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APPROVED

NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

GENERAL AERIAL TARGETS

N88-NTSP-A-50-9702/A

DECEMBER 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) has been developed to identify the life cycle manpower, personnel, and training requirements associated with General Aerial Targets. General Aerial Targets are in Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process.

Aerial Targets serve as a substitute for enemy entities during weapons testing and fleet training exercises. They are used to determine the effectiveness of defensive systems and weapons in countering existing and potential enemy threats.

Targets as a whole are divided into three categories: aerial targets, land (surface) targets, and tow target systems. This NTSP addresses the BQM-74E Aerial Target and its applicable Target Auxiliary/Augmentation Systems (TA/AS). The BQM-74E Aerial Target is a sub-scale, remotely piloted vehicle whose characteristics can be changed through the use of TA/AS devices to represent a wide range of threats.

The maintenance concept for targets is based on an overall objective to ensure that the targets are available to fulfill commitments of operational activities, and to provide the means to restore unserviceable targets to serviceable condition with minimum downtime. Maintenance requirements are allocated to three levels of maintenance as defined in the Naval Ordnance Maintenance Management Program, Office of the Chief of Naval Operation Instruction (OPNAVINST 8000.16).

This NTSP describes targets that have been in use for a number of years, and consequently the manpower and training requirements have already been established. There are no quantitative changes in manpower associated with this NTSP. But t Training for the BQM-74E and its associated TA/AS will beis provided by Fleet Composite Squadron (VC)-6 enlisted instructor personnel with Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRGRU DET), Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia, providing management of the curriculum.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface v

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

C. Manpower, Personnel, and Training Principals I-1

D. System Description I-1

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

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

G. Description of New Development I-2

H. Concepts I-4

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-12

J. Logistics Support I-14

K. Schedules I-14

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-14

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-14

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

AD

Aviation Machinist's Mate

AE

Aviation Electrician's Mate

AMH

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Hydraulics

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AMS

Aviation Structural Mechanic, Structures

AO

Aviation Ordnanceman

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

   

CFA

Cognizant Field Activity

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet

CINCLANTFLT

Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMFLEACT

Commander Fleet Activity

   

ET

Electronics Technician

   

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

ITCS

Integrated Target Control System

   

JQR

Joint Qualification Requirements

   

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MCB

Marine Corps Base

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAMTRAGRU DETNAMTRAGRU DET

Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment

NAVAIRSYSCOMSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVPERSCOM

Navy Personnel Command

NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIVNAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV

Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

NCTS

Navy Civilian Technical Specialist

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NOMMP

Naval Ordnance Maintenance Management Program

NS

Naval Station

NSWC

Naval Surface Warfare Center

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

   

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PMRF

Pacific Missile Range Facility

PQS

Personnel Qualification Standards

PR

Parachute Rigger

   

RCO

Remote Control Operator

   

TACAN

Tactical Air Navigation

TA/AS

Target Auxiliary/Augmentation Systems

TD

Training Device

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

VC

Fleet Composite Squadron

VX

Air Development Squadron

 

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for General Aerial Targets was developed to update the Draft NTSP N88-NTSP-A-50-9702/D, dated July 1998. This NTSP was prepared in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Publication P-751-9-9-97. This document was reviewed during the NTSP conference in August 1998. The results of the conference and other data required to make the NTSP current are reflected in this document.

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature -Title -Acronym. General Aerial Targets

2. Program Element. Not Available

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N780C7)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N789H3)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA208)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205-3M)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N1)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The General Aerial Target referred to in this document is the BQM-74E. The BQM-74E is a recoverable, remotely controlled, sub-scale, self-propelled aerial target whose physical characteristics may be changed through the use of augmentation devices to represent a wide range of threats. Equipped with the appropriate Target Auxiliary / Augmentation Systems (TA/AS), the BQM-74E can be configured to fully simulate manned aircraft or anti-ship cruise missile characteristics. These characteristics are required to test weapons systems during test and evaluation, for proficiency training of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft aircrews, and training for shipboard weapons personnel in the tracking and identification of enemy aircraft.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Not Applicable (NA)

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. The BQM-74E has been in the Navy inventory for a number of years. Developmental and operational tests have been completed.

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

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The BQM-74E missile target is a recoverable, remote controlled, subsonic, sub-scale aerial target capable of speeds up to mach 0.85 and altitudes from 30 to 40,000 feet. It is propelled by a J400-WR-404 turbojet engine, and can be launched from a zero-length ground launcher or air launched from F-16, TA-4J, and C-130A aircraft. The BQM-74E can be equipped with a variety of TA/AS, including radar, infrared augmentation, threat emitters, scoring, location, and visual augmentation in order to permit programming for a variety of mission profiles. Target recovery is executed by parachute and can be accomplished either on land or at sea.

TA/AS provides target systems with enhanced performance capabilities and affords the target user flexibility in configuring the target with various combinations of command and control, radar identification, miss distance, radar calculation, and realistic threat simulation. TA/AS configuration enables it to be programmed to simulate eight different mission profiles. The following is a list of TA/AS and functional descriptions of the most commonly used in the BQM-74E:

TARGET AUXILIARY/ AUGMENTATION SYSTEMS

FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION

AN/DPN-90 (V)

Radar Tracking Beacon

A radar transponder used to enhance radar tracking.

AN/DPN-88

Identification Friend or Foe (IFF)Transponder

A radar-enhanced device used to enhance the D-band IFF signal for Air Traffic Control Radar.

AN/DRQ-4B

Miss Distance Indicator

A cooperative scoring device that measures the distance by which a missile misses a target. The AN/DRQ-4B has a scoring range of 2,000 feet.

AN/DSQ-50

Miss Distance Sensor Set

A non-cooperative scoring device capable of providing automatic, near-time data reduction; secure telemetry transmission; and multiple scoring capability.

T-1438/D

Locator Beacon Transmitter

A radio frequency transmitter used as a positive identifying and locating device for aerial targets during the recovery phase of an operation.

AN/ARN-118

Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN)

A polar-guided navigation system that provides slant range distance and relative bearing. With the set, the flight crew can deviate its course to and from an airborne or ground TACAN beacon. The set provides steering data to the drone control system of the targets.

AN/DKW-3

Integrated Target Control System (ITCS) Transponder

Used in targets to remotely control targets from one of several ITCS ground stations. It receives and decodes communications from the ground station, routes commands to TA/AS and other systems onboard the target, and transmits target status to the ground station.

AN/DKW-4 (V)

Target Control Transponder

The airborne portion used with the model 6157 portable radar tracking and control system. It performs the same function as the AN/DKW-3; however, its portability makes it effective at remote locations.

AN/DPT-2B

Radar Transmitting Set

Used to provide simulation of threat radar signals in the BQM-74E.

AN/DPT-2C

Radar Transmitting Set

Produces a high power duty cycle limited RF signal, specifically for Rolling Airframe Missile Training.

Steeran Antenna

Provides an extremely high gain and hence narrow beam of energy that is directed at a cooperative beacon mounted on the ship under test.

AN/UPT-2

Radar Transmitting Set

An enhanced version of the AN/DPT-2.

2. Physical Description

BQM-74E

Length 155.47 inches

Diameter 13.90 inches

Wing Span 69.40 inches

Stabilizer Span 31.46 inches

Normal Weight 452.4 pounds

Extended Range 465.1 pounds

3. New Development Introduction. NA

4. Significant Interfaces. The BQM-74E is compatible with the zero length ground launcher and can be equipped with an air launch kit to facilitate airborne launch.

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. NA

 

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. Targets are employed in air-to-air and surface-to-air combat training missions. Trained enlisted personnel accomplish surface launch and the flight crew accomplishes air launch. Once deployed, preprogrammed flight information or Remote Control Operators (RCOs) control the targets' flight at the ground stations.

2. Maintenance Concept. The BQM-74E Target employsfollow the three levels of maintenance,; organizational, intermediate, and depot, in accordance with the Naval Ordnance Maintenance Management Program (NOMMP), OPNAVINST 8000.16; Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), OPNAVINST 4790.2G; and approved Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOMSYSCOM) maintenance instruction manuals developed for each unique application of aircraft armament.

a. Organizational. OThe organizational level maintenance activity maintenance directly supports and maintains the target system in support of the day-to-day operations. of the unit. This maintenance level maintains the target systems and applicable TA/AS equipment. Maintenance is performed by technicians in the Aviation Electrician's Mate (AE), Aviation Machinist's Mate (AD), Aviation Structural Mechanic Structures (AMS), Aviation Structural Mechanic Hydraulics (AMH), Aviation Ordnanceman (AO), Aviation Electronics Technician (AT), Electronics Technician (ET), and Parachute Rigger (PR) ratings. Organizational level maintenance actions for the BQM-74E consist of performing:

    • Pre-launch and post-launch inspections
    • Acceptance inspection and initial build-up
    • Conditional inspections
    • Transfer inspections
    • Rehabilitation inspections
    • Corrosion control and preservation
    • Component installation and removal
    • Stray and no voltage checks
    • Testing and troubleshooting
    • Component repair and replacement
    • Release and control checks
    • Target arming and dearming
    • Technical Directive compliance
    • Discrepancy reporting
    • Record keeping and reporting

b. Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance is performed by technicians in the AE, AD, AMS, AMH, AO, AT, ET, and PR ratings. Occasionally intermediate and organizational level maintenance actions overlap and maintenance activities must consult the appropriate Maintenance Instruction Manual, operating service manual, or technical directive that pertains to each item to determine the level of repair required. Intermediate level maintenance responsibilities for the BQM-74E consist of the following:

    • Acceptance inspections and initial build-up
    • Conditional inspections
    • Transfer inspections
    • Rehabilitation inspections
    • Corrosion control and preservation
    • Bench check and test
    • Component installation and removal
    • Component overhaul
    • Discrepancy reporting
    • Record keeping and reporting

c. Depot. Targets have a finite life cycle determined by a preset number of completed flights. Therefore, depot level maintenance of targets and their components are limited to repairs where the cost of repair does not exceed new procurement costs. When depot level repair is required, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Military Aircraft Division, El Segundo, California, is assigned the BQM-74E for repair.

Depot level maintenance responsibilities include those actions required to maintain or restore the inherent design service levels of performance, reliability, and material condition. They span complete rebuild through reclamation, refurbishment, overhaul, repair, replacement, adjustment, servicing, and replacement of consumables. They also include inspection, calibration, and testing.

d. Interim Maintenance. NA

e. Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. Technical assistance is provided by the Cognizant Field Activity (CFA), Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIVNAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV), Point Mugu, California.

3. Manning Concept. Target maintenance and operator functions are assigned to 191 personnel attached to two target activities, Fleet Composite Squadron (VC)-6 and Commander, Fleet Activity (COMFLEACT) Okinawa, Japan, to provide Target Support Services. VC-6 is organized into the following three sub-units:

    • Shore-duty component located at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia
    • Sea-duty component also located at NS Norfolk
    • VC-6 Detachment at Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dam Neck, Virginia

COMFLEACT Okinawa is organized with 23 active duty Navy personnel and six contractor support personnel assigned to the Target Support Division. All other activities utilize civil servant and contractor personnel to provide target support. Civil servant and contractor manpower is not covered in this NTSP.

With the exception of the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Hawaii, which are major providers of target operations, the remaining following fleet activities provide limited support of target operations:

    • NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV Point Mugu (Notes 1 and 3)
    • NAS China Lake, California (Notes 1, 2, and 3)
    • White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico (Notes 1 and 3)
    • Wallops Island, Virginia (Notes 1 and 3)
    • Southern California Off-shore Range San Clemente Island, California (Note 1)

Note 1. Formal training is not required.

Note 2. Provides safety reviews for all target configuration and/or operations missions.

Note 3. This activity has contractor support for some or all targets supported.

Manpower requirements for targets are compatible with existing skill levels. There currently are no target specific Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes assigned to identify personnel qualified in target support. Manpower requirements for organizational, intermediate, and depot levels of maintenance are generated based on a specific work center's total workload and the skills needed to perform maintenance on the systems supported by the work center. The manpower assigned to meet target maintenance and operational and instructional support requirements in this NTSP were taken from existing VC-6 and COMFLEACT Okinawa Activity Manpower Documents. This NTSP does not identify any new manpower requirements. Current planning is forNno increase in manpower change is required.

4. Training Concept. Target systems present unique training challenges. The current Target training concept has three Navy Civilian Technical Specialists (NCTS) to provide on-site training of assigned personnel, two at VC-6 and one at COMFLEACT Okinawa. The planned training concept places the training under the cognizance of the Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET). The Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRU DETNAMTRAGRU DET) Oceana, Virginia, serves as the course/curriculum manager. VC-6 Instructor (NEC 9502) personnel (as described in the Memorandum Of Understanding between NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana and VC-6) will provide the training. Target training course classroom space and training equipment will be provided by VC-6 as described in the Memorandum of Understanding between NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana and VC-6. These courses are described below.

Seven of tThe courses will be will be available through quota control at NAMTRAGRU DET OceanaNAMTRAGRU DET and the RCO course will be taught at NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV Point Mugu. This training will support personnel on Permanent Change of Station orders to VC-6 and COMFLEACT Okinawa. Organizational level On-the-Job Training will also be made available to the above mentioned fleet support seven other fleet activities providing target support services..

A new training concept for most aviation maintenance training has been established. This concept entails dividing "A" School courses into two or more segments called core and strand. "A" School core courses include general knowledge and skills training for the particular rating, while "A" School strand courses focus on the more specialized training requirements for that rating and a specific aircraft or equipment, based on the student's fleet activity destination. Strand training immediately follows core training and is part of the "A" School.

a. Initial Training. Initial training for the TargetsBQM-74E, BQM-34S, and AQM-37C/D has been completed is not required. These systems have been in use for several years. NCTS personnel have accomplished initial training.

b. Follow-on Training. Training for targets is scheduled to be in place in October 1999. Follow-on training for targets will be managed by NAMTRAGRU DETNAMTRAGRU DET NAS Oceana. The following information on the training courses are currently availablewas provided by PMA205-5D.

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

BQM-74E Target Familiarization Organizational Maintenance

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

D-690-0103

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAGRU DETNAMTRAGRU DET Oceana

Description .........

To provide Officer and various Enlisted personnel in aviation and surface ratings with sufficient knowledge and skills, including related target publications, safety precautions, target fundamentals, subsystems and subsystem launch configurations, and functional support to perform BQM-74E maintenance familiarization in the squadron environment under supervision.

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

VC-6 Detachment, NSWC Dam Neck

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

3 days

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

October 1999

Skill identifier.....

NA

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

None

Prerequisites ........

  • Graduate of applicable A1 school for rating
  • Assignment to unit where training is related to unit's mission and maintenance level.

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

Target Maintenance Procedures

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

D-690-0105

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana

Description ..........

To provide personnel in aviation and surface ratings with sufficient knowledge and skills, including related target publications, safety precautions, target subsystems and subsystem launch configurations, electrical and mechanical support equipment, pyrotechnics, decontamination, maintenance and launch configuration procedures to perform BQM-74E maintenance in the squadron environment under supervision.

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

VC-6 Detachment, NSWC Dam Neck

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

12 days

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

October 1999

Skill identifier .....

NA

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

None

Prerequisites ........

  • Appropriate "A" school or equivalent
  • Assignment to a unit where training is related to the unit's mission and maintenance level

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

Target Avionics Organizational Maintenance

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

D-690-0106

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana

Description ..........

To provide AEs, ATs, and ETs with sufficient knowledge and skills, including electrical power requirements, principal avionics components, target power sources, target power distribution, digital avionics processor, target subsystems, target troubleshooting procedures, and electrical test procedures to perform BQM-74E avionics maintenance in the squadron environment under close supervision.

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

VC-6 Detachment, NSWC Dam Neck

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

12 days

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

October 1999

Skill identifier .....

NA

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

None

Prerequisites ........

Graduate of one of the following:

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School

Assignment to a unit where training is related to the unit's mission and maintenance level

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

VEGA MODEL 6157 Organizational Maintenance

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

D-690-0107

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana

Description ..........

To provide AEs, ATs, and ETs with sufficient knowledge and skills, including unit and component identification, modes of operation, Radar Test Set operation and check-out procedures, and fault isolation procedures to perform maintenance on the VEGA Model 6157 Portable Radar Tracking and Control System under close supervision.

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

VC-6 Detachment, NSWC Dam Neck

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

12 days

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

October 1999

Skill identifier .....

NA

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

None

Prerequisites ........

Graduate of one of the following:

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School

Assignment to unit where training is related to unit's mission and maintenance level.

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

Target Parachute Organizational Maintenance

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

D-690-0109

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana

Description ..........

To provide PRs with sufficient knowledge and skills, including unit and component identification, launch configurations, and parachute packing procedures to perform maintenance on the BQM-74E Target Parachute under close supervision.

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

VC-6 Detachment, NSWC Dam Neck

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

3 days

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

October 1999

Skill identifier...

NA

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

None

Prerequisites ........

  • C-602-2035, Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2037, Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Intermediate Level Strand Class A1
  • Assignment to a unit where training is related to unit's mission and maintenance level

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

Target Remote Control Operator

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

D-690-0104

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana

Description ..........

To provide Officers and Chief Petty Officers with sufficient knowledge and skills, including related target publications, safety precautions, target characteristics, ground stations, target configurations, commands, flight parameters, mission planning, controller responsibilities, and operating procedures to operate the BQM-74E Remote Control Target in the squadron environment.

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

VC-6 Detachment, NSWC Dam Neck NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV Point Mugu

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

3 days

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

October 1999

Skill identifier .....

NA

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

None

Prerequisites ........

  • E-7 or above
  • Assignment to a unit where training is related to the unit's mission

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

J-400-WR-404 Engine Repair Intermediate Maintenance

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

D-690-0108

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana

Description ..........

To provide ADs with sufficient knowledge and skills, including target publications, safety precautions, engine and engine systems, principles of operation, support equipment, saltwater decontamination, maintenance procedures for installation, removal, disassembly, and testing to perform J400-WR404 engine intermediate maintenance in the squadron environment under supervision.

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

VC-6 Detachment, NSWC Dam Neck

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

5 days

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

October 1999

Skill identifier .....

NA

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

None

Prerequisites ........

  • C-601-2014, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turbojet Aircraft Fundamentals Strand Class A1
  • Assignment to a unit where training is related to the unit's mission and maintenance level

c. Student Profiles

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL

AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AD

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

AE

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

AMH

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

AMS

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

AO

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

AT

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

ET

  • A-100-0138, Electronics Technician Core A School
  • A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School

PR

  • C-602-2035, Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2037, Aircrew Survival Equipmentman Intermediate Level Strand Class A1

d. Training Pipelines. All courses are stand-alone courses. There are no new pipelines.

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development. Proficiency training for targets is conducted during loading and downloading drills, and with On-the-Job Training.

a. Maintenance Training Improvement Program. The Maintenance Training Improvement Program (MTIP) is used to establish an effective and efficient training system responsive to fleet training requirements. MTIP is a training management tool that, through diagnostic testing, identifies individual training deficiencies at the organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance. MTIP is the comprehensive testing of one's knowledge. It consists of a bank of test questions managed through automated data processing. The Deputy Chief of Staff for training assisted in development of MTIP by providing those question banks (software) already developed by the Navy. MTIP was implemented per OPNAVINST 4790.2 series. MTIP allows increased effectiveness in the application of training resources through identification of skills and knowledge deficiencies at the activity, work center, or individual technician level. Refresher training is concentrated where needed to improve identified skill and knowledge shortfalls. MTIP will be replaced by the Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System (AMTCS). Current planning is for AMTCS to begin full implementation for fleet deployment on 1 October 2000.

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

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

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

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

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

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. There are no existing Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) for General Aerial Targets. VC-6 and COMFLEACT Okinawa utilize a Joint Qualification Requirements (JQR) program in lieu of PQS. The JQR program was developed and is managed by VC-6.

3. Other Onboard or In-service Training Packages. The Explosives Handling Personnel Qualification and Certification (QUAL/CERT) Program is a process directed OPNAVINST 8023.2C (NOTAL) (Navy) and MCO 8023.2 (Marine Corps) as a mandatory measure to ensure that initial qualification training and subsequent certification have been accomplished for all personnel assigned explosives tasks prior to performance of said tasks.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers. The manufacturing contract for the BQM-74E was completed prior to 1980.

2. Technical Data Plan. BQM-74E User's Logistic Support Summary (ULSS) and BQM-74E Integrated Logistic Support Plan (ILSP) were approved in February 1998.

3. Program Documentation. All General Aerial Targets related technical manuals are currently available. Refer to element IV.B.3 for applicable technical manuals required at the training site.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. Existing General Aerial Targets support equipment available in the Navy inventory is used wherever possible. The General Aerial Targets courses have no TTE or TDs assigned. Aerial target support equipment is provided by VC-6 Maintenance Department to train students.

5. Repair Parts. The Material Support Date and Naval Support Date were achieved prior to 1980.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules. NA

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. The BQM-74E is currently considered to be ready for operational use.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. NA

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

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule. NA

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

BQM-74E User's Logistic Support Summary (ULSS)

ULSS 0004D

PMA208

Approved

Feb 98

BQM-74E Integrated Logistic Support Plan (ILSP)

ILSP-045C

PMA208

Approved

Feb 98

Aerial Target Maintenance Plan for the BQM-74E

PGMP-0066G

PMA208

Approved

Feb 98

Configuration Management Plan for Aerial Target And Decoy Systems

CMP-I20800

PMA208

Draft

Apr 99

Pioneer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Navy Training System Plan

A-50-8622D/D

PMA205

Draft

Aug 99



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