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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

AVIATION DATA MANAGEMENT

AND CONTROL SYSTEM

N78-NTSP-A-50-0009/D

MARCH 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) has been developed to identify the manpower and training requirements associated with the Aviation Data Management And Control System (ADMACS) program. The ADMACS program is an umbrella under which several automated systems will be developed and implemented. The ADMACS program development and implementation is divided into five increments. Each increment is being managed, funded, developed, and tested separately. The five increments for implementation are:

Increment I: ADMACS and Integrated Shipboard Information System (ISIS). The ADMACS is a real-time, redundant, configuration managed, tactical Local Area Network. Through the ADMACS, ISIS provides an electronic data processing and display system. The ADMACS and ISIS are in Acquisition Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process (WSAP). The ADMACS and ISIS are operated by Navy personnel in the Air Traffic Controller (AC) rating with Navy Enlisted Classifications (NEC) 6002 and 6003 and other data entry personnel within the Air Department. The ADMACS and ISIS hardware is maintained by Electronic Technicians with NEC 1677. The ADMACS and ISIS software is maintained by Information System Technicians with NEC 2735. All initial training requirements have been completed. Follow-on operator training for AC personnel is being established at Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola, Florida. Operator training for other Air Department personnel will be accomplished through On-the-Job Training (OJT). Follow-on maintenance training will be provided in the form of OJT that addresses unique ADMACS and ISIS equipment and software. An increase to current quantitative operator manpower will not be required. At this point in development, it has not been determined if additional maintenance manpower will be required.

Increment II: Aviation Weapons Information Management System (AWIMS), including the Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized (MAPA-C). Through ADMACS, AWIMS will provide improved information management, control, and communications for the Weapons Department. The AWIMS is not funded and has not entered the WSAP. The MAPA-C component of the AWIMS is a computer-based graphics planning aid used in support of ordnance movement and weapons storage. Funding for MAPA-C is being provided by the Type Commanders. The MAPA-C is operated by Navy Aviation Ordnanceman assigned to the ship Weapons Department. The MAPA-C is maintained by the same technicians that maintain the ADMACS and ISIS. Initial operator and maintenance training is provided at each site during installation. Due to the simplicity of the MAPA-C software, no formal follow-on operator training will be developed at this time. However, when the AWIMS program is funded, MAPA-C operator training may be incorporated into the AWIMS training. No additional manpower will be required to support the MAPA-C.

Increment III: Visual Imaging System for Approach and Landing (VISUAL). The VISUAL is an electro-optical sensor and display system that will provide enhanced images of aircraft in low visibility and night conditions. The VISUAL will provide critical recovery information to the Landing Signal Officer via ADMACS. The VISUAL is in Acquisition Phase II (Engineering and Manufacturing Development) of the WSAP. The VISUAL will be operated by Navy and Marine Corps Landing Signal Officers (LSO). The VISUAL will be maintained aboard aircraft carriers by Interior Communications Electricians (IC) with NECs 4743 and 4745. The VISUAL will be maintained aboard amphibious assault ships by ICs with NEC 4779. Initial training will be required for Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL), Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL), and cadre Instructors. Follow-on VISUAL operator training will be incorporated into existing LSO training at the Navy LSO School Oceana, Virginia; Marine Corps LSO training at Marine Air Group (MAG)-14 Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina; and MAG-13 MCAS El Toro, California. Follow-on VISUAL maintenance training will be incorporated into existing courses at Service School Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, and NATTC Detachment (DET) Lakehurst, New Jersey. No increase to existing manpower will be required to support the VISUAL.

Increment IV: Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System (ALRCS). The ALRCS will integrate all catapult and arresting gear control, data acquisition, condition-based maintenance, and embedded training functions into a redundant microprocessor-based control system. The ALRCS will use ADMACS to transfer maintenance information from the machinery spaces to the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Maintenance Officer. ALRCS is in Acquisition Phase I (Program Definition and Risk Reduction) of the WSAP. The ALRCS will be operated and maintained by Navy personnel assigned to V-2 Division of the Air Department onboard Nimitz-Class Nuclear Aircraft Carriers. Initial training will be required for TECHEVAL, OPEVAL, and cadre Instructor personnel. Follow-on operator and maintenance training will be incorporated into existing training courses at NATTC DET Lakehurst; Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) Norfolk, Virginia; and NAMTRAU North Island, California. The ALRCS maintenance plan identifies potential reductions in maintenance manpower requirements. Upon completion of further manpower analysis, the results will be included in updates to this NTSP.

Increment V: Operations Planning and Information System (OPIS). The OPIS will utilize sensors, displays, signal processing, and digital data communications systems to provide, via ADMACS, modern, high performance, fully integrated aviation workstations throughout the Air Department. The OPIS has not been funded and has not entered the WSAP. When more information becomes available it will be added to future updates to this NTSP.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iv

Preface viii

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

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

D. System Description I-2

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-4

F. Aircraft and/or Equipment/System/Subsystem Replaced I-4

G. Description of New Development I-5

H. Concepts I-10

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-35

J. Logistics Support I-36

K. Schedules I-40

L. Government-Furnished Equipment and Contractor-Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-42

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-42

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

AATCC

Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center

ABE

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Catapult and Arresting Gear)

AC

Air Traffic Controller

ACDU

Active Duty

ADMACS

Aviation Data Management And Control System

AIR OPS

Air Operations

ALRCS

Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System

ALRE

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment

ALREMP

ALRE Maintenance Program

AO

Aviation Ordnanceman

AOB

Average Onboard

AOCS

Aviation Ordnance Control Station

ATM

Asynchronous Transfer Mode

AWIMS

Aviation Weapons Information Management System

AWMCS

Aviation Weapons Movement Control Station

AZ

Aviation Maintenance Administrationman

   

BIT

Built-In Test

   

CATCC

Carrier Air Traffic Control Center

CBM-HM

Conditional Based Maintenance and Health Monitoring

CCA

Carrier Controlled Approach

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander In Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander In Chief, Pacific Fleet

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMNAVAIRLANT

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic

COMNAVAIRPAC

Commander, Naval Air Force Pacific

COTS

Commercial Off-The-Self

CV

Aircraft Carrier

CVN

Aircraft Carrier, Nuclear

   

DT

Developmental Test

   

EM

Electrician's Mate

ET

Electronics Technician

   

FCTCLANT

Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic

FDC

Flight Deck Control

FISC

Fleet Industrial Supply Center

FLOLS

Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System

FMS

Foreign Military Sales

FOSAMS

Fleet Optical Scanning Ammunition Management System

FRS

Fleet Readiness Squadron

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

GOTS

Government Off-The-Shelf

   

HUD

Head-Up Display

   

IC

Interior Communications Electrician

IFLOLS

Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System

ILARTS

Integrated Launch And Recovery Television Surveillance

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

IPB

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

ISIS

Integrated Shipboard Information System

IT

Information Systems Technician

   

LAN

Local Area Network

LHA

Helicopter Assault Landing Ship

LHD

Multipurpose Amphibious Assault Ship

LSO

Landing Signal Officer

   

MAG

Marine Air Group

MAPA-C

Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MCCDC

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

MMH/OH

Maintenance Man-Hours per Operating Hour

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MOVLAS

Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System

MRC

Maintenance Requirements Card

MS

Maintenance Support

MSD

Material Support Date

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAF

Naval Air Facility

NAMTRAU

Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Unit

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATOPS

Naval Air Training Operation Procedures Standardization

NATTC

Naval Air Technical Training Center

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVEDTRA

Naval Education and Training

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NAWCADLKE

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst

NDI

Non-Developmental Items

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NS

Naval Station

NSA

Naval Security Annex

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OJT

On-The-Job Training

OPEVAL

Operational Evaluation

OPIS

Operations Planning and Information System

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

ORD

Operational Requirements Document

   

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PQS

Personnel Qualification Standards

PRI FLY

Primary Flight Control

PSICP

Primary Support Inventory Control Point

   

QA

Quality Assurance

   

RFOU

Ready For Operational Use

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SELRES

Selected Reserve

SITU

Stabilized Imaging and Tracking Unit

   

TAC

Tactical Advanced Computer

TAD

Temporary Assigned Duty

TAR

Training and Administration of the Naval Reserve

TBD

To Be Determined

TD

Training Device

TECHEVAL

Technical Evaluation

TFS

Total Force Structure

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

UIC

Unit Identification Code

UPS

Uninterruptible Power Supply

   

VISUAL

Virtual Imaging System For Approach and Landing

VSTOL OLS

Vertical Short Take-Off and Landing Optical Landing System

   

WSAP

Weapon System Acquisition Process

PREFACE

This Draft Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the Aviation Data Management And Control System (ADMACS) is a first iteration, and has been developed 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 combines three existing Initial NTSPs and information concerning two additional systems into one document. Additionally, this NTSP identifies the manpower and training requirements associated with the five increment development and implementation plan for the ADMACS as addressed in the ADMACS Operational Requirements Document (ORD), serial number 459-88-97, dated October 1997.

The three initial NTSPs incorporated into this document are the Aviation Data Management and Control System dated June 1999, the Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing dated February 2000, and the Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System dated September 1999.

The two additional systems incorporated into this NTSP are the Aviation Weapons Information Management System (AWIMS) including the Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized (MAPA-C) and the Operations Planning and Information System (OPIS).

N78-NTSP-A-50-0009/D

March 2001

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. Aviation Data Management and Control System (ADMACS)

2. Program Element. 0603512N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N78)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N78)

Functional Mission Sponsor CNO (N78)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA251)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N795)

Marine Corps Force Structure MCCDC (C53)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The ADMACS program is an umbrella under which several automated systems are being developed and implemented. ADMACS is the heart of the program, which provides a real-time, redundant, configuration managed, tactical Local Area Network (LAN). The ADMACS will be used by Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) work centers and other work centers supporting air and flight operations on Aircraft Carriers (CV), Aircraft Carriers, Nuclear (CVN), Helicopter Assault Landing Ships (LHA), and Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ships (LHD).

The ADMACS program development and implementation is divided into five increments. Each increment will be managed, funded, developed, and tested separately and will be comprised of systems that contribute to the overall ADMACS program development objectives and address specific user requirements. The five increments for implementation are as follows:

    • Increment I: ADMACS and the Integrated Shipboard Information System (ISIS)
    • Increment II: AWIMS, including the MAPA-C
    • Increment III: Virtual Imaging System For Approach and Landing (VISUAL)
    • Increment IV: Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System (ALRCS)
    • Increment V: OPIS

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. The ADMACS is a tactical LAN that uses an open system architecture to manage the data flow within and among work centers. Additionally, the ADMACS is the data source for information to be exchanged with other Command, Control, Communication, Computer, and Intelligence systems. Through the ADMACS, the ISIS provides an electronic data processing and display system that improves the timeliness and accuracy of air operations information provided to decision-makers during shipboard flight operations. The ADMACS and ISIS programs are in Acquisition Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapons System Acquisition Process (WSAP). Production and deployment of ADMACS and ISIS aboard CV and CVN ships has been funded. Funding for ADMACS and ISIS aboard LHA and LHD ships will be made available at a future To Be Determined (TBD) date.

b. Aviation Weapons Information Management System including the Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. The AWIMS will provide information management, control, and communications for the Weapons Department. It will fulfill requirements for improved planning, tracking, control, and monitoring of aviation weapons aboard CV, CVN, LHA, and LHD ships. These improvements will permit the rapid response to situational changes, provide real-time data to decision-makers, and reduce the workload associated with these functions. The AWIMS will provide an integrated, economical tool supporting the Weapons Department information requirements by enhancing their ability to enter, store, retrieve, report, and communicate aviation weapons data in a high tempo, real-time operational environment. Functions to be performed by the AWIMS include Weapons Movement Tracking, Automated Load Planning, automated aids supporting on-loads and underway replenishments, magazine arrangement functions, Weapons Build Status tracking and reporting, and Automated Display/Status Boards. Through the ADMACS, the AWIMS will provide weapons information to key decision-makers and be able to receive data essential to developing the Load Plan and respond to situational changes.

The AWIMS portion of Increment II has not been funded for development, therefore, the information required to develop an NTSP is not available. When the AWIMS has been funded and development begins, AWIMS information will be included in future updates to this NTSP.

The MAPA-C is a computer-based graphics planning aid used by Weapons Department personnel in support of ordnance movement and stowage evolutions aboard CV, CVN, LHA, and LHD ships. MAPA-C, as a stand-alone component of AWIMS, has not been funded through the WSAP; however, the Type Commanders are providing funding for MAPA-C installation onboard CV and CVN ships. Installation will be accomplished concurrently with the installation of ADMACS and ISIS. The MAPA-C is installed aboard the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) as a stand-alone system independent of ADMACS.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The VISUAL is an electro-optical sensor and display system that will provide the enhanced images of aircraft in low visibility and night conditions. The VISUAL will develop and integrate emerging technologies and data networks synergistically in order to provide critical recovery information via the ADMACS to the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) and other decision-makers. The VISUAL is currently in Acquisition Phase II (Engineering and Manufacturing Development) of the WSAP.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. ALRCS will provide catapult and arresting gear control systems to improve the performance, reliability, and safety of existing systems aboard Nimitz-Class CVNs, and to reduce the maintenance costs associated with these systems. The ALRCS will integrate all control and monitoring functions into a redundant microprocessor-based control system. This will also include the automatic generation of individualized Launch and Recovery Bulletins. The ALRCS will consist of several subsystems installed in critical aviation workspaces located throughout the ship. ALRCS will interface with the ADMACS and Integrated Communication Advanced Networks to share data with other shipboard systems. ALRCS will use ADMACS to transfer maintenance information from the Catapults and Arresting Gear areas to the V-2 Maintenance Officer. ALRCS is currently in Acquisition Phase I (Program Definition and Risk Reduction) of the WSAP.

e. Operations Planning and Information System. The OPIS will utilize sensors, displays, signal processing, and digital communications systems to provide modern, high performance, fully integrated aviation work centers, which will increase aircraft sortie generation rates while also increasing the safety of aviation operations and the affordability of these systems. The OPIS will accommodate the integration of future systems utilizing a robust systems architecture.

The OPIS, which comprises Increment V of the development and implementation plan, has not been funded; therefore, the information required to develop an NTSP is not available. When the OPIS has been funded and development begins, OPIS information will be included in future updates to this NTSP.

2. Foreign Military Sales. No Foreign Military Sales (FMS) or other service procurements are planned for any component of the ADMACS.

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST

1. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. The Advanced Development Model evaluation for ISIS, the core LAN component of ADMACS, was completed onboard the USS George Washington (CVN 73) during the ship's deployments in Fiscal Year (FY) 95 and FY97. ADMACS and ISIS Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL) was successfully completed at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst (NAWCADLKE), New Jersey, in April 1998 and aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) in October 1998. Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL) was successfully completed aboard CVN 71 in November 1998.

2. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. No OPEVAL or TECHEVAL was required for the MAPA-C. The MAPA-C feasibility model was developed for the Naval Sea Systems Command by the NAWCADLKE. The MAPA-C Feasibility Model was installed on CVN 73 in March 1995. CVN 73 endorsed the MAPA-C system in May 1995. The Amphibious Class Feasibility Model was funded in April 1996.

3. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. Development Test (DT)-I was successfully completed in June 1999. DT-IIA, design verification, environmental suitability, and Electromagnetic Compatibility testing is scheduled to begin in June 2002 and conclude in December 2002. DT-IIB, technical requirements verification, is scheduled to begin in August 2002 and be completed in January 2003. OPEVAL is scheduled to be conducted aboard the first available CV or CVN ship during deployment in FY03 and aboard an available LHA or LHD ship during an FY04 deployment.

4. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. ALRCS OPEVAL and TECHEVAL will be conducted in two phases, land-based and at-sea. The land-based testing will be conducted at NAWCADLKE. When specific evaluation dates have been established, this information will be included in future updates to this NTSP.

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

1. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. ADMACS is a new system and does not replace any existing system. ISIS replaces the Plexiglas status boards used in Air Operations (AIR OPS), Carrier Controlled Approach (CCA), Primary Flight Control (PRI FLY), and Flight Deck Control (FDC) with monitors and large screen displays.

2. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. MAPA-C will replace the current Manual Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid kits in place onboard CV, CVN, LHA, and LHD ships.

3. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The VISUAL will replace some of the components currently found in the Integrated Launch And Recovery Television Surveillance (ILARTS) system and the LSO Base Console and Head-Up Display (HUD) Unit on CV and CVN ships. The VISUAL is a new system for LHA and LHD ships.

4. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. ALRCS is a new system and will not replace any existing ALRE, with the exception of current catapult and arresting gear operator stations and associated panels and wiring.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. ADMACS allows the incorporation of the functionality of many ALRE and air operations components into a single software and hardware baseline. The ADMACS is a real-time, redundant, survivable LAN supporting its components through one-way and two-way secure transfer of critical flight operations data. The ADMACS is a mission critical system that is required to act as a stand-alone, autonomous LAN with the ALRE and AIR OPS supporting work centers when failures and/or battle damage prevent communications with or through external interfaces. Overall, the ADMACS will provide an open system interface allowing future enhancements to be incorporated into the ADMACS baseline, including the processing of video and voice recognition, along with other audio data.

ISIS is an electronic data processing and display system that improves the timeliness and accuracy of AIR OPS information provided to decision-makers during shipboard flight operations. The ISIS employs existing and emerging technologies, interfacing with other shipboard tactical, navigational, and meteorological databases through the ADMACS to enable rapid input, collection, processing, and distribution of relevant AIR OPS data and the display of this information to all AIR OPS work centers. The system includes an emergency back-up capability for equipment supporting critical functions with a dedicated Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to allow system operation in the event of power outages. The system also includes the capability for a workstation to operate autonomously. Other features include an electronic paperwork system to standardize and automate the preparation, distribution, and storage of official forms, reports, records, and logs.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. The MAPA-C system will allow ordnance-handling personnel to plan and arrange weapons within the ships' magazines, weapons component storerooms, and ordnance related storage lockers. The MAPA-C has been developed in response to fleet requests for a means to quickly and easily develop alternate load-out arrangements for magazines and to be able to meet changing operational requirements. The system is also capable of planning weapons movement on the flight deck and hangar bay during weapons on-loads and off-loads. The system allows the user to arrange these decks with aircraft, boats, handling equipment, and both containerized and ready service weapons to simulate anticipated conditions.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The goal of VISUAL is to improve the safety and efficiency of operations by enhancing the LSO's capability to effectively control the aircraft during the recovery process. The VISUAL effort will affect CV, CVN, LHA, and LHD type ships. The major components of the VISUAL are as follows:

(1) Stabilized Imaging and Tracking Unit. The Stabilized Imaging and Tracking Unit (SITU) will be a day-night, infrared television and laser ranging-tracking system that will image and track aircraft during approach and landing. The SITU will provide the LSO the ease of aircraft identification and accurate position and trend information relative to glidepath, as well as imagery, to assess aircraft attitude and response to controls, aircraft damage and condition, and gear and hook status throughout the landing process. The SITU will enhance operations in reduced visibility both day and night. All air capable ships will have SITU installed.

(2) LSO Workstation. The LSO workstation will provide the LSO with dynamic aircraft and ship information necessary to aid in expediting the safe and efficient recovery of aircraft. LHA and LHD ships do not currently have the benefit of a workstation specifically designed for this purpose. The CV and CVN LSO workstation will replace the existing LSO HUD console with an integrated display and control station. It will provide the LSO with a consolidated display of aircraft recovery data and flight deck status during recovery operations.

(3) Fixed Glidepath Sensor. LHA and LHD ships will utilize a fixed camera located on the aft end of the island that will provide an easily interpretable view of the aircraft during recoveries and provide the LSO with a reference for aircraft glide slope and line-up position.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. The ALRCS will implement state-of-the-art sensor and control technologies to bring antiquated Launch and Recovery Control Systems up to date. This will be done by modernizing existing launch and recovery processes through automation, improved communication, and enhanced human interface. Modeling and simulation will be used to target the best process components for automation.

Existing catapult and arresting gear systems are workload intensive due to manual inputs, including manual logging and data recording, and excessive preventive maintenance. The current Catapult Control System is electro-mechanical and the current Arresting Gear Control system is hydro-mechanical. Both of these systems rely heavily on verbal sound powered phone communications. These existing systems and subsystems will be upgraded to provide smaller, more user-friendly control panels. During the design phase, the type of hardware and software required will be identified at a macro level. The investigation of sensor types, sensor reliability, signal conditioning requirements, and sensor calibration requirements will also be conducted. This will entail an investigation of available Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) equipment and COTS software that are applicable for use in ALRCS. It will also identify the type of software that would not be COTS and would need to be developed.

2. Physical Description

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. The main components of this system are four Tactical Advanced Computer (TAC) servers, four network switches with Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) and Ethernet interface, and a UPS. Primary work centers including AIR OPS, CCA, PRI FLY, and FDC will be configured as follows:

 

COMPONENT

QUANTITY

AIR OPS

CCA

PRI FLY

FDC

Large Screen Display

4

5

0

0

Executive Display

0

0

2

2

Operator Workstation

2

3

3

3

Printer

1

1

1

1

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. Two different configurations of the MAPA-C will be employed. One configuration will be used on CV and CVN ships and the other will be used on LHA and LHD ships. MAPA-C is a computer software program that is produced on a Compact Disk.

(1) Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear Aircraft Carriers. Onboard CV and CVN ships, the MAPA-C system consists of four workstation sites linked together by an Ethernet interface and cable. Each workstation site has a Laser Printer, a 17-inch color monitor with 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution, a keyboard, and a mouse. One workstation is located in the Fleet Optical Scanning Ammunition Management System (FOSAMS) office and is a 715/50 File Server and Workstation or similar equipment. The workstation located in the G-3 Division Office consists of a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and an "X" terminal interface. The workstation in the Aviation Weapons Movement Control Station (AWMCS) and FDC also consists of a monitor, keyboard, mouse, and "X" terminal interface. All workstations use the UNIX Operating System and X-Windows graphical user interface system. Access to MAPA-C is controlled through logon names and passwords. The system is protected by a UPS. MAPA-C physical characteristics are as follows:

 

UNIT

 

COMPONENT

DIMENSIONS (INCHES)

WEIGHT (POUNDS)

 

LOCATION

LENGTH

WIDTH

HEIGHT

1

UPS

9.8

5.9

15.8

40

FOSAMS

2

Network Server

4.2

16.6

17.5

20

FOSAMS

3

Expansion Tower

17.7

6.7

14.4

15

FOSAMS

4

Workstation

23.0

18.0

17.5

53

FOSAMS

5

Printer

17.7

17.7

6.0

25

FOSAMS

6

Transceiver

6.0

3.0

2.0

1

FOSAMS

7

Transceiver

6.0

3.0

2.0

1

G-3 Division

8

"X" Terminal

16.0

16.0

2.0

5

G-3 Division

9

Work Station

23.0

18.0

17.5

53

G-3 Division

10

Printer

17.7

17.7

6.0

25

G-3 Division

11

Transient Supply

13.0

2.5

2.0

2.0

G-3 Division

12

Transceiver

6.0

3.0

2.0

1

AWMCS

13

"X" Terminal

16.0

16.0

2.0

5

AWMCS

14

Workstation

23.0

18.0

17.5

53

AWMCS

15

Printer

17.7

17.7

6.0

25

AWMCS

16

Transient Supply

13.0

2.5

2.0

2.0

AWMCS

17

Transceiver

6.0

3.0

2.0

1

FDC

18

"X" Terminal

16.0

16.0

2.0

5

FDC

19

Workstation

23.0

18.0

17.5

53

FDC

20

Printer

17.7

17.7

6.0

25

FDC

21

UPS

9.8

5.9

15.8

40

FDC

2. Helicopter Assault Landing Ships and Multi-Purpose Amphibious Assault Ships. Onboard LHA and LHD ships, the MAPA-C system, located at the Aviation Ordnance Control Station (AOCS), is comprised of one stand-alone workstation consisting of a HP 715 File server, Laser Printer, a 17-inch color monitor with 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution, a keyboard, and a mouse. The workstation uses the UNIX Operating System and X-Windows graphical user interface system. Access to MAPA-C is controlled through logon names and passwords. The system is protected by a UPS. System physical characteristics are as follows:

 

UNIT

 

COMPONENT

DIMENSIONS (INCHES)

WEIGHT (POUNDS)

 

LOCATION

LENGTH

WIDTH

HEIGHT

1

UPS

9.8

5.9

15.8

40

AOCS

2

Network Server

4.15

16.6

17.5

20

AOCS

3

Workstation

23.0

18.0

17.5

53

AOCS

4

Printer

17.7

17.7

6.0

25

AOCS

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. VISUAL is currently in the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase of the WSAP. The acquisition strategy requires heavy reliance on Non-Developmental Items (NDI), COTS, and Government Off-The-Shelf (GOTS) hardware, software, and firmware, all repackaged for the shipboard operating environment. Therefore, a physical description is not currently available, but will be incorporated in later iterations of this NTSP.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. Since equipment configurations are undefined, no physical descriptions are available at this time. When available, a physical description will be added in future versions of this document.

3. New Development Introduction

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. The ADMACS and ISIS are being installed onboard CV and CVN ships and future LHA and LHD ships during construction as new production equipment.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. The MAPA-C will be retrofitted aboard existing ships and installed as a production item on new construction.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The VISUAL will be installed on CV, CVN, LHA, and LHD ships during overhaul periods as a new production item.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. The ALRCS is a modernization retrofit program that will back fit current Nimitz-Class CVNs with new production equipment.

4. Significant Interfaces

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. ADMACS and ISIS interface with a ship's associated electrical power systems and integrate all component functions required to support flight operations. ADMACS is compatible with the Joint Maritime Command Information System.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. The MAPA-C onboard CV and CVN ships will interface with ADMACS through the ISIS. The MAPA-C onboard amphibious ships is a stand-alone system that interfaces with the ship's electrical power system.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The CV and CVN VISUAL will interface with ADMACS. The LHA and LHD VISUAL will interface with various shipboard systems.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. The ALRCS interfaces with arresting gear Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (IFLOLS) Cross-Check System, ISIS, Embarked Aircraft Tracking System, Improved ILARTS, Moriah, and ADMACS.

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. The ADMACS will use an ATM over a fiber optic backbone.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. Not Applicable (NA)

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The VISUAL will develop and integrate emerging technologies and data networks synergistically in order to provide critical recovery information to the LSO.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. NA

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. For CV and CVN ships, ADMACS and ISIS will provide related data to CCA, AIR OPS, PRI-FLY, FDC, LSO platform, and Squadron Ready Rooms. For LHA and LHD ships, ADMACS and ISIS will provide related data to PRI-FLY, FDC, Hangar Deck Control, Tactical Air Control Center, Squadron Ready Rooms, and Debark Control. Manual input stations will require a variety of ratings from different divisions and branches to be manned during flight operations or special evolutions, as is done currently.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. The MAPA-C is a computerized weapons inventory management tool that will be used on an as needed basis primarily by Aviation Ordnanceman (AO) personnel with Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 6801 assigned to the ship's G-3 Division.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The VISUAL is operated continuously during flight operations. The LSO is the primary operator.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. The ALRCS will be operated by personnel in the CVN Air Department, V2 Division. The ALRCS is manned at all times when the ship is at Flight Quarters.

2. Maintenance Concept

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. Maintenance of the ADMACS and ISIS is performed at the organizational and depot level. Within the two-level maintenance concept, two groups of maintainers will be used. Maintenance of the ADMACS and ISIS hardware is accomplished by Electronic Technicians (ET) with NEC 1677. The ADMACS and ISIS software is maintained by Information Systems Technicians (IT) with NEC 2735.

(1) Organizational

(a) Preventive Maintenance. Preventive maintenance consists of cleaning and system functional testing at specified intervals in accordance with procedures established by Maintenance Requirements Cards (MRC).

(b) Corrective Maintenance. Corrective maintenance consists of Built-In Test (BIT), fault isolation, and removal and replacement of failed modules.

(2) Intermediate. NA

(3) Depot. Depot level maintenance will be performed by the original equipment manufacturer or an authorized repair station. Depot level maintenance consists of repair, rework, and overhaul of the replaceable assemblies that are beyond the repair capability of organizational level maintenance.

(4) Interim Maintenance. NA

(5) Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. ADMACS and ISIS will be reworked as required during ship overhaul periods with configuration requests and upgrades documented through the current ship's Maintenance Plan.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. The MAPA-C is maintained in accordance with the procedures outlined in the Naval Ships' Maintenance Material Management Manual, OPNAVINST 4790.4. Maintenance will be accomplished at two levels, organizational and depot.

(1) Organizational

(a) Preventive Maintenance. Preventive maintenance consists of cleaning to be conducted at specified intervals in accordance with procedures established by MRCs.

(b) Corrective Maintenance. Corrective maintenance consists of BIT fault isolation, removal and replacement of failed modules and components, and system functional testing.

(2) Intermediate. NA

(3) Depot. NAWCADLKE will be the depot for the MAPA-C. Currently, basic depot level repair consists of one for one replacement of defective hardware.

(4) Interim Maintenance. Interim depot maintenance will be provided on an as needed basis by NAWCADLKE.

(5) Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. As the AWIMS program is implemented, a Life Cycle Maintenance Plan will be developed that includes MAPA-C.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The maintenance concept for the VISUAL follows the direction and guidance outlined in both the Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Maintenance Program (ALREMP), OPNAVINST 4790.15, and the Naval Ships' Maintenance Material Management Manual, OPNAVINST 4790.4C. Maintenance will be accomplished at two levels, organizational and depot.

(1) Organizational

(a) Preventive Maintenance. Preventive maintenance consists of cleaning to be conducted at specified intervals in accordance with procedures established by MRCs.

(b) Corrective Maintenance. Corrective maintenance will consist of BIT fault isolation, removal and replacement of failed modules and components, and system function testing.

1 Stabilized Imaging and Tracking System. The maintenance concept for the SITU will be at two levels, organizational and depot. It is anticipated that for CV and CVN ships Interior Communications Electricians (IC) with NEC 4743 will maintain the SITU. Aboard LHA and LHD ships, ICs with NEC 4779 will maintain the SITU.

2 LSO Workstation. The maintenance concept for the LSO workstation has not been determined. Currently, ICs with NEC 4745 maintain the existing LSO HUD aboard CV and CVN ships, and ICs with NEC 4779 maintain the LSO station onboard LHA and LHD ships. This is not expected to change.

3 Fixed Glidepath Sensor. The Fixed Glidepath Sensor is a fixed camera used on LHA and LHD VISUAL and it is anticipated that ICs with NEC 4779 will maintain this sensor. The maintenance concept has not been defined at this time but will be incorporated in later iterations of this document.

(2) Intermediate. NA

(3) Depot. The original equipment manufacturer or an authorized repair station will perform depot level maintenance. Depot level maintenance will consist of repair, rework, and overhaul of the replaceable assemblies that are beyond the repair capability of the organizational level.

(4) Interim Maintenance. Interim depot maintenance will be provided by the Original Equipment Manufacturer.

(5) Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. VISUAL will be reworked during overhaul periods with configuration request and upgrades documented through the current ship's Maintenance Plan.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. General direction and guidance regarding the ALRE maintenance concept is provided by the ALREMP, OPNAVINST 4790.15. The ALREMP prescribes the concept of three levels of maintenance and clearly defines each level. ALRCS logisticians propose that a Conditional-Based Maintenance (CBM) and Health Monitoring (HM) program be implemented. The rationale for CBM-HM is as follows:

The Planned Maintenance System, the current maintenance philosophy being administered on both Catapult and Arresting Gear Equipment, is either event or time-driven. This method often requires maintenance actions that may not be warranted but are performed anyway. This results in higher maintenance costs in terms of labor hours and material. The reason this method is currently adopted is due to the fact that the existing equipment is not capable of monitoring component performance and condition in order to more efficiently schedule maintenance actions. ALRCS will have these capabilities.

Systems that contain many mechanical components require that thousands of hours per ship be expended conducting preventive maintenance. In addition, there are far too many mechanical failure points in these critical control systems. Using CBM-HM will allow for the monitoring and diagnosis of the Catapults and Arresting Gear. CBM-HM will instrument critical parameters and use the data obtained from the sensors in computerized algorithms to determine the "health" of the systems. Using these techniques, ALRCS will be able to determine when maintenance is required rather than the current event or time-driven Preventive Maintenance method. With CBM-HM, the maintenance actions themselves may not change, but the frequency of the maintenance actions will be reduced.

(1) Organizational

(a) Preventive Maintenance. ALRCS logisticians are evaluating the maintenance actions that are performed and will attempt to use the CBM-HM philosophy to reduce maintenance frequency and cost. As stated above, ALRCS will be able to determine when maintenance is required through performance and condition monitoring.

(b) Corrective Maintenance. As Corrective Maintenance requirements are determined, they will be added to updates to this document.

(2) Intermediate. ALRCS will explore a Reach Back Maintenance capability. This concept will allow data in various formats to be transmitted ashore to the activity that can provide assistance in direct support of diagnosing catapult or arresting gear problems.

(3) Depot. Depot level and other major maintenance and repair is available through Voyage Repair Teams provided by Naval Aviation Depots, NAWCADLKE, and Naval shipyards.

(4) Interim Maintenance. The NAWCADLKE Carrier and Field Service Team will provide interim maintenance support as required.

(5) Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. After the Design Phase is complete, a Life Cycle Maintenance Plan will be drafted by NAWCADLKE.

3. Manning Concept

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. No additional operator personnel will be required to support ADMACS and ISIS. Operator requirements for ADMACS and ISIS will be satisfied by personnel currently assigned operator (watch station) responsibilities with the existing system. Maintainer requirements will be satisfied by existing ships' personnel in the ET and IT ratings.

(1) Estimated Maintenance Man-Hours per Operating Hour. Due to the fact that ADMACS and ISIS have only been installed in operational activities a short time, not enough actual maintenance data has been collected to accurately determine the Maintenance Man-Hour per Operating Hour (MMH/OH). The technical parameter threshold values derived from the ORD for system reliability, availability, and repair times are as follows:

PARAMETER

DEFINITION

THRESHOLD

OBJECTIVE

System Reliability

Mean Time Between Operational Mission Failures

1406 hours

3626 hours

System Availability

Uptime/(Uptime + Downtime) (percent of uptime usage)

95%

98%

Weekly Downtime

Preventive and Corrective Maintenance per Week

8.4 hours

3.36 hours

Operational Mission System Maintainability

Maximum Corrective Mean Time for Operational Mission Failures

1.5 hours

1.0 hours

Overall System Maintainability

Estimated Corrective MMH/OH

0.001 hours

0.0002 hours

(2) Proposed Utilization. The proposed utilization is 5040 hours annually (210 days times 24 hours).

(3) Recommended Qualitative and Quantitative Manpower Requirements

(a) Operator. Most ADMACS and ISIS operator functions will be performed by Air Traffic Controller (AC) personnel. CV and CVN operators will be Acs with NEC 6902, Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC) Controllers. LHA and LHD operators will be ACs with NEC 6903, Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center (AATCC) Controllers. Some operator functions may be performed by personnel who are not within the AC rating. ADMACS and ISIS do not generate any additional watch stations or operator positions; no additional operators will be necessary.

(b) Maintenance. ADMACS and ISIS maintainer functions are identified in two groups, hardware and software. Preventive and corrective maintenance will be accomplished by ETs with NEC 1677. Software will be maintained by ITs with NEC 2735. It has not been determined if the additional workload to support ADMACS and ISIS is sufficient to drive an increase in maintenance manpower. When this information becomes available it will be included in future updates to this NTSP.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. The MAPA-C will be the primary method of performing magazine arrangement plans. If the system becomes inoperable due to hardware or software problems, the Manual MAPA kit will be the auxiliary method until system readiness is reinstated.

(1) Estimated Maintenance Man-Hours per Operating Hour

PARAMETER

DEFINITION

OBJECTIVE

System Reliability

Mean Time Between Mission Critical Failures

300 hours

System Availability

Uptime/(Uptime + Downtime) (percent of uptime usage)

95%

Overall System Maintainability

Mean Time To Repair

60 minutes

System Logistics

Mean Logistic Delay Time

72 hours

(2) Proposed Utilization. The proposed utilization is 2520 hours annually (210 days times 12 hours).

(3) Recommended Qualitative and Quantitative Manpower Requirements

(a) Operater. AOs with NEC 6801 will operate the MAPA-C. No additional manpower requirements will be necessary.

(b) Maintenance. Maintenance of MAPA-C will be performed by the same technicians that maintain the ADMACS and ISIS system.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. Organizational level manpower requirements will not change due to the installation of VISUAL components. Manpower requirements were determined through workload comparability analysis procedures and information from Subject Matter Experts.

(1) Estimated Maintenance Man-Hours per Operating Hour. The VISUAL and its related components are designated "non-continuously" operating systems and will be capable of distributing and processing information in support of AIR OPS 24 hours per day throughout a six-month deployment. The technical parameter threshold values derived from the ORD for system reliability, availability, and repair time are as follows:

PARAMETER

DEFINITION

THRESHOLD

OBJECTIVE

System Reliability

Mean Time Between Operational Mission Failures

703 hours

1813 hours

System Availability

Uptime/(Uptime + Downtime) (percent of uptime usage)

95%

98%

Operational Mission System Maintainability

Maximum Corrective Mean Time for Operational Mission Failures

1.5 hours

1.0 hours

(2) Proposed Utilization. The proposed utilization is 2525 hours annually (210 days times 12.5 hours).

(3) Recommended Qualitative and Quantitative Manpower Requirements. Assuming the VISUAL threshold and objective goals are attained, the system will not generate enough maintenance actions to require any additional maintenance personnel. Further, since VISUAL does not generate any additional watch stations or operator positions, no additional operators will be necessary.

(a) Operator. On CV and CVN ships, the LSO Workstation is manned by an LSO with Navy Officer Billet Code 8662 and an IC with NEC 4745; the ILARTS Console is manned by an IC with NEC 4743. On LHA and LHD ships, the VISUAL will be manned by an IC with NEC 4779. When Marines are embarked, the LSO duties are performed by Marine Corps personnel with the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 7593/7594 on aircraft carriers and MOS 7589 for amphibious assault ships.

(b) Maintenance. Personnel in the IC rating will perform maintenance functions on CV and CVN VISUAL systems. ICs with NEC 4745 are responsible for the Fresnel Lens Optical Landing Systems, the manually operated Visual Landing Aid System, and the LSO HUD system, and will be trained to maintain the replaced components. ICs with NEC 4743 currently maintain the ILARTS and will be trained to perform maintenance tasks for replaced components. Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing Optical Landing System Technicians with NEC 4779 will maintain the VISUAL system on LHA and LHD ships.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. Manpower requirements for the V-2 Division are based on total workload requirements, with a daily operating period of 16 hours. Quality Assurance (QA) and Maintenance Support (MS) capabilities must be available 24 hours per day. The V-2 Division is divided into separate work centers for QA, MS, and operation of ALRE. The divisions are manned with Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Catapult and Arresting Gear) (ABE) personnel for the operation and maintenance of ALRE, Electrician's Mates (EM) to maintain the ALRE electrical systems, ICs to maintain the VISUAL landing systems, and Aviation Maintenance Administrationman (AZ) to perform the administrative, managerial, trend analysis, and clerical tasks of the division.

(1) Estimated Maintenance Man-Hours per Operating Hour. Modeling and simulation will be used to target the best process component for automation and, combined with CBM, should show significant reduction in man-hour requirements. After the final Design Review and component selection is complete an estimate of Maintenance Man-Hours Per Operating Hour will be established.

(2) Proposed Utilization. The utilization rate for ALRCS is 18 hours per day during deployment. The deployment schedule requires six months out of each year.

(3) Recommended Qualitative and Quantitative Manpower Requirements. The existing catapult system requires 56 Operators and the existing arresting gear requires 47, for a total of 103. Many of the personnel who work in machinery spaces assigned to operate the Catapults and Arresting Gear are not Operators. They are strictly Monitors. Their stations do not require any input during launch and recovery operations, but their function is merely to observe and record information. ALRCS eliminates many of the Monitor positions and will require 40 Catapult Operators and 37 Arresting Gear Operators for a total of 77. This reduction in Operator requirements will not reduce manpower requirements for the V-2 division but will reduce the workload currently assigned to each Operator.

At this point in the development of the ALRCS, it is anticipated that there will not be any immediate change to the current manpower requirements aboard CVN ships. There is a possibility that some reduction in manpower may be realized after final system design is established and if the CBM philosophy is adopted. Results of additional analysis will be reflected in revisions to this document.

4. Training Concept

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. All Initial ADMACS and ISIS training is complete. Follow-on Operator training for ACs will be integrated into existing courses. No increases to current course lengths are anticipated. Follow-on Operator training for ADMACS and ISIS manual data input Operators not within the AC rating is being satisfied through On-the-Job Training (OJT). Follow-on maintenance training will be provided to ETs with NEC 1677 and ITs with NEC 2735 in the form of OJT that addresses unique ADMACS and ISIS equipment and software.

(1) Initial Training. Initial training to support TECHEVAL and OPEVAL has been completed. A CATCC Instructor from Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Pensacola, Florida, served as part of the Fleet Project Team and will require no additional initial training.

(2) Follow-on Training

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

Carrier Air Traffic Control Center Operator

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

C-222-2012

Model Manager ...

NATTC Pensacola

Description ..........

This course provides training to prospective CATCC operators, including:

  • The Organization, Directives, Rules, Procedures, and Phraseology Related to CATCC
  • Shipboard Organization and Interrelations
  • Operational Directives
  • Carrier Naval Air Training Operating Procedures Standardization (CV NATOPS)
  • CATCC Doctrine, Operation Orders, and Daily Air Plans
  • CATCC Radar
  • Direct Altitude Indicator Readout System
  • Internal and External Communications
  • Informational Display System
  • Duties, Responsibilities, and Skill Requirements Associated with Different Operational and Controller Positions in the CATCC
  • CATCC Controller and Status Board Keeper Watch Station Operations Under Simulated Operational Conditions

Upon completion, the student will be qualified to perform functions, under direct supervision, in a CATCC that lead to completion of Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) for a CATCC Watch Stander.

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

NATTC Pensacola

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

42 days

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

Currently available. TBD with ADMACS/ISIS

Skill identifier .....

AC 6902

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

ADMACS and ISIS

Prerequisites ........

  • AC Rating
  • C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller Class A1
  • Current NAVMED 6410/2 Clearance Notice (Aeronautical) signed by a Naval Flight Surgeon

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

Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center Operations

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

C-222-2019

Model Manager ...

NATTC Pensacola

Description ..........

This course provides training to prospective AATCC operators, including:

  • Organization, Directives, Rules, Procedures, and Phraseology Related to AATCC
  • Amphibious Air Operations
  • Amphibious Task Force Organization and Command Relationships
  • Tactical Air Control Squadron Operations and How They Relate to Operations in an AATCC
  • Operations Control Division Responsibility for Equipment and Pre-Launch Brief
  • Publications, Charts, and Messages Used During Amphibious Air Operations
  • Publication and Use of the Daily Air Plan
  • AATCC Watch Station Duties and Responsibilities
  • Air Traffic Control Doctrine; Departure, Assault, and Recovery Procedures for Both Helicopter and Vertical/Short Take Off and Landing During Case I, II, and III Operations
  • AATCC Radar
  • Direct Altitude Indicator Readout System
  • Status Boards
  • AATCC Watch Station and System Operations Functions Under Simulated Operational Conditions

Upon completion, the student will be qualified to perform functions, under direct supervision, in an AATCC that lead to the completion of PQS for an AATCC Watch Stander.

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

NATTC Pensacola

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

40 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AC 6903

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

ADMACS and ISIS

Prerequisites ........

  • AC rating
  • C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller Class A1
  • Current NAVMED 6410/2 Clearance Notice (Aeronautical) signed by a Naval Flight Surgeon

(3) Student Profiles

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL AND

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AC 6902, 6903

C-222-2010, Air Traffic Controller

(4) Training Pipelines. No new training pipelines, tracks, or courses will be required to support ADMACS and ISIS.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized

(1) Initial Training. No formal initial training took place during program development. Informal initial Operator training is being provided by NAWCADLKE personnel during MAPA-C installation aboard each ship.

(2) Follow-on Training. Due to the simplicity of the MAPA-C software, no formal follow-on Operator training will be developed at this time. However, when the AWIMS program is funded, MAPA-C Operator training may be incorporated into AWIMS follow-on training. MAPA-C will be maintained by the same ETs with NEC 1677 and ITs with NEC 2735 that maintain the ADMACS and ISIS.

(3) Student Profiles. NA

(4) Training Pipelines. No new training pipelines tracks or courses will be required to support MAPA-C training.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. Initial VISUAL training will be required to support TECHEVAL, OPEVAL, and cadre Instructor training. Visual operator information will be incorporated into existing follow-on training for Navy and Marine Corps LSOs. Students attend the Navy LSO School, Oceana, Virginia, while in a returnable quota status using funding provided by the parent wing. Since returnable quotas do not generate chargeable student billets, these LSO courses will not be included in Part III of this document; however, new Technical Training Equipment (TTE) requirements are identified in Part IV of this NTSP. VISUAL information will also be incorporated into existing non-formal Marine Corps AV-8B LSO Training. Marine Corps AV-8B LSO designation is earned by completing an LSO training syllabus currently available at Marine Air Group (MAG)-14 Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina, and MAG-13 MCAS El Toro, California. Follow-on VISUAL maintenance training will consist of replacing the current LSO HUD information contained in the CV and CVN Optical Landing System course (C-670-2010) and the LHA and LHD Vertical/Short Take-off and Landing Optical Landing System Maintenance course (A-670-0064) with the new LSO workstation information. No increase in course length is anticipated. Additionally, the Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System Maintenance course (A-191-0011) will require revision to include operation and maintenance procedures for new VISUAL components.

(1) Initial Training. Initial training will be required for TECHEVAL and OPEVAL personnel. Navy IC instructors will also require initial training so that they can incorporate VISUAL information into existing follow-on training. No dates or location have been established for initial training. When more information becomes available it will be included in updates to this NTSP.

(2) Follow-on Training

Title

Initial Formal Ground Training

CIN

D-2G-0001

Model Manager

Navy LSO School

Description

This course provides training to prospective squadron LSOs, including:

  • LSO Administrative and Operational Responsibilities Including Shore-Based and Shipboard Equipment
  • Glideslope Geometry
  • Aircraft Recovery Bulletins
  • Aircraft Characteristics
  • Waving Concepts and Techniques
  • Field Carrier Landing Practice
  • Fleet Automated Performance Assessment and Readiness Training Systems

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform the duties of a squadron LSO without supervision.

Location

Navy LSO School, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana

Length

10 days

RFT date

Currently available. TBD with VISUAL.

Skill identifier

None

TTE/TD

CV/CVN LSO Workstation

Prerequisites

  • Designator 1310 or MOS 7590
  • Designation as LSO trainee

Title

Advanced Formal Ground Training

CIN

D-2G-0002

Model Manager

Navy LSO School

Description

This course provides training to prospective airwing and staff LSOs, including:

  • Administrative and Operational Responsibilities of an Airwing Staff LSO
  • Platform Strategy
  • Barricade
  • Pitching Deck Recoveries
  • LSO Training and Evaluation
  • Fleet Automated Performance Assessment and Readiness Training System

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform the duties of a wing or staff LSO without supervision.

Location

Navy LSO School, NAS Oceana

Length

3 days

RFT date

Currently available. TBD with VISUAL.

Skill identifier

None

TTE/TD

CV/CVN LSO Workstation

Prerequisites

  • Designator 1310
  • D-2G-0001, Initial Formal Ground Training
  • Wing LSO Designation

Title

Fleet Replacement Squadron Training Command

CIN

D-2G-0003

Model Manager

Navy LSO School

Description

This course provides training to prospective Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS) and training command LSOs, including:

  • Administrative and Operational Responsibilities of a Training LSO
  • Teaching Waving Techniques and Considerations
  • Conducting Ground Training and Field Carrier Landing Practice
  • Initial Carrier Qualification Requirements
  • Fleet Replacement Squadron Automated Performance Assessment and Readiness Training System

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform the duties of an FRS or Training Command LSO without supervision.

Location

Navy LSO School, NAS Oceana

Length

3 days

RFT date

Currently available. TBD with VISUAL.

Skill identifier

None

TTE/TD

CV/CVN LSO Workstation

Prerequisites

  • Designator 1310
  • D-2G-0002, Initial Formal Ground Training
  • Squadron LSO Designation

Title

Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System Maintenance

CIN

A-191-0011

Model Manager

Service School Command

Description

This course provides training to IC personnel, including:

  • Analysis of Basic Television Circuits
  • Basic Color and Monochrome Television Theory
  • ILARTS System and Related Equipment Operation and Maintenance Procedures
  • Theory, Detailed Analysis, and Troubleshooting of the ILARTS Low Level Camera
  • Theory, Detailed Analysis, and Troubleshooting of the ILARTS Airborne Video Tape Recorder
  • Basic Operation and Troubleshooting Procedures for ILARTS Operation Console and Related Equipment

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform maintenance on ILARTS and related equipment aboard CV and CVN ships without supervision.

Location

Service School Command, Great Lakes, Illinois

Length

124 days

RFT date

Currently available. TBD with VISUAL.

Skill identifier

IC 4743

TTE/TD

New VISUAL components that replace current ILARTS components.

Prerequisite

  • A-623-0105, IC Class "A" School

Title

Optical Landing Systems Maintenance

CIN

C-670-2010

Model Manager

NATTC Detachment (DET) Lakehurst

Description

This course provides training to IC personnel including:

  • MK 6 MOD 3 Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOLS) Operation, Maintenance, Fault Isolation, and Repair
  • MK 1 MOD 2 Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System (MOVLAS) Operation, Maintenance, Fault Isolation, and Repair
  • MK 1 MOD 0 LSO HUD Operation, Maintenance, Fault Isolation, and Repair (Note: This MK-1 MOD 0 HUD training will be replaced with the new LSO workstation information when VISUAL information is incorporated.)

Upon completion, the student will be able to maintain and repair the FLOLS, MOVLAS, and LSO HUD aboard CV and CVN ships without supervision.

Location

NATTC DET Lakehurst

Length

72 days

RFT date

Currently available. TBD with VISUAL.

Skill identifier

IC 4745

TTE/TD

CV/CVN LSO Workstation

Prerequisite

  • A-623-0105, IC Class "A" School

Title

Vertical/Short Take-Off and Landing Optical Landing System Maintenance

CIN

A-670-0064

Model Manager

Service School Command

Description

This course provides training to IC personnel, including:

  • Vertical Short Take-Off and Landing Optical Lens System (VSTOL OLS) Operation
  • VSTOL OLS Components
  • VSTOL OLS Preventive Maintenance
  • VSTOL OLS Fault Isolation and Troubleshooting
  • VSTOL OLS Repair

Upon completion, the student will be able to maintain and repair the VSTOL OLS aboard LHA and LHD ships without supervision.

Location

Service School Command, Great Lakes

Length

12 days

RFT date

Currently available. TBD with VISUAL.

Skill identifier

IC 4779

TTE/TD

LHA/LHD LSO Workstation

Prerequisite

  • IC Rating
  • Paygrades E-5 through E-7

(3) Student Profiles

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL AND

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

Navy 1310

Qualified Fixed-Wing Pilot

Marine Corps 7590

MOS 7598 Basic Fixed-Wing Pilot

IC 4743, 4745, and 4779

A-623-0105, IC Class "A" School

(4) Training Pipelines. No new training pipelines, tracks, or courses will be required to support VISUAL training.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. Initial ALRCS training will be required to support TECHEVAL, OPEVAL, and cadre Instructor training. All existing follow-on catapult and arresting gear Operator and maintenance courses will require revision to include the new ALRCS electronic sensors information. The current maintenance course for Steam Catapult Electrician will require a major revision. The proposed electronic sensors are within the scope of EM NEC 4672 but are currently not taught to the level required to maintain the ALRCS. As part of an Advanced Technology Demonstrator, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division, Orlando, Florida, is exploring embedded training as a concept for ALRCS operator training for use aboard future generation aircraft carriers and other Navy platforms.

(1) Initial Training. Initial training will be required for OPEVAL and TECHEVAL personnel. Navy Instructors will also require initial training so that they can establish organic follow-on training. No dates or locations have been established for initial training. When this information becomes available it will be included in updates to this NTSP.

(2) Follow-on Training. The following NEC awarding courses will require revision to include ALRCS information. Course lengths for these courses are expected to increase.

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

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Maintenance Officer

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

C-604-2011

Model Manager ...

NATTC DET Lakehurst

Description ..........

This course provides training to Prospective ALRE Maintenance Officers, including:

  • ALRE Maintenance Management
  • ALRE Records, Reports, and Logs
  • Supply Procedures
  • Catapult Systems
  • Landing Gear Systems
  • Visual Landing Aid Systems
  • Technical Library

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform as the ALRE Maintenance Officer aboard CV and CVN ships without supervision.

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

NATTC DET Lakehurst

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

38 days. TBD with ALRCS.

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

Currently available. TBD with ALRCS.

Skill identifier .....

None

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

Additional TTE and TDs to support ALRCS are TBD.

Prerequisites ........

  • Officers with orders to ALRE Maintenance Officer billets

or

  • ABE Rating
  • Paygrades E-7 through E-9

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

CV Catapult Electrician

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

C-604-2013

Model Manager ...

NATTC DET Lakehurst

Description ..........

This course provides training to EM personnel, including:

  • Arresting Gear and Deck Accessories
  • Catapults
  • Electrical Schematics
  • General Maintenance and Upkeep
  • Safety
  • Quality Assurance
  • Technical Publications

Upon completion, the student will be able to maintain and repair the catapult and arresting gear electrical systems aboard CV and CVN ships without supervision.

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

NATTC DET Lakehurst

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

26 days. TBD with ALRCS.

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

Currently available. TBD with ALRCS.

Skill identifier .....

NEC 4672

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

Additional TTE and TDs to support ALRCS are TBD.

Prerequisites ........

  • EM Rating
  • Paygrade E-4
  • Ultimate duty assignment to an aircraft carrier

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

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment C13 Catapult Class C1

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

C-604-2014

Model Manager ...

NATTC DET Lakehurst

Description ..........

This course provides training to ABE personnel, including:

  • Type C MK-13 MOD 0 Catapult Operation
  • Type C MK-13 MOD 1 Catapult Operation
  • Type C MK-13 MOD 2 Catapult Operation

Upon completion, the student will be able operate Type C MK-13 series catapults aboard CV and CVN ships under supervision.

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

NATTC DET Lakehurst

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

44 days. TBD with ALRCS.

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

Currently available. TBD with ALRCS.

Skill identifier .....

NEC 7004

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

Additional TTE and TDs to support ALRCS are TBD.

Prerequisites ........

  • ABE Rating
  • Paygrades E-4 through E-9
  • C-604-2012, Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch and Recovery Equipment Class A1

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

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Maintenance Technician

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

C-604-2028

Model Manager ...

NATTC DET Lakehurst

Description ..........

This course provides training to ABE personnel, including:

  • ALRE Maintenance Administration
  • Maintenance Programs and Practices
  • Safety
  • General Maintenance and Upkeep
  • Hydraulic System Maintenance
  • Jet Blast Deflectors
  • Aircraft Recovery Equipment
  • Barricades

Upon completion, the student will be able to maintain and repair the catapult and arresting gear aboard CV and CVN ships without supervision.

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

NATTC DET Lakehurst

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

88 days. TBD with ALRCS.

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

Currently available. TBD with ALRCS.

Skill identifier .....

NEC 7006

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

Additional TTE and TDs to support ALRCS are TBD.

Prerequisites ........

  • ABE 7004 or 7005
  • Paygrades E-5 through E-9

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

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Arresting Gear

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

C-604-2029

Model Manager ...

NATTC DET Lakehurst

Description ..........

This course provides training to ABE personnel, including:

  • MK-7 MOD 2 Arresting Gear Operation
  • MK-7 MOD 3 Arresting Gear Operation
  • MK-7 MOD 4 Arresting Gear Operation

Upon completion, the student will be able operate MK-7 series arresting gear aboard CV and CVN ships under supervision.

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

NATTC DET Lakehurst

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

24 days. TBD with ALRCS.

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

Currently available. TBD with ALRCS

Skill identifier .....

NEC 7005

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

Additional TTE and TDs to support ALRCS are TBD.

Prerequisites ........

  • C-604-2012, Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launch and Recovery Equipment Class A1
  • ABE Rating
  • Paygrade E-4

The following non-NEC awarding courses will require modification to include ALRCS information. Course lengths may or may not increase. Students attend these courses while in a no cost Temporary Assigned Duty (TAD) status. Since TAD quotas do not generate chargeable student billets, these courses will not be included in Part III of this document.

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

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Refresher

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

C-604-2016

Model Manager ...

Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) North Island

Description ..........

This course provides training to PQS qualified ABE, personnel including:

  • Type C MK-13 Series Catapult Operation

Upon completion, the student will be able operate MK-13 Series Catapults aboard CV and CVN ships under supervision.

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

  • NAMTRAU Norfolk, Virginia
  • NAMTRAU North Island, California

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

11 days

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

Currently available. TBD with ALRCS.

Skill identifier .....

None

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

Additional TTE and TDs to support ALRCS are TBD.

Prerequisites ........

  • ABE Rating
  • Paygrade E-5 through E-9

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

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Quality Assurance Administration

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

C-604-2017

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU Norfolk

Description ..........

This course provides training to ABE, EM, and AZ personnel, including:

  • ALRE Quality Assurance Program Overview
  • Quality Assurance Instructions and Directives
  • Quality Assurance Record Maintenance
  • Quality Assurance Reports
  • Monitoring Procedures

Upon completion, the student will be able to administer and maintain a Quality Assurance Program aboard CV and CVN ships under all conditions of readiness, under limited supervision.

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

  • NAMTRAU Norfolk
  • NAMTRAU North Island

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

5 days

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

Currently available. TBD with ALRCS.

Skill identifier .....

None

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

Additional TTE and TDs to support ALRCS are TBD.

Prerequisites ........

  • AZ
  • Paygrades E-4 through E-6
  • Assigned to V2 Division

or

  • ABE or EM Rating
  • Paygrade E-6 through E-9

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

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment - Catapult Basic

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

C-604-2024

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU North Island

Description ..........

This course provides training to ABE, EM, and AZ personnel, including:

  • Basic Catapult System
  • Catapult Operational Phases
  • Component Identification
  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Operation and Maintenance Publications
  • Safety Precautions

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform basic catapult maintenance functions aboard CV and CVN ships under close supervision.

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

  • NAMTRAU Norfolk
  • NAMTRAU North Island

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

10 days

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

Currently available. TBD with ALRCS.

Skill identifier .....

None

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

Additional TTE and TDs to support ALRCS are TBD.

Prerequisites ........

  • ABE Rating
  • Paygrades E-1 through E-9 (may be Non-Designated Airman striking for ABE rating)

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

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Arresting Gear

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

C-604-2025

Model Manager ...

NAMTRAU North Island

Description ..........

This course provides Aircraft Launch and Recovery personnel with sufficient knowledge of the MK-7 Arresting Gear System, including:

  • Operational Phases
  • Component Identification
  • Basic Troubleshooting
  • Safety Precautions

Upon completion, the student will be able to perform arresting gear maintenance under close supervision.

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

  • NAMTRAU Norfolk
  • NAMTRAU North Island

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

9 days

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

Currently available. TBD with ALRCS.

Skill identifier .....

None

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

Additional TTE and TDs to support ALRCS are TBD.

Prerequisites ........

  • ABE Rating
  • Paygrades E-1 through E-9 (may be Non-Designated Airman striking for ABE rating)

(3) Student Profiles

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL AND

KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

ABE

  • C-604-2012, Aviation Boatswain's Mate Aircraft Launching And Recovery Equipment Class A1

EM

  • A-651-0118, Engineering Common Core
  • A-651-0119, Engineering Electrical Core

AZ

  • C-555-2010, Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Class A1

(4) Training Pipelines. No new training pipelines, tracks, or courses will be required to support ALRCS.

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development

a. Maintenance Training Improvement Program. NA

b. Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System. NA

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. The following Naval Education and Training (NAVEDTRA) PQS publications will require revision to include applicable ADMACS, ISIS, VISUAL, and ALRCS information:

TITLE

NUMBER

MODEL MANAGER

Air Department MK 7 Arresting Gear

NAVEDTRA 43426-6C

Commander Naval Airforce Atlantic (COMNAVAIRLANT)

Air Department Steam Catapults

NAVEDTRA 42426-5D

COMNAVAIRLANT

Aircraft Launch And Recovery Officer

NAVEDTRA 43443-A

COMNAVAIRLANT

Amphibious Air Traffic Control Center/Helicopter Direction Center

NAVEDTRA 43315-6B

Commander Tactical Group ONE

CV/CVN Air Traffic Control Center

NAVEDTRA 43496-6C/SA

COMNAVAIRLANT

CV/CVN Air Traffic Control Center

NAVEDTRA 43496-6C

COMNAVAIRLANT

Fresnel Lens

NAVEDTRA 43225-6B

Commander Naval Airforce Pacific (COMNAVAIRPAC)

Fresnel Lens

NAVEDTRA 43225-6B/SA

COMNAVAIRPAC

Integrated Launch and Recovery Television System

NAVEDTRA 43225-7B

COMNAVAIRPAC

Integrated Launch and Recovery Television System

NAVEDTRA 43225-7B/SA

COMNAVAIRPAC

Joint Maritime Command Information System Operator

NAVEDTRA 43555

Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic (FCTCLANT)

Joint Maritime Command Information System, Administrator

NAVEDTRA 43555-2

FCTCLANT

Joint Maritime Command Information System Watch Officer/Manager

NAVEDTRA 43555-1

FCTCLANT

Landing Signalman Enlisted

NAVEDTRA 43436-A

COMNAVAIRPAC

Steam Catapult/Arresting Gear Electrician

NAVEDTRA 43426-25B

COMNAVAIRLANT

Steam Catapult/Arresting Gear Electrician

NAVEDTRA 43426-25B/S

COMNAVAIRLANT

Tactical Air Control Center

NAVEDTRA 43472-A

Commander Amphibious Group THREE

3. Other Onboard or In-Service Training Packages. Training requirements for ADMACS and ISIS manual data input operators not within the AC rating will be satisfied through OJT. Non-rated Non-Designated Airman and ABE personnel in paygrades E-3 through E-5 assigned to CV and CVN V-2 Divisions perform OJT in conjunction with PQS.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. ADMACS and ISIS are being developed and integrated by NAWCADLKE using GOTS, COTS, and NDI Procurement.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. MAPA-C is being developed and manufactured by NAWCADLKE using Government Furnished Equipment.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N68335-00-C-0372

Boeing Aircraft Corporation

3370 East Miraloma Avenue

Anaheim, CA 92806

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. TBD

2. Program Documentation. The ADMACS ORD (Number 459-88-97, dated April 1997) includes the ISIS, MAPA-C, VISUAL, and ALRCS programs. No individual ORDs will be published for these programs.

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. The Initial Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP), ILSP-82095001, was approved in Oct 1996. Maintenance Plans for ADMACS and ISIS are under development.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. A Preliminary Reference Manual for the Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized (MAPA-C) Feasibility Model, SEA 03W46:MS was published in June 1997.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. An Acquisition Strategy for VISUAL was approved in June 1997 and updated in 1999. An Executive Summary for VISUAL, Increment III of ADMACS, was published April 1998.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. An Executive Summary for ALRCS, Increment IV of ADMACS, was published in April 1998. A Detailed Plan of Action and Milestones for ALRCS, CVN study effort was published in May 1998.

3. Technical Data Plan

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. NAWCADLKE is currently developing preliminary operator and maintenance manuals, as well as final operation and maintenance manuals with illustrated parts breakdown for the ADMACS and ISIS.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. NAWCADLKE will provide all required technical manuals for MAPA-C installation, operation, and maintenance.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. All required technical publications will be provided by the contractor.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. A Technical Data Plan has not been established at this time for ALRCS. When a plan has been established, the information will be included in future updates to this NTSP.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. No new test sets, tools, or test equipment will be required to support ADMACS and ISIS, MAPA-C, or VISUAL. Some new support equipment may be required to support ALRCS. When this information is known, it will be added to updates to this NTSP.

5. Repair Parts

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System. Integrated Shipboard Information System. Supply support will be managed under the Primary Support Inventory Control Point (PSICP) concept. The PSICP will maintain land-based and shipboard allowance stock levels at Fleet Industrial Supply Centers (FISC) and fleet activities. Fleet users will requisition these items from FISC via military standard requisition and issue procedures. Interim support will be the responsibility of NAWCADLKE until the Material Support Date (MSD) is achieved in June 2002.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. Since the installation of MAPA-C is being funded by the Type Commanders and all hardware will be obtained through COTS procurement actions, no formal MSD will be established. Hardware replacements will be obtained through normal supply channels. Software replacements will be provided by NAWCADLKE.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. Navy Supply Center Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will serve as the PSICP after the MSD. MSD is scheduled for FY06. Prior to MSD, PSICP Mechanicsburg will provide interim support.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. A Material Support Plan has not been established for ALRCS. When this information becomes available it will be included in updates to this NTSP.

6. Human Systems Integration. A human engineering effort has been integrated into the program to develop and improve the man-machine interface and to achieve required effectiveness of human performance during system operation and maintenance. The efforts for ADMACS and each of its components includes a fleet project team composed of fleet representatives for whom the equipment will support. This will provide direct feedback on the effectiveness of the equipment and how it will be used. The human engineering effort includes, but not necessarily be limited to, active participation in the following three major interrelated areas of system development: analysis, design and development, and test and evaluation.

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. Funding for installations of ADMACS and ISIS is currently limited to CV and CVN ships. An installation schedule for ADMACS and ISIS aboard LHA and LHD ships will not be developed until funding becomes available. ADMACS and ISIS will not be installed aboard the USS Constellation (CV 64), due to scheduled decommissioning in FY02.

PROCUREMENT AND INSTALLATION SCHEDULE

ACTIVITY

PROCUREMENT

INSTALLATION

CV 63 USS Kitty Hawk

FY02

FY03

CVN 65 USS Enterprise

FY01

FY02

CV 67 USS John F. Kennedy

FY02

FY03

CVN 68 USS Nimitz

FY98

FY00

CVN 69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

FY00

FY02

CVN 70 USS Carl Vinson

FY01

FY02

CVN 71 USS Theodore Roosevelt

FY01

FY02

CVN 72 USS Abraham Lincoln

FY00

FY01

CVN 73 USS George Washington

FY00

FY01

CVN 74 USS John C. Stennis

FY00

FY01

CVN 75 USS Harry S. Truman

FY00

FY01

CVN 76 USS Ronald Reagan

FY00

FY01

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. MAPA-C will be installed concurrently with ADMACS and ISIS.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The VISUAL will be procured by the Navy at NAWCADLKE. NAWCADLKE will act as the system development agent. Current plans call for 12 CV and CVN configuration VISUAL systems to be procured and installed in FY06. The procurement and installation of amphibious configuration VISUAL systems is currently on hold for funding. When more definitive installation information becomes available it will be included in updates to this NTSP.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. TBD

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. The ADMACS and ISIS are considered Ready For Operational Use (RFOU) upon completion of installation and system checkout.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. The MAPA-C will be ready for operational use upon completion of installation.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The VISUAL will be RFOU upon successful completion of the Performance and Certification Survey conducted by the Support Equipment and In-Service Engineering Division, Performance and Certification Branch, NAWCADLKE.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. TBD

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. Approximately four months will be required for equipment installation, check-out, and grooming.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. The MAPA-C will require approximately one week for installation and check-out.

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. TBD

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. TBD

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

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule

a. Aviation Data Management And Control System and Integrated Shipboard Information System. The CV and CVN version of ISIS has been installed at NATTC Pensacola.

b. Magazine Arrangement Planning Aid-Computerized. NA

c. Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing. The following TTE will be required to support VISUAL training. Required delivery dates have not been established at this early stage of development. When delivery dates have been determined they will be included in future updates to element IV.A.1 of this NTSP.

EQUIPMENT

REQUIRED

QUANTITY

REQUIRED

COURSE

SUPPORTED

TRAINING LOCATION

CV and CVN Version

LSO Workstation

2

D-2G-0001

D-2G-0002

D-2G-0003

Navy LSO School

NAS Oceana

CV and CVN Version

LSO Workstation

1

C-670-2010

NATTC DET

Lakehurst

Amphibious Version

LSO Workstation

1

A-670-0064

Service School Command

Great Lakes

VISUAL Components

(Note)

1 set

A-191-0011

Service School Command

Great Lakes

Note: This TTE requirement consists of new VISUAL components that will replace existing ILARTS components. When more information becomes available it will be included in future updates to this NTSP.

d. Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System. TBD

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

Aircraft Carrier Visual Landing Aids Systems Navy Training System Plan

A-50-9202A/A

PMA251

Approved

Nov 99

Amphibious Assault Ship Visual Landing Aids Systems Navy Training System Plan

A-50-9203A/A

PMA251

Approved

Jul 00

Air Capable Ship Visual Landing Aids Systems Navy Training System Plan

A-50-9205A/P

PMA251

Proposed

Feb 00

Integrated Logistics Support Plan for the Aviation Data Management and Control System

ILSP-82095001

PMA251

Approved

May 95

Integrated Logistics Support Plan for the Integrated Shipboard Information System

ILSP-82094001

PMA251

Approved

Apr 95

Maintenance Plan for ISIS

MP M84097002

PMA251

In Work

Maintenance Plan for ADMACS

MP M90097001

PMA251

In Work

Acquisition Strategy for VISUAL

NA

PMA251

Approved

Jun 97

Detailed Plan of Action and Milestones, CVN Study Effort

NA

PMA251

May 98

Operational Requirements Document for ADMACS

459-88-97

PMA251

Approved

Oct 97

Aviation Data Management And Control System Initial Navy Training System Plan

N78-NTSP-A-50-0009

PMA251

Initial

Jun 99

Virtual Imaging System for Approach and Landing Initial Navy Training System Plan

NA

PMA251

Initial

Feb 00

Advanced Launch and Recovery Control System Initial Navy Training System Plan

NA

PMA251

Initial

Sep 99

Acquisition Logistics Support Plan for the Visual Imaging System for Approach and Landing (VISUAL)

ALSP-A84097001

PMA251

Approved

Dec 99



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