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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

CABLE HARNESS REPAIR OR

MANUFACTURING EQUIVALENCE PROGRAM

N88-NTSP-A-50-8512B/A

OCTOBER 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As a result of a 1986 Government Accounting Office Investigation citing wiring problems as the leading consumer of aircraft unscheduled maintenance man-hours, intermediate level Cable and Connector Repair Shop (Work Center 69C) was established. The investigation concluded that the absence of a repair and manufacturing capability for aircraft wiring and cables contributed significantly to Non-Mission Capable and Partial Mission Capable rates. In September 1996, Chief of Naval Operations (N881) identified the CHROME equipment as an APN-7 approved requirement. All CHROME equipment is a Commercial Off-The-Shelf acquisition. The CHROME Program separates equipment into three groups. Group 0 consists of the A/U24T-1 (V) Wire Test Set, A/E32M-38 Wiring Systems Repair Tool Set, A/E 32M-37 Wiring Systems Repair Tool Set (shore sites only), and A/E32M-58 Wiring Systems Repair Tool Set (Marine Corps only). Group I consists of two pneumatic wire crimpers, a pneumatic wire stripper, labeling machine, instant connector kit, air compressor for the Marine Corps, and a six volume set of connector encyclopedias. Group II includes a wire braiding machine and wire processor.

Group 0 equipment entered acquisition Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) in August 1995 with a Material Support Date of September 1997. Group I equipment passed Support Equipment Decision (SED) III in June 1997, and was delivered to fleet activities in July 1997. Group II equipment is expected to reach SED III in September 2001, with an estimated Initial Operating Capability of March 2002. Through the use of Groups 0 and I equipment, authorized Intermediate Maintenance Activities (IMA) will test wiring assemblies for pin-to-pin continuity, insulation breakdown, and overall wiring system performance. After fault isolation, the IMA will repair wiring harness assemblies and return them to a Ready For Issue (RFI) status. If repair is uneconomical or unfeasible, the IMA will manufacture a new assembly.

Intermediate level maintenance is performed by Navy Aviation Electrician's Mate (AE) and Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) personnel, and Marine Corps personnel with Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 6423, Aviation Electronic Micro-Miniature/Instrument and Cable Repair Technicians. All USMC MOS 6423 personnel receive CHROME training via USMC Miniature Electronics/Instrument/Cable Repair Intermediate Maintenance Track M-102-6423. Navy AE and AT personnel may receive CHROME training via Aircraft Electrical Interface Devices Intermediate Maintenance course C-602-3023 on an as required basis. Due to the simplicity of CHROME, no additional maintenance manpower is required. CHROME follow-on training is provided by Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 1037, Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) Jacksonville, Florida, and MTU 1067, NAMTRAU North Island, California.

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-3

H. Concepts I-5

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

J. Logistics Support I-10

K. Schedules I-12

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-14

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-15

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

ACC

Aircraft Controlling Custodian

AE

Aviation Electrician's Mate

AEID

Aircraft Electrical Interface Device

AIMD

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

ALSP

Acquisition Logistics Support Plan

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AOB

Average Onboard

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

   

CBT

Computer-Based Training

CHROME

Cable Harness Repair Or Manufacturing Equivalence

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet

CMC

Commandant of the Marine Corps

CNATRA

Chief of Naval Air Training

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMNAVAIRESFOR

Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force

COMNAVRESFOR

Commander, Naval Reserve Force

   

DT

Developmental Test

   

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GPETE

General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment

GPTE

General Purpose Test Equipment

   

IMA

Intermediate Maintenance Activity

IOC

Initial Operating Capability

IPB

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

   

MAG

Marine Air Group

MALS

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

MATMEP

Marine Training Management and Evaluation Program

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MSD

Material Support Date

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAMP

Naval Aviation Maintenance Program

NAMTRAU

Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATEC

Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVICP

Naval Aviation Inventory Control Point

NAWC

Naval Air Warfare Center

NAWCAD

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NAWCADLKE

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Lakehurst

NSD

Navy Support Date

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instructions

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

OT

Operational Test

   

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PSICP

Program Support Inventory Control Point

   

RAIMD

Reserve Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SED

Support Equipment Decision

SM&R

Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability

SPETE

Special Purpose Electronic Test Equipment

SPTE

Special Purpose Test Equipment

ST

Special Tools

SU

Switching Unit

   

TBD

To Be Determined

TCU

Test Control Unit

TD

Training Device

TECHEVAL

Technical Evaluation

TFS

Total Force Structure

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

TYCOM

Type Commander

   

ULSS

Users Logistic Support Summary

UUT

Unit Under Test

   

WTS

Wire Test Set

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the Cable Harness Repair Or Manufacturing Equivalence (CHROME) Program has been prepared to update the Draft Navy Training Plan, A-50-8512B/D, dated January 2000. This NTSP complies with guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual and reflects the latest information available. Specifically, this NTSP reflects the following changes to the CHROME program:

    • Updates the list of Manpower, Personnel, and Training Principals
    • Removes Navy manpower billet requirements (refer to Part I, paragraph H.3. Manning Concept)
    • Incorporates revisions in intermediate maintenance training
    • Updates onboard (in-service) training to reflect current program status
    • Updates logistics support information to include addition of new equipment
    • Updates MPT milestones
    • Updates points of contact listing

N88-NTSP-A-50-8512B/A

October 2000

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. Cable Harness Repair Or Manufacturing Equivalence (CHROME)

2. Program Element. 84771X

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 (N881)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N889H)

Marine Corps Program Sponsor CMC (ASL)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA260)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

COMNAVRESFOR

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

COMNAVAIRESFOR

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-40, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Marine Corps Force Structure MCCDC (C53)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The purpose of the CHROME Program is to establish an intermediate level of repair or manufacture of aircraft electrical cables and wiring assemblies. All CHROME equipment is obtained through Commercial Off-The-Shelf acquisitions. The CHROME Program separates equipment into three groups as follows.

Group 0:

    • A/U24T-1 (V) Wire Test Set (WTS)
    • A/E32M-38 Wiring Systems Repair Tool Set
    • A/E 32M-37 Wiring Systems Repair Tool Set (shore sites only)
    • A/E32M-58 Wiring Systems Repair Tool Set (Marine Corps only)

Group I

    • Pneumatic wire stripper
    • Pneumatic wire crimpers - two types
    • Labeling machine
    • Instant connector kit
    • Air compressor (Marine Corps only)
    • Six volume set of encyclopedias of connectors

Group II

    • Wire braiding machines - two types
    • Wire processor

2. Foreign Military Sales. Not Applicable (NA)

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. Developmental Test (DT) was successfully completed in August 1988 for Group 0 equipment at the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Indianapolis. Operational Test (OT) and Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL) was not conducted for Group 0 equipment.

OT was successfully conducted by NAWCAD at Patuxent River, Maryland, in May 1994 for Group I equipment. DT and TECHEVAL was not conducted for Group I equipment.

Group II equipment is scheduled for TECHEVAL in July 2001 at NAWCAD Lakehurst (NAWCADLKE), New Jersey. DT and OT are not scheduled for Group II equipment.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. No weapon system, equipment, or program is being replaced. The CHROME Program was established to increase the repair and manufacture capability of faulty cables and wiring harness assemblies for support equipment and aircraft. Previously, most aircraft cables were Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability (SM&R) coded as consumable or depot only repairable items, and when determined to be faulty, were discarded by Navy and Marine Corps organizational level maintenance activities. The absence of an intermediate level maintenance repair and manufacturing capability for aircraft wiring and cable assemblies contributed significantly to unacceptable Non Mission Capable and Partial Mission Capable rates.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description

a. Group 0. The A/U24T-1 (V) WTS performs continuity and insulation testing, and aids in manufacture of wire harness assemblies. The WTS is portable, computer-controlled, and consists of two major components, the Test Control Unit (TCU) TTU-543/U24T-1 (V), and from one to four Switching Units (SU) SWU-79U24T-1 (V). The WTS interfaces with the Unit Under Test (UUT) through adapters and buffer cables to perform test and diagnostic routines. Utilizing one SU, the test set provides 500 test points on the UUT. Utilizing four SUs, the test set provides 2,000 test points to measure continuity, resistance, and insulation breakdown between two UUT test points. The Wiring Systems Repair Tool Set contains common tools, special tools, and accessories used for wiring harness repair or manufacture.

b. Group I

(1) Pneumatic Wire Stripper. The Pneumatic Wire Stripper is a hand-held device that uses compressed air to strip the insulation from the wire.

(2) Pneumatic Wire Crimper (Type I). The Pneumatic Wire Crimper (Type I) is a hand-held device that uses compressed air to crimp contacts to small gauge wires.

(3) Pneumatic Wire Crimper (Type II). The Pneumatic Wire Crimper (Type II) is a hand-held device that uses compressed air to crimp contacts to large gauge wires.

(4) Labeling Machine. The Labeling Machine is a device capable of printing a variety of labels used to mark cables, wires, terminal blocks, and other electronic components.

(5) Instant Connector Kit. The Instant Connector Kit is a kit used to fabricate connectors from polyethylene. This kit eliminates the procurement lead-time of connectors when a technician has an immediate need to manufacture an adapter cable for the WTS.

(6) Encyclopedia of Connectors. The Encyclopedia of Connectors is a six volume set of books containing detailed connector configuration, ordering information, lists of manufacturers, commercial and military part numbers, contacts, tools, drawings, dimensional data, and military specifications related to plating, testing, and wire.

c. Group II

(1) Braiding Machine. The Braiding Machine is an electro-mechanical device that braids cable assemblies with an external metal or cloth material to provide Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) shielding, additional chafe protection, and durability.

(2) Wire Processor. The Wire Processor is used for measuring, trimming, stripping, and preparing electrical wire for assembly into aircraft wiring harness assemblies.

2. Physical Description. CHROME Group 0 through Group II equipment is assigned to Work Center 69C. The physical description of each unit is as follows:

EQUIPMENT

L x W x H (INCHES)

WEIGHT (POUNDS)

GROUP 0:

   

WTS A/U24T-1(V) TCU, TTU-543/U24T-1(V)

18 x 20 x 11

50

SU, SWU-79/U24T-1(V)

21x 19 x 12

47

Basic, A/E32M-38 Wiring System Repair Tool Set

33 x 46 x 60

204

Shore Supplemental A/E32M-38 Wiring System Repair Tool Set

33 x 46 x 60

204

Marine Corps, A/E32M-38 Wiring System Repair Tool Set

33 x 46 x 60

204

GROUP I:

   

Pneumatic Wire Stripper

7 x 2 x 3

2

Pneumatic Wire Crimper (Type I)

8 x 2 x 2

3

Pneumatic Wire Crimper (Type II)

10 x 3 x 3

5

Labeling Machine

18 x 8 x 5

7

Instant Connector Kit

14 x 10 x 4

10

Portable Air Compressor

36 x 18 x 30

150

GROUP II:

   

Wire Braiding Machine

40 x 40 x 72

700

Wire Processor

17 x 15 x 12

70

3. New Development Introduction. NA

4. Significant Interfaces. NA

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. NA

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. CHROME equipment is designed to be operated by qualified intermediate level maintenance personnel through use of the WTS, General Purpose Test Equipment (GPTE), and Common Support Equipment (CSE). Navy Aviation Electrician's Mates (AE) and Aviation Electronics Technicians (AT), and Marine Corps personnel with MOS 6423 will test wiring assemblies for pin-to-pin continuity, insulation breakdown, and overall wiring system performance. After fault isolation, the local Intermediate Maintenance Activity (IMA) will repair the wiring harness assemblies and return them to a Ready For Issue (RFI) status. If repair of an assembly is determined to be uneconomical or unfeasible, the technician will manufacture a new assembly using common and special tools and equipment. Special tool kits and equipment are identified in Part IV.A.2. of this NTSP.

2. Maintenance Concept. General direction and guidance regarding the maintenance concept for the CHROME Program is provided by the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP), OPNAVINST 4790.2G. The NAMP prescribes the concept of three levels of maintenance: organizational, intermediate, and depot. Maintenance level assignment is determined by which level has the resources to effectively and economically accomplish the maintenance action, and organizational structure for collection of data to manage the NAMP.

a. Organizational. NA

b. Intermediate

(1) Preventive Maintenance

(a) Group 0. There are no special preventive maintenance tasks required for the WTS or Wiring Systems Repair Tool Sets, therefore, a Maintenance Requirement Card deck was not developed.

(b) Group I. Preventive maintenance is conducted during the pre-operational inspection and per commercially provided operational instructions.

(c) Group II. Procedures encompassing all types of Wire Braiders and Wire Processors include:

    • Daily Inspection (Wire Braider and Wire Processor)
    • Track Surface Lubrication (Wire Braider)
    • Track Surface Cleaning (Wire Braider)
    • Feed Wheel and Wire Cutting-Splicing Blade Inspection (Wire Processor)

(2) Corrective Maintenance

(a) Group 0. Corrective maintenance includes removal and replacement of defective sub-assemblies detected during automated WTS self-test operation. After performing corrective maintenance, operators can run a self-test to verify the integrity of the WTS.

(b) Group I. There is no formal corrective maintenance for these items. The equipment is consumable and should be repaired or replaced by the IMAs, per the NAMP.

(c) Group II. Per SM&R codes, intermediate level maintenance personnel will perform repairs of the end item and sub-assemblies, as required. Corrective maintenance will consist of the following:

    • Fault Locating
    • Removal and Replacement of Faulty Sub-Assemblies

c. Depot. NA

d. Interim Maintenance. Technical assistance is provided by Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command (NATEC) representatives and project engineers at NAWCADLKE. The Navy Support Dates (NSDs) for CHROME equipment are as follows:

Group 0 September 1, 1998

Group I September 30, 1997

Group II March 1, 2004

e. Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

3. Manning Concept. All USMC MOS 6423 personnel receive CHROME training via USMC Miniature Electronics/Instrument/Cable Repair Intermediate Maintenance Track M-102-6423.

Navy AE and AT personnel may receive CHROME training on an as required basis via Aircraft Electrical Interface Devices Intermediate Maintenance course C-602-3023. Traditionally Navy AE and AT NEC 9526 and 9527 personnel are assigned to Work Center 69C and are responsible for cable repair. There is no NEC awarded for the satisfactory completion of Aircraft Electrical Interface Devices Intermediate Maintenance course C-602-3023. Prerequisites for this course are limited only to the AE (A1) or AT (A1) graduate. Navy AE and AT personnel assigned to shore based AIMD Work Centers 69C may attended this course at the discretion of their parent command. Navy manpower requirements for CHROME cannot be determined by NEC or billets authorized per command, but rather by the specific needs of the command at which AE and AT Work Center 69C personnel are assigned. Navy manpower requirements are not included in this document.

4. Training Concept. Follow-on training for CHROME is provided by Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 1037, Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) Jacksonville, Florida, and MTU 1067, NAMTRAU North Island, California.

Selected Reserve personnel may earn intermediate level maintenance qualifications by attending formal training at NAMTRAUs providing quotas, funding, for 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" Schools, graduates going to organizational level activities attend the appropriate Initial "C" School for additional specific training. Initial "C" School training is intended for students in paygrades E-4 and below. Career "C" School training is provided to organizational level personnel, E-5 and above, to enhance skills and knowledge within their field. "A" School graduates going to intermediate level activities attend the appropriate intermediate level "C" School. Intermediate level "C" Schools are not separated into Initial and Career courses.

a. Initial Training. Dual and Associates developed the Aircraft Electrical Interface Devices Intermediate Level Maintenance course and provided one session of initial training at MTU 1003 NAMTRAU Oceana, Virginia, during March and April 1989. Two sessions of Group II initial training are planned in January 2002. When information on the location and length of the two initial training sessions for Group II becomes available it will be included in updates to this NTSP.

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

Aircraft Electrical Interface Devices Intermediate Level Maintenance Initial Training

Description ..........

This course provided MTU instructors and cadre maintenance personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach intermediate level cable harness and wiring repair and manufacturing.

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

MTU 1003 NAMTRAU Oceana

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

12 days

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

Completed

b. Follow-on Training. All CHROME equipment has been included in the October 1998 revision of the AEID course. Group I equipment includes common tools and does not require in-depth technical training. Therefore, it does not significantly impact the follow-on course. Group 0 and II equipment requires in-depth technical training to enhance skills and techniques required to braid and manufacture cable harnesses, and repair wire braiding and wire processing machinery.

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

Aircraft Electrical Interface Devices Intermediate Level Maintenance

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

C-602-3023 (Part of track M-102-6423, USMC only)

Model Manager ...

MTU 1037 NAMTRAU Jacksonville

Description ..........

This course provides ATs and AEs with sufficient skills and knowledge of aircraft electrical interface devices to perform repair and remanufacture of aircraft cables and wiring assemblies in an IMA working environment under close supervision.

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

MTU 1037, NAMTRAU Jacksonville

MTU 1067, NAMTRAU North Island

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

19 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier...

NEC is NA; MOS 6423

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

TD is NA; refer to element IV.A.1 for TTE.

Prerequisites ........

AE: C-602-3039, Aviation Electrician's Mate O Level Strand Class A1

AT: C-100-2017, Avionics Technician I Level Class

c. Student Profiles

SKILL IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AE

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

AT

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

MOS 6423

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

d. Training Pipelines. As a result of the Work Center 640, 650, and 690 Maintenance Training Requirements Review (MTRR) held at Naval Air Station (NAS) Norfolk, 16-20 June 1997, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) (N889) authorized the Marine Corps to re-establish the training pipeline for M-102-6423. The following is a list of courses within this re-established pipeline:

MOS 6423, AVIATION ELECTRONIC

MICRO-MINIATURE/INSTRUMENT AND CABLE REPAIR

CIN

TITLE

LENGTH

A-100-0072

Miniature Electronics Repair

26 days

C-602-3023

Aircraft Electrical Interface Devices Intermediate Level Maintenance

19 days

C-602-3019

Sealed Instrument Repair

54 days

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development

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

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

Included in the AMTCS development effort is the Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System - Software Module (ASM) which provides testing {Test and Evaluation (TEV)}, recording {Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ)}, and a Feedback system. The core functionality of these AMTCS tools are based and designed around 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 (PC0; Electronic Class Rooms (ECR); Learning Resource Centers (LRC) and operating software, 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 Maintenance Training Improvement Program (MTIP) and Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program (MATMEP) programs.

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. NA

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. MATMEP is planned to be replaced by AMTCS.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers. The following is a list of CHROME equipment, manufacturers, and contract numbers:

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

GROUP 0:

   

N00163-93-C-0100 WTS AU24T-1(V)

CSTS Inc.

1719 Elsbrook Lane

Anaheim, CA

N00163-92-C-0185 - Wiring System Repair Tool Set

Daniels Manufacturing Corporation

526 Thorpe Road

Orlando, FL 32801

GROUP I:

   

N68335-97-M-3647 - Pneumatic Crimp Tool (Small Wire)

Daniels Manufacturing Corporation

6400 Shafer Court

Suite 350

Rosemont, IL 60018

N68335-97-M-3647 - Pneumatic Crimp Tool (Large Wire)

Daniels Manufacturing Corporation

6400 Shafer Court

Suite 350

Rosemont, IL 60018

N68335-97-M-3653 - Labeling System Kit

R.S. Hughes Company

4643 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85040

N68335-97-M-3650 - Pneumatic Wire Stripper

R.S. Hughes Company

4643 South 32nd Street

Phoenix, AZ 85040

N68335-97-M-3579 - Instant Connector Repair Kit

Wiring Analyzers, Inc.

P.O. Box 1416

Edmonds, WA 98020

N68335-97-M-3652 - Encyclopedia of Connectors

Edwards Publishing Company, Inc.

14129 Chadron Avenue

P.O. Box 1668

Hawthorne, CA 90251

Note: Group II contract award is anticipated for January 2001.

2. Program Documentation. A Users Logistics Support Summary (ULSS) for the Group 0 WTS was developed by Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) Indianapolis, and approved 20 February 1996 by Program Manager, Air (PMA) 260. A ULSS and an Acquisition Logistics Support Plan (ALSP) for Group I was developed and approved by NAWCADLKE, 19 May 1994 and 11 March 1997, respectively. There is an ALSP developed for Group II, but it is on hold due to date slippage.

3. Technical Data Plan. An advanced technical manual was developed for the Group 0 WTS and was delivered with equipment. Due to the simplicity of Group I equipment, formal Naval Air Systems Command technical manual numbers will not be assigned to any Group I equipment, and a Technical Manual Contract Requirement is not required. Manufacturers provided a user's guide with each piece of equipment delivered. The Contractor will provide off-the-shelf commercial manuals for Group II equipment.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. Special tools and test equipment requirements have been determined by NAWCADLKE. Test sets, tools, and test equipment for the intermediate level course are identified in element IV.A.1. of this NTSP.

5. Repair Parts

a. Group 0. The Naval Aviation Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, will serve as the Program Support Inventory Control Point (PSICP) and provide complete post-Material Support Date (MSD) supply support for the WTS. MSD was achieved in September 1997.

b. Group I. The Group I CHROME equipment is consumable; therefore, there will be minimal supply support required. These consumables are identified in the ULSS. Detailed supplier information is provided to allow the user to order through open purchase. Provisioning was not required. MSD and Initial Operating Capability (IOC) were both achieved in July 1997.

c. Group II. NAVICP will serve as the PSICP. Spare parts will be provided based on the most practical level of repair. This level will be determined by NAWCADLKE. Full provisioning will be determined by the NAVICP based on documentation provided by NAWCADLKE. MSD is scheduled for March 2003

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules. The delivery schedule for CHROME Group 0, I, and II Equipment is as follows:

ACTIVITY

GROUP 0

GROUP I

GROUP II

AIMD Atsugi

3/95

***

TBD

AIMD Barbers Point

3/95

AIMD Brunswick

12/94

AIMD China Lake

3/95

9/97

AIMD Corpus Christi

3/95

9/97

AIMD Diego Garcia

3/95

AIMD Fallon

3/95

AIMD Jacksonville

12/94

9/97

TBD

AIMD Keflavik

1/95

AIMD Lemoore

3/95

***

AIMD Mayport

1/95

AIMD Misawa

3/95

AIMD Norfolk

12/94

9/97

AIMD North Island

3/95

9/97

TBD

AIMD Oceana

10/94

9/97

TBD

AIMD Rota

12/94

AIMD Sigonella

12/94

9/97

TBD

AIMD Whidbey Island

3/95

9/97

TBD

CV 62 USS Independence

3/95

9/97

CV 63 USS Kitty Hawk

3/95

9/97

CV 64 USS Constellation

3/95

9/97

CV 67 USS John F. Kennedy

1/95

9/97

CVN 65 USS Enterprise

12/94

9/97

CVN 68 USS Nimitz

3/95

9/97

CVN 69 USS Dwight D. Eisenhower

10/94

CVN 70 USS Carl Vinson

3/95

9/97

CVN 71 USS Theodore Roosevelt

10/94

9/97

CVN 72 USS Abraham Lincoln

3/95

9/97

CVN 73 USS George Washington

12/94

9/97

RAIMD Atlanta

10/94

9/97

TBD

RAIMD Fort Worth

10/94

9/97

RAIMD New Orleans

10/94

RAIMD Willow Grove

12/94

9/97

NAWCAD Patuxent River

12/94

9/97

TBD

NAWCAD Lakehurst

10/94

9/97

TBD

MTU 1067 North Island

10/94

9/97

TBD

MTU 1037 Jacksonville

10/94

9/97

TBD

MALS-11 Miramar

3/95

9/97

TBD

MALS-12 Iwakuni

3/95

9/97

TBD

MALS-13 Yuma

3/95

9/97

TBD

MALS-14 Cherry Point

12/94

9/97

TBD

MALS-16 Miramar

3/95

9/97

TBD

MALS-26 New River

12/94

9/97

TBD

MALS-29 New River

12/94

9/97

TBD

MALS-31 Beaufort

12/94

9/97

TBD

MALS-36 Futenma

3/95

9/97

TBD

MALS-39 Camp Pendleton

3/95

9/97

TBD

MALS-41 Dallas

12/94

***

TBD

MALS-49 Stewart

10/94

MALS-42 Atlanta

12/94

***

TBD

NAWCAD China Lake

9/97

CNATRA Corpus Christi

3/95

9/97

AIMD Pensacola

***

9/97

TBD

*** Indicates activities that did not initially receive CHROME Groups 0 and I equipment and will require them for full capability. During the FY99 APN-7 conference Aircraft Controlling Custodian (ACC) and Type Commanders (TYCOMs) approved the acquisition of additional Group 0 and I equipment for those activities receiving CHROME Group II equipment. Empty fields in the table indicate no plans for the activities to receive that category equipment. The APN-7 conference also changed the CHROME program to ashore units only; however, at ACC/TYCOM discretion, CHROME equipment may remain onboard those sea activities already in receipt. Any changes to the above schedule will be included in future updates to this NTSP.

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. All CHROME Program equipment items are Ready for Operational Use upon receipt.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. None of the CHROME Program equipment items require special or non-standard installation for Navy Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Departments (AIMDs), however Marine mobile facilities configuration ST01 is being reconfigured as WR01 to accommodate CHROME equipment at Marine Corps IMAs. Upgraded facilities will be available to meet the developed delivery schedule.

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

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

L. GOVERNMENT FURNISHED EQUIPMENT AND CONTRACTOR FURNISHED EQUIPMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS. NA

M. RELATED NTSPs AND OTHER APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT

OR NTSP TITLE

DOCUMENT

OR NTSP NUMBER

PDA

CODE

STATUS

ULSS Cable Harness Repair or Manufacturing Equivalent Equipment Group I

NAWCADLKE U76097-004

NAWCADLKE

Approved

May 94

ULSS A/U24T-1(V) Wire Test Set

NA

PMA260

Approved

Feb 96

ALSP Cable Harness Repair or Manufacturing Equivalent Equipment Group I

176097-004

NAWCADLKE

Approved

Mar 97

ALSP Cable Harness Repair or Manufacturing Equivalent Equipment Group II

76097009

PMA260

Approved

Sep 97



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