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APPROVED

NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

AN/APX-100(V) TRANSPONDER SET

N88-NTSP-A-50-8305B/A

APRIL 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The AN/APX-100(V) Transponder Set, from here on referred to as the AN/APX-100(V), automatically provides Identification Friend or Foe of an aircraft to all interrogator-equipped aircraft, ships, and ground forces within operational range. The AN/APX-100(V) also provides aircraft altitude data and flight identification for civil and military air traffic control. The AN/APX-100(V) has been or will be installed during production of the AH-1W, AV-8B, C-20D/GIV, C-130T, E-2C (Group II), F-14D, all F/A-18 series, HH-60H, KC-130T, RC-12F/M, SH-60B/F, T-45A, UC-12F/M, and V-22A aircraft. The AN/APX-100(V) is currently in Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process and has been retrofitted into E-2C (Group II) Aircraft already in the fleet.

The AN/APX-100(V) is also installed either during production or through retrofit in several special purpose surface craft including the Landing Craft Air Cushion, Utility Landing Craft, MK2 Explosive Ordnance Surface Craft, MK3 Patrol Boat, MK4 Special Forces Sea Craft, Rubber Inflatable Boat, Coastal Patrol Boat, and Torpedo Weapons Retriever.

For aircraft applications, AN/APX-100(V) maintenance is performed per the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program, OPNAVINST 4790.2G. Organizational level maintenance is performed by Navy Aviation Electronics Technicians (AT) and Marine Corps Aircraft Communications and Navigation Technicians with the appropriate aircraft Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) or Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Intermediate level maintenance is performed by AT personnel with NEC 6609 and Marine Corps personnel with MOS 6413. Aboard surface craft, Navy Electronics Technician (ET) personnel perform maintenance on the AN/APX-100(V) per the Issue of Ships Maintenance and Material Management, OPNAVINST 4790.4B. Naval Aviation Depot, North Island, California, performs depot level maintenance for the AN/APX-100(V). There have been no changes to existing billet requirements.

Initial training has been completed. Follow-on training has been established for organizational and intermediate level maintenance personnel. Organizational maintenance training for the AN/APX-100(V) is conducted by the appropriate Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) and Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training (FREST) department for each type aircraft. Intermediate maintenance training for AT 6609 and ET personnel is conducted at MTU 1011, Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment (NAMTRAGRU DET) Jacksonville, Florida; MTU 1007, NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana, Virginia; and MTU 1038, NAMTRAGRU DET Lemoore, California. Marine Corps personnel, MOS 6413, attend intermediate maintenance training at VMAT-203 FREST, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface vi

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

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

D. System Description I-2

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

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

G. Description of New Development I-2

H. Concepts I-5

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-9

J. Logistics Support I-11

K. Schedules I-12

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment Training Requirements I-13

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-13

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

AIMD

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

AIMS

Air Traffic Control, Radar Beacon System, Identification Friend or Foe, Mark XII System

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AR

Active Reserve (USMC)

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

ATCRBS

Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirements

   

BIT

Built-In Test

   

CBT

Computer-Based Training

CFE

Contractor Furnished Equipment

CFY

Current Fiscal Year

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet

CMC

Commandant of the Marine Corps

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMNAVAIRESFOR

Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force

   

ET

Electronics Technician

   

FMS

Foreign Military Sales

FREST

Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training

FRS

Fleet Readiness Squadron

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

GPETE

General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment

GPTE

General Purpose Test Equipment

   

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

IPB

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

   

LCAC

Landing Craft, Air Cushioned

LCU

Landing Craft, Utility

   

MALS

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

MATMEP

Maintenance Training Management Evaluation Program

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NA

Not applicable

NAMTRAGRU

Naval Air Maintenance Training Group

NAMTRAGRU DET

Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment

NATEC

Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command

NATOPS

Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVAVNDEPOT

Naval Aviation Depot

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OJT

On-the-Job Training

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPO

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Principal Official

   

PC

Patrol Boat, Coastal

PFY

Prior Fiscal Year

PICA

Primary Inventory Control Activity

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PMOS

Primary Military Occupational Specialty

PNEC

Primary Navy Enlisted Classification

   

RADCOM

Radar Communications

RFT

Ready For Training

RIB

Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

   

SELRES

Selective Reserves

SIMA

Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activities

SMOS

Secondary Military Occupational Specialty

SNEC

Secondary Navy Enlisted Classification

SPETE

Special Purpose Electronic Test Equipment

SPTE

Special Purpose Test Equipment

ST

Special Tools

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

   

TAR

Training Active Reserve

TD

Training Device

TFS

Total Force Structure

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

TWR

Torpedo Weapons Retriever

   

UIC

Unit Identification Code

USMC

United States Marine Corps

   

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

 

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the AN/APX-100(V) Transponder Set has been updated to comply with the guidelines as set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, OPNAV Publication P-751-1-9-97, and reflects the latest information on the AN/APX-100(V) program. This NTSP updates the Draft AN/APX-100(V) Transponder Set NTSP, A-50-8305B/D, dated September 1999.

N88-NTSP-A-50-8305B/A

April 2000

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. AN/APX-100(V) Transponder Set

2. Program Element. PE64211N

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 (N880G)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N880G)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA209)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

CMC

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-40, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Commander, Reserve Program Manager COMNAVAIRESFOR(N4311)

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Manpower Management TFS Division

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The AN/APX-100(V) Transponder Set is a receiver-transmitter that provides automatic Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) of an air or surface vehicle to all interrogator-equipped aircraft, ships, and ground forces within operational range of the system. The AN/APX-100(V) also provides aircraft altitude reporting and tracking data necessary for civil and military air traffic control. The AN/APX-100(V) has been or will be installed during production of the following Navy and Marine Corps aircraft: AH-1W, UH-1N, AV-8B, TAV-8, C-20D/GIV, E-2C (Group II), F-14D, all F/A-18 Series, HH-60H, RC-12F/M, SH-60B/F, T-45A, UC-12F/M, and V-22A aircraft. The AN/APX-100(V) has been retrofitted into E-2C (Group II) aircraft already in the fleet.

AN/APX-100(V) is also employed aboard various special purpose platforms. These include the Air Cushion Landing Craft (LCAC), Utility Landing Craft (LCU), MK5 Special Forces Sea Craft, Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RIB), Patrol Boat, Coastal (PC), and Torpedo Weapons Retriever (TWR). For surface craft applications, the AN/APX-100(V) provides IFF when interrogated.

2. Foreign Military Sales. The United States Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard employ several configurations of the AN/APX-100(V) in various aircraft. The Navy is the lead service for procurement of the AN/APX-100(V). Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of the AN/APX-100(V) includes over 50 nations; many with the number of units procured dependent upon specific aircraft procurements. For additional information concerning FMS or other military procurements, contact the Program Manager, Air (PMA209).

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. The Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, District of Columbia, conducted the Technical Evaluation for the AN/APX-100(V) from January through April 1980. An Operational Evaluation was not required.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The AN/APX-100(V) replaced the AN/APX-72 and was retrofitted throughout the fleet.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The AN/APX-100(V) is a transponder that replies to interrogation signals. It uses two receivers that compare the received signal with a diversity circuit and directs the transmit signal through the selected antenna. With the associated equipment described below, the AN/APX-100(V) provides identification and, in the case of aircraft, altitude information to interrogating surface or airborne platforms.

The AN/APX-100(V) operates in conjunction with two AS-133(V)/APX Antennas, the KIT-1(V)/TSEC Communications Security Transponder Computer (Mode 4), and the CPU-66(V)/A Altitude Encoder (Mode C).

The AN/APX-100(V) is installed in two configurations. One is panel (or console) mounted; the other is rack (or electronic bay) mounted that requires a remote, panel-mounted control, and MT-4811 mount. Each of the panel-mounted receiver-transmitters and control units has a specific lighting color and lamp voltage requirement. The following table lists the assigned nomenclatures for each type of aircraft and special purpose surface craft.

AN/APX-100(V) CONFIGURATIONS

PLATFORM

RECEIVER-

TRANSMITTER

CONTROL

UNIT

MOUNTING

BASE

AH-1W

RT-1285 A/B

NA

NA

AH-1W

RT-1558 A

NA

NA

AV-8B

RT1157 A/B

*

MT-4811

C-20D/GIV

RT-1296 A/B

NA

NA

C-130T

RT-1157 A/B

C-10534

MT-4811

E-2C (Group II)

RT-1157 A/B

C-10533

MT-4811

F/A-18 A/C

RT-1157 A/B

*

MT-4811

F/A-18B/D/E/F

RT-1157 B

*

MT-4811

F-14D

RT-1296 A/B

NA

NA

HH-60H

RT-1284 A/B

NA

NA

KC-130T

RT-1157 A/B

C-10534

MT-4811

RC-12F/M

RT-1284 A/B

NA

NA

SH-60B

RT-1284 A/B

NA

NA

SH-60F

RT-1284 A/B

NA

NA

T-45A

RT-1157 A/B

C-10534

MT-4811

UC-12F

RT-1284A/B

NA

NA

UC-12M

RT-1558

NA

NA

V-22A

RT-1471

*

MT-4811

LCAC

RT-1285 B

NA

NA

LCU

RT-1285 A

NA

NA

MK5

RT-1285 A

NA

NA

RIB

RT-1285 A

NA

NA

RIB

RT-1558

NA

NA

PC

RT-1285 B

NA

NA

TWR

RT-1285A

NA

NA

Note: The AV-8B, F/A-18 series, and V-22A employ contractor-furnished controls integral with the Head-Up Display and 1553 data bus system.

2. Physical Description

WRA

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

DIMENSIONS

(INCHES)

   

H

W

L

RT-( )/APX-100(V)

8.4

5.250

5.750

8.250

RT-1157/APX-100(V)

10.0

5.750

5.400

10.200

RT-1471/APX-100(V)

10.0

5.375

5.375

10.250

C-( )/APX-100(V)

1.7

5.750

5.250

3.640

MT-4811/APX-100(V)

1.0

1.250

6.000

8.560

3. New Development Introduction. The AN/APX-100(V) has been or will be installed during the production of new aircraft and special purpose surface craft. The AN/APX-100(V) has been retrofitted into all platforms already in the fleet.

4. Significant Interfaces. Functional interfaces of the AN/APX-100(V) include United States military interrogator systems (i.e., AN/UPX-29 Interrogator System), the Navy's Air Traffic Control Radar Beacon System (ATCRBS) IFF Mark XII Systems (AIMS), the Air Force's and Army's AIMS, and the Federal Aviation Administration's ATCRBS. The AN/APX-100(V) interfaces with the AN/TPX-42A(V) Direct Altitude Identification Readout Interrogator Sets aboard carriers as well as shore sites to provide aircraft identification and altitude information for Navy air traffic control operations.

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. Not Applicable (NA)

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. The pilot, copilot, or surface craft operator activates the AN/APX-100(V) and selects the appropriate mode of operation. Transmitting and receiving functions are automatic after activation and initial set-up.

2. Maintenance Concept. For aircraft applications, AN/APX-100(V) maintenance is performed per the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program, OPNAV Instruction (OPNAVINST) 4790.2G, based on three levels of maintenance: organizational, intermediate, and depot. Aboard surface vessels, maintenance is performed on the AN/APX-100(V) per the Issue of Ships Maintenance and Material Management (3M Manual), OPNAVINST 4790.4B.

The AN/APX-100(V) is designed for rapid recognition of hardware failures, ease in replacement of the unit, accuracy of fault isolation, and ease of board and module replacement and repair. Built-In Test (BIT) circuits are used to verify system readiness and to perform fault isolation to the failed Weapon Replaceable Assembly (WRA). The AN/APX-100(V) incorporates a continuous automatic test feature that monitors all interrogations received. Incorrect responses or other malfunctions as identified above will cause the Test/Monitor Go/No-Go indicator to illuminate.

a. Organizational. AN/APX-100(V) organizational level maintenance consists of preventive and corrective maintenance actions limited to system check-out, fault isolation, inspection, servicing, and removal and replacement of assemblies, subassemblies, and certain chassis mounted components such as fuses, lamps, knobs, and displays. In aviation applications, organizational maintenance is performed by Navy Aviation Electronics Technicians (ATs) and Marine Corps Aircraft Communications and Navigation Technicians with the appropriate Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) and Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) for the type, model, and series of aircraft supported. Aboard surface craft, Navy Electronics Technicians (ETs) perform organizational level maintenance on the AN/APX-100(V).

(1) Preventive Maintenance. Preventive maintenance consists of corrosion control and initiating BIT to verify system readiness. The status of the AN/APX-100(V) is displayed on the control panel by the following four indicators:

    • Transponder Test/Monitor Go/No-Go
    • Antenna Voltage Standing-Wave Ratio Status
    • Altitude Digitizer Status
    • Computer Status

(2) Corrective Maintenance. Corrective maintenance consists of troubleshooting, removal, and replacement of WRAs. The BIT features are used to perform fault isolation to the failed WRA in most cases. External confidence checks are performed using the AN/APM-378 Transponder Test Set with the AS-3324/APM-378 Diversity Antenna or the AN/APM-424(V)2 Transponder Test Set. These test sets perform a radiated test on the aircraft transponder system to verify Mode 4-code operation and diversity operation. A new Identification Friend of Foe Interrogator Transponder Test Set for flight line testing just completed Technical Evaluation and was made available to the fleet in December 1999.

b. Intermediate. The Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) or Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) performs intermediate level maintenance. Intermediate level maintenance is also performed at micro-miniature repair shops aboard ships and Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activities (SIMAs). Maintenance actions at this level consist of functional testing, fault isolation, and the removal and replacement of Shop Replaceable Assemblies (SRAs). Faulty SRAs and WRAs (when unable to fault isolate to the SRA) are forwarded to the depot level. Intermediate level maintenance is performed by AT personnel with NEC 6609, Marine Corps personnel with MOS 6413, and ET personnel (with no specific NEC).

c. Depot. Naval Aviation Depot (NAVAVNDEPOT) North Island, California, is the repair depot for the AN/APX-100(V). Faulty WRAs and SRAs are repaired by identifying and replacing all faulty piece-parts and testing the unit to ensure that it is ready for issue.

d. Interim Maintenance. NA

e. Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

3. Manning Concept. Operation and maintenance skill requirements for the AN/APX-100(V) are similar to those required for other existing transponders. Organizational and intermediate maintenance manpower for the AN/APX-100(V) is driven by the total maintenance requirements at each activity. No changes in the existing billet structure for AT 6609, ET (no specific NEC), or MOS 6413 were required to support the AN/APX-100(V).

4. Training Concept. Operator training for the AN/APX-100(V) is provided during pilot training at the aircraft-specific Fleet Readiness Squadrons (FRS) and small craft operator training either through formal training courses or On-the-Job Training (OJT). Organizational level maintenance training for AT and Marine Corps personnel is provided through Naval Air Maintenance Training Group (NAMTRAGRU) courses for each type of aircraft and are conducted at Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) and Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training (FREST) activities. AN/APX-100(V) intermediate level training for AT 6609 and MOS 6413 personnel is conducted by:

    • MTU 1038, NAMTRAGRU Detachment (NAMTRAGRU DET) Lemoore, California
    • MTU 1011, NAMTRAGRU DET Jacksonville, Florida
    • MTU 1007, NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana, Virginia
    • VMAT-203 FREST, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina.

ET personnel that require AN/APX-100(V) intermediate level maintenance training will attend the NAMTRAGRU course conducted at the MTUs. NAMTRAGRU Headquarters Pensacola, Florida, will accommodate Naval Sea Systems Command and provide this training to ET personnel on a case by case basis.

Selected Reserve personnel may earn intermediate level maintenance qualifications by attending formal training at NAMTRAGRU DETs, providing that quotas, funding, and students are available to attend the training. Specific guidelines are contained in NAVPERS 18068F Volume II, Chapter IV, Navy Enlisted Classifications.

The established training concept for most aviation maintenance training divides "A" School courses into two or more segments called Core and Strand. Many organizational level "C" School courses are also divided into separate Initial and Career training courses. "A" School Core courses include general knowledge and skills training for the particular rating, while "A" School Strand courses focus on the more specialized training requirements for that rating and a specific aircraft or equipment, based on the student's fleet activity destination. Strand training immediately follows Core training and is part of the "A" School. Upon completion of Core and Strand "A" School, graduates attend the appropriate Initial "C" School for additional specific training. Initial "C" School training is intended for students with a paygrade of E-4 and below. Career "C" School training is provided for E-5 and above personnel to enhance skills and knowledge within their field.

a. Initial Training. Three cadre factory-training courses were conducted for selected fleet, depot, Naval Aviation Engineering Service Unit, and Coast Guard personnel at the Allied Bendix Aerospace plant (now Raytheon Identification Systems Company) in Towson, Maryland, from 6 August 1984 through 2 November 1984. Allied Bendix Aerospace conducted initial training for MTU 1038 and MTU 1011 instructors from 1 April 1985 through 3 May 1985 at MTU 1038. Allied Bendix Aerospace conducted a depot level maintenance course for, the then, NAVAVNDEPOT Pensacola, Florida, personnel from 11 through 22 August 1986. This training was conducted at the contractor's facility in Baltimore, Maryland. All initial training has been completed.

b. Follow-on Training

(1) Operator. AN/APX-100(V) operator training is accomplished during pilot training at the FRS for each aircraft. Refer to the applicable aircraft platform NTSP for information on pilot courses and annual student training requirements. For surface craft applications, small craft operator training includes AN/APX-100(V) operator training either through formal training courses or OJT.

(2) Maintenance

(a) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance training on the AN/APX-100(V) has been incorporated into existing electronics or communication and navigation training tracks for the specific aircraft platforms. Refer to the individual aircraft NTSP for additional information on organizational maintenance training and annual training input requirements.

(b) Intermediate. There are two intermediate level maintenance courses for the AN/APX-100(V). Each course combines AN/APX-100(V) training with the AN/APX-72 Transponder Set. The Navy training course, Combined Electronics Identification (IFF) Intermediate Maintenance, C-102-4052, is contained in training track D/E-102-6039. The Marine Corps training course, APX-72/APX-100 IFF Intermediate Maintenance, C-102-4049, is contained in training track M-102-6413. Both courses are currently on-line. Training course information is depicted below:

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

Electronic Identification Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

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

D/E-102-6039

Model Manager ...

MTU 1011, NAMTRAGRU DET Jacksonville

Description ..........

This course provides Aviation Electronics Technicians with sufficient knowledge of the AN/APX-100(V) Transponder Set, AN/APX-72 Radar Identification System, TS-1843A/B/APX Transponder Test Set, and AN/APX-76 Air/Air IFF Interrogator Set, including theory, circuit analysis, alignment procedures, and troubleshooting techniques using appropriate test equipment, to safely perform intermediate maintenance in an AIMD environment under limited supervision.

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

MTU 1011, NAMTRAGRU DET Jacksonville

MTU 1038, NAMTRAGRU DET Lemoore

MTU 1007, NAMTRAGRU DET Oceana

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

65 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

AT-6609

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

Technical Training Equipment (TTE) is the AN/APX-100(V); Training Devise (TD) is NA.

Prerequisites ........

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

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

Aircraft Navigation Systems Equipment Intermediate Maintenance

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

M-102-6413

Model Manager ...

VMAT-203 FREST, MTU 3001 NAMTRAGRU DET MCAS Cherry Point

Description ..........

This course provides Aviation Electronics Technicians with sufficient skills and knowledge of the AN/APX-72 and AN/APX-100(V) IFF Transponder System theory of operation, operating characteristics, and troubleshooting procedures to perform intermediate level maintenance on these systems in the AIMD and MALS environment with close supervision.

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

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

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

65 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .....

MOS 6413

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

TTE is the AN/APX-100(V); TD is NA.

Prerequisite .........

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

c. Student Profiles

SKILL IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AT 6609

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

MOS 6314

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

d. Training Pipelines. No new training tracks are required by this NTSP. Maintenance training tracks for the AN/APX-100(V) are currently available as identified in paragraph H.4.b.(2)(b) above.

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 is the comprehensive testing of one's knowledge. It consists of a bank of test questions managed through automated data processing. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Training assisted in development of MTIP by providing those question banks (software) already developed by the Navy. MTIP was implemented per OPNAVINST 4790.2 series. MTIP allows increased effectiveness in the application of training resources through identification of skills and knowledge deficiencies at the activity, work center, or individual technician level. Refresher training is concentrated where needed to improve identified skill and knowledge shortfalls. (MTIP will be replaced by Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System (AMTCS). Currently planning is for AMTCS to begin initial implementation in third quarter Fiscal Year (FY) 00.

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

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

AMTCS provides a cost effective training continuum as an integrated system, which satisfies the training and administrative requirements of both the individual technician Sailor/Marine and the organization. Technology investments enabled the design and development of several state-of-the-art training and administrative tools: Computer-Based Training (CBT) for the technicians in the Fleet in the form of Interactive Courseware (ICW) with Computer Managed Instruction (CMI) and Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) for the schoolhouse.

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

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

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) have been developed for all aircrew personnel as required as reflected in the appropriate Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) syllabus and yearly recertification. PQS for maintenance personnel will not be developed.

3. Other Onboard or In-Service Training Packages. Marine Corps onboard training is based on the current series of MCO P4790.12, Individual Training Standards System and MATMEP. This program is designed to meet Marine Corps, as well as Navy OPNAVINST 4790.2 series, maintenance training requirements. It is a performance-based, standardized, level-progressive, documentable, training management and evaluation program. It identifies and prioritizes task inventories by MOS through a front-end analysis process that identifies task, skill, and knowledge requirements of each MOS. MTIP questions coupled to MATMEP tasks will help identify training deficiencies that can be enhanced with refresher training. (MATMEP is planned to be replaced by AMTCS.)

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

CONTRACT NUMBERS

 

MANUFACTURER

 

ADDRESS

N00019-92-C-0095

N00019-81-C-0004

N00019-82-C-0222

N00019-84-C-0188

N00019-88-C-0094

N00019-89-C-0180

N00163-94-D-0021

Allied Signal Aerospace Company

Bendix Communications Division

1300 East Joppa Road

Baltimore, MD 21204

2. Program Documentation. The initial Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP) was issued 15 September 1980. The current revised ILSP is dated 30 May 1995.

3. Technical Data Plan. The Technical Data Plans at the three levels of maintenance are as follows:

a. Organizational. Organizational level technical data on the AN/APX-100(V) is contained in the organizational maintenance manuals for each aircraft and surface craft. Organizational level maintenance manuals are currently available through the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command (NATEC).

b. Intermediate. The Army and the Navy have developed a technical manual with an illustrated parts breakdown for intermediate level maintenance for joint use. The Navy publication number for the AN/APX-100(V) Intermediate Maintenance Manual is AE-230AA-MIB-000, dated 15 Aug 1998. NATEC distribution began in June 1999.

c. Depot. No depot level maintenance manual has been developed. The NAVAVNDEPOT North Island employees have developed their own information system in lieu of a published depot maintenance manual.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. The test equipment described below is required for functional testing and fault isolation, and is currently available to the fleet.

a. Organizational. Organizational level support equipment consists of the AN/APM-378 Transponder Test Set with the AS-3324/APM-378 Diversity Antenna or the AN/APM-424(V)2 Transponder Test Set.

b. Intermediate. Intermediate level support equipment consists of the AN/UPM-155 IFF Radar Test, AN/APM-421 IFF Test Set, the Fluke 8800A/AA Digital Multimeter, the AN/USM-425 (V)1 Oscilloscope, and the Hewlett-Packard 214A Pulse Generator.

c. Depot. The AN/USM-467 Radar Communications (RADCOM) Test Station is employed at the depot level as Automatic Test Equipment. Depot training requirements are identified in the AN/USM-467 RADCOM NTSP, A-50-8710A/A dated 20 July 1993.

5. Repair Parts. The Navy is the Primary Inventory Control Activity (PICA) in the procurement of the AN/APX-100(V). The Naval Inventory Control Point, located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, performs the PICA functions and provisions the necessary spares and repair parts. The Material Support Date was achieved 1 October 1984.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules

a. Aircraft. The AN/APX-100(V) is currently installed in the following aircraft during production; this includes the trainer and pre-production models:

    • RC-12F/M
    • UC-12F/M
    • C-20D/GIV
    • E-2C (Group II)
    • F-14D
    • F/A-18A/B
    • F/A-18C/D
    • F/A-18E/F
    • AH-1W
    • HH-60H
    • SH-60B
    • SH-60F
    • T-45A
    • AV-8B
    • V-22A

b. Surface Craft. The AN/APX-100(V) is installed on several types of special purpose surface vessels, including the LCAC, LCU, MK5 Special Forces Sea Craft, RIB, PC, and TWR during production. Retrofit installation on fleet surface craft has been completed.

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. All AN/APX-100(V) systems are ready for operational use upon completion of the installation.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. Installation time is approximately two hours.

4. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedule. The United States Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard employ several configurations of the AN/APX-100(V) in various aircraft. The Navy is the lead service for procurement of the AN/APX-100(V). FMS of the AN/APX-100(V) includes over 50 nations; many with only one or two units procured and others with the number of units procured dependent upon the specific aircraft procurements. For additional information concerning FMS or other military procurements, contact the Program Manager, PMA209.

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule. For organizational maintenance, the appropriate configuration of the AN/APX-100(V) and control unit, when applicable, have been delivered to the MTU and FREST activities for use as TTE. The intermediate maintenance training courses employ two receiver-transmitter configurations and a control unit as TTE, which have been delivered. Refer to Part IV.A.1 of this NTSP for the detailed delivery schedule.

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

AIMS Mark XII Identification Friend or Foe

E-30-7115D/D

PMA213

Draft

Mar 99

AH-1W Aircraft

A-50-8520D/A

PMA276

Approved

Feb 96

AN/TPX-42A(V)5 DAIR and (V)10 RATCF DAIR

E-50-8502/A

PMA213

Approved

Jan 94

AN/UPX-29(V) Interrogator System

E-30-7815C/A

PMA213

Approved

Apr 96

AN/UPX-30(V) Central Identification Friend or Foe/Automatic Identification System

E-30-8407B/D

PMA213

Draft

May 95

AV-8B Harrier II Plus Weapons System

A-50-8201C/D

PMA257

Draft

Aug 98

E-2C Aircraft

A-50-8716D/A

PMA231

Approved

Dec 97

F-14A, F-14B, and F-14D Aircraft

A-50-8511B/D

PMA241

Draft

Aug 98

F/A-18C/D Aircraft Weapons System

A-50-7703F/A

PMA265

Approved

Jan 97

F/A-18E/F Weapon System

A-50-9201A

PMA265

Approved

Apr 95

HH-60H Combat Search and Rescue - Special Warfare Support Helicopter

A-50-8714B/A

PMA299

Approved

Dec 93

KC-130T Aircraft

A-50-8423/A

PMA200

Approved

Jun 85

Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System MK-III Part B, Aircraft Subsystem

A-50-7702C/P

PMA299

Proposed

Jul 92

SH-60F Carrier Inner Zone Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter

A-50-8508D/D

PMA299

Draft

Nov 98

V-22 Osprey Joint Training Plan

A-50-8412D/D

PMA275

Draft

Mar 99

AN/USM-467 Weapon System Test Station, RADCOM

A-50-8710A/P

PMA260

Approved

Jul 93

AN/APX-100 ILSP

No Number Assigned

PMA209

Revised

May 95



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