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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

S-3B AIRCRAFT

N88-NTSP-A-50-8310D/A

FEBRUARY 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The S-3B Aircraft was originally developed with Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) as its primary mission. Now, the S-3B Aircraft's role in Carrier Aviation is changing focus. The S-3B Aircraft's ASW and Mining Warfare missions were deleted by Chief of Naval Operations Message in December 1999. The S-3B Aircraft will continue to perform a myriad of functions which include, but are not limited to, Anti-Air Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Amphibious Warfare, Counter-Targeting, Over-the-Horizon Targeting, Airborne Reconnaissance, and Command and Control. The S-3B Aircraft is in Phase III (Production, Fielding, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process. Additional changes to the S-3B include:

    • Engineering Change Proposal 423, S-3B Communications Improvement Program
    • Air Frames Change (AFC) 279, Carrier Airborne Inertial Navigation System II Upgrade, Embedded Ground Positioning System Interface/Upgrade, and Electronic Flight Instruments/Upgrade
    • AFC 273, Digital Flight Data Computer Upgrade
    • AFC 263, S-3B Fuel System Improvement
    • AFC 265, S-3B Flight Control System Refurbishment
    • AFC 266, S-3B Horizontal Stabilizer Improvement
    • AFC 274, S-3B Computer Processor Memory Unit Upgrade

Overall squadron manpower requirements have changed to reflect the new mission requirements. The major changes include eliminating the enlisted aircrew Sensor Operators from the Aviation Warfare Systems Operators (AW) rating, and decreasing the Naval Flight Officers in each squadron. All S-3B squadrons are currently configured and manned for eight aircraft. Intermediate level maintenance billets are assigned to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Sea Operational Detachments.

All initial training to support the S-3B Aircraft has been completed. Follow-on Pilot and Naval Flight Officer training is provided by the Fleet Readiness Squadron, Sea Control Squadron (VS) 41, at Naval Air Station North Island, California. Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 1037 at Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) Jacksonville, Florida, and MTU 1036 at NAMTRAU North Island, California, provide maintenance training on both coasts. Intermediate level maintenance training is provided by MTUs at various locations.

S-3B maintenance is in accordance with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program as defined in OPNAVINST 4790.2 series.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface vii

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-6

H. Concepts I-8

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-50

J. Logistics Support I-51

K. Schedules I-52

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

ACDU

Active Duty

AD

Aviation Machinist's Mate

AE

Aviation Electrician's Mate

AEGIS

Airborne Early Warning Ground Environment Integration System

AFC

Air Frames Change

AFCS

Automatic Flight Control System

AHRS

Attitude Heading Reference System

AIMD

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

AME

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment)

AMH

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics)

AMRAAM

Advanced Medium Range Air To Air Missile

AMS

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures)

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AO

Aviation Ordnanceman

AOB

Average Onboard

APU

Auxiliary Power Unit

ASUW

Anti-Surface Warfare

ASW

Anti-Submarine Warfare

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

ATE

Automatic Test Equipment

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirement

ATR

Analog Tape Recorder

   

BITE

Built-In Test Equipment

   

CAI

Computer Aided Instruction

CAINS

Carrier Airborne Inertial Navigation System

CASS

Consolidated Automated Support System

CAT-IIID

Computerized Automatic Tester (IIID)

CCG

Communications Control Group

CETS

Contractor Engineering and Technical Services

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander In Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander In Chief, Pacific Fleet

CM

Corrective Maintenance

CMI

Computer Managed Instruction

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COTAC

Co-Tactical Coordinator

COTS

Commercial Off The Shelf

CPMU

Computer Processor Memory Unit

CSE

Common Support Equipment

   

DT

Developmental Test

   

ECP

Engineering Change Proposal

ECS

Environmental Control System

EFI

Electronic Flight Instruments

EGI

Embedded Ground Positioning System Inertial Navigation System

ER

Extended Range

   

FLIR

Forward Looking Infrared

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GPS

Global Positioning System

GPWS

Ground Proximity Warning System

   

HARM

High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile

HATS

Hybrid Automatic Test Set

HTS

Hybrid Test Station

   

IAT

Integrated Avionics Trainer

ICW

Interactive Courseware

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

IMC

Integrated Maintenance Concept

IMUTS

Inertial Measurement Unit Test Set

IR

Infrared

   

MAD

Magnetic Anomaly Detection

MR/RS

Mission Recorder/Reproducer Set

MSD

Material Support Date

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAMTRAU

Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit

NAMTRAGRU

Naval Air Maintenance Training Group

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATOPS

Naval Aviation Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NAVAIR

Naval Air

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVAIRWARCENACDIV

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NFO

Naval Flight Officer

NSD

Navy Support Date

NTP

Navy Training Plan

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OPEVAL

Operational Evaluation

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

ORD

Ordnance

OT

Operational Test

   

PDA

Principal Development Activity

PM

Preventive Maintenance

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PQS

Personnel Qualification Standards

PSE

Peculiar Support Equipment

PTCM

Position Trainer Complex Module

   

QEC

Quick Engine Change

   

RADCOM

Radio Communication

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SDLM

Standard Depot Level Maintenance

SEAOPDET

Sea Operational Detachment

SLAM

Standoff Land Attack Missile

SMS

Stores Management System

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

SRS

Sonobuoy Reference System

   

TACCO

Tactical Coordinator

TAR

Training and Administration of the Naval Reserve

TD

Training Device

TECHEVAL

Technical Evaluation

TPS

Test Program Set

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

UHF

Ultra-High Frequency

   

VS

Sea Control Squadron

VTS

Video Test Station

   

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

WST

Weapon System Trainer

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the S-3B Aircraft has been prepared to update the Draft S-3B Aircraft NTSP, A-50-8310D/D, dated May 2000. This NTSP has been updated to comply with guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Publication P-751-1-9-97.

This NTSP reflects the latest developments in the S-3B Aircraft program. The major changes and updates to the NTSP in Fiscal Year (FY) 98 consisted of the removal of the non-acoustic avionics equipment from all S-3Bs. In FY99, the major changes included the deletion of the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Mining Mission equipment from the S-3B, and the deletion of six Naval Flight Officers (NFO) per squadron. This change deleted the Aviation Warfare Systems Operators (AW) from the squadrons and drastically changed the mission of the squadrons. These changes were accomplished through several Air Frames Changes (AFC) and an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP). The S-3B platform continues to incorporate the AFCs and ECPs into the S-3B airframe, course curriculum, technical publications and trainers. The most extensive airframe and engineering changes are AFC-279, 274, 273 and ECP 423. The manpower and training requirements have been updated to reflect these changes.

N88-NTSP-A-50-8310D/A

February 2001

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. TITLE-NOMENCLATURE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. S-3B Aircraft

2. Program Element. 0204234N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Secret

3. Functions Unclassified

4. NTSP Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N780E)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N780E)

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-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N79)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. S-3B Aircraft are tasked by the Carrier Battle Group Commanders to provide Anti-Air Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW), Counter-Targeting, Over-the-Horizon Targeting, surface surveillance and intelligence collection, electronic warfare, coordinated search and rescue, and fleet support missions, including air wing tanking. Deletion of ASW and Mining Warfare Missions for all S-3Bs was managed at the Type Commander and Functional Wing level and began in FY99. Deconfiguration of aircraft, in compliance with removal of ASW specific equipment, was accomplished in accordance with AFC 284, this change was completed in FY00.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Not Applicable (NA)

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL) for the S-3B Aircraft was satisfactorily completed 13 November 1987 and the S-3B Aircraft was certified ready for Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL), which was completed in March 1988.

TECHEVAL for the Communications Control Group (CCG) OK-497A/A1 began in October 1985 and was completed in May 1988. OPEVAL was conducted from April 1986 to February 1989.

S-3B software, Fleet Issue B4.3.1, released to the fleet in September 1994, underwent Developmental Test (DT) from March 1993 to March 1994, and Operational Test (OT) from April to July 1994. The fleet is currently using Fleet Issue B4.4.3T, which is used in conjunction with AFC 284.

TECHEVAL for the Global Positioning System (GPS) was conducted from December 1995 to June 1996. OPEVAL was not required.

Design Verification Testing for the AN/USH-42 Mission Recorder/Reproducer Set (MR/RS) was conducted from January to February 1997.

TECHEVAL for the AFC 274 Computer Processor Memory Unit (CPMU) was conducted from April 1998 to September 1998. OPEVAL was conducted from November 1998 to January 1999.

During FY97 and FY98, four S-3B Aircraft were modified to employ the AGM-65F Infrared (IR) Maverick Missile. The Maverick modification kits were installed for fleet demonstration project purposes, and presently the IR Maverick Missile is in the Research and Development (R&D) process. The Stores Management System (SMS) scheduled for FY02 installation on all S-3B Aircraft was cancelled, and the AN/ASQ-147 will remain in the aircraft.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. AFC 284 redefined the composition of Sea Control Squadrons (VS). All selected S-3Bs were redesigned by removal of selected systems. The removal of these systems resulted in a weight reduction in excess of 834 pounds per aircraft. Systems removed from the S-3B include detection, receiving, processing, and delivery equipment for Acoustic/Magnetic ASW and Mining, and 44 of 60 Sonobuoy Chutes. After removal of these systems, associated wiring was stowed in place and blank-off plates installed internally and externally on the aircraft, as appropriate to seal off affected areas. Compliance with AFC 284 began late in FY99, and was completed in FY00. Specific ASW and Mining Mission equipment and systems removed are listed below.

NOMENCLATURE

PART

NUMBER

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

UYS-1 Spectrum Analyzer

   

UYS-1 Spectrum Analyzer

2835819-1

239.0

AN/ASA-82 Tactical Acoustic Display

   

Auxiliary Readout Unit Indicator

231506-950

46.0

AN/ARR-78 Sonobuoy Receiver

   

Radio Receiver

116214-8

100.0

Radio Amplifier

116213-1

4.0

On Top Position Indicator Control

116217-4

2.0

Antenna

11D33200

3.0

AN/AQH-7 Acoustic Recorder/Reproducer

   

AQH-7 Recorder Reproducer

601800-01

76.0

Shroud Assembly

1222300-101

Negligible

Analog Tape Recorder (ATR) Control

601240-01

4.2

ATR Interface Control

601245-01

12.0

Time Code Generator

06175204

8.0

AN/ARS-4 Sonobuoy Reference System (SRS)

   

R2268/ARS-4 SRS Receiver

197700-1

35.0

SRS Wing/Fuselage Antennas (7)

11D33300

14.0

SRS Coax Switches (2)

310C90700

0.6

SRS Upper Fuselage Antenna

11D33400

20.0

AN/ASQ-81 Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) System

   

CV-2881 MAD Converter

1978186-7

16.0

ASQ-81 MAD Control

715824-1

7.0

ASQ-81 MAD Amplifier

681200-1

22.0

ASQ-81 MAD Detector

715700-1

21.0

AN/ASA-65 Magnetic Compensator

   

CGA Control Indicator

81573

10.0

CGA Computer

MA95715-01

23.0

ASA-65 Magnetic Indicator

MA95701-01

3.0

ASA-65 Amplifier

65602-02

15.0

ASA Magnetometer

51175

1.5

ASA-65 V Coil

63508

2.5

ASA-65 T Coil

63509

1.5

ASA-65 L Coil

65706-01

3.2

Sonobuoy Chute Installation

   

Outboard Cover Assembly Aft (LH)

1212178-103

18.0

Outboard Cover Assembly Aft (RH)

1212178-104

18.0

Outboard Cover Assembly Fwd (LH)

1212177-103

4.5

Outboard Cover Assembly Fwd (RH)

1212177-104

4.5

Aft Center Cover Assembly

1212175-103

13.4

Aft Center Cover Assembly

1212176-103

8.7

MAD Boom Components

   

MAD Boom Assembly

1202112-105

58.0

ASQ-81 MAD Cable Retractor

1202378-109

6.7

MAD Boom Actuator

1444T100-7

7

MAD Boom Inertia Brake

1457T100-15

1.7

MAD Boom Actuator Cable (2)

1208385-101

4.0

MAD Boom Pulley Tripod Assembly

1205116-101

3.5

MAD Boom Center Support

1204981-101 or

1214313-101

2.0

MAD Boom Roller Support Assembly (2)

1201784-101

4.0

MAD Boom Roller Support Assembly (2)

1201784-103

4.0

Inertia Brake Connecting Links

1206796-105

2.0

Cable Retractor Bracket

1207053-101

1.0

Proximity Switch (Retract)

8-079-03

Negligible

Proximity Switch Bracket

1209106-103

Negligible

Proximity Switch Support

1209105-101

Negligible

Proximity Switch (Retract)

8-079-03

Negligible

Proximity Switch Clip

1214469-101

Negligible

Proximity Switch Support

1214470-101

Negligible

Proximity Switch Bracket

1214471-101

Negligible

Proximity Switch (Extend)

8-079-03

Negligible

Proximity Switch Target

1211037-101

Negligible

Proximity Switch Support

1211036-101

Negligible

Proximity Switch Bracket

1211035-101

Negligible

MAD Detector Case

1212596-101

2.0

Total Items Removed - 129

Total Weight:

834.5

AFC 279 removes the existing Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS), Doppler Radar, and analog flight instruments. Required wiring and structure are modified to incorporate the changes. Following modification and prior to the first flight, the aircraft must again be weighed and the center of balance recalculated in accordance with Naval Air (NAVAIR) 01-1B-40. Due to the weight reduction, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAVAIRWARCENACDIV) Patuxent River, Maryland, will recalculate the weight, balance, and moment of the aircraft. Compliance with AFC 279 began in FY98 and will be completed in 2002, with the East Coast activities being done first. Specific equipment and systems removed are listed below.

NOMENCLATURE

PART

NUMBER

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

Navigation Control Panel

   

C-8746/ASA-84

672664-109

8.4

Air Navigation Computer

   

CP-964/ASN-92

680500-12

32.0

Signal Data Computer

   

CV-4138/A

635670-006

6.9

Inertial Measuring Unit

   

CN-1263/ASN-92(V)

6801000-18

36.9

Air Navigation Multiple Indicator (HSI)

   

ID-1779/A

672699-107

15.6

Attitude Course Height Deviation Indicator (VDI)

   

ID-1780/A

672703-103

13.4

Inertial Measurement Unit Mount

   

MT-4100/ASN-92(V)

680110-3

1.8

Rate Gyro Transmitter

   

TAU-161/A

671354-107 or 671354-105

1.7

GPS/TACAN Selector Switch Panel Assembly

   

Selector Switch

1223016-101

0.5

AHRS Displacement Gyro

   

CN-1366/ASN-107

672661-107

17.5

AHRS A/D Converter

   

CV-2858/ASN-107

672662-107 or 672662-109 or 672662-111

18.0

Navigation Data Converter

   

CV-2745/ASA-84

672663-119 or 672663-121 or 672663-123

21.0

Compass Transmitter Magnetic Compensator

   

Compensator

672843-101

2.0

Navigation Data Converter-Repeater

   

CV-2854/A

672698-127

26.0

Induction Compass Transmitter

   

Transmitter

741238-101

1.0

Navigation Data Switch Panel

   

SA/1792A/A

672704-101

2.0

Radar Navigation Set

   

Set

672666-111

42.0

Power Supply

   

PP-7186/ASN-92

681300-11

17.0

Flight Instrument Wired Assembly

Assembly

123020-101

2.5

Total Items Removed - 19

Total Weight:

342.3

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The S-3B Aircraft is a modified S-3A Aircraft. It has increased capabilities through improvements to the general-purpose digital computer, acoustic data processor, radar, sonobuoy receiver, sonobuoy reference system, and electronic support measures, and includes the installation of an electronic countermeasures dispensing system and the Harpoon Missile System. It also encompasses provisions for the Joint Tactical Information Distribution System. Upgrades to the S-3B Aircraft equipment include:

a. Communications Control Group. The CCG provides improved communication capability and greatly improved reliability over the Switching Logic Unit and Intercommunication System.

b. Global Positioning System. The GPS modification complied with the requirement for the S-3B Aircraft to have Federal Aviation Administration certifiable GPS Radio Navigation capability. The GPS provides increased operational capability and mission effectiveness by providing precise navigation position information during all phases of aircraft operations.

c. AN/USH-42 Mission Recorder Reproducer Set. The MR/RS replaced the obsolete and unsupportable RO457 Video Signal Recorder. It allows for multi-channel recording of S-3B Aircraft Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar, Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), and mission avionics data. The capability for in-flight video recording, in-flight and post-flight playback, analysis, and duplication are also new features.

d. Carrier Airborne Inertial Navigation System II Upgrade. AFC 279, the Carrier Airborne Inertial Navigation System II (CAINS II) Upgrade, improves the reliability of the existing Inertial Navigation System by replacing the AHRS, Doppler Radar, and analog flight instruments. The installation of the CAINS II, Embedded Ground Positioning System Inertial Navigation System (EGI), Electronic Flight Instruments (EFI), and Navigation Interface Unit (NIU) will accomplish this needed upgrade.

e. AN/AYK-23 Computer Processor Memory Unit. The AFC 274, CPMU is a replacement for the AN/AYK-10 General Purpose Digital Computer used to monitor and coordinate the routine functions of various electronic systems in the S-3B. This upgrade is similar to the CAINS II upgrade with modern digital technology replacing older, less reliable analog technology.

f. AN/ASW-33 Digital Flight Data Computer. AFC 273 directs the replacement of the CP-1074A/ASW-33 Flight Data Computer with the more reliable CP-1074B/ASW-33 Digital Flight Data Computer. This is a direct replacement of equipment. Differences in weight and balance are negligible. Maintenance capability at the organizational level will be significantly enhanced due to incorporation of a highly comprehensive Built-In Test Equipment (BITE) capability.

Additional changes to the S-3B include ECP 423, S-3B Communications Improvement Program; AFC 261, S-3B Flap Track Rib Reinforcement; AFC 263, S-3B Fuel System Improvement; AFC 265, S-3B Flight Control System Refurbishment; and AFC 266, S-3B Horizontal Stabilizer Improvement.

2. Physical Description. The cabin arrangement of the S-3B Aircraft closely resembles that of the S-3A Aircraft. Upgraded or replaced equipment that represent significant reconfiguration due to modified or additional components are listed below.

EQUIPMENT

SIZE IN INCHES

 

WIDTH

HEIGHT

DEPTH

Communications Control Group:

     

Radio Set Control Indicator

5.75

6.75

7.31

Control Indicator

5.75

4.87

7.31

Communications Controller

13.99

6.95

17.48

Global Positioning System:

     

AE-4, Antenna Electronics Unit

4.30

6.78

10.04

AN/ASN-163, Frequency Manager

3.21

6.78

12.00

CV-4138/A, Signal Data Converter

1.73

6.78

13.31

AN/ARN-153, Tactical Air Navigation

4.13

6.78

13.57

Flight Instrument Wired Assembly

5.11

2.71

7.10

C12284/A, Control Display Unit Navigation

5.75

7.13

6.50

AN/AYK-23 Co-Processor Memory Unit

35.56

59.46

21.25

AN/USH-42 Mission Recorder Reproducer Set

13.50

10.00

21.50

3. New Development Introduction. Beginning in July 1987, East Coast S-3A Aircraft were modified to S-3B Aircraft by contractor field teams at Naval Air Station (NAS) Cecil Field, Florida. East Coast S-3B Aircraft modifications were completed in July 1991. In March 1992, a contractor field team at NAS North Island, California, began modifying West Coast S-3A Aircraft to the S-3B Aircraft configuration. West Coast modifications were completed in September 1994. AFC 284 deconfiguration was completed in FY00. AFC 261 installs are complete. The CCGs, GPSs, and AN/USH-42s installations were completed in FY00.

AFC 263 is performed only when the fuel cell is open and will be complete in FY03. AFC 265 began in FY99 and will be complete in FY03. AFC 266 began in FY98 and will be complete in FY03. AFC 273 began in May 2000 on the West Coast, the East Coast will follow AFC 273 will be completed in 2002. AFC 279 began in FY98 on the East Coast; the West Coast will follow and be completed in 2002. ECP 423 began in FY99 and at present is scheduled for completion in FY09.

4. Significant Interfaces. NA

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. NA

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The S-3B Aircraft is manned and operated by an aircrew of three. The aircrew consists of a pilot, Co-Tactical Coordinator (COTAC), and Tactical Coordinator (TACCO). The S-3B Aircraft carries surface search equipment with integrated target acquisition and sensor coordinating systems which can collect, process, interpret, and store ASUW sensor data. It has a direct attack capability with a variety of armaments.

2. Maintenance Concept. Support of the S-3B Aircraft peculiar equipment was developed under current equipment maintenance and S-3 Aircraft maintenance plans. The Material Support Date (MSD) was July 1990 and the Navy Support Date (NSD) was July 1993. Interim support was provided by the equipment vendors. S-3B Aircraft maintenance is based on three levels as outlined in the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 4790.2 series.

a. Organizational. Organizational level maintenance is performed by personnel from the aviation maintenance ratings with Navy Enlisted Classifications (NEC) 8346, 8347, or 8847.

(1) Preventive Maintenance. Preventive Maintenance (PM) consists of standard pre- and post-flight inspections, and regular calendar and flight hour corrosion and material inspections in accordance with the Maintenance Requirements Cards.

(2) Corrective Maintenance. Corrective Maintenance (CM) consists of fault isolation to a defective Weapon Replaceable Assembly (WRA) or Shop Replaceable Assembly (SRA), removal and replacement of defective WRAs or SRAs, and verification of the repair using BITE, the appropriate test sets, or Common Support Equipment (CSE). WRAs and SRAs requiring repair beyond the capability of the organizational level will be forwarded to the appropriate intermediate maintenance activity.

b. Intermediate. Intermediate maintenance of the TF-34 Engine includes troubleshooting, disassembly, inspection, repair, and reassembly. Hydraulic Components Repair consists of troubleshooting, inspection, servicing, and repair. Advanced composite material repair consists of troubleshooting, inspection, servicing, and repair.

Intermediate maintenance of avionics systems consists of fault isolation of defective WRAs or SRAs using CSE and Peculiar Support Equipment (PSE), replacing faulty components using micro-miniature repair techniques, and verifying corrective action via appropriate CSE and PSE.

The S-3B avionics systems rely on Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) for intermediate level troubleshooting. However, there is not a one-to-one relationship between aircraft systems and ATE; i.e., a single avionics system (WRAs and SRAs) may be supported by various ATE systems. The following list depicts the ATE used in support of the S-3B avionics systems. Some ATE will be replaced by the AN/USM-636(V) Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) in the future. Refer to the AN/USM-636(V) CASS NTSP, A-50-8515C/D. This ATE is not manned by squadron personnel, but by Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Sea Operational Detachment personnel. These ATE are included here to identify training requirements for AIMD personnel in support of the S-3B.

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL AUTOMATED TEST EQUIPMENT

SYSTEM OR COMPONENT

ATE

AN/ARC-182 Very High Frequency (VHF)/ Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) Radio

AN/ARM-200, TS-4110, or TG-8300 Test Sets

Standard Central Air Data Computer

No intermediate level repair. Equipment is sent directly to the depot level.

AN/ASN-92 CAINS II

AN/USM-636(V) CASS

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

AN/UPM-155 IFF Radar Test Set

OR-263/AA FLIR

AN/AAM-60(V)6 transitioning to AN/USM-636(V) CASS

ALE-39 Chaff Dispenser

AN/USM-392/ALM-164

AN/APS-137A(V)1 Search Radar Set

AN/USM-636(V) CASS (APM-377/APN-373)

Various Avionics

AN/USM-403 Hybrid Automatic Test Set (HATS) transitioning to AN/USM-636(V) CASS in 2000

Various Avionics

AN/USM-484 Hybrid Test Set (HTS) transitioning to AN/USM-636(V) CASS in 2000

AN/AYK-10 (Being replaced by the AN/AYK-23)

Computerized Automatic Tester (CAT)-IIID transitioning to CASS after FY10

ALE-47 Chaff Dispenser

AN/USM-636(V) CASS

AN/ASA-84 Inertial Navigation Control Group

AN/ASM-608 Inertial Measurement Unit Test Set (IMUTS) transitioning to CASS after FY00

The following PSE was developed to support the S-3B and is not currently planned for transfer to CASS:

    • AN/APM-373 Transmitter Test Set
    • AN/APM-438/469 Radar Test Set
    • AN/SSM-9 Video Test Set

c. Depot. Depot level maintenance consists of fault isolating, repairing, and verifying corrective action of units beyond the capability of the intermediate level repair using standard laboratory test equipment and ATE. The designated S-3B Aircraft depot level maintenance activity is Naval Aviation Depot North Island, California. The Integrated Maintenance Concept (IMC) was implemented for the S-3B in October 2000.

d. Interim Maintenance. Interim support was required for the AN/APS-137A(V) Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar. Interim support equipment for the AN/APS-137A(V) is the AN/APM-438/469/OF-111 Radar Test Bench with Adapter Group. The AN/APM-438/469/OF-111 Radar Test Bench and Adapter Group are modified AN/APS-116, AN/APM-377/OF-49 Radar Test Bench and Adapter Groups. NAVAIRSYSCOM procured ten AN/APM-438/469 benches to provide intermediate AN/APS-137 Radar repair capability pending the delivery of AN/APS-137A(V) CASS WRA and SRA Operational Test Program Sets. Eight sets of AN/APM-438/469 spare SRAs were procured as well as commercial grade AN/APM-438/469/OF-111 manuals. Training for AN/APS-137 Radar repair technicians was provided by NAVAIRSYSCOM Contractor Engineering and Technical Services (CETS), and was limited to On-the-Job Training.

CETS for S-3B DT-IIA and OT-IIA were provided at Palmdale, California, in January and February 1985. CETS were required for TECHEVAL in October 1985 and for OPEVAL in February 1986, both conducted at NAVAIRWARCENACDIV Patuxent River. CETS requirements for DT and OT have been completed.

e. Life-Cycle Maintenance Plan. The Standard Depot Level Maintenance (SDLM) based maintenance philosophy was replaced with the IMC in October 2000. IMC is achieved through the application of Reliability Centered Maintenance principles that change the focus from restoration maintenance, i.e., Aircraft Service Period Adjustment and SDLM, to a prevention maintenance program. IMC will repackage PM tasks to integrate organizational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance to be performed on-site between deployments. Organizational activities will continue to perform PM while deployed. However, most of the inspections and PM tasks will be performed in port by integrated maintenance teams. The IMC team may include a combination of organic and contractor maintenance personnel. IMC will require depot artisans to be permanently assigned to S-3B home sites.

3. Manning Concept. Qualitative and quantitative manpower requirements for S-3B squadrons were provided by NAVAIRSYSCOM 3.4.1 using data from the Total Force Manpower Management System.

4. Training Concept. Pilot, COTAC, and TACCO training is provided by the Fleet Readiness Squadron, VS-41, NAS North Island, California. Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 1037 provides organizational level maintenance training at Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) Jacksonville, Florida; and MTU 1036 at NAMTRAU North Island, California. Intermediate level maintenance training is provided by MTUs located at various NAMTRAGRU Detachments around the country.

Current changes to the S-3B include:

    • ECP 423, S-3B Communications Improvement Program
    • AFC 279, CAINS II Upgrade, EGI Upgrade, and EFI Upgrade
    • AFC 273, Flight Data Computer Upgrade
    • AFC 263, S-3B Fuel System Improvement
    • AFC 265, S-3B Flight Control System Refurbishment
    • AFC 266, S-3B Horizontal Stabilizer Improvement
    • AFC 274, S-3B Computer Processor Memory Unit Upgrade

Course updates for AFC 261 and 284 have been incorporated (C-102-9691B is now 10 days shorter). AFC 265 and 266 did not effect course curriculum. AFC 273, 274 and 279 will effect the Electrical (Initial and Career) and Avionics (Initial) courses. AFC 274 will effect the Avionics (Career) course; an update is currently in work and will be included in the next track class in February 2001. Course updates for AFC 273 and 279 are required but have not been received by NAMTRAGRU Headquarters, updates for AFC 273 were received, but were incomplete. A course update for ECP 423 was received but with only a training improvement package; therefore, additional information is required before the courses can be completely updated. Estimates on course lengths and Ready For Training (RFT) dates cannot be made until NAMTRAGRU Headquarters reviews the course update information. Lockheed is currently developing course update information packages. When NAMTRAGRU Headquarters receives the update information, it will be forwarded to NAMTRAGRU Detachments for inclusion into the affected maintenance courses.

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. All initial training has been completed.

b. Follow-on Training. All follow-on operator, aircrew, and maintenance training is currently available. Training track and course information is provided below and, where applicable, lists the AFCs and ECP that will impact the track.

Title

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category I Pipeline

CIN

E-2A-1721

Model Manager

VS-41

Description

This course provides training to the initial S-3B replacement pilot including:

  • Flight training
  • Crew tactics and safety
  • Communications and navigation
  • Armament control
  • Radio and Radar Navigation
  • Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS)

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

Location

VS-41, NAS North Island

Length

239 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1311

TTE/TD

Weapon Systems Trainer (WST)

Prerequisites

  • Q-2A-0010, Joint T-34C Intermediate Flight Training
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Title

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category II Pipeline

CIN

E-2A-1722

Model Manager

VS-41

Description

This course provides training to the second tour S-3B replacement pilot including:

  • Flight training
  • Crew tactics and safety
  • Communications and navigation
  • Armament control
  • Radio and Radar Navigation
  • NATOPS

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

Location

VS-41, NAS North Island

Length

145 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1311

TTE/TD

WST

Prerequisites

  • Q-2A-0010, Joint T-34C Intermediate Flight Training
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Title

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category III Pipeline

CIN

E-2A-1723

Model Manager

VS-41

Description

This course provides training to the advanced S-3B replacement pilot including:

  • Aircraft systems purpose and operation
  • Normal and emergency procedures
  • Performance and weight and balance calculations
  • Preflight, postflight, and servicing
  • Survival equipment
  • NATOPS

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

Location

VS-41, NAS North Island

Length

124 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1311

TTE/TD

WST

Prerequisites

  • Q-2A-0010, Joint T-34C Intermediate Flight Training
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Title

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category IV Pipeline

CIN

E-2A-1724

Model Manager

VS-41

Description

This course provides training to the refresher S-3B replacement pilot including:

  • Aircraft systems purpose and operation
  • Normal and emergency procedures
  • Performance and weight and balance calculations
  • Preflight, postflight, and servicing
  • Survival equipment
  • NATOPS

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

Location

VS-41, NAS North Island

Length

26 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1311

TTE/TD

WST

Prerequisites

  • Q-2A-0010, Joint T-34C Intermediate Flight Training
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Note: Information on how many pilots receive training in each category was provided by the VS-41 Training Office and is as follows: 54% of the total pilots receive Pilot Category I, 9% receive Pilot Category II, 12% receive Pilot Category III, and 25% receive Pilot Category IV.

Title

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Category I Pipeline

CIN

E-2D-1721

Model Manager

VS-41

Description

This course provides training to the initial S-3B replacement NFO training including:

  • Tactics
  • Acoustic and Non-Acoustic sensor interpretation
  • Crew safety and egression
  • Radio and Radar Navigation
  • Communication systems
  • Survival equipment
  • NATOPS

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

Location

VS-41, NAS North Island

Length

214 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1321

TTE/TD

  • WST
  • Position Trainer Complex Module (PTCM)

Prerequisites

  • Q-2D-0012, Basic Naval Flight Officer Training
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Title

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Category II Pipeline

CIN

E-2D-1722

Model Manager

VS-41

Description

This course provides training to the second tour S-3B replacement NFO including:

  • Tactics
  • Acoustic and Non-Acoustic sensor interpretation
  • Crew safety and egression
  • Radio and Radar Navigation
  • Communication systems
  • Survival equipment
  • NATOPS

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

Location

VS-41, NAS North Island

Length

133 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1322

TTE/TD

  • WST
  • PTCM

Prerequisites

  • Q-2D-0012, Basic Naval Flight Officer Training
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Title

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Category III Pipeline

CIN

E-2D-1723

Model Manager

VS-41

Description

This course provides training to the advanced S-3B replacement NFO including:

  • Tactics
  • Acoustic and Non-Acoustic sensor interpretation
  • Crew safety and egression
  • Radio and Radar Navigation
  • Communication systems
  • Survival equipment
  • NATOPS

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

Location

VS-41, NAS North Island

Length

122 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1321

TTE/TD

  • WST
  • PTCM

Prerequisites

  • Q-2D-0012, Basic Naval Flight Officer Training
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Title

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Category IV Pipeline

CIN

E-2D-1724

Model Manager

VS-41

Description

This course provides training to the senior level S-3B replacement NFO including:

  • Tactics
  • Acoustic and Non-Acoustic sensor interpretation
  • Crew safety and egression
  • Radio and Radar Navigation
  • Communication systems
  • Survival equipment
  • NATOPS

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

Location

VS-41, NAS North Island

Length

26 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

1321

TTE/TD

  • WST
  • PTCM

Prerequisites

  • Q-2D-0012, Basic Naval Flight Officer Training
  • D-9E-1225, Naval Aviation Water Survival Program R2
  • B-322-0040, Refresher Aerospace Physiology Maritime

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Note: Information on how many NFOs receive training in each category was provided by the VS-41 Training Office and is as follows: 65% of the total NFOs receive NFO Category I, 20% receive NFO Category II, 10% receive NFO Category III, and 5% receive NFO Category IV.

Title

S-3B Avionics Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-102-1728

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides training to the first tour S-3B Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) personnel with sufficient skills and knowledge including:

  • Integrated Control System
  • Tactical Display System
  • Communications
  • Radio and Radar Navigation
  • Acoustic and Non-Acoustic Sensors
  • General Purpose Digital Computer overview
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B avionics systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under direct supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

65 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 8847

TTE/TD

  • AN/ARS-2
  • AN/AQH-7
  • AN/ALR-76
  • AN/AWG-19
  • TS-3519
  • AN/UYS-1
  • AN/ARR-78
  • AN/ALE-39

Prerequisite

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

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Title

S-3B Avionics Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-102-1741

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides training to the second tour S-3B AT personnel with detailed testing and troubleshooting including:

  • Integrated Control System
  • Tactical Display System
  • Communication Systems
  • Radio and Radar Navigation
  • Acoustic and Non-Acoustic Sensors
  • General Purpose Digital Computer
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as an S-3B avionics systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

65 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 8347

TTE/TD

S-3B Integrated Avionics Trainer (IAT)

Prerequisite

D/E-102-1728, S-3B Initial Avionics Systems Organizational Maintenance

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, 274 and 279

Title

S-3 Non-Designated Airman/Plane Captain

CIN

D/E-600-1700

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track familiarizes prospective fleet squadron Non-Designated Airman personnel with sufficient skills and knowledge including:

  • S-3B Brake Riding procedures
  • Proper grounding and fueling operations
  • A basic overview of the S-3B aircraft from a safety standpoint
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as a Non-Designated Airman in an S-3B squadron environment.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

19 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

None

TTE/TD

S-3B Aircraft

Prerequisite

None

Title

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

CIN

D/E-601-1710

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides training to second tour S-3B Aviation Machinist Mate (AD) personnel with detailed testing and troubleshooting including:

  • Fuel system
  • Aerial refueling system
  • Fuel control system
  • Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)
  • Survival equipment
  • TF-34 Engine
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Power Plants and Related Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

23 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AD 8346

TTE/TD

  • 1361AS100, Vibration Test Set
  • 1361AS200-1, Vibration Test Set

Prerequisite

D/E-601-1714, S-3 Initial Power Plants and Related Organizational

Title

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

CIN

D/E-601-1714

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides training to first tour S-3B AD personnel with sufficient skills and knowledge including:

  • Theory of propulsion
  • Fuel system
  • Aerial refueling system
  • Fuel control systems
  • APU
  • TF-34 Engine
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Power Plant and Related Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under direct supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

18 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AD 8847

TTE/TD

  • 3800152-1, Engine, Gas Turbine
  • Engine Assembly
  • TF34GE400A/B Turbofan

Prerequisite

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

Title

S-3 Electrical/Instrument Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1750

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides training to the second tour S-3B Aviation Electricians Mate (AE) personnel with detailed testing and troubleshooting of the including:

  • Electrical Power Generating System
  • Electrical/Instrument System
  • Hydraulic Control System
  • Heading and Navigation System
  • Lighting System
  • Flight and Navigation Instrumentation System
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Electrical/Instrument Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

46 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AE 8346

TTE/TD

Too numerous to list. Refer to element IV.A.1.

Prerequisite

D/E-602-1752, S-3 Initial Electrical/Instrument Systems Organizational Maintenance

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Title

S-3 Electrical/Instrument Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1752

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides training to the first tour S-3B AE personnel with sufficient skills and knowledge including:

  • Electrical Power Generating System
  • Electrical/Instrument System
  • Hydraulic Control System
  • Heading and Navigation System
  • Lighting System
  • Flight and Navigation Instrumentation System
  • Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS)
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Electrical/Instrument Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under direct supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

33 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AE 8847

TTE/TD

Too numerous to list. Refer to element IV.A.1.

Prerequisite

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

AFC/ECP ......

ECP 423, AFC 273, and AFC 279

Title

S-3 Environmental Control, Miscellaneous Utilities, and Egress Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1760

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides training to the second tour S-3B Aviation Structural Mechanic Safety Equipment (AME) personnel with detailed testing and troubleshooting including:

  • Bleed Air System
  • Refrigeration System
  • Cabin Temperature Control System
  • Avionics Cooling/Internal Stores Heating Systems
  • Cabin Pressurization System
  • Ice Protection System functions and maintenance procedures
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Environmental Control and Egress Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

11 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AME 8346

TTE/TD

Too numerous to list. Refer to element IV.A.1.

Prerequisite

D/E-602-1762, S-3 Initial Environmental Systems Organizational Maintenance

Title

S-3 Environmental Control, Miscellaneous Utilities, and Egress Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1762

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides training to the first tour S-3B AME personnel basic skills and knowledge including:

  • Bleed Air System
  • Refrigeration System
  • Cabin Temperature Control System
  • Avionics Cooling/Internal Stores Heating Systems
  • Cabin Pressurization System
  • Ice Protection System functions and maintenance procedures
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Environmental Control and Egress Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under direct supervision

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

19 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AME 8847

TTE/TD

Too numerous to list. Refer to element IV.A.1.

Prerequisite

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

Title

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

CIN

D/E-602-1780

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the second tour S-3B Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics) (AMH) and Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures) (AMS) personnel with sufficient skills and knowledge including:

  • Structures and Hydraulics
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Hydraulic and Utility operation and maintenance procedures
  • Preflight, postflight, and servicing
  • Catapult and arresting gear
  • Wing and Fin Fold procedures
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Airframe and Hydraulic Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

26 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AMH, AMS 8346

TTE/TD

Too numerous to list. Refer to element IV.A.1.

Prerequisite

D/E-602-1782, Initial Airframes and Hydraulic Systems Organizational Maintenance

Title

S-3 Airframes and Hydraulic Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-602-1782

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the first tour AMH and AMS personnel with an introduction to the S-3B including:

  • Structures and Hydraulics
  • Flight Control Systems
  • Hydraulic and Utility operation and maintenance procedures
  • Catapult and arresting gear
  • Proper tire change procedures
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Airframes and Hydraulic Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under direct supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

23 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AMH, AMS 8847

TTE/TD

Too numerous to list. Refer to element IV.A.1.

Prerequisite

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

Title

S-3 Armament Systems (Career) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-646-1744

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This track provides the second tour Aviation Ordnanceman (AO) with detailed testing and troubleshooting of the S-3B including:

  • Search Stores
  • Armament Control
  • Integrated Avionics Systems
  • Harpoon Aircraft Command and Launch Control Set
  • Electronic Countermeasures and the Operational Program
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Armament Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under limited supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

11 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AO 8347

TTE/TD

Ordnance Trainer

Prerequisite

D/E-646-1746, S-3B Initial Armament Systems Organizational Maintenance

Title

S-3 Armament Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

CIN

D/E-646-1746

Model Manager

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description

This course provides training to the first tour AO personnel an introduction to the S-3B including:

  • Search Stores
  • Armament Control
  • Integrated Avionics Systems
  • Harpoon Aircraft Command and Launch Control Set
  • Electronic Countermeasures and the Operational Program
  • Publications and safety procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3B Armament Systems organizational maintenance in a squadron environment under direct supervision.

Locations

  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

19 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AO 8847

TTE/TD

Ordnance Trainer

Prerequisite

  • C-646-2012, Aviation Ordnanceman Airwing Strand Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1
  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

Title

Miniature Electronics Repair

CIN

A-100-0072

Model Manager

Fleet Training Center San Diego

Description

This course provides the AE and AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills including:

  • Microrepair
  • Multilayer Conductor
  • Laminate Repair
  • Flex Board Repair
  • Edgelighted Panel Repair
  • ESD Hazards and Handling

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform Miniature Electronics intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision

Locations

  • Fleet Training Center, NS Mayport
  • Fleet Training Center, NAS North Island

Length

26 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AE or AT 9527

TTE/TD

Various miniature electronic circuit boards

Prerequisite

  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1
  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

Digital Data Link Communications Intermediate Maintenance Technician

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

D/E-102-6059

Model Manager ...

MTU 1039 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description ..........

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of the Digital Data Link and Carrier Landing Systems including:

  • AN/ASW-25 Digital Data Link Set
  • AN/ARA-63 Receiving Decoding Group
  • AN/APN-202 Radar Beacon Set
  • AN/APN-154 Radar Beacon Set
  • R-1623/APN Radar Receiver

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform Digital Data Link Communications Equipment intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 1039 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

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

33 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6607

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

Various digital data link components

Prerequisite ........

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

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

AN/APS-116 Intermediate Maintenance Technician

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

E-102-6064

Model Manager ...

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Description ..........

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of the AN/APS-116 Search Radar System including:

  • AN/APM-373
  • AN/APM-377
  • Peculiar Support Equipment.

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform AN/APS-116 Search Radar and associated Peculiar Support Equipment intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

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

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

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

100 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6614

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

Various AN/APS-116 Radar Components

Prerequisite ........

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

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

UHF Communications Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

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

D/E-102-6152

Model Manager ...

MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient 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 UHF Communications Equipment intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore

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

40 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6611

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

Control Radio Set C-9451, Frequency Channel Indicator ID-1972 and ID-1984, and Digital Converter

Prerequisite ........

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

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

P-3 Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) System Intermediate Maintenance

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

D/E-130-9057

Model Manager ...

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description ..........

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of the P-3 Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) Systems including:

  • AN/ASQ-81 Magnetic Anomaly Detection Set
  • AN/ASA-71 Selector Control System
  • AN/ASA-64A Submarine Anomaly Detector
  • AN/ASA-65 Magnetic Compensator Group

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform P-3 Magnetic Anomaly Detection Equipment intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

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

38 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6526

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

  • Reeling Machine Control 819730-1
  • Reeling Machine 819781-1
  • Reeling Machine Fixture 725532-1
  • Electrical Mounting Bracket MIL-C-172

Prerequisite ........

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

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

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

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

D/E-150-6010

Model Manager ...

MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar

Description ..........

This course provides AE and AT personnel sufficient knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of Inertial Measuring Unit Equipment including:

  • AN/ASN-92 Inertial Measuring Unit
  • AN/ASN-130A Inertial Measuring Unit
  • AN/ASN-139 Inertial Navigation Unit using the AN/ASM-608 IMUTS

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform Inertial Measuring Equipment intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar

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

44 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AE or AT 7197

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

Various Inertial Measurement Unit Components

Prerequisites ........

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand

Class A1

Title

AN/USM-403 Hybrid Automatic Test Set (HATS) Operator

CIN

E-198-6004

Model Manager ...

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Description

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to operate the AN/USM-403 HATS including:

  • AN/USM-403 HATS testing and troubleshooting
  • General Purpose ATE test and check
  • Test Program Set (TPS) performance verification
  • TPS fault isolation to the WRA/SRA level

Upon completion, the student will be able to operate the AN/USM-403 HATS in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Location

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Length

37 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AT 6619

TTE/TD

Various aircraft electronics equipment

Prerequisites

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

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

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

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

D/E-198-6005

Model Manager ...

MTU 3010 NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation to WRA or SRAs to a defective component including:

  • Versatile Avionics Shop Test (VAST)
  • Radio Communication (RADCOM)
  • HTS
  • AN/AYK-14 Airborne Computer Group
  • High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM) SRAs

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform WRA and SRA intermediate maintenance using the AN/USM-429 CAT-IIID Station in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar
  • MTU 3010 NAMTRAU Oceana

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

65 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6686

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

Various Electronic Equipment with associated TPS

Prerequisite ........

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

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

S-3 Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Systems Intermediate Maintenance

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

E-198-6022

Model Manager ...

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Description ..........

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation of S-3 FLIR Systems including:

  • Laser Safety Fundamentals
  • OR-263/AA Forward Looking IR
  • R-2248/AA IR Viewer
  • OA-8770/ASH Recording Group

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform S-3 Forward Looking Infrared System Equipment intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

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

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

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

53 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6715

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

Various FLIR components

Prerequisite ........

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

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

AN/SSM-9 Video Test Station (VTS) Operator

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

E-198-6023

Model Manager ...

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Description ..........

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to operate the AN/SSM-9 VTS to test and check Tactical Control Systems including:

  • AN/ASA-82 Tactical Display System
  • AN/ASQ-147 Integrated Control System

Upon completion, the student will be able to operate the AN/SSM-9 VTS in a shop environment with limited supervision.

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

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

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

37 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6713

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

AN/USH-42 MR/RS

Prerequisite ........

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

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

AN/USM-484 Hybrid Test Set (HTS) Operation/ Maintenance

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

D/E-198-6045

Model Manager ...

MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore

Description ..........

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to operate the AN/USM-484 including:

  • HTS test and check General Purpose ATE
  • HTS performance verification and fault isolation
  • TPS troubleshooting to the WRA/SRA level

Upon completion, the student will be able to operate the AN/USM-484 HTS in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore
  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

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

65 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6688

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

Various aircraft electronics equipment

Prerequisite ........

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

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

Consolidated Automated Support System (CASS) Operator/Maintainer Intermediate Maintenance

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

D/E-198-6102

Model Manager ...

MTU 3010 NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides AT personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation to a WRA or SRAs to a defective component including:

  • Advanced Medium Range Air-To-Air Missile (AMRAAM)
  • HARM
  • SQQ-89 Airborne Early Warning/Ground Environment Integration System (AEGIS)
  • CASS malfunctions

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform WRA and SRA intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 3010 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 3011 NAMTRAGRU DET Miramar

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

72 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT 6704

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

Several different types of aircraft electronic equipment with associated TPSs

Prerequisite ........

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

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

TF-34 Engine and Related Systems Intermediate Maintenance

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

E-601-3010

Model Manager ...

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

Description ..........

This course provides AD personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform TF-34 Engine First Degree Maintenance including:

  • TF-34 engine testing, troubleshooting
  • TF-34 disassembly, inspection, repair, and reassembly
  • GTC36-200/GTCP36-201 APU First Degree Maintenance

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform TF-34 Engine and Related Systems intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

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

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island

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

38 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AD 6421

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

TF-34 Engine and Quick Engine Change (QEC) Kit

Prerequisite ........

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

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

Air Refueling Store Model 31-301 Repair Technician

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

C-602-3084

Model Manager ...

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description ..........

This course provides AE, AMH, AMS and AD personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform Air Refueling Store Model 31-301 maintenance including:

  • Air Refueling Store Model 31-301 testing, and troubleshooting
  • Air Refueling Store Model 31-301 inspection, servicing, and repair

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform Air Refueling Store Model 31-301 intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 1036 NAMTRAU North Island
  • MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

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

8 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AD, AE, AMS and AMH 8312

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

Model SF-31-301 Air Refueling Store

Prerequisites ........

  • C-601-2014, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turbojet Fundamentals Strand Class A1 Or
  • C-100-2017 Avionics Technician I Level Class A1 Or
  • C-603-0176, Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures and Hydraulics) Strand Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1
  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

Hydraulic Components Intermediate Maintenance

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

D/E-602-4008

Model Manager ...

MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana

Description ..........

This course provides AMH personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform Hydraulic Components maintenance including:

  • Hydraulic Components testing, and troubleshooting
  • Hydraulic Components inspection, servicing, and repair
  • Aircraft Hydraulic and Pneumatic Component Test Stand (HCT-10) operation and maintenance

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

Locations ............

  • MTU 1007 NAMTRAU Oceana
  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore

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

23 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AMH 7212

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

Various Aircraft Hydraulic Components

Prerequisite ........

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

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

P-3 Automatic Flight Control System Intermediate Maintenance

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

D/E-602-5032

Model Manager ...

MTU 1036 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description ..........

This course provides AE personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform P-3 AFCS maintenance including:

  • P-3 AFCS testing, troubleshooting, circuit analysis, and fault isolation
  • AN/ASW-31 AFCS testing, troubleshooting
  • AN/ASW-31 AFCS circuit analysis, and fault isolation using the Universal Avionics Component Test Set (UACTS)

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

Locations ............

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1012 NAMTRAU Whidbey Island

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

30 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AE 71XX

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

AFCS components

Prerequisite ........

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

Note: The S-3B Electrical System portion of the above track is going to be removed and a new track created for S-3B AFCS Intermediate Maintenance. This change will take effect upon approval of the new NEC. This information will be included in updates to this NTSP.

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

Aircraft Sealed Instrument Intermediate Repair

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

D/E-602-5062

Model Manager ...

MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description ..........

This course provides AE personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform Aircraft Sealed Instrument maintenance including:

  • Sealed instruments testing, and troubleshooting
  • Sealed instrument disassembly, alignment, operational checks, circuit analysis, fault isolation, and repair

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform Aircraft Sealed Instrument intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 1011 NAMTRAU Jacksonville
  • MTU 1025 NAMTRAGRU Detachment Miramar

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

44 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AE 7137

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

  • Turbine Inlet Temperature Indicator BH183R58A
  • Fuel Quantity Indicator 39003-05233
  • Attitude Indicator E25-8034
  • Bearing Indicator 104840

Prerequisite ........

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

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

Airframes Intermediate Maintenance

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

D/E-603-4007

Model Manager ...

MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore

Description ..........

This course provides AMS personnel with sufficient knowledge and skills to perform testing, troubleshooting, inspection, servicing, and repair of Advanced Composite Materials. This course includes:

  • Introduction to Advanced Composite Materials Repair
  • Evaluation and repair criteria
  • Repair procedures and processes

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform Advanced Composite Materials intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 1038 NAMTRAU Lemoore
  • MTU 1039 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

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

29 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AMS 7232

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

Various airframes components

Prerequisite ........

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

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

Strike Armament Systems Intermediate Maintenance

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

D/E-646-7001

Model Manager ...

MTU 4030 NAMTRAGRU DET Mayport

Description ..........

This track provides AO personnel with knowledge of the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP) including;

  • Organization
  • Publications
  • Quality Assurance
  • Maintenance Data Systems
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Logistics
  • Aircraft Maintenance Material Readiness

Additionally this track provides instruction on:

  • BRU-32/A and BRU-33/A
  • SUU-62/A and SUU-63/A
  • LAU-115/A and LAU-116/A

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform Strike Armament Equipment intermediate maintenance in a shop environment with limited supervision.

Locations ............

  • MTU 4032 NAMTRAU Norfolk
  • MTU 4033 NAMTRAU North Island

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

65 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AO 6802

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

Various strike armament systems

Prerequisite ........

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

c. Student Profiles

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL

AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

1311

  • Q-2A-0010, Joint T-34C Intermediate Flight Training
  • Designated Naval Aviator

1312

  • Q-2A-0010, Joint T-34C Intermediate Flight Training
  • Designated Naval Aviator

1321

  • Q-2D-0012, Basic Naval Flight Officer Training
  • Designated Naval Flight Officer

1322

  • Q-2D-0012, Basic Naval Flight Officer Training
  • Designated Naval Flight Officer

AD 6421, 8312, 8847

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

AD 8347

  • C-601-2011, Aviation Machinist's Mate Common Core Class A1
  • C-601-2014, Aviation Machinist's Mate Turbojet Fundamentals Strand Class A1
  • D/E-601-1714, S-3 Initial Power Plants and Related Organizational Maintenance

AE 8847

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

AE 8347

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-602-2039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1
  • D/E-602-1752, S-3 Initial Electrical/Instrument Systems Organizational Maintenance

AE 7137, 7136, 7197, 8312, 9527

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

AME 8847

  • 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

AME 8347

  • 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
  • D/E-602-1762, Initial Environmental Systems Organizational Maintenance

AMH 7232, 8847

  • 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 8347

  • 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/E-602-1782, S-3 Airframes and Hydraulic Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

AMS 7232, 8847

  • 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 8347

  • 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/E-602-1782, S-3 Airframes and Hydraulic Systems (Initial) Organizational Maintenance

AMH 8312

  • 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

AO 6802, 8847

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

AO 8347

  • C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnanceman Common Core Class A1
  • C-646-2012, Aviation Ordnanceman Airwing Strand Class A1
  • D/E-646-1746, Initial Armament Systems Organizational Maintenance

AT 6556, 8847

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

AT 8347

  • C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1
  • C-100-2018, Avionics Technician O Level Class A1
  • D/E-102-1728, S-3B Initial Avionics Systems Organizational Maintenance

AT 6526, 6607, 6611, 6614, 6619, 6659, 6686, 6688, 6704, 6713, 6715, 7137, 9527

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

d. Training Pipelines. S-3B training tracks are currently on-line. Modifications to the Pilot and NFO training tracks will be provided by VS-41 Training Office. Updates to training courses are lacking. Course updates for AFC 279 have not been received. Course updates for AFC 273 were received, but without much information. A course update for ECP 423 was received but with only a training improvement package.

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 was implemented per OPNAVINST 4790.2 series. MTIP will be replaced by the Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System (AMTCS). Current planning is for AMTCS to begin full implementation for fleet deployment in March 2001.

b. Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System. AMTCS will provide career path training to the Sailor or Marine from their initial service entry to the end of their military career. AMTCS is planned to be an integrated system that will satisfy the training and administrative requirements of both the individual and the organization. The benefits will be manifested in the increased effectiveness of the technicians and the increased efficiencies of the management of the training 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 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 - Software Module (ASM) which provides testing [Test and Evaluation], 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 Off The Shelf (COTS) hardware and software, i.e., Fleet Training Devices (FTD) - Laptops, Personal Computers, 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. 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. Aircrew Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) are used to ensure S-3B Aircraft aircrew proficiency. The PQS program for flight crew personnel is managed by the PQS Development Group (Code 34) of the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center, Pensacola, Florida.

3. Other Onboard or In-service Training Packages. NA

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N00421-95-D-0140 and N00019-92-G-0089

Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems

86 South Cobb Drive

Marietta, GA 30063

2. Program Documentation. The Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP), number LR 29724-7, was updated in February 1989.

3. Technical Data Plan. An analysis of technical manual requirements was completed by the contractor. Photocopies of the manuals were available in October 1988, with delivery of hard copy manuals in January 1990. Technical Manual updates for AFC 261, 263, 266 and 284 have been completed. Technical Manual updates to AFCs 273 and 279 began in April 2000 and at this time are being developed. Technical Manual update of ECP 423 will begin in June 2001.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. The following test equipment was developed to support the S-3B Aircraft: the AN/APM-373 Transmitter Test Set, AN/APM-438/469 Radar Test Set, and AN/SSM-9 Video Test Set. Additional equipment will be required for ECP 423, as well as AFCs 274 and 279. This information will be incorporated into future updates of this NTSP.

5. Repair Parts. Repair parts are procured through the normal supply channels from the Naval Inventory Control Point. The MSD was achieved in July 1990 and NSD was achieved in July 1993. Repair parts for ECP 423, as well as AFC 273, 274 and 279 are currently available in limited supplies. AFCs 261, 263, 265, 266, and 284 require no material changes.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules. Beginning in FY95 and finishing in FY98, CCGs were installed in all S-3B aircraft. The GPS and AN/USH-42 modifications were concurrent installations that began in FY98 and were completed in August 2000. AFC 261 S-3B Flap Track Rib Reinforcement modification is complete. AFC 263 S-3B Fuel System Improvement is performed only when the fuel cell is open and will be completed in FY03. AFC 265 S-3B Flight Control System Refurbishment began in FY99 and is scheduled for completion in FY03. AFC 266 S-3B Horizontal Stabilizer Improvement modifications began in FY99 and are scheduled for completion in FY03. AFC 273 Digital Flight Data Computer upgrade began on the West Coast in May 2000 and is scheduled for completion in FY02. Computer Processor Memory Unit installation began in August 1999 and is scheduled for completion in September 2004. At the present time, AFC 274 is only funded for 65 aircraft. However, future plans indicate AFC 274 will be incorporated in all S-3B aircraft. AFC 279, CAINS II Upgrade, EGI Upgrade, and EFI Upgrade began in FY98 and are scheduled for completion in FY03. ECP 423 CIP Upgrade began in FY95 and is scheduled for completion in FY09. However, future plans indicate ECP 423 modification schedule will be accelerated. This information will be updated in future NTSPs.

AFC 279 CAINS II AIRCRAFT UPGRADE SCHEDULE

PREVIOUS

FISCAL YEARS

FY01

FY02

FY03

TOTAL

39

32

32

9

112

AFC 284, the S-3B Reconfiguration and Modification to Non-ASW S-3B aircraft, began in FY99 and the installations were completed in FY00. During FY97 and FY98, four S-3B Aircraft were modified to employ the AGM-65F Infrared Maverick Missile. The Maverick modification kits were installed for fleet demonstration project purposes and are presently in the Research and Development (R&D) stage. The four prototype S-3Bs are currently being cross-decked from deployed squadron to deployed squadron. ECP 423 S-3B Communications Improvement Program, installations began in FY98 and are scheduled for completion in all S-3B aircraft by FY09. However, at the present time funding is only available through FY03. This information will be updated in future editions of this NTSP.

ECP 423, S-3B CIP AIRCRAFT UPGRADE SCHEDULE

PREVIOUS

FISCAL YEARS

FY01

FY02

FY03

TOTAL

6

20

16

13

55

In addition, plans are currently underway to install Stand-Off Land Attack Missile (SLAM) Extended Range (ER) and Maverick capability in all S-3B aircraft. The Armament Control System (ARMCOS) will not be replaced by a new SMS but will be upgraded to accommodate new weapons and to protect against obsolescence. A new Ground Proximity Warning System (GPWS) will also be installed along with a new Low Probability Intercept Altimeter (LPIA) to replace the AN/APN-194 Altimeter. This is a form, fit, and function installation. These projects are currently in the R&D stage. This information will be updated in future updates of this NTSP.

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. The S-3B Aircraft are ready for operational use upon checkout after each ECP or AFC has been installed and inspected.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. AFCs 265, 266, 273, 279, and ECP 423 are installed at the depot level of maintenance as the aircraft are scheduled for periodic inspections. AFC 263 and 274 will be performed at the organizational level of maintenance.

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

5. Training Device and Delivery Schedule. To facilitate S-3B training, the S-3A 14B50 Tactics Trainer was modified to an S-3B 14B49A PTCM. The Surface Control, Wing Fold, and AFCS trainers were combined into one trainer for more effective training, the WST 2F92, and was upgraded to the S-3B configuration. In addition to these Training Devices (TD), new S-3B Ordnance (ORD) trainers and IATs have been delivered to MTU 1037; the ORD trainer and IATs at MTU 1036 were modified to the S-3B configuration. AFC 274 was incorporated into MTU 1036's IAT in July 2000, including the Vista Simulation Software installation. The IAT located at MTU 1037 is scheduled for completion in the third quarter of FY01. Updates to S-3B TDs required by ECP 423, as well as AFCs 273 and 279, will be addressed in future updates to this NTSP.

S-3B AIRCREW TRAINER MODIFICATION COMPLETION SCHEDULE AFC 279

TRAINER

LOCATION

MONTH/YEAR

WST 2

Jacksonville

Aug 00

WST 3

North Island

Nov 00

PTCM 2

North Island

Mar 01

WST 4

North Island

May 01

PTCM 3

North Island

Jun 01

WST 5

Jacksonville

Nov 01

WST 1

North Island

Aug 02

S-3B AIRCREW TRAINER MODIFICATION COMPLETION SCHEDULE ECP 423

TRAINER

LOCATION

MONTH/YEAR

WST 3

North Island

Sept 01

WST 2

Jacksonville

Mar 02

PTCM 2

North Island

Oct 02

WST 5

Jacksonville

Oct 02

PTCM 3

North Island

Jan 03

WST 4

North Island

Mar 03

WST 1

North Island

May 03

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

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

A-50-8515C/D

PMA260

Draft

Dec 00

AN/USM-429(V)1 Computerized Automatic Tester [CAT-IIID(V)1] NTSP

A-50-8709B/A

PMA260

Approved

May 99

AN/USM-467 Weapons Test Station RADCOM Navy Training Plan (NTP)

A-50-8710A/A

PMA260

Approved

Jul 93

Advanced Composite Material Repair NTSP

A-50-8404D/P

PMA205

Proposed

Dec 00

TS-3846/ASM-608(V) IMUTS III NTSP

A-50-8116B/A

PMA260

Approved

Mar 00

AN/USM-484 (Hybrid Test System) HTS NTSP

A-50-8708C/A

PMA260

Approved

Jun 99

Cable Harness Repair Or Manufacturing Equivalence Program NTSP

A-50-8512B/A

PMA260

Approved

Oct 00

A/R/UGM-84D/F Harpoon Missile NTP

A-50-8211B/A

PMA258

Approved

Sep 96

NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) User Equipment (UE)

E-70-8215F

PMW167-4

Final

Jul 95

S-3 Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP)

LR 29724-7

PMA260

Updated

Feb 89



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