maintenance Training Device
  • A-6A Hydraulic Power System Maintenance Trainer

Prerequisite .........

E-602-1883, EA-6B Initial Hydraulics/Structures System Organizational Maintenance

Title ....................

EA-6B Initial Hydraulics/Structures System Organizational Maintenance

CIN .....................

E-602-1883

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the first tour Aviation Structural Mechanic the knowledge and skills including:

  • Theory of operation and purpose
  • Limited maintenance procedures on hydraulic and flight control systems
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an entry level EA-6B Hydraulic and Flight Control Systems Organizational Maintenance Technician in a squadron environment under close supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

11 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AMS 8832 (E-1 through E-4)
  • MOS 6053 (E-1 through E-7)

TTE/TD ..............

  • Alighting Gear System
  • Replacement Wing Flight Control System
  • EA-6B Hydraulic/Structure Integrated Maintenance Training Device
  • A-6A Hydraulic Power System Maintenance Trainer

Prerequisites ........

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

Title ....................

EA-6B Armament Systems Organizational Maintenance

CIN .....................

E-646-1840

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Ordnanceman the knowledge and skills including:

  • Operation, testing, and troubleshooting techniques
  • Loading and unloading procedures
  • Basic release system bomb racks
  • Corrosion control
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B Armament Organizational Technician in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

16 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AO 8332 (E-1 through E-7)
  • MOS 6531 (E-1 through E-7)

TTE/TD ..............

AERO-7, Ejector Rack

Prerequisite .........

C-646-2012, Aviation Ordnanceman Airwing Strand Class A1

(b) Intermediate. All current intermediate maintenance courses will continue, as all support the EA-6B through Block 89A. Block 89A ICAP II Aircraft are projected to be in service through 2010. ICAP III WRAs and SRAs will be checked and repaired using existing test equipment (CASS). Additional intermediate maintenance training to support ICAP III systems is not being considered at this time and no additional courses are being identified as required to support the EA-6B ICAP III.

Title ..................

AN/ALQ-99 Active ECM and Support Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN ...................

E-102-6017

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description .......

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures used to support the AN/ALQ-99 Jamming Transmitter
  • Operation and testing procedures using the special purpose test bench AN/ALM-107
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AN/ALQ-99 Active ECM and Support Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

19 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AT 6647 (E-3 through E-7)
  • MOS 6486 (E-1 through E-5)

TTE/TD ............

  • AN/ALM-107 Special Purpose Test Bench
  • Actual aircraft AN/ALQ-99 Jamming Transmitters are used during this course.

Prerequisite .........

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ..................

Digital Data Link Communications Intermediate Maintenance Technician

CIN ...................

D/E-102-6059

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Lemoore

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Digital data link system operation and maintenance
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a Digital Data Link Communications Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore, California
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana, Virginia

Length .................

33 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6607 (E-3 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

  • AN/ARM-200 TS
  • AN/ARM-146A TS
  • AN/APM-455 TS
  • SM-511 TS
  • Aircraft digital data link systems are used as TTE during this course.

Prerequisites ........

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ..................

Radar Altimeter Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN ...................

D/E-102-6109

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU North Island, California

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Radar Altimeter operation and maintenance
  • Operation and testing procedures using the AN/APM-403, Radar Altimeter TS
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a Radar Altimeter Equipment Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 1067 NAMTRAU North Island, California
  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 1068 NAMTRAU Jacksonville, Florida

Length...............

30 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6605 (E-3 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

  • AN/APM-403, Radar Altimeter TS
  • Aircraft radar altimeter systems are used during this course.

Prerequisites ........

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ..................

ICAP 2 Digital Test Set Operator/Maintainer Computer Group Intermediate Maintenance

CIN ...................

E-102-6114

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation and testing procedures using the OJ-510/AIM, Digital Test Console
  • Equipment associated with latest upgrades to the ICAP II Aircraft and WRAs
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an ICAP II Digital Test Set Operator/Maintainer Computer Group Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

124 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AT 6680 (E-1 through E-6)
  • MOS 6484 (E-1 through E-5)

TTE/TD ............

OJ-510/AIM, Digital Test Console

Prerequisite ......

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ..................

ICAP 2 Exciter Intermediate Maintenance Technician

CIN ...................

E-102-6119

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation and testing procedures using the Exciter TS
  • Equipment associated with latest upgrades to the ICAP II aircraft and WRAs
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an ICAP II Exciter Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

73 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AT 6648 (E-5 through E-7)
  • MOS 6484 (E-1 through E-5)

TTE/TD ............

  • Exciter TS
  • Controller, Automatic
  • Converter, RF Countermeasures
  • Test Program Instruction, Optical Disk

Prerequisite .........

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ..................

UHF Communications Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN ...................

D/E-102-6152

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures of UHF, ADF, and ICS systems
  • Operation and testing procedures using the AN/ARM-200, AN/ARM-165, TS-4110, TS-3634 Test Sets
  • Safety

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

Location ..............

  • MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island
  • MTU 1067 NAMTRAU North Island
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 3011 Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRU DET) Miramar, California

Length .................

40 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6611 (E-3 through E-7)

TTE/TD ............

  • AN/ARM-200 TS
  • AN/ARM-165 TS
  • TS-4110 TS
  • TS-3634 TS
  • Aircraft UHF, ADF, and ICS equipment is used as TTE during this course.

Prerequisite .........

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ..................

HF Communications Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN ...................

E-102-6154

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures of HF systems
  • Operation and testing procedures of aircraft HF communications equipment
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an HF Communications Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

33 days

RFT date ...........

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6613 (E-3 through E-6)

TTE/TD ............

Aircraft HF equipment is used as TTE during this course.

Prerequisite .........

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

Title ..................

AN/ASM-608 Inertial Measurement Unit Test Set (IMUTS) Operation/Maintenance

CIN ...................

D/E-150-6010

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar

Description .......

This course provides the Aviation Electrician's Mate the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures of Inertial Navigation Systems
  • Operation, testing, and maintenance procedures of the AN/ASM-608 Inertial Measurement Unit TS
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AN/ASM-608 Inertial Measurement Unit TS Operator-Maintainer in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Length .................

51 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AE 7197 (E-4 through E-7)
  • MOS 6464 (E-1 through E-5)

TTE/TD ..............

AN/ASM-608 Inertial Measurement Unit TS

Prerequisites ........

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

Title ....................

AN/USM-429 Computerized Automatic Test Station (CAT IIID) Operation/Maintenance

CIN .....................

D/E-198-6005

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation, testing, and maintenance procedures of the AN/USM-429 Computerized Automatic Test Station
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AN/USM-429 CAT IIID TS Operator-Maintainer in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Length .................

66 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AT 6686 (E-3 through E-7)
  • MOS 6484 (E-1 through E-5)

TTE/TD ..............

AN/USM-429

CAT IIID

Prerequisite .........

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ....................

Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) IMA Calibration/Advanced Maintenance

CIN .....................

D/E-198-6101

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation, testing, calibration, and advanced maintenance procedures of the Consolidated Automated Support System
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a Consolidated Automated Support System Calibration / Advanced Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Length .................

30 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6705 (E-5, E-6)

TTE/TD ..............

AN/USM-636 CASS Test Station

Prerequisite .........

D/E-198-6102, Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) Test Station Intermediate Operator/Maintainer

Title ....................

Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) Test Station Intermediate Operator/Maintainer

CIN .....................

D/E-198-6102

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation, testing, and maintenance procedures of the Consolidated Automated Support System
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a Consolidated Automated Support System TS Operator-Maintainer in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Length .................

51 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6704

TTE/TD ..............

AN/USM-636 CASS Test Station

Prerequisite .........

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ....................

USMC Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) Test Station Operator/Maintainer/Technician

CIN .....................

D/E-198-6103

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation, testing, calibration, and advanced maintenance procedures of the Consolidated Automated Support System
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a Consolidated Automated Support System Aviation Electronics Operator-Maintainer-Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Length .................

79 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

MOS 6467

TTE/TD ..............

AN/USM-636(V) CASS Test Station

Prerequisite .........

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ....................

AN/USM-467 Radar Communications (RADCOM) Test Station Operation/Maintenance

CIN .....................

D/E-198-6231

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation, testing, and maintenance procedures of the AN/USM-467 Radar Communications Test Station
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AN/USM-467 RADCOM Operator-Maintainer in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar

Length .................

93 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AT 6633 (E-3 through E-6)
  • MOS 6484 (E-1 through E-5)

TTE/TD ..............

AN/USM-467 RADCOM Test Station

Prerequisite .........

C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1

Title ....................

J-52 Engine First Degree Intermediate Maintenance

CIN .....................

E-601-3003

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Machinist's Mate the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation, testing, and maintenance procedures of the J-52 turbojet engine
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a J-52 Engine Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

25 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AD 6416 (E-3 through E-7)
  • MOS 6022 (E-1 through E-7)

TTE/TD ..............

J-52 Engine

Prerequisite .........

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

Title ....................

Hydraulic Components Intermediate Maintenance

CIN .....................

D/E-602-4008

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Structural Mechanic the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation, testing, and maintenance procedures of the HCT-10 Stationary Hydraulics Test Stand
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a Hydraulic Component System Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar

Length .................

23 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

  • AMH 7212 (E-3 through E-7)
  • AMS 7212 (E-3 through E-7)

TTE/TD ..............

HCT-10, Stationary Hydraulics Test Stand

Prerequisite .........

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

Title ....................

EA-6B Electrical Component Intermediate Maintenance Technician

CIN .....................

E-602-5005

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electrician's Mate the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Maintenance and repair procedures for electrical components
  • Operation, testing, and maintenance procedures of various electrical components test sets
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EA-6B Electrical Components System Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length .................

23 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AE 7133 (E-3 through E-8)

TTE/TD ..............

  • TS, Bench, SLZ 9516
  • TS, Anti-Skid
  • TS, Transmitter

Prerequisite .........

C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1

Title ....................

Attitude Heading Reference System Intermediate Maintenance

CIN ......................

D/E-602-5028

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electrician's Mate the knowledge and skills including:

  • Electrostatic discharge principals
  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation, testing, and maintenance procedures of the A/A24G-39 Attitude Heading Reference System, MA-1 Compass System, and AN/ASN-50 Attitude Heading Reference System
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an Attitude Heading Reference System Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 1067 NAMTRAU North Island
  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar

Length .................

30 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AE 7105 (E-4 through E-7)

TTE/TD ..............

  • AN/ASN-50 Controller TS
  • A2140G2, Bench TS
  • A2245G702, Module TS

Prerequisite .........

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

Title ....................

Aircraft Sealed Instrument Intermediate Repair

CIN .....................

D/E-602-5062

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electrician's Mate the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • Operation, testing, and maintenance procedures of various sealed instrument test sets
  • Safety

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an Aircraft Sealed Instrument System Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

  • MTU 1068 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar

Length .................

44 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AE 7132 (E-3 through E-6)

TTE/TD ..............

Unknown

Prerequisite .........

C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1

The following stand-alone course is also taught as required by MTU 1083 in support of the EA-6B ICAP II aircraft.

Title ....................

AN/ALQ-99 Surveillance Receivers Intermediate Maintenance

CIN .....................

C-102-4953

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description ..........

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Testing and troubleshooting procedures
  • AN/ALQ-99 Surveillance Receiver operation and maintenance
  • Shop Replaceable Assembly theory and maintenance
  • Aft Power Supply and Aft Power Supply SRA theory and maintenance

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an AN/ALQ-99 Surveillance Receiver Intermediate Maintenance Technician in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location ..............

MTU 1083 Whidbey Island

Length .................

54 days

RFT date .............

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

None

TTE/TD ..............

Unknown

Prerequisite .........

AT 6633 or MOS 6484

Note: This course is available to anyone qualified as a RADCOM station operator with NEC AT 6633 or MOS 6484.

c. Student Profiles. The NECs and MOSs identified below are for the ICAP II program and should continue to be utilized for the ICAP III program avionics upgrade. To date, no new NECs or MOSs have been identified for ICAP III.

(1) Organizational Level Maintenance

 

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AD 8332

  • E-601-1812, EA-6B Initial Power Plants and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance
  • C-601-2014, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turbojet Fundamentals Strand Class A1
  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1

AD 8832

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

AE 8332

  • E-602-1851, EA-6B Initial Electrical and Instrument Systems Organizational Maintenance
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1
  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

AE 8832

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

AME 8332

  • E-602-1865, Initial Safety Equipment Organizational Maintenance
  • C-602-2034, Aviation Structural Mechanic E (Safety Equipment) Egress Strand Class A1
  • C-602-2033, Aviation Structural Mechanic E (Safety Equipment) Common Core Class A1

AME 8832

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

AMH 8332

  • E-602-1883, EA-6B Initial Hydraulic/Structures System Organizational Maintenance
  • C-603-0176, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Organizational Level Strand Class A1
  • C-603-0175, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Class A1

AMH 8832

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

AMS 8332

  • E-602-1883, EA-6B Initial Hydraulic/Structures System Organizational Maintenance
  • C-603-0176, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Organizational Level Strand Class A1
  • C-603-0175, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Class A1

AMS 8832

  • C-603-0176, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Organizational Level Strand Class A11
  • C-603-0175, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Class A1

AO 8332

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

AT 8332

  • E-102-1827, EA-6B Initial ICAP 2/Block 86 COMM/NAV/RADAR Set Organizational Maintenance
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

AT 8832

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

AT 6668

  • E-102-1820, EA-6B Initial ECM Organizational Maintenance
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

AT 8868

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

MOS 6013

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

MOS 6053

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

MOS 6083

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

MOS 6313

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

MOS 6333

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

MOS 6386

  • E-102-1820, EA-6B Initial ECM Organizational Maintenance
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

MOS 6531

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

(2) Intermediate Level Maintenance

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AD 6416

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

AT 6605

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

AT 6607

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

AT 6611

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

AT 6633

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

AT 6647

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

AT 6648

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

AT 6680

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

AT 6686

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

AT 6705

  • C-198-6102, CASS Intermediate Operator/Maintenance
  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1
  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

AE 7105

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

AE 7133

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

AE 7137

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

AE 7197

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

AMH/S 7212

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

MOS 6022

  • C-601-2014, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turbojet Aircraft Fundamentals Strand Class A1
  • C-601-2022, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1

MOS 6464

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

MOS 6467

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

MOS 6484

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

d. Training Pipelines. The Pilot and ECMO tracks for Category 1 aircrew will be revised to allow for standardized flight systems training in ICAP III configured aircraft. Separate tracks for weapons system training of ICAP II and ICAP III ECMOs will be required. There are three organizational AT courses (C-102-1820, C-102-1824, and C-102-1827) scheduled to be rewritten for ICAP III electronic systems. No additional tracks have been identified. No additional intermediate level maintenance courses are required. No new NEC's have been assigned as of yet. A new NEC will be assigned for ICAP III O-Level AT's. Marine Corps personnel will use the same MOS designator.

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development

a. Maintenance Training Improvement Program. MTIP is a training management tool that, through diagnostic testing, identifies individual training deficiencies at the organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance. MTIP was implemented per OPNAVINST 4790.2 series. MTIP will be replaced by the Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System (AMTCS). Current planning is for AMTCS to begin full implementation for fleet deployment in March 2001.

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 CNO's mandated "just-in-time" training approach.

Technology investments enable the development of several state-of-the-art training and administrative tools: 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. A development contract for the EA-6B Maintenance CBT Package was awarded to Lockheed-Martin in June 1999 and is scheduled to be in place in FY01.

Upon receipt of direction from OPNAV (N789H), 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. 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 MATMEP. This program is designed to meet Marine Corps, as well as Navy OPNAVINST 4790.2 series, maintenance training requirements. It is a performance-based, standardized, level-progressive, documentable, training management and evaluation program. It identifies and prioritizes task inventories by MOS through a front-end analysis process that identifies task, skill, and knowledge requirements of each MOS. MTIP questions coupled to MATMEP tasks will help identify training deficiencies that can be enhanced with refresher training. (MATMEP is planned to be replaced by AMTCS.)

Maintenance personnel will receive additional training via OJT for Navy personnel and MATMEP for Marine Corps personnel.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N00019-95-C-0177

Grumman Aerospace Corporation

1111 Stewart Avenue

Bethpage, NY 11714

N00019-98-C-0062

Northrop Grumman Corporation

1111 Stewart Avenue

Bethpage, NY 11714

2. Program Documentation. The Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP) for the EA-6B ICAP II Block 89A, AC 061D was approved in January 1995. The ILSP for the EA-6B ICAP III Engineering and Manufacturing Development (E&MD) was drafted in January 1998 and is still in revision. Publication date is TBD.

3. Technical Data Plan. NAVAIR 01-85AD-0 Technical Manual List provides information on the types and applicability of technical manuals and publications issued for A-6 family configurations. Grumman issues an EA-6B Publications Delivery Status Report three times a year. This report provides specific data relative to EA-6B manuals that are required to support the weapon system and PSE.

a. ICAP II. ICAP II (including Block 82 and Block 89) organizational and intermediate level maintenance technical manuals, NATOPS, and PSE technical manuals are currently available.

b. ICAP II Block 89A. Organizational and intermediate level maintenance technical manuals, NATOPS manuals, and PSE technical manuals have been updated to reflect Block 89A requirements. The latest updates are currently being delivered. All deliveries were completed by 30 June 2000. Publication updates and revisions are also available via the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command (NATEC) web site (www.natec.navy.mil).

c. ICAP III. Northrop-Grumman is working with NATEC to develop organizational level technical manuals for ICAP III systems. For existing manuals requiring revision the contractor will provide cognizant activities sufficient detailed data to facilitate revision. The contractor is tasked to provide interim organizational level publications required to support government testing.

Intermediate level technical publication requirements for ICAP III systems are undefined pending ICAP III contractor determination and evaluation of supportability characteristics of the selected design architecture. If intermediate technical publications are required they will be developed jointly by the contractor and NATEC during the Low Rate Initial Production phase and be available prior to MSD.

There are no specific depot publications. Depot level technicians will utilize Logistics Support Analysis Record data and drawings to facilitate repair. Source data is provided to update and develop the publications via the E&MD contract.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. EA-6B ICAP II, through Block 89A, Support Equipment (SE) requirements were identified in the draft EA-6B ILSP published by AIR 3.1.1H. PSE and Common Support Equipment (CSE) consist of monitoring and calibrating equipment, special tools, and handling devices necessary to support the EA-6B subsystems. PSE and CSE requirements are developed from approved maintenance plans at NADEP Jacksonville.

ICAP III SE and SE logistic support requirements are the responsibility of the SE acquisition manager, NAWCAD, Lakehurst, New Jersey. The acquisition manager has the responsibility to identify the requirement for new or modified SE as identified through the Logistics Support Analysis process. There are no requirements anticipated for new SE at the organizational level. Requirements for new SE at the intermediate and depot levels are unknown at this time pending contractor determination. SE requirements for support of the ICAP III are being developed.

Organizational level fault isolation, with the exception of antenna subsystems, will be accomplished using BIT equipment. The AN/USM-638 Radio Frequency Line TS, used to detect and isolate faulty antenna subsystems, will require a database software change to accommodate ICAP III upgrades. This upgrade of software is in progress and will be made available prior to aircraft delivery. Other CSE at the organizational level will be limited to general-purpose test equipment.

ICAP III components that are currently in the Navy will use CASS at the intermediate level to isolate and repair faulty WRAs. For new design components, the ICAP III contractor will determine intermediate level CSE. CSE at the organic depot level will require Class B CSE, such as oscilloscopes and power meters. Organic depot maintenance will also use CASS for testing and fault isolation of ICAP III SRAs. Contractor and/or commercial depots that provide their own CSE may support COTS WRAs and SRAs.

5. Repair Parts. Spare and repair parts procurement is provided through normal supply channels, with the exception of the AN/ALQ-99 TJS. The AN/ALQ-99 is controlled by the Navy Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) through the use of the Uniformed Closed Loop Aeronautical Management Program and a bonded wholesale storage site at Crane, Indiana. The NAVICP is responsible for all items that have reached their MSD. The majority of ICAP II systems achieved MSD in FY88. The remaining ICAP II systems reached MSD in FY94. Block 86s systems reached MSD in FY93. Block 89A systems are scheduled to achieve or have achieved MSD as follows:

EGI January 2000

UEU June 2000

Band 9/10 Transmitter November 2002

Low Band Transmitter TBD

MSD for ICAP III is fourth quarter FY04.

6. Human Systems Integration. Human engineering efforts for aircrew in the EA-6B ICAP III will be integrated to improve and/or develop the man-machine interface necessary to improve the required effectiveness of operator performance during normal system operation. The ICAP III Pilot and ECMO displays will use the latest digital technology, combined with a point and touch color screen, and drop-down menus to enhance operator efficiency. The integration of data from ICAP III systems will be available on all operator screens allowing for quicker response to any tactical situation, which will enhance the overall team efforts. To enhance training efforts, CBT will be maximized for aircrew and maintenance personnel. At a minimum, simulators and technical manuals will need to be upgraded or modified to provide operator information and maintenance procedures.

7. Contractor Engineering Technical Services. NATEC, with Northrop-Grumman support, will provide training to fleet squadrons in accordance with the NATEC charter. NATEC representatives will be included in cadre training for each of the new systems and upgrades for the EA-6B ICAP III and assist with the development of all new or revised publications in support of the EA-6B ICAP III. All updates and revisions of publications should be completed in first quarter FY04.

K. SCHEDULES

1. Schedule of Events

a. Installation and Delivery Schedules

INSTALLATION SCHEDULE (NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT)

 

TOTAL IN MOD

EA-6B

FY99

TOTAL

FY00

FY01

FY02

FY03

FY04

Block 82

59

-13

46

-15

31

-13

18

-13

5

-5

0

Block 89

60

-14

46

-4

42

-8

34

0

34

0

34

Block 89A (See note)

4

+27/-2

29

+19

48

+21

69

+13

82

+5

87

ICAP III

0

+2

2

0

2

0

2

0

2

0

2

Total EA-6B

123

123

123

123

123

123

Note: There are currently 27 EA-6Bs undergoing upgrade to Block 89A ICAP II configuration (13 Block 82 and 14 Block 89). Thirty-four Block 89 aircraft will receive the Block 89A modification during the ICAP III program. The installation schedule beyond FY00 is based on the projected purchase of modification kits.

Modification kits are ordered 14 months in advance for Block 89-89A, and 17 months prior to scheduled induction for Block 82-89A. Once inducted it requires seven months to install 89-89A kits (12 months with concurrent SDLM) and nine months to install the Block 82-89A kits (14 months with concurrent SDLM).

The ICAP III upgrade will be incorporated during SDLM. The advance time to order kits and time to install can not currently be determined since no aircraft have received the ICAP III modification. Two EA-6B Block 89A aircraft are scheduled for upgrade to ICAP III in FY00. The incorporation of upgrades to ICAP III in these aircraft will be used to establish the timeline for future ICAP III modification scheduling.

b. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. All aircraft are considered ready for operational use upon completion of Acceptance and Functional Check Flight.

c. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. NA

d. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedule. NA

e. Training Device and Delivery Schedule. All aircrew and maintenance training devices for ICAP II are currently in place, except as noted in paragraph K.1.e.(5) and (6) below. Aircrew training device requirements for the ICAP III have not been finalized as of this time. The decision as to how the EA-6B ICAP III aircraft will be dispersed throughout the fleet (Navy and USMC) has not been made. The initial quantities required of each trainer will depend on this decision.

(1) ICAP III Operational Flight Trainer (2F185). The ICAP III OFT will be a full motion two-seat training device used for flight simulation training for the Pilot and ECMO1. A contract has been awarded to Lockheed Martin for development of this Training Device. Currently one OFT is scheduled to be ordered for VAQ-129, NAS Whidbey Island. A second OFT may be ordered for MAG 14, MCAS Cherry Point. It is programmed to be in position to train the first class, scheduled to begin during second quarter FY04. An updated status of this Training Device will be included in the next revision of this NTSP.

(2) ICAP III Team Tactics Trainer (15E43). The ICAP III TTT will be a stationary two-position training device used to train ECMOs 2 and 3. It can be used as a stand-alone trainer or electronically coupled with the OFT to provide full crew training. A contract has been awarded to Lockheed Martin for development of this Training Device. One device is scheduled to be ordered for VAQ-129. It is programmed to be in position to train the first class, scheduled to begin in second quarter FY04. An updated status of this Training Device will be included in the next revision of this NTSP.

(3) ICAP III Weapon System Trainer (Mission Rehearsal Trainer) (2F187). The ICAP III WST will be a four-position stationary aircrew Training Device used to provide fleet training for mission rehearsal and post-FRS training. A contract has been awarded to Lockheed Martin for development of this Training Device. Two Training Devices are scheduled to be ordered for the cognizant Wing. A second WST may be ordered for MAG 14. They are programmed to be in position to train the first class, scheduled to begin the second quarter FY04. An updated status of this Training Device will be included in the next revision of this NTSP.

(4) ICAP III Avionics Maintenance Trainer (11H163). The ICAP III Avionics Maintenance Trainer will be a four-position stationary Training Device used to train fleet maintenance personnel. One avionics maintenance Training Device is scheduled to be ordered for NAMTRAU Whidbey Island. A contract has been awarded to Lockheed Martin for development of this Training Device. An updated status of this Training Device will be included in the next revision of this NTSP.

(5) Weapon System/Tactical Mobile Trainer (2F178). The Weapon System/Tactical Mobile Trainer is in the process of being built by Electronic Warfare Associates. This Training Device is designed in the ICAP II configuration. The trailer mounted Training Device can be operated in either an integrated or an independent mode. This Training Device will be positioned in Iwakuni, Japan, with an estimated Ready For Training (RFT) date of 1 November 2001.

(6) Alighting Gear System Trainer. The Alighting Gear System Trainer is currently being modified from an A-6 landing gear to an EA-6B landing gear. The EA-6B landing gear is prepared for installation. Modification to the trainer has been funded and modifications began in first quarter FY01.

(7) FSQ-T22 Electronic Combat Trainer. The FSQ-T22 ECT was installed in FY99 at the OLF Coupeville, Washington, to provide EA-6B aircrews with an improved training capability. Like the 15E34A ECT, the FSQ-T22 ECT provides a second geographic location to generate simulated radar signals for in-flight aircrew training and troubleshooting of the EA-6B Tactical Jamming System. Additionally, when operated together with the 15E34A, a network architecture typically found in an integrated air defense system is simulated, thereby providing more realistic training. The FSQ-T22 is a fixed-site electronic system which is capable of simulating 105 independent time-multiplexed pulsed signals in the 120 thru 200MHz and 500MHz thru 18GHz range with 15 signals possible in each of the seven pulsed bands. There are 3 CW or high duty cycle pulsed signals possible in three bands in the 3.7GHz thru 18GHz range. Scenarios are user squadron or operator developed from all source or other intelligence data and can contain up to 300 individual emitters each. The FSQ-T22 automatically evaluates aircraft Electronic Warfare (EW) performance by analyzing received aircraft jamming responses to threat emitters in the scenario and making available to the operator and debrief data a comprehensive Measure Of Effectiveness (MOE) including aircraft jammer Effective Radiated Power (ERP). The FSQ system consists of ten high power transmitters, a highly calibrated receiver system, nine parabolic reflectors, and two horn receive antennas. Off-line scenario generation and threat database management is available to maximize device availability.

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

ILSP, EA-6B ICAP II, Block 89A

AC 061D

PMA234

Approved

Jan 95

NTSP, AN/ARC-182(V) UHF/VHF Radio Systems UHF Airborne Relay Pod

A-50-8115D/D

PMA209

Draft

Aug 99

NTSP, AN/USM-429(V) 1 CAT-IIID(V)1

A-50-8709A/A

PMA260

Approved

Apr 99

NTP, AN/USM-467 Weapons Station Test Station RADCOM

A-50-8710A/A

PMA260

Approved

Jul 93

NTSP, AN/USM-484 Hybrid Test Set

A-50-8708C/A

PMA260

Approved

Apr 99

NTSP, AGM-88A HARM Missile

A-50-8101B/AP

PMA242

Approved

Sep 99

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

A-50-8515C/D

PMA205

Draft

Jun 98

NTSP, AN/AYK-14 Standard Airborne Computer

A-50-8822C/D

PMA209

Draft

May 99

NTP, Global Positioning System

E-70-8215D/A

SPAWARS

Approved

Jul 95

ILSP for the EA-6B ICAP III E&MD

 

PMA234

Draft

Jan 98

Acquisition Strategy/Acquisition Plan (Combined)

AIR-AS/AP 94-23T R-3

PMA234

Approved

Oct 96

Weapon System Planning Document

NAVAIRNOTE C13100

AIR 1.3.2

Approved

Jul 96

ECP, EA-6B Installation of MATT/IDM Hardware

AV-97-036

NA

Draft

Dec 97

ECP, USQ-113(V)2 Countermeasures Set

0112-E-001

NA

Approved

Jun 96

NTSP, Aviation Life Support Systems

N88-NTSP-A-50-9206A/D

PMA205

Draft

Jun 00

NTSP, Naval Aviation Survival Training Program

N88-NTSP-A-50-9803/D

PMA205

Draft

Jul 00



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