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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

EP-3E AIRBORNE RECONNAISSANCE

INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS SUITE II

SENSOR SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

AIRCRAFT

N88-NTSP-A-50-8605D/A

MARCH 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The EP-3E Airborne Reconnaissance Integrated Electronics Suite II (ARIES II) Sensor System Improvement Program (SSIP) Aircraft is a shore-based, long range, fixed wing aircraft that provides near real-time electronic reconnaissance support to Tactical Commanders through detection and identification of tactically significant electronic signals. Aircraft are operated by Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron (VQ) One at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, Washington, and VQ-2 at Naval Station (NS) Rota, Spain. A multi-disciplinary aircrew of 24 highly skilled officer and enlisted personnel provide full mission capability for the reconnaissance platform. The EP-3E ARIES II has achieved Initial Operating Capability. Twelve P-3C non-update aircraft were converted to ARIES II SSIP configuration under a Conversion-in-Lieu-of-Procurement Program. The EP-3E ARIES II SSIP is in Phase C (Production and Deployment, and Operations and Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process.

The maintenance concept for the EP-3E ARIES II consists of organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance. EP-3E ARIES II SSIP Avionics Plans do not include the intermediate level of maintenance. Fault isolation and correction times are reduced through the effective, but limited use of system Built-In Test features at the organizational level. Intermediate level maintenance fault isolation times are reduced by using Automatic Test Equipment whenever possible. Depot level maintenance is provided by the Fleet Support Team, Naval Aviation Depot Jacksonville, Florida. Interim support during the SSIP modification is required and detailed in the Interim Supply Support Plan. Interim support is provided by Raytheon Technical Services Corporation Indianapolis, Indiana.

The EP-3E has unique operator and maintenance manpower requirements. The Naval Security Group (NAVSECGRU) provides direct support operators, as required, through area Cryptologic Shore Support Activities. The operation and maintenance of the Ground Support Station (GSS) II is provided by the Information Systems Technician (IT) rating. A Fleet Introduction Team is assigned to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Detachment Indianapolis.

All initial training for the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP has been completed. Follow-on training for EP-3E Flight Engineers and Pilots is provided by Patrol Squadron Thirty. EP-3E/P-3C common maintenance training is provided by Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 1011 Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) Jacksonville, Florida, and MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island, Washington. Naval Flight Officers receive Inter-Service Navigation training at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. Basic and Advanced Electronic Warfare Officer training and EP-3E ARIES II specific aircraft operator training are held at Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group Detachment (FASOTRAGRU DET) Whidbey Island, Washington. Enlisted aircrew personnel receive Basic Electronic Warfare and EP-3E specific aircraft operator training at FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island. Organizational level maintenance and intermediate level Mission Avionics Systems maintenance training is provided by MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island. NAVSECGRU Communications Evaluators and Special Operators are receiving EP-3E specific aircraft operator training at FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iv

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-1

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

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

G. Description of New Development I-3

H. Concepts I-10

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-48

J. Logistics Support I-49

K. Schedules I-53

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-54

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-55

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

AC

Alternating Current

AD

Aviation Machinist's Mate

ADF

Automatic Direction Finder

AE

Aviation Electrician's Mate

AFB

Air Force Base

AIMD

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

AME

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment)

AMH

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics)

AMS

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures)

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

APU

Auxiliary Power Unit

ARIES II

Airborne Reconnaissance Integrated Electronics Suite II

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

   

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMM/NAV

Communication/Navigation

COTS

Commercial Off-The-Shelf

CTI

Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive)

CTR

Cryptologic Technician (Collection)

CTT

Cryptologic Technician (Technical)

   

DARO

Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office

DAT

Data Audio Tape

DC

Direct Current

DCMS

Digital Communications Management System

DT

Developmental Test

   

ES

Electronic Support

ESM

Electronic Support Measure

EW

Electronic Warfare

   

FASOTRAGRU DET

Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group Detachment

FST

Fleet Support Team

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GB

Gigabyte

GPS

Global Positioning System

GSS

Ground Support Station

GTC

Gas Turbine Compressor

   

HF

High Frequency

HSC

Hydraulic Service Center

   

ICS

Intercommunication System

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

IFT

In-Flight Technician

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

INS

Inertial Navigation System

IPB

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

ISS

Interim Supply Support

IT

Information Systems Technician

ITF

Integrated Test Facility

   

KVA

Kilovolt-Ampere

   

LAN

Local Area Network

   

MAS

Mission Avionics System

MAST

Mission Avionics System Trainer

MB

Megabyte

MIM

Maintenance Instruction Manual

MMI

Man-to-Machine Interface

MSD

Material Support Date

MSPT

Multi-Static Processor Trainer

MTDA

Maintenance Training Decision Aid

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NA

Not Applicable

NADEP

Naval Aviation Depot

NAMP

Naval Aviation Maintenance Program

NAMTRAU

Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATEC

Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command

NATOPS

Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAWCAD

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NAVEDTRA

Naval Education and Training

NAVICP

Naval Aviation Inventory Control Point

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NAVSECGRU

Naval Security Group

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NFO

Naval Flight Officer

NS

Naval Station

NTP

Navy Training Plan

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

NTTC

Navy Technical Training Center

NUD

Non-Update

   

OA

Operational Assessment

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

OPNAV Instruction

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

OT&E

Operational Test and Evaluation

   

PMA

Program Manager, Air

POE

Projected Operational Environment

PQS

Personnel Qualification Standard

   

RAM

Random Access Memory

RF

Radio Frequency

RFT

Ready For Training

ROC

Required Operational Capabilities

ROR

Repair or Return

RTSC

Raytheon Technical Service Company

   

SDLM

Standard Depot Level Maintenance

SHP

Shaft Horse Power

SIGINT

Signal Intelligence

SMD

System Maintenance Diagnostics

SMP

Software Maintenance Program

SOW

Statement Of Work

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

SSIP

Sensor System Improvement Program

SST

Single Site Training

   

TADIL-A

Tactical Digital Information Link - A

TD

Training Device

TEMP

Test and Evaluation Master Plan

TIBS

Tactical Information Broadcast System

TMCR

Technical Manual Contract Requirements

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

UHF

Ultra High Frequency

USW

Under Surface Warfare

   

VME

Versa Module Eurocard

VP

Patrol Squadron

VQ

Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron

   

WJ

Watkins Johnson

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the EP-3E Airborne Reconnaissance Integrated Electronics Suite (ARIES) II Sensor System Improvement Program (SSIP) Aircraft updates the Draft Navy Training System Plan, A-50-8605D/D, of May 2000 in accordance with guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, OPNAV Publication P-751-1-9-97. Significant changes include:

    • Fleet review completed with comments incorporated
    • Billet and Personnel Requirements have been updated
    • Training Requirements have been updated
    • Training Logistics Support Requirements have been updated
    • Significant Program Milestones have been updated
    • Updated Points of Contact

N88-NTSP-A-50-8605D/A

March 2001

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. EP-3E Airborne Reconnaissance Integrated Electronics Suite (ARIES) II Sensor System Improvement Program (SSIP) Aircraft

2. Program Elements

EP-3E ARIES II 24155N

EP-3E ARIES II SSIP 0305154N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Secret

2. Capabilities Secret

3. Functions Secret

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N781B)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N781B)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA290)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-40)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N79)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The EP-3E ARIES II aircraft provides Battle Group Commanders the capability to detect and exploit tactically significant electronic signals and communication Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) information by providing electronic reconnaissance capability for Battle Group indications and warnings, targeting, suppression of enemy air defenses, and strike sorties. The primary mission of the EP-3E ARIES II is to rapidly assess the tactical situation using a variety of onboard sensors and remote data links, manage this multiple-source data, perform contact processing and events analysis, and disseminate evaluated tactical data to the appropriate Fleet Commanders and in-theater decision makers.

The SSIP subsystems are an upgrade package for the ARIES II avionics suite. While not intended to counter any specific threat, they increase mission capability by enabling the EP-3E to cope with the complex threat signal environment in which it operates, as projected in System Threat Assessment, Naval Technical Intelligence Center TA #014-94, August 1988. The SSIP enhances communications inter-operability and implements Department of Defense guidance to upgrade the EP-3E ARIES II communications systems and selected mission avionics. The Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office (DARO) and Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Ltr 3500 Ser N880C6/5S663336 of 8 November 1995 reviewed and validated the requirements for these upgrades.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Neither the EP-3E ARIES II nor the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP aircraft will be procured by foreign militaries or any other sources or services.

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. The EP-3E ARIES II SSIP Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) outlines the requirements for Developmental Test (DT), which was completed December 1999 with ten major discrepancies, and Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E), which was originally conducted in July, 2000 with the OT&E report released with some discrepancies. The EP-3E ARIES II SSIP is still currently in OT&E undergoing a Verification of Correction of Discrepancies that is scheduled for completion during FY01. A Program Executive Office program review will be held following completion of the Operational Assessment (OA) to evaluate system performance and supportability. The Integrated Test Facility (ITF) and the aircraft test and evaluation schedule are described in the Integrated Test Plan and the TEMP. OT&E personnel observed the DT conducted in the ITF.

NAWCAD Patuxent River, Maryland, conducted, managed, coordinated, and completed all test and evaluation efforts for the EP-3E ARIES II Aircraft. The completed EP-3E ARIES II SSIP DT and OT&E included the ITF Testing, Aircraft Non-Reoccurring Engineer, Trial Kit installation, DT-IIIA/OA, and DT-IIIB.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The EP-3E ARIES II Aircraft replaced the EP-3B BATRACK and the EP-3E ARIES DEEPWELL Aircraft. The EP-3E ARIES II is being upgraded through the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP by the installation of the Story Teller, Story Book, and Story Classic subsystems, and modification of the AN/ULQ-16 system.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The EP-3E ARIES II is a shore-based, long range, fixed wing aircraft powered by four T-56-A-14 turboprop engines. The EP-3E uses a complex combination of receivers, antennas, computers, displays, and recording devices to accomplish its primary mission of Electronic Support (ES). The aircraft provides near real-time SIGINT capabilities to Battle Group and Joint Commanders. The avionics package of the EP-3E is designated the Mission Avionics System (MAS). The MAS provides mission support through detection and analysis of significant ES signals. Complete functional details of the various subsystems are classified beyond the level of this document.

a. Airframe. The fuselage is pressurized in the cabin area. Personnel loading and unloading is accomplished through use of an electromechanically operated folding ladder, which is stored in the cabin when not in use. There are four cabin emergency escape hatches. Two over-wing hatches (port and starboard) are located on the sides of the fuselage, one hatch aft of the pilot's port side windshield panel, and one hatch overhead in the top of the flight station. The lavatory and galley are located in the aft cabin fuselage. The largest radome on the aircraft is 12 feet in diameter, 3 feet deep, elliptical, and retractable. It houses the Big Look antenna and is located just aft of the nose gear. The upper and lower canoe assemblies house additional antennas. The upper canoe consists of three sections located on top of the fuselage, forward of and in-line with the vertical stabilizer. The lower canoe, also in three sections, is located on the lower fuselage center, just aft of the Big Look antenna.

b. Flight Controls, Hydraulic Systems, and Service Center. There are two independent (primary and secondary) hydraulic power systems located in the Hydraulic Service Center (HSC) that operate at 3,000 pounds per square inch of pressure. The HSC is accessible from outside the aircraft through a door in the bottom of the fuselage and from the cabin through the deck hatch. In addition to the number one and two hydraulic power systems, the normal brake valve, accumulator, emergency brake modulator valves, air brake bottle, in-flight brake pressure reducer, aileron boost package, wing flaps, and landing gear components are located in the HSC. The system is identical to the original P-3C hydraulic system, except for the EP-3E ARIES II modification that deleted bomb bay doors and installed the retractable radome.

c. Landing Gear. The landing gear system is comprised of two main gears and one nose gear. Each assembly consists of dual wheels and forward-retracting struts. The gears are designed to free fall and lock in the down position in the event hydraulic pressure is lost.

d. Turboshaft Engines and Power Unit Section Assembly. The EP-3E ARIES II is powered by four Allison T-56-A-14 Turboprop Engines. Each engine develops 4,600 Shaft Horsepower (SHP) at 1,077 degrees Celsius Turbine Inlet Temperature.

e. Auxiliary Power Unit. The Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) consists of a Gas Turbine Compressor (GTC) driving a 60 Kilovolt-Ampere (KVA) generator identical to the other engine-driven generators. The GTC has a two-stage centrifugal compressor and a single-stage inward flow radial turbine. Bleed air is used for engine starting, ground air conditioning, and heating. The APU can be operated in flight for generating emergency electrical power; however, bleed air is not available.

f. Aircraft Propellers, Spinners, and Anti-icing. Four Hamilton-Standard 54H60-77 four-bladed aircraft propellers convert SHP into thrust. Propeller modes-of-operation are flight range (including take-off roll (after power levers are moved forward)), all flight regimes, and ground operating range ("Beta" (where power levers are aft of the flight-idle stop.)) Propeller spinners, blade cuffs, and islands are heated to control ice build-up. When the system is engaged, the spinner nose is heated continuously. A hydraulic, speed-sensitive pitchlock is included in the propeller control assembly to prevent overspeed.

g. Air Conditioning, Pressurization, Ice Control, Number Two and Three Cabin Pressure. During ground and flight operations, environmental control for the aircrew and electronic equipment is provided by the air conditioning and pressurization system. The system employs engine bleed air and electrical power to achieve anti-icing (prevention) and de-icing (removal).

h. Electric Power Supply, Alternating Current and Direct Current. The aircraft electrical Alternating Current (AC) power is supplied by three 60 KVA generators mounted on, and driven by engines number two, three, and four. In normal operation, generators two and three work independently, each providing power to one of two main AC buses, A or B. Generator four serves as a standby, supplying power in the event of a malfunction with generators two or three. Generator switching is completely automatic and is indicated by advisory lights in the flight station. The APU is a fourth generator that may be used in flight, if necessary, as well as on the ground. Direct Current (DC) power is provided by three 200 ampere transformer rectifiers which convert AC to DC, supplying power to the DC buses.

i. Fuel System. The fuel system includes five tanks, a fueling system, and transfer, cross-feed, and dump systems. The fuel system allows conventional over the wing fueling, or pressure fueling and defueling under the wing. There are four wing tanks and an auxiliary tank, identified as tank five. Tank five is a bladder type tank, located in the unpressurized area of the lower fuselage. The fueling system provides the capability to pressure fuel any tank to any desired quantity if electrical power is available. Tank five can be fueled only through the pressure fueling system.

j. EP-3E ARIES II Mission Equipment. The primary EP-3E ARIES II MAS equipment is listed as follows:

STATION 8-13 SUBSYSTEMS

RECEIVERS

DISTRIBUTION

ANALYZERS

AN/ALR-44(V)6

OA-9301/A

IP1159A/A

AN/ALR-76

OA-9302/A

IP-1541/A

AN/ALR-81

OA-9303/A

TS-4219/A

AN/ALR-82

OA-9304/A

AN/ULQ-16

AN/ALR-84

OA-9309/A

FR-185/U

ANTENNAS

FREQUENCY

CONVERTERS

RADAR

OE-319/APS

CV-4005/A

AN/APS-34(V)2

OE-320/A

CV-4007/A

AN/APN-234

OE-320A/A

CV-4109/A

 

VIDEO DISTRIBUTION

COUNTERMEASURES

RECORDER

OA-9306/A

AN/ALQ-108

AN/USH-33(V)2

SA-2540/A

   

STATION 14-19 SUBSYSTEMS

RECEIVERS

RADIO FREQUENCY

(RF) DISTRIBUTION

AN/ARR-81(V)2

OA-9305/A

AN/URR-74

OA-9308/A

AN/URR-74(V)2

OA-9307/A

COMMON EP-3E ARIES II AIRCRAFT SUBSYSTEMS

RF RECEIVERS

TIME CODE

GENERATOR

SIGNAL GENERATOR

AN/ALR-81(V)

AN/ASQ-192

SG-1229/A

AN/ALD-9

 

SG-1296/A

DISPLAYS

COMMUNICATIONS

SECURE

COMMUNICATION

IP-1515(V)/U

AN/APX-72

KY-58

IP-1540A

AN/APX-76A

KG-35A

IP-1067A/A

AN/ARC-94

KG-84A

 

AN/ARC-206(V)

KG-84C

BUS CONVERTER

AN/ARC-182

KGR-96

CV-4006A

AN/ARC-9(V)

LINK-11

 

AN/URR-74(V)

 

RECORDERS

INTER-COMM

SYSTEM (ICS)

COMPUTERS

DW150P

AIC-37(V)

CP-1799/AYK-14(V)

AN/USH-26(V)

OL-390/U

MU-962/A

NAVIGATION

LTN-72

AN/ARA-50

AN/APQ-107

LTN-211 (OMEGA)

AN/ARN-52(V)

AN/AMS-1

AN/AJN-15

AN/ARN-83

A/A 24G-9

AN/ARN-151(V)

AN/ARN-87(V)

ID14581/A

AN/ARN-32

AN/APN-194(V)

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k. Ground Support Station II. The Ground Support Station (GSS) II provides mission preparation, support, analysis, and reporting for the EP-3E MAS.

(1) Mission Preparation. Preparation elements of the GSS II allow display, editing, configuration of pre-mission databases, and mission software loads.

(2) Mission Support. Support elements of the GSS II allow the import and export of mission data bases, operational flight planning, and mission collection.

(3) Mission Elements. Elements of the GSS II allow the creation, editing, display, and processing of mission data.

(4) GSS II Configuration. The configuration of the GSS II listed below is a prototype to be delivered. The GSS II configuration includes:

DATA BASE SERVER

APPLICATION SERVER

HP9000, Series 755 Workstation

HP9000, Series 755 Workstation

196 Megabyte (MB) Random Access Memory (RAM)

196 MB RAM

Keyboard and Trackball

Keyboard and Trackball

2 Gigabyte (GB) Digital Audio Tape (DAT) Drives

(2) 2.1 GB Disk Drives

2 GB DAT Drives

2.3 GB DAT Drive

Compact Disk Read Only Memory Drive

150 MB Streaming Tape Drive

(2) 2.1 GB Disk Drives

PRINTER

DISKLESS WORKSTATION

LaserJet 4

(2) 19" Color Monitors

4 MB RAM

(2) X-terminals

EXPANSION CABINETS

(2) 16 MB RAM

(2) 3.5" Floppy Disk Drives

(2) Keyboards with Track balls

(6) Removable 2.1 GB Disk Drives

l. EP-3E ARIES II Sensor System Improvement Program. The EP-3E AIRES II SSIP consists of four mission subsystems, including Story Teller, Story Book, Story Classic, and a modified AN/ULQ-16. These subsystems are connected to each other on an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN), which interfaces with the existing EP-3E ARIES II Electronic Support Measures (ESM) MAS through a systems interface processor.

(1) Story Teller. Story Teller provides the capability to manipulate selected organic and non-organic data and view a composite tactical situation display, correlate multiple onboard sensor inputs with selected external data link inputs, and communicate value added information via selected data links and communication networks. Story Teller is installed at positions 12, 13, and 14, and enables the following data and voice networks:

    • Tactical Receive Equipment and Related Applications
    • Tactical Digital Information Exchange System - B
    • Tactical Digital Information Link - A (TADIL-A)
    • Tactical Information Broadcast Service (TIBS)
    • Tactical Reconnaissance Information Exchange Services
    • Advisory Support Network
    • Intelligence Network

Story Teller consists of the following major hardware units: three ruggedized TAC-3 work stations with three ruggedized high resolution color monitors, a Sensitive Compartmented Information Systems Interface, an EPR-165 TADIL-A Processor, a Commander's Tactical Terminal/Hybrid Receiver, a TIBS Data Link Interface, an Advanced Narrow-band Digital Voice Terminal, and three RT-1273AG Satellite Communication-capable radios. Story Teller is networked on the common SSIP Ethernet LAN and on its own Story Teller Ethernet LAN. It interfaces with the operator through the Story Teller Man-to-Machine Interface (MMI) software.

(2) Story Book. Story Book is an integrated special signal acquisition, data processing, and data fusion system that provides situation awareness based on special signals exploitation. Story Book provides the capability to assess the tactical picture and expeditiously add SIGINT data to communications data links. Story Book consists of a ruggedized TAC-3 work station with a ruggedized high resolution color monitor networked on the common SSIP Ethernet LAN and Story Book Ethernet LAN, the Fusion Engine (Windjammer) software and processing system hosted in a Versa Modular Eurocard (VME) chassis, Mission Processor Software, and the EPR-208 Signal Processor and Common Database Server system with Watkins Johnson (WJ) 8604 Signal Collection receivers. Story Book includes software and hardware interfaces to the aircraft Global Positioning System (GPS) and Inertial Navigation System (INS). Story Book is installed at position 9.

(3) Story Classic. The Story Classic system provides Special Operators at positions 15 through 20 with an upgraded search and acquisition system for low band signals. Story Classic consists of three ruggedized TAC-3 work stations, two x-terminal work stations, five ruggedized high resolution color monitors, and a flat-panel Liquid Crystal Display portable workstation. These workstations are networked on the common SSIP Ethernet LAN and Story Classic Ethernet LAN. Story Classic includes a signal acquisition, distribution, and exploitation system which incorporates general search and directed search capabilities through a pool of 24 WJ 8607 receivers, a set of SP-202 Spectrum Processors, matrix switches, and demodulators. Other Story Classic hardware includes a WJ-8700 Dual High Frequency (HF) receiver, DI-930 digital recorders, and a VME chassis, which hosts the Data Server, the Navigation Data Interface, and the Pool Manager. The operator's MMI software is similar to that of Story Teller.

(4) AN/ULQ-16. The AN/ULQ-16 Signal Data Processor at positions 8, 10, 11, 12, and 20 has been modified to upgrade electromagnetic pulse processing capabilities. The modification replaces the IP-1159 and the FR-185 (XAN-3) Electrical Pulse Analyzer and adds dual channel real-time video inputs. The modification involves new circuitry in the Signal Data Processor (CP-1499 Mod), the addition of a nine-inch high resolution display (EI-1700), an EI-1400 Control Display Unit, and processor software upgrades.

(5) EP-3E ARIES II Sensor System Improvement Program System Maintenance Diagnostics. The EP-3E ARIES II SSIP System Maintenance Diagnostics (SMD) are derived from an upgraded version of the ARIES II Software Maintenance Program (SMP). The EP-3E ARIES II SSIP SMD includes operator station status and functional checks embedded in the MMI software for preflight, in-flight, and post-flight checks; a stand-alone SMP for organizational maintenance on selected SSIP equipment; and individual equipment tests for troubleshooting the remaining SSIP equipment. The SMD maximizes re-use of existing EP-3E ARIES II equipment diagnostic software and integrates it into the SSIP subsystem software.

2. Physical Description. The EP-3E ARIES II is a modified P-3C Non-Update (NUD) Aircraft. External upper and lower canoes are added to house antenna installations. The bottom forward cargo bay has been modified to accept the AN/APX-134 Radar Antenna and radome. The following dimensions reflect EP-3E ARIES II and EP-3E ARIES II SSIP Aircraft.

EP-3E ARIES II Aircraft:

Wing Span 99 feet 8.0 inches

Length 116 feet 10.0 inches

Height 33 feet 8.5 inches

Max. Gross Weight 142,000 pounds

EP-3E ARIES SSIP

 

SYSTEMS

WEIGHT (POUNDS)

REMOVED

ADDED

DELTA

Story Book

641.5

1140.0

498.5

Story Teller

690.0

1147.0

457.8

Story Classic

2147.5

1442.0

-705.5

AN/ALR-44 and AN/ALR-81

670.2

103.0

-567.2

AN/ULQ-16 MOD

360.0

353.0

-7.0

AN/ULQ-16 MOD

360.0

353.0

-7.0

TOTALS

4509.2

4185.0

-323.4

3. New Development Introduction. The EP-3E ARIES II program modified 12 low time P-3C ORION NUD Aircraft. Five aircraft were modified by the Lockheed Aircraft Service Company at the Lockheed Aeromod Center, Incorporated, facility in Greenville, South Carolina. Four aircraft were modified by Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP) Alameda, California, and three were modified at NADEP Jacksonville, Florida. The EP-3E ARIES II MAS was installed on 12 aircraft and the ITF. SSIP will be installed in 12 EP-3E ARIES II Aircraft.

4. Significant Interfaces. There are a significant number of shared systems and MAS equipment between the EP-3E ARIES II and the ES-3A Aircraft. The EP-3E ARIES II interfaces with other Battle Group defense platforms including United States Air Force Airborne Warning and Control Aircraft, Airborne Command and Control Forces, and sub-surface forces. EP-3E ARIES II SSIP subsystems directly interface with EP-3E ARIES II systems, such as the AN/ALD-9, GPS, INS, Digital Communications Management System (DCMS), and ESM. Story Teller interfaces with the EP-3E ARIES II OL-390 communications processor, the AN/ARC-187 Ultra High Frequency (UHF) radio suite, and the DCMS. Story Classic interfaces with the EP-3E ARIES II AN/ALD-9 Direction Finder Processing System, the AN/URR-78 HF Receivers, and the DCMS. Impact on Specific Operator is detailed in paragraph I.2 below.

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. Modifications to the EP-3E ARIES II Aircraft began in March 1996. The Joint SIGINT Architecture Family is undergoing prototype development and will be installed on one EP-3E ARIES II SSIP Aircraft for test and evaluation.

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The EP-3E ARIES II is operated by a crew of 24 personnel including eight officers and 16 enlisted aircrew. The officers include Pilots, Naval Flight Officers (NFOs), and a Naval Aviation Officer. The enlisted aircrew includes Electronic Warfare Operators, Laboratory Operators, a Secure Communications Operator, Special Station Operators, In-Flight Technicians (IFTs), and Flight Engineers. The EP-3E ARIES II provides tactical surveillance, reconnaissance, strike support, fleet support and warning, and monitoring of electromagnetic signals of interest for intelligence analysis. The EP-3E ARIES II operational concept is consistent with the mission tasking outlined in the VQ (EP-3E) Required Operational Capabilities (ROC) and Projected Operational Environment (POE). The EP-3E ARIES II SSIP operational concept remains unchanged from the basic EP-3E ARIES II.

2. Maintenance Concept. The EP-3E ARIES II maintenance concept reflects the three-level (organizational, intermediate, and depot) plan promulgated in the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 4790.2 series. Time expended for fault isolation and corrective maintenance actions is reduced through effective use of the limited Built-In Test system features at the organizational level. Intermediate level fault isolation time is similarly reduced by using Automatic Test Equipment whenever possible. Organizational and intermediate level maintenance is accomplished by Navy organic support. Depot level maintenance requires both organic and contractor support for those subsystems not supported by Navy organic facilities. The EP-3E ARIES II SSIP Avionics Plans span from organizational to depot level with no intermediate level repair. The Navy organizational level maintenance effort is limited to the removal and replacement of Weapon Replaceable Assemblies (WRA). Depot level repair is accomplished by existing organic depots and cognizant vendors.

a. Organizational. EP-3E ARIES II and EP-3E ARIES II SSIP organizational level maintenance actions are performed by the operating units on a day-to-day basis in support of their own operations. These actions include inspections, servicing, handling, and on-equipment corrective maintenance procedures including removal and replacement of WRAs, selective Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRA), and major aircraft and engine components.

(1) Preventive Maintenance. Preventive maintenance consists of standard preflight, postflight, calendar, and flight hour material and corrosion inspections done in accordance with prescribed Maintenance Requirements Cards.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. EP-3E ARIES II organizational level maintenance consists of removal and replacement of faulty aircraft and engine components, WRAs, and selected SRAs, retest to confirm proper system operation, and on-equipment repair. The SMD is used for fault isolation to the WRA for EP-3E ARIES II SSIP equipment. The AN/USM-482 is used to isolate failures in the RF waveguide transmission lines. Repair, including proper documentation and tool accountability, consists of fault isolation, removal and replacement of faulty WRAs and selected SRAs, and retest to confirm proper system operation.

b. Intermediate. Intermediate maintenance consists of repair of aircraft and engine components, WRAs, and SRAs forwarded to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) by the organizational activities. WRA repair is accomplished by replacement of faulty SRAs, pieces, and parts. The troubleshooting and repair of faulty components, WRAs, and SRAs by intermediate maintenance personnel is performed in accordance with the specific equipment maintenance plans. EP-3E ARIES II SSIP Avionics Plans do not include intermediate level maintenance.

c. Depot. Repair of all components, WRAs, and SRAs determined to be beyond the maintenance capability of the squadron or supporting AIMD is accomplished or directed by the Fleet Support Team (FST), NADEP Jacksonville. Piece and part replacements are performed in accordance with approved maintenance plans. Various contractors, including Raytheon Technical Service Company (RTSC) Indianapolis, Indiana, (formerly NAWCAD Indianapolis) provide depot level support for the Electronic Warfare (EW) mission avionics. EP-3E ARIES II SSIP is planned for life-cycle vendor support for selected EP-3E unique equipment. EP-3E ARIES II SSIP equipment common to other service applications will share a common depot per the lead-service procedures. NADEP Jacksonville is the FST for the basic EP-3E and the depot for airframe, hydraulics, environmental systems, and P-3C common equipment.

d. Interim Maintenance. Interim support for new or modified contractor furnished avionics equipment is provided by RTSC Indianapolis and various other contractors until Navy organic support is fully developed. Nine Naval Aviation Technical Data and Engineering Service Command (NATEC) representatives provide Navy Engineering and Technical Services to support the EP-3E ARIES II MAS and the ARIES II Aircraft program. The Interim Supply Support (ISS) Plan details interim support required for new or modified avionics equipment. Repair or Return (ROR) contracts are used as interim maintenance support and are managed by various Navy Inventory Control Points (NAVICP). The ISS Plan was developed to establish organizational responsibilities and functions for the development and acquisition of support resources for the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP until the Material Support Date (MSD), which was achieved in January 1999. NAVICP manages the ROR program using data input from the three fleet and equipment repair activities. RTSC Indianapolis assists NAVICP in the management of the ROR program.

e. Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. The EP-3E Conversion-In-Lieu of Procurement program authorized the conversion of 12 P-3C NUD Aircraft into EP-3E ARIES II Aircraft, extending service life into the early part of the 21st century. Aircraft with a fatigue life index of greater than 100 percent have no Aircraft Service Period Adjustment. Standard Depot Level Maintenance (SDLM) will be required within 20 months of the last mid-term inspection or within 40 months of SDLM, whichever is earlier.

3. Manning Concept. Qualitative and quantitative manpower requirements for the EP-3E ARIES II are driven by the user activity's ROC and POE and preventive and corrective maintenance requirements. The number of positions requiring manning is dictated by a planned maintenance flying day of twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. There has been no significant change to the EP-3E Maintenance Man-Hour per Flight Hour since the last NTSP update.

The EP-3E ARIES II has unique manpower requirements. Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) enlisted aircrew members in the EP-3E ARIES II community serve dual roles, as both Operators and Maintenance Technicians. The Naval Security Group (NAVSECGRU) provides direct support operators, as required, through area Cryptologic Shore Support Activities. The operation and maintenance of the GSS II is provided by the Information Systems Technician (IT) rating.

The EP-3E ARIES II SSIP is operated by a crew of 24 including eight officers and 16 enlisted aircrew personnel. This requirement remains unchanged from the basic EP-3E ARIES II. The following operator positions are directly affected by the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP:

    • Positions 8, 10, and 11 remain ESM Manual Search Positions. Position 9 becomes the Story Book Operator.
    • Naval Aviation Officer, position 14, will no longer be "I" branch capable and becomes a Story Teller Operator.
    • Scientific and Technology Operator, position 20, becomes "I" branch capable.
    • NFO positions 12 and 13 become Story Teller Operators.

4. Training Concept. Pilot and aircrew training for the EP-3E ARIES II is provided by Patrol Squadron Thirty (VP-30), NAS Jacksonville, Florida. Peculiar EP-3E ARIES II aircrew training has historically been provided by VQ-1 and VQ-2, under cognizance of the Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific, and Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic, following completion of applicable signal recognition curricula at FASOTRAGRU DET, Whidbey Island.

Follow-on training for common EP-3E and P-3C maintenance is provided by Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 1011, Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) Jacksonville, Florida, and MTU 1012, NAMTRAU Whidbey Island, Washington. The EP-3E SST initiative shifted EP-3E ARIES II specific organizational maintenance training to MTU 1012 in FY97. Remaining training courses being shifted require new Course Identification Numbers (CINs) and training tracks. New CINs and training track numbers will be included in subsequent updates to this training plan.

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. "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.

a. Initial Training. Initial training for EP-3E and P-3C common equipment and peculiar EP-3E ARIES II equipment was completed at NAWCAD Patuxent River. Initial training for the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP was completed during first quarter FY96 at NAWCAD Indianapolis.

b. Follow-on Training

(1) Operator. Follow-on training for common EP-3E and P-3C operators is provided by VP-30, NAS Jacksonville. The EP-3E SST initiative shifted EP-3E specific training for aircrew and operators to FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island in FY97. Training track lengths have been adjusted to allow student throughput to be displayed by individual training locations such as Fairchild Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island, and MTU 1012. EP-3E ARIES II SSIP training courses and tracks for operator and aircrew are detailed below. Refer to elements IV.A.1 and IV.A.2 for additional information on Technical Training Equipment (TTE) and Training Devices (TDs).

Title

P-3C Fleet Replacement Pilot (Non-USW) Category I Pipeline

CIN

D-2A-1115

Model Manager

VP-30

Description

This course provides the first tour Pilot the knowledge and skills including:

  • Flight Training Crew Tactics
  • Safety, Communications, and Navigation
  • Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS)

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E Pilot in a squadron environment.

Location

VP-30, NAS Jacksonville

Length

121 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1311

TTE/TD

P-3 Aircraft is used for training

Prerequisites

  • Advanced Flight Training
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

P-3C Fleet Replacement Pilot (Non-USW) Category II Pipeline

CIN

D-2A-1116

Model Manager

VP-30

Description

This course provides the second tour 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 EP-3E Pilot in a squadron environment.

Location

VP-30, NAS Jacksonville

Length

142 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1311

TTE/TD

P-3 Aircraft is used for training

Prerequisites

  • Advanced Flight Training
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

EP-3E Fleet Replacement NFO Category I Pipeline

CIN

E-2D-3000

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the first tour NFO the knowledge and skills including:

  • Crew Tactics and Safety
  • Communications and Navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E NFO in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Length

37 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • 1320
  • 1321

TTE/TD

  • EP-3E 10H1B MAST
  • EP-3E Portable MAST

Prerequisites

  • C-2D-3817, Joint Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer Basic
  • C-2D-3818, Joint Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer Advanced
  • E-2D-0039, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
  • P-7C-0039, Basic Leadership Course
  • C-322-040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime
  • C-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R-2
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

EP-3E Fleet Replacement NFO Category II Pipeline

CIN

E-2D-3002

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the second tour NFO the knowledge and skills including:

  • Crew Tactics and Safety
  • Communications and Navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E NFO in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Length

37 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • 1320
  • 1321

TTE/TD

  • EP-3E 10H1B MAST
  • EP-3E Portable MAST

Prerequisites

  • E-2D-3000, EP-3E Replacement NFO Category I Pipeline
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • E-2G-3000, Aviation Department Head School
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

EP-3E Fleet Replacement NFO Category III Pipeline

CIN

E-2D-3003

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the Category III NFO the knowledge and skills including:

  • Crew Tactics and Safety
  • Communications and Navigation
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E NFO in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Length

37 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • 1320
  • 1321

TTE/TD

  • EP-3E 10H1B MAST
  • EP-3E Portable MAST

Prerequisites

  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime
  • C-2D-3817, Joint Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer Basic
  • C-2D-3818, Joint Aviation Electronic Warfare Officer Advanced
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

EP-3E Special Evaluator Category I Pipeline

CIN

E-2D-3004

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This pipeline provides the Special Evaluator with training to effectively:

  • Operate Mission Systems
  • Manage Data Collection
  • Perform Data Correlation

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E Special Evaluator in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Length

19 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • 161X
  • 644X
  • 744X

TTE/TD

  • EP-3E 10H1B MAST
  • EP-3E Portable MAST

Prerequisites

  • E-2D-0039, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

EP-3E Story Teller Operator

CIN

E-2D-XXX1

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the NFO and prospective Naval Aviation Officer the knowledge and skills including the ability to:

  • Manipulate selected organic and non-organic data and view a composite tactical situation display
  • Correlate multiple onboard sensor inputs with selected external data link inputs
  • Communicate value added information via selected data links and communication networks

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E Story Teller Operator in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington

Length

26 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

None

TTE/TD

  • EP-3E 10H1B MAST
  • EP-3E Portable MAST

Refer to element IV.A.2 for detailed information.

Prerequisites

  • Designated NFO, 1610, 744X or 644X
  • Current Medical Clearance
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

P-3 Fleet Replacement Aircrewman (Flight Engineer) Category I Track

CIN

D-050-1010

Model Manager

VP-30

Description

This course provides the first tour Flight Engineer detailed instruction on the P-3 aircraft systems, including:

  • Normal and Emergency Procedures
  • Performance and Weight and Balance Calculations
  • Preflight and Postflight, Servicing, Survival Equipment
  • NATOPS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a NATOPS qualified EP-3E Flight Engineer in a squadron environment.

Location

VP-30, NAS Jacksonville

Length

221 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

Various ratings, Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 8251

TTE/TD

Various P-3C Update III Aircraft Maintenance Trainer Mock-Ups are used during this course.

Prerequisites

  • E-2D-0039, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

Title

P-3 Replacement Flight Engineer Category II

CIN

D-050-1002

Model Manager

VP-30

Description

This course provides the second tour Flight Engineer detailed instruction on the P-3 aircraft systems, including:

  • Normal and Emergency Procedures
  • Performance and Weight and Balance Calculations
  • Preflight and Postflight, Servicing, Survival Equipment
  • NATOPS

This course stresses system knowledge and the adherence to NATOPS procedures in order to prepare the prospective Flight Engineer for duty in the fleet. Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a NATOPS qualified EP-3E Flight Engineer in a squadron environment.

Location

VP-30, NAS Jacksonville

Length

75 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

Various ratings, NEC 8251

TTE/TD

Various P-3C Update III Aircraft Maintenance Trainer Mock-Ups are used during this course.

Prerequisites

  • Previously Qualified P-3 Flight Engineer
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

EP-3E In-Flight Technician (IFT) Category I Pipeline

CIN

E-050-3020

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the first tour In-Flight Technician the knowledge and skills required to perform:

  • Preflight, In-Flight, and Post-Flight Duties
  • Operational Troubleshooting
  • Organizational Level Maintenance Communication/Navigation (COMM/NAV), ESM
  • Special Mission Avionics Systems

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an IFT in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Length

109 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 9401

TTE/TD

  • EP-3E 10H1B MAST
  • EP-3E Maintenance Training Decision Aid (MTDA)

Prerequisites

  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
  • E-2D-0039, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

EP-3E Special Operator Category I Pipeline

CIN

E-050-3021

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the Cryptologic Technician the knowledge and skills including:

  • Mission Systems Operation
  • Collection Strategies Employment
  • Aircraft Safety
  • Equipment Knowledge
  • Operational Procedures
  • Crew Coordination

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E Special Station Operator in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Length

23 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • Cryptologic Technician (Collection) (CTR) 8296
  • Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) (CTI) 8296

TTE/TD

  • EP-3E 10H1B MAST
  • EP-3E Portable MAST

Prerequisites

  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
  • E-2D-0039, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

Title

EP-3E Aviation Electronic Warfare Operator Category I Pipeline

CIN

E-050-3022

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the Electrician or Electronic Technician training including:

  • Aircraft Safety
  • Equipment Knowledge
  • Operational Procedures
  • Crew Coordination
  • ESM Systems Operation

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E Electronic Warfare Operator in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Length

107 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • AT 9403
  • Aviation Electrician's Mate (AE) 9403

TTE/TD

  • EP-3E 10H1B MAST
  • EP-3E Portable MAST

Prerequisites

  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
  • E-2D-0039, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
  • C-233-0120, Aviation Electronic Warfare Operator
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

EP-3E Lab Operator Category I Pipeline

CIN

E-050-3023

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the Cryptologic Technician the knowledge and skills, including:

  • Aircraft Safety
  • Equipment Knowledge
  • Operational Procedures
  • Advanced Electronic Warfare
  • Crew Coordination
  • Mission Systems Operation
  • ESM Search Strategies
  • Prioritizing Data Collection

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E Laboratory Operator in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Length

37 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

Cryptologic Technician (Technical) (CTT) 8296

TTE/TD

EP-3E Portable MAST

Prerequisites

  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
  • E-2D-0039, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

Title

EP-3E SSIP Story Classic Operator

CIN

E-050-XXX3

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the Cryptologic Technician the knowledge and skills, including:

  • Aircraft Safety
  • Equipment Knowledge
  • Operational Procedures
  • Crew Coordination
  • Operation of three ruggedized TAC-3 workstations, two x-terminal workstations, five ruggedized high resolution color monitors, and a flat-panel Liquid Crystal Display portable workstation

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E ARIES II SSIP Story Classic Operator in a squadron environment.

Location

FASOTRAGRU DET NAS Whidbey Island, Washington

Length

12 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

None

TTE/TD

  • EP-3E 10H1B MAST
  • EP-3E Portable MAST

Refer to element IV.A.2 for detailed information.

Prerequisites

  • CTR or CTI NEC 9141
  • Current Medical Clearance
  • Secret Security Clearance

Title

Intermediate Technical Electronic Intelligence (TECHELINT) Analysis

CIN

A-231-0016

Model Manager

Navy Technical Training Center (NTTC) Detachment Fort Meade

Description

This course provides the Cryptologic Technician the knowledge and skills, including:

  • Measurement procedures on non-communications signals using analog equipment
  • Determining the required non-communications collection and analysis procedures and priorities

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform TECHELINT analysis.

Location

NTTC Detachment Fort Meade, Maryland

Length

68 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

CTT 9141

TTE/TD

None

Prerequisites

  • A-231-0022, Fundamentals of TECHELINT
  • Top Secret Security Clearance

Title

Aviation Electronics Warfare Operator

CIN

C-233-0120

Model Manager

FASOTRAGRUDET Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the Electrician or Electronics Technician the fundamental knowledge and skills, including:

  • Aircraft Safety
  • Equipment Knowledge
  • Operational Procedures
  • Crew Coordination
  • Basic Electronic Warfare
  • A Generic Overview of General Technology
  • ESM, Radar Fundamentals, and Electronic Warfare Publications

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an EP-3E Electronics Warfare Operator in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Location

FASOTRAGRUDET Whidbey Island

Length

47 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • AT 8284
  • AE 8284

TTE/TD

EP-3E 10H1A MAST

Prerequisites

  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
  • Secret Security Clearance

(2) Maintenance

(a) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance training for aviation maintenance ratings is provided through Naval Air Maintenance Training Group courses, which are conducted at two locations:

    • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
    • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Intermediate-level maintenance training is conducted at various NAMTRAUs.

Title

P-3C Weapon Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-102-1029

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the first tour Aviation Electronics Technician an introduction to troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • Signal Processors
  • Magnetic Anomaly Systems
  • AN/ASQ-212 Computers
  • AN/ASH-33A Magnetic Tape System
  • AN/ASA-66 and AN/ASA-70 Display Systems
  • Navigation Systems
  • Communication Systems

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on P-3 Avionics Systems under direct supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

60 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 8819 (This course is also provided to AT 9265 and 8269 personnel.)

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisites

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

Title

P-3C Weapon Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-102-1132

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the second tour Aviation Electronics Technician detailed procedures for troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • CP-2044/ASQ-212 Central Computer
  • Navigation Systems
  • Communication Systems
  • Sensor Station Three Radar and Related Systems
  • Sensor Station Three Electronic Support Measures
  • AN/AAS-36 Infrared Detection Set

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on P-3 Avionics Systems under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

107 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 8319 (This course is also provided to AT 8265 and 8269 personnel.)

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisite

D/E-102-1029, P-3 Initial Weapons Systems Organizational Maintenance.

Title

EP-3E Electronic Support Measures (ESM) Organizational Maintenance Activity Technician

CIN

E-102-1139

Model Manager

MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description

This track provides the Aviation Electronics Technician an introduction to testing, troubleshooting, and maintenance of EP-3E:

  • Test Equipment
  • Maintenance Training Decision Aide
  • Digital Communications Management System
  • ESM Stations
  • ESM Common Systems
  • ESM Antenna Groups
  • Radio Frequency Distribution Systems
  • Receiver Transmitter Systems
  • Indicators and Analyzers
  • Video Distribution
  • Record Station

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on P-3 ESM systems under direct supervision.

Location

MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

110 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 6640

TTE/TD

Refer to element IV.A.1 for applicable TTE.

Prerequisites

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

Title

P-3C Power Plants and Related Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-601-1011

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the first tour Aviation Machinist's Mate an introduction to troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • Torque Meters
  • Tail Pipes
  • Reduction Gear Assemblies
  • Oil Systems
  • Fuel Systems
  • Bleed Air Systems
  • Ignition Systems
  • Auxiliary Power Units

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on Power Plants and Related Systems in a squadron environment under direct supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

33 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AD 8819

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisites

  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1
  • C-601-2013, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turboprop Fundamentals Strand Class A1

Title

P-3 Power Plants and Related Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-601-1110

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the second tour Aviation Machinist's Mate detailed procedures for troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • Engine Oil Tank
  • Engine Rigging
  • Auxiliary Power Unit
  • Engine Drive Compressor
  • Propeller System

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on Power Plants and Related Systems in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

12 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AD 8319

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisite

C-601-1011, P-3 Initial Power Plants and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance

Title

P-3C Electrical and Instrument Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1054

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the first tour Aviation Electrician's Mate an introduction to troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • Auxiliary Power Unit Electrical System
  • Fire Detection and Extinguishing Systems
  • AC/DC Power Generation and Distribution Systems
  • Power Plants and Airframe related Electrical Systems
  • Fuel and Fuel Quantity Indicator System
  • Instruments
  • Inertial Navigation Systems
  • Automatic Flight Control Systems

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on P-3 Electrical and Instrument Systems under direct supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

47 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AE 8819

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisites

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

Title

P-3 Airframes and Hydraulic Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1080

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the second tour Aviation Structural Mechanic detailed procedures for troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • Fuel Cells
  • Windshield Wiper Systems
  • Hydraulic Power Systems
  • Bomb Bay Doors
  • Nose Wheel Steering

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on P-3 Airframe and Hydraulic Systems under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

24 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • AMH 8319
  • AMS 8319

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisite

D/E-602-1081, P-3C Airframes and Hydraulic Systems Initial Organizational Maintenance

Title

P-3C Airframes and Hydraulic Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1081

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the first tour Aviation Structural Mechanic an introduction to troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • Radomes
  • Wings and Empenage
  • Leading Edges
  • Windshield and Windows
  • Hydraulic Systems
  • Bomb Bay Doors
  • Landing Gear
  • Brakes
  • Nose Wheel Steering

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on P-3 Airframe and Hydraulic Systems under direct supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

15 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • AMH 8819
  • AMS 8819

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisites

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

Title

P-3C Electrical and Instrument Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1151

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the second tour Aviation Electrician's Mate detailed procedures for troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • Auxiliary Power Unit Electrical System
  • Fire Detection and Extinguishing Systems
  • AC/DC Power Generation and Distribution Systems
  • Power Plants and Airframe related Electrical Systems
  • Fuel and Fuel Quantity Indicator System
  • Instruments
  • Inertial Navigation Systems
  • Automatic Flight Control Systems

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on P-3C Electrical and Instrument Systems under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

23 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AE 8319

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisite

D-602-1054, P-3C Electrical and Instrumental Systems Initial Organizational Maintenance

 

Title

P-3 Environmental Systems Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1161

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the Aviation Safety Equipment Technician detailed procedures for troubleshooting and maintenance of:

  • Air Conditioning Systems
  • Engine Drive Compressor
  • Utility Systems
  • Pressurization Systems
  • Windshield Washer System
  • Wing Anti-Ice System
  • Bomb Bay Heating System
  • Oxygen System

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform organizational maintenance on P-3 Environmental Systems under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

23 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment) (AME) 8319

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisite

D-602-1054, P-3C Electrical and Instrumental Systems Initial Organizational Maintenance

(b) Intermediate. Follow-on training for common EP-3E and P-3C intermediate maintenance training is conducted at the various sites listed below. The EP-3E SST initiative shifted EP-3E ARIES II-specific intermediate maintenance training to MTU 1012, NAMTRAU Whidbey Island, in FY97.

Title

EP-3E/ES3A Electronic Surveillance Measurement Intermediate Maintenance Technician

CIN

E-102-1732

Model Manager

MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Description

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of ESM System, including:

  • Introduction to the Course, Publications, Tool Control, Safety, and ESD
  • Radio Frequency Distribution and Noise Figure
  • AN/URR-74 and AN/URR-78 Receivers
  • AN/ALR-82 Receiver Set
  • AN/ALR-81(V) Receiver Set
  • AN/ALR-44 Receiver System
  • AN/ARR-81 Receiver System
  • OE-320/A Antenna Group
  • Antenna Control C-11958/APS (UTL Box)
  • Video Select Control C-11795/A
  • Pulse Indicator IP-1159A/A
  • Demodulator Group OM-75/A
  • Digital Communications Processor Group OL-390/U
  • Magnetic Recording Theory and Fundamentals
  • Recorder-Reproducer RD-560/USH-34 (USH-34)
  • Recorder-Reproducer AN/USH-33 (USH-33)

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate maintenance on ESM equipment in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Location

MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

58 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 6635

TTE/TD

EP-3E MTDA

Prerequisites

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

Title

Electronics Identification Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

D/E-102-6039

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of Electronics Identification Equipment, including:

  • AN/APX-100(V) Transponder Set
  • AN/APX-72 Radar Identification System
  • TS-1843()/APX Transponder Test Set
  • AN/APX-76 Air/Air Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator Set

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate maintenance on Electronics Identification Equipment in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore, California
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana, Virginia

Length

65 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 6609

TTE/TD

Various interrogator and transponder equipment

Prerequisites

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2013, Avionics Technician Class A1

Title

Radar Altimeter Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

D/E-102-6109

Model Manager

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Description

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of Radar Altimeter Equipment, including:

  • AN/APN-171B(V)
  • AN/APN-194(V)
  • AN/APQ-107

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate maintenance on Radar Altimeter Equipment in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

30 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 6605

TTE/TD

Aircraft Radar Altimeter equipment

Prerequisites

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

Title

TACAN Radio Navigation Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

D/E-102-6113

Model Manager

MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore

Description

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of TACAN Radio Navigation Equipment, including:

  • AN/ARN-84 TACAN
  • AN/ARN-118 TACAN
  • AN/AYK-14(V) Digital Data Computer

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate maintenance on TACAN Radio Navigation Equipment in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Length

39 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 6612

TTE/TD

TACAN and Radio Navigation equipment

Prerequisites

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

Title

Cryptographic Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

D/E-102-6122

Model Manager

MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Description

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of Cryptographic Equipment, including:

  • KI-1C KY-58
  • VT Security Equipment
  • TSEC/KG-40A

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate maintenance on Cryptographic Equipment in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore

Length

19 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 6634

TTE/TD

Aircraft Communication Security Devices and related equipment

Prerequisites

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

Title

UHF Communications Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

D/E-102-6152

Model Manager

MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Description

This course provides the Aviation Electronics Technician the knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of UHF Communications Equipment, including:

  • AN/ARC-159 Transceivers and Associated Equipment
  • AN/ARC-182 Communication Equipment
  • AN/ARC-210 Communication Equipment

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate level maintenance on UHF Communications Equipment in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Length

40 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 6611

TTE/TD

UHF Communication, Automatic Direction Finder (ADF), and ICS equipment

Prerequisites

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

Title

T-56 Engine First Degree Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

D/E-601-3001

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides the Power Plants Mechanic the knowledge and skills required to perform:

  • First degree intermediate level maintenance on the T-56 turboprop engine and 54H60 series propeller in support of the P-3 and C-130 Aircraft

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate maintenance in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

Length

54 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AD 6418

TTE/TD

Refer to note in Part IV for applicable TTE/TD.

Prerequisites

  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1
  • C-601-2013, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turboprop Fundamentals Strand Class A1

Title

Hydraulic Components Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-4008

Model Manager

MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Description

This course provides the Aviation Structural or Hydraulics Technician the knowledge and skills required to perform:

  • Intermediate Level Maintenance Tests and Repairs to Hydraulic Components
  • Use of Various Stationary Hydraulic Test Stands

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate maintenance in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore

Length

23 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • AMH 7212
  • AMS 7212

TTE/TD

Various stationary hydraulic test stands

Prerequisites

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

Title

P-3 Automatic Flight Control System Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-5032

Model Manager

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides the Aviation Electrician's Mate the knowledge and skills required to perform:

  • Intermediate Level Maintenance on P-3 Automatic Flight Control Systems

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate maintenance in a shop environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

30 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AE 7136

TTE/TD

P-3C Automatic Flight Control Systems

Prerequisites

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

Title

Miniature Electronics Repair

CIN

A-100-0072

Model Manager

Fleet Training Center San Diego, California

Description

This course provides the Aviation Electrician's Mate or Avionics Technician the knowledge and skills to perform:

  • Testing and Troubleshooting Circuit Analysis
  • Fault Isolation of Miniature Electronics

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform intermediate level maintenance on Miniature Electronics under limited supervision.

Locations

  • Fleet Training Center, Naval Station Mayport, Florida
  • Fleet Training Center, NAS North Island, California

Length

26 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

  • AE 9527
  • AT 9527

TTE/TD

Various miniature electronic circuit boards

Prerequisite

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

c. Student Profiles

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL

AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Designators:

1301

1302

1311

1320

1321

  • Qualified P-3 NFO or Pilot
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • E-2G-3000, Aviation Department Head School
  • NB6AN, Inter-Service Navigation Training

AD 6418, 8819

  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1
  • C-601-2013, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turboprop Fundamentals Strand Class A1

AD 8319

  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1
  • C-601-2013, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turboprop Fundamentals Strand Class A1
  • C-601-1011, P-3 Initial Power Plants and Related Systems Organizational Maintenance

AE 7136

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

AE 8319

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1
  • D-602-1054, P-3C Electrical and Instrumental Systems Initial Organizational Maintenance

AE 8819

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

AMH 7212, 8819

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

AMH 8319

  • C-603-0175, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Common Core Class A1
  • C-603-0176, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Strand Class A1
  • D-602-1054, P-3 Airframe and Hydraulic Systems Initial Organizational Maintenance

AMH 7212, 8819

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

AMS 7212, 8319, 8819

  • C-603-0175, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Common Core Class A1
  • C-603-0176, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Strand Class A1
  • D-602-1054, P-3 Airframe and Hydraulic Systems Initial Organizational Maintenance

AME 8319

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

APO 8251

  • E-2D-0039, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

AT 6605, 6606, 6608, 6611, 6612, 6614, 6634, 6635

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

AT 6609

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2013, Avionics Technician Class A1

AT 6640, 8819

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

AT 8319

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • D-102-1029, P-3 Initial Weapons Systems Organizational Maintenance

AT 9401

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • E-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • E-2D-0039, Survival Escape Resistance and Escape
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology I Maritime Training
  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (Non-AW/AW)
  • NEC 6672 and 8284

CTR 9141

  • A-231-0450, Communication Signals Collection and Processing (CTR A School)
  • A-231-0022, Fundamentals of TECHELINT

NEC 8201

  • Must be trained in a valid 82XX NEC and qualified for aircrew designation within 18 months or be discontinued from training.

AD, AMS, AMH, AE 8251

  • E-2D-0039, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Training
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, APT-TAC Maritime
  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (Non-AW/AW)

AE 8284

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1
  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (Non-AW/AW)
  • C-102-3573, EP-3E Electronic Support Measures Organizational Maintenance
  • C-102-3576, EP-3E Special Station Organizational Maintenance
  • C-102-3577, EP-3E Communication/Navigation Organizational Maintenance

AT 8284

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (Non-AW/AW)
  • C-102-3573, EP-3E Electronic Support Measures Organizational Maintenance
  • C-102-3576, EP-3E Special Station Organizational Maintenance
  • C-102-3577, EP-3E Communication/Navigation Organizational Maintenance

CTT, CTI, CTR 8296, 9141

  • A-231-0073, Entry Level Electronic Intelligence (CTT A School)
  • C-233-0120, Aviation Electronics Warfare Operator
  • E-2D-0039, Survival Escape Resistance and Escape
  • E-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • E-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime Training
  • Q-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School (Non-AW/AW)
  • NEC 8201

AE 9403

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1
  • E-2D-0039, Survival Escape Resistance and Escape
  • B-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime Training
  • C-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
  • C-233-0120, Aviation Electronic Warfare Operator
  • C-102-3573, EP-3E Electronic Support Measures Organizational Maintenance

AT 9403

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • E-2D-0039, Survival Escape Resistance and Escape
  • B-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime Training
  • C-050-1500, Naval Aircrewman Candidate School
  • C-233-0120, Aviation Electronic Warfare Operator
  • C-102-3573, EP-3E Electronic Support Measures Organizational Maintenance

Aircrewman (No NEC)

  • D-2G-0025, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE)
  • E-2D-0032, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape (SERE)
  • B-9E-1125, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • P-7C-0025, Navy Leadership Development Program Division Officer
  • E-2G-3000, Aviation Department Head School
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime Training

d. Training Pipelines. All required changes to existing pipelines have been completed; no new pipelines are required.

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development

a. Maintenance Training Improvement Program. The Maintenance Training Improvement Program (MTIP) is used to establish an effective and efficient training system responsive to fleet training requirements. MTIP is a training management tool that, through diagnostic testing, identifies individual training deficiencies at the organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance. MTIP 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: Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) for the technicians in the Fleet in the form of Interactive Courseware (ICW) with Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) and Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) for the schoolhouse.

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

Upon receipt of direction from OPNAV (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. AMTCS implementation will begin with the F-14, E-2C, and all models F/A-18 aircraft. For more information on AMTCS refer to PMA205-3D3.

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. Common P-3C Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) are used to ensure aircrew proficiency and are listed below. They can be found in the Naval Education and Training (NAVEDTRA) 43100-5K, Catalog of Personnel Qualification Standards. The PQS program for flight crew personnel is managed by the PQS Development Group (Code 34) of the NAVEDTRA Program Management Support Activity, Pensacola, Florida.

 

NAVEDTRA TITLE

NAVEDTRA NUMBER

MODEL MANAGER

P-3 Aircraft Ground Operator

43433-3B

VP-30

P-3 Flight Engineer/Instructor

43433-13B

VP-30

P-3 Ground Engine Turn Operator

43443-26

VP-30

3. Other Onboard or Inservice Training Packages. VQ-1 and VQ-2 will use the 10H1B MAST for onboard aircrew proficiency training. VQ-1 and VQ-2 will use the Multi-Static Processor Trainer (MSPT), upgraded to the 10H1F MAST Story Book configuration, for onboard special signals training. The MSPT will use a two-position computer work station configuration and serve as a stand-alone PROFORMA signals training device. VQ-1 and VQ-2 will use the Portable MAST for onboard Electronic Warfare Operator proficiency training. Job Qualification Requirements for NAVSECGRU EP-3E Special Operators will be developed by NAVSECGRU, VQ-1, and VQ-2 in conjunction with area Cryptologic Shore Support Activities.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Number

 

CONTRACT

NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N00123-94-D-5060

(EP-3E SSIP)

Raytheon E-Systems,

Central Airborne Systems Division

7500 Maehr Road

Waco, TX 76705

2. Program Documentation. The EP-3E ARIES II Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP), AV-ILSP-033 Revision A, was approved in June 1993 and is currently being updated. It includes the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP. The DARO and CNO letter 3500 Ser N880C6/5S663336 dated 8 November 1995 established and validated the operational requirements for program upgrades. In addition, Manpower, Personnel, and Training Concept and Resource Requirements Documents were completed for the SSIP in July 1990.

3. Technical Data Plan. EP-3E ARIES II organizational technical manuals have been developed and are detailed in element IV.B.3 for training activities. Intermediate and depot level technical manuals are being developed or updated as necessary by RTSC Indianapolis and the equipment production contractors, and will conform with approved Maintenance Plans and Technical Manual Contract Requirements specifications. These publications will remain exempt from the Maintenance Information Automated Retrieval System and continue to be printed and distributed in hard copy format. RTSC Indianapolis is designated the Lead Field Activity for the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP and is responsible for preparation of technical data and specifications, testing, and integration of the hardware and software in the ITF and the aircraft. Per the Technical Manual Contract Requirements (TMCR), the contractors are responsible for validating technical manuals and manual source data prior to delivery. NATEC will perform technical manual verification as required. No major end items are being developed; modifications to existing systems, Non-Developmental Items, and off-the-shelf equipment are the focus of this program.

EP-3E ARIES II SSIP system manuals were made available during system introduction. Technical manual requirements were addressed via the individual subsystems and airframe modifications, by establishing a data call process during development of the Statement of Work (SOW) for each contract acquisition. Each SOW includes cross-reference of the Contract Data Requirements List with appropriate TMCR to specific SOW paragraph. NATEC chaired and scheduled technical publication verifications and reviews per TMCRs. The contractor is responsible for technical manual source data prior to delivery.

The following SSIP EPS Series Technical Manuals have been updated using the ARIES II PAE Series Technical Manuals as a baseline, per the Master Program Plan for the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP technical manuals program. All EP-3E SSIP manuals were developed in FY97, validated in September 1997, and delivered in November 1997.

EP-3E SSIP ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL TECHNICAL MANUALS

NAVAIR NUMBER

TITLE OF MANUAL

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-2-5-1,2,3,4

Maintenance Instructions with IPB

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-2-15-1,2,3,4

Wiring Data Avionics

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-12-1

Mission Avionics Systems Crew Station Manual

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-12-3

Communication/Navigation Systems Crew Station Manual

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-12-4

ICS Systems Crew Station Manual

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-12-5

Maintenance Diagnostics Manual (MDM)

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-0

Technical Documentation List (EP-3E SSIP)

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-2-1

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Description, and Principles of Operation for Mission Avionics Systems

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-2-3

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Description, and Principles of Operation for Communication and Navigation Systems

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-2-4

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Description, and Principles of Operation for ICS Systems

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-2-8

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Peculiar Equipment Series

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-12-5

EP-3E SSIP Maintenance Diagnostic Manual (MDM)

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-2-16

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Wiring Data, Power Distribution

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-2-17

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Wiring Data, Power Distribution

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-2-18

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Wiring Data, Terminal Boards

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-4-1

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Numerical Index of Parts Numbers and Reference Designators

NAVAIR 01-75EPS-4-2

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, EP-3E Modified P-3C Systems

EP-3E ARIES II ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL TECHNICAL MANUALS

NAVAIR NUMBER

TITLE OF MANUAL

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-5-1,2,3,4

Maintenance Instructions with IPB

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-15-1,2,3,4

Wiring Data Avionics

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-12-1

ESM Systems Crew Station Manual

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-12-2

Special Systems Crew Station Manual

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-12-3

Communication/Navigation Systems Crew Station Manual

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-12-4

ICS Systems Crew Station Manual

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-0

Technical Documentation List (EP-3E ARIES II)

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-1

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Description, and Principles of Operation for ESM Systems

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-2

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Description, and Principles of Operation for Special Systems

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-3

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Description, and Principles of Operation for Communication and Navigation Systems

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-4

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Description, and Principles of Operation for ICS Systems

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-6

Transmission Line Testing

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-7

Noise Figure Procedures

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-8

Organizational Maintenance Instructions, Peculiar Equipment Series

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-11

Testing and Troubleshooting for ESM Systems

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-12

Testing and Troubleshooting for Special Systems

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-13

Testing and Troubleshooting for Communications and Navigation Systems

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-14

Testing and Troubleshooting for ICS Systems

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-16

Wiring Data, Peculiar Aircraft

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-17

Wiring Data, Power Generation and Distribution

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-18

Wiring Data, Terminal Boards

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-4-1

Numerical Index of Part Numbers and Reference Designators (IPB)

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-4-2

EP-3E Modified P-3C Systems (IPB)

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-9

ESM SMP Software Users Manual

NAVAIR 01-75PAE-2-10

Special Systems Software Users Manual

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. Support Equipment Recommendation Data lists are being prepared for each item of support equipment required for system maintenance. The requirement data, prepared per the applicable Military Standards, will address fault isolation to the SRA, piece, or part consistent with approved maintenance plans. Test sets, tools, and test equipment requirements are also detailed in technical manuals and the approved maintenance plans for those specific systems. Contractor Furnished Equipment and Government Furnished Equipment will be requisitioned through the NAVICP as required.

5. Repair Parts. All EP-3E spare and repair parts requirements are available from NAVICP via standard requisition procedures. The Material Support Date for the EP-3E ARIES II SSIP program was achieved in January 1999.

6. Human Systems Integration. Not Applicable (NA)

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules

EP-3E ARIES II INSTALLATION SCHEDULE

ACTIVITY

PRIOR FY

FY01

FY02

VQ-1

6

0

0

VQ-2

6

0

0

TOTALS

12

0

0

EP-3E ARIES II SSIP INSTALLATION SCHEDULE

ACTIVITY

PRIOR FY

FY01

FY02

VQ-1

3

2

1

VQ-2

3

3

2

RTSC Indianapolis

1*

0

0

TOTALS

5

5

3

* EP-3E ARIES II SSIP modifications affect the Software Integration Laboratories located at RTSC Indianapolis.

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. Both the EP-3E ARIES II and EP-3E ARIES II SSIP are the same as the Installation and Delivery Schedules above.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. The modification of each EP-3E ARIES II Aircraft to SSIP configuration requires approximately four months.

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

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule

a. Mission Avionics Systems Trainer. The MAST is a multi-position aircrew trainer that makes extensive use of COTS hardware and software. MAST configurations include the replacement trainer (10H1A Basic MAST), EP-3E trainer (10H1B MAST), and the Portable MAST. The basic MAST is designed to provide entry level EW operators with introductory training in signal recognition, signal analysis, search techniques, and team training. The EP-3E MAST incorporates aircraft operational software to provide EP-3E equipment specific operator training. The 10H1B MAST trainer was installed at FASOTRAGRUDET Whidbey Island in September 1996 and at VQ-2, Naval Station (NS) Rota, Spain, in January 1997. Incorporation of SSIP upgrade software into the 10H1B is complete. The 10H1F Mast is under development as a two-station special signal trainer for Story Book SSIP Subsystem. The 10H1F MAST prototype replaced the MSPT devices in both VQ-1 and VQ-2. Final delivery is scheduled for third quarter FY01. Requests for further information regarding changes to these schedules should be directed to Program Manager, Air (PMA) 205.

b. Maintenance Training Decision Aid. The MTDA is computer-based avionics systems maintenance courseware located at MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island. The MTDA provides training on the DCMS, Computer Set and Displays, AN/ULQ-16, AN/ALR-81, AN/ARR-81, Radio Frequency Distribution, Video Distribution, AN/ALD-9A, AN/ALR-76, and the OM-75/A. Development of software to accommodate EP-3E SSIP maintenance training is awaiting delivery of a Technical Manual. December 2000 was the expected completion date.

c. Training Devices. The TD delivery schedule by fiscal year is as follows:

TRAINING DEVICES DELIVERY SCHEDULE

TRAINER/LOCATION

PRIOR

FY00

FY01

FY02

FY03

FY04

10H1A

  • FASOTRAGRU DET Whidbey Island

2

0

0

0

0

0

10H1B

  • VQ-2 NS Rota
  • VQ-1 Whidbey Island
  • Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility NS Rota
  • Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility Misawa

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

10H1F

  • VQ-1 DET Misawa
  • VQ-2 NS Rota

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

MTDA

  • MTU 1012 Whidbey Island

1

0

0

0

0

0

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

EP-3E ARIES II Aircraft Integrated Logistic Support Plan

AV-ILSP-033 REV C

PMA290

Approved

Mar 96

EP-3E ARIES II SSIP TEMP

TEMP Number 788

AIR 1.6.2

Draft

8 Dec 95

EP-3E SSIP Mission Avionics Systems Plan

MAS LSA 024 Reports

PMA290EL2/ AIR 3.1.2T

Ongoing

ES-3A Aircraft NTP

A-50-8818B/A

PMA290

Approved

Mar 93

P-3C Series Aircraft NTSP

A-50-8112C/D

PMA205

Draft

Dec 99

Report of the P-3/EP-3/ES-3 Maintenance Training Requirements Review

CNO ltr 1500 Ser N889H2/5U665335

N789H2

Approved

Mar 95

Report of the VP/EP/ES Aircrew Training Requirements Review

CNO ltr 1500 Ser N889F6/5U665588

N789F6

Approved

Mar 95



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