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APPROVED

NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

AIRCRAFT CARRIER

VISUAL LANDING AID SYSTEMS

N88-NTSP-A-50-9202A/A

NOVEMBER 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) has been developed to identify the life-cycle manpower, personnel, and training requirements associated with Aircraft Carrier (CV) Visual Landing Aid (VLA) Systems. The CV VLA Systems consist of the Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System (LSFS), Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOLS) MK-6 MOD 3, Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (IFLOLS), Integrated Launch And Recovery Television System (ILARTS) MK-8 MOD 0, Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display (LSO HUD) MK-1 MOD 0, Improved Carrier Optical Landing System (ICOLS), Long Range Line-Up System (LRLS), Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System (MOVLAS) MK-1 MOD 2, Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing (VISUAL), and the Wind Measuring Indicating System (WMIS). Manpower requirements identified in current Ship Manpower Documents (SMD) were used as the baseline for this NTSP.

The ICOLS is now called LRLS. LRLS is currently in Phase II of the acquisition process, going through Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL) aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL) is not required for LRLS. LRLS is expected to reach Phase III of the acquisition process, (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) in May 1999, with Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in March 2000. FLOLS is being replaced with IFLOLS. IFLOLS is currently in Phase II of the acquisition process, going through OPEVAL aboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73). IFLOLS is expected to reach Phase III of the acquisition process (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) in April 1999, with IOC in October 2000. VISUAL is a new program that is currently in Phase I of the acquisition process, Program Definition and Risk Reduction. VISUAL is expected to complete Phase II of the acquisition process, Engineering and Manufacturing Development in FY02, with IOC in November 2003. ILARTS, Flight Deck Centerline LSFS, LSO HUD, MOVLAS, FLOLS, and WMIS are all post-IOC.

The VLAs used onboard aircraft carriers are being combined in this NTSP to ensure maintainer and operator manpower requirements are current. Manpower and training requirements for each system are displayed separately and combined to show there will be no change in manpower for commands and training facilities. These requirements will also provide justification for no change in student billets.

The addition of the LRLS, IFLOLS, and VISUAL will require no change to the existing organizational level Interior Communications Electrician (IC) or Electrician's Mate (EM) billet structures. These systems will be designed to minimize manning and will be capable of being operated and maintained by IC and EM personnel currently on board aircraft carriers.

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-1

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

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

G. Description of New Development I-4

H. Concepts I-20

I. On-Board (In-Service) Training I-53

J. Logistics Support I-55

K. Schedules I-61

    1. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-64

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-64

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

ABE

Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Launching and Recovery Equipment)

ACLS

Automatic Carrier Landing System

AIMD

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

ALRE

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment

AN

Airman

APARTS

Automated Performance Assessment and Readiness Training System

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

   

BITE

Built-In Test Equipment

   

CAFSU

Carrier and Field Service Unit

CFE

Contractor Furnished Equipment

CIC

Combat Information Center

CINCPACFLT

Commander In Chief, United States Pacific Fleet

CM

Corrective Maintenance

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMNAVAIRESFOR

Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force

CV

Aircraft Carrier

CV-VLA

Aircraft Carrier Visual Landing Aid

CVN

Aircraft Carrier Nuclear

   

DET

Detachment

   

ECSS

Electronic Crosshair Stabilization System

EM

Electrician's Mate

   

FALANT

Farnsworth Lantern

FLOLS

Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System

FMS

Foreign Military Sales

FRS

Fleet Readiness Squadron

FTC

Fleet Training Center

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GFE

Government Furnished Equipment

GPETE

General Purpose Electronics Test Equipment

GPTE

General Purpose Test Equipment

GQ

General Quarters

   

HUD

Heads-Up Display

   

IC

Interior Communications Electrician

ICOLS

Improved Carrier Optical Landing System

IFLOLS

Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System

ILARTS

Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

IOC

Initial Operational Capability

IPB

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

ISIT

Intensified Silicon Intensified Target

   

LRLS

Long Range Line-Up System

LSFS

Light Sequence Flasher System

LSO

Landing Signal Officer

LSO HUD

Landing Signal Officer Heads-Up Display

LT

Lieutenant

   

MIP

Maintenance Index Pages

MOVLAS

Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System

MPT

Manpower, Personnel, and Training

MPTCD

Manpower, Personnel, and Training Concept Document

MRC

Maintenance Requirement Cards

MSD

Material Support Date

   

NAEC

Naval Air Engineering Center

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATC

Naval Air Test Center

NATEC

Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command

NATOPS

Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NATTC

Naval Air Technical Training Center

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVICP

Naval Inventory Control Point

NAVSEASYSCOM

Naval Sea Systems Command

NAWC AD

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NAWCADLKE

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NOBC

Navy Officer Billet Code

NPC

Naval Personnel Command

NSD

Navy Support Date

NTP

Navy Training Plan

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OJT

On-the-Job Training

OLSP

Operational Logistics Support Plan

OPEVAL

Operational Evaluation

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

   

PLAT

Pilot Landing Aid Television

PM

Preventive Maintenance

PQS

Personnel Qualification Standards

PRI-FLY

Primary Flight

   

SINS

Ship's Inertial Navigation System

SMD

Ship Manpower Document

SME

Subject Matter Expert

SM&R

Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability

SPCC

Ships Parts Control Center

SPETE

Special Purpose Electronics Test Equipment

SPTE

Special Purpose Test Equipment

SSC

Service Schools Command

ST

Special Tool

   

TECHEVAL

Technical Evaluation

TMCR

Technical Manual Contract Requirement

TRACOM

Training Command

TRPPM

Training Planning Process Methodology

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

VCR

Video Cassette Recorder

VISUAL

Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing

VLA

Visual Landing Aid

   

WMIS

Wind Measuring Indicating System

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the Aircraft Carrier (CV) Visual Landing Aid (VLA) Systems updates the Draft CV VLA NTSP, A-50-9202A/D, dated September 1998. Update of this document was accomplished through review of Manpower, Personnel, and Training (MPT) requirements associated with the CV VLA and includes updates to milestones, action items, points of contact, and incorporation of fleet comments.

N88-NTSP-A-50-9202A/A

November 1999

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. TITLE-NOMENCLATURE-PROGRAM

1. Title-Nomenclature-Acronym. Aircraft Carrier Visual Landing Aid Systems

2. Program Element. 0204161N

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 (N885D)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N885D)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA251)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (NPC-40, NPC-402)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System (LSFS), Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOLS) MK-6 MOD 3, Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (IFLOLS) MK13 MOD 0, Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System (ILARTS), Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display (LSO HUD) MK-1 MOD 0, Long Range Line-Up System (LRLS), Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System (MOVLAS) MK-1 MOD 2, Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing (VISUAL), and the Wind Measuring Indicating System (WMIS) are Aircraft Carrier (CV) Visual Landing Aid (VLA) Systems used to improve the safety and efficiency of recovering aircraft aboard CVs and Nuclear Aircraft Carriers (CVN).

2. Foreign Military Sales. At this time there are no Foreign Military Sales (FMS) planned for any CV VLA systems described in this NTSP.

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST

1. Technical Evaluation

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. The Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL) for the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS was successfully completed by the Naval Air Engineering Center (NAEC) in March 1988.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. FLOLS MK-6 MOD3 updated the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 2 with the installation of Service Change Number 74A. This simple installation did not require a TECHEVAL.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. TECHEVAL for the IFLOLS was successfully completed in September 1996 at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Patuxent River, Maryland, and onboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73) in March 1998.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. Service Changes incorporated the major subsystems of ILARTS in the 1980s. The TECHEVALs were successfully completed by the NAEC as each service change was incorporated.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. The TECHEVAL for LSO HUD was successfully completed by the NAEC in February 1976.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. TECHEVAL for the LRLS was conducted onboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) in November 1997. Further testing to complete shore based TECHEVAL is currently being conducted and will be completed in May 1999.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. TECHEVAL for the MOVLAS was successfully completed by the NAEC over 30 years ago.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. TECHEVAL for VISUAL will be accomplished in FY02-03 during the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the VISUAL program.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEASYSCOM) activities successfully completed TECHEVAL for WMIS equipment over the past 40 years.

2. Operational Evaluation

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. Formal Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL) was not required for the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. Initial operational test and evaluation of a prototype Carrier Landing Aid Stabilization System (CLASS) (MK-6 MOD 3) modification to the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 2 was unsuccessfully completed by the Naval Air Test Center (NATC), Patuxent River, and NAEC on the USS Saratoga (CV-60) in June 1970. The unit was subsequently removed in 1981.

Follow-on OPEVAL testing of a pre-production model CLASS Service Change Number 74 modification to the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 2 was successfully completed by the NATC and NAEC on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) in March 1977.

Prototype OPEVAL testing verified that improved stabilization system performance was available with the CLASS modification to FLOLS. The pre-production version Service Change Number 74 testing on the USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) qualified the design of the basic hardware, which has been procured for the entire operating fleet as the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3.

Operation and maintenance crews on the evaluation ships with existing FLOLS MK-6 MOD 2 received a one-week course of instruction by NAEC and copies of preliminary manuals addressing the stabilization system. Crews were trained again on the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 upon incorporation of Service Change Number 74A in October 1986.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. OPEVAL for the IFLOLS was completed in March 1998 onboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73).

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. Service Changes were incorporated into the major subsystems of ILARTS in the 1980s. Formal OPEVALs were not required for each Service Change to ILARTS components.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. Formal OPEVAL was not required for the LSO HUD.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. Formal OPEVAL was not required for LRLS.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. Formal OPEVAL was not required for the MOVLAS MK-1 MOD 2.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. OPEVAL for VISUAL will be accomplished in FY02-03 during the EMD phase of the VISUAL program.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. Formal OPEVAL was not required for the WMIS.

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

1. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS replaced the Runway Centerline Flashing Controller System (NAEC 507625-1) used on CVs.

2. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. The FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 updated the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 2 with the installation of Service Change Number 74A.

3. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. The IFLOLS will update and replace the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3.

4. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. The ILARTS replaced the Pilot Landing Aid Television (PLAT) System.

5. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. The LSO HUD replaced the AN/SPN-42 Radar Airspeed Panels and the PLAT centerline monitor in the Landing Signal Officer (LSO) instrument console.

6. Long Range Line-Up System. LRLS will not replace any system.

7. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. MOVLAS did not replace any system.

8. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. The VISUAL system will replace obsolete stand-alone systems and components found in ILARTS and at the LSO Workstation.

9. Wind Measuring Indicating System. WMIS did not replace any system.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS provides line-up information to enable the pilot of an approaching aircraft to visually establish the required direction of approach and identify the centerline of the landing area. This is accomplished by presenting a spot of light that appears to be moving forward along the runway centerline. There are seventeen lights spaced approximately forty-five feet apart. The flash intensity, steady background intensity, and the period between the end of one flashing sequence and the beginning of the next are independently adjustable. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS is capable of lighting all lamps simultaneously and controlling their intensity in the steady mode. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS employs state-of-the-art electronics in a simplified, versatile design that is reliable and maintainable.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. The FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 is the primary aircraft optical landing aid used onboard CVs and CVNs. The system provides a vertical bar of light that appears in the source light indicators of the deck edge assembly. The position of this bar of light with respect to a set of fixed horizontal datum lights indicates to the approaching aircraft pilot his location with respect to being above, below, or on the correct glideslope. The FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 system consists of the following sections:

(1) Power and Lighting Control Section. The Power and Lighting Control Section provides supplemental power for the system, light switching, fault monitoring, and dimming facilities to control the light displays on the deck edge assembly. It also provides a FLOLS wave-off light actuation interface with the Automatic Carrier Landing System (ACLS) AN/SPN-46(V).

(2) Stabilization Section. The Stabilization Section interfaces with the ship's gyro and electronically computes, controls, and monitors the appropriate inputs to the deck edge assembly. The servo drive provides pitch and roll stabilization of the source light display (meatball) in a line or inertial mode of operation. The servo drive also has redundant electronic circuits, including an internal gyro that make it capable of detecting an internal or ship's gyro fault. These circuits also compare signals and sound an alarm when too wide a difference in signal level occurs. When a fault does occur, the capability exists to switch out the failed gyro and continue operation until the fault can be isolated with Built-In Test Equipment (BITE).

(3) Deck Edge Section. The Deck Edge Section includes a gimbaled, servo-driven stabilized platform to mount the source light (stack of five Fresnel Lens cells). When the source light appears to the pilot to change position relative to a built-in row of horizontal datum lights on both sides of the source light, a relative change in glide slope is indicated. The deck edge assembly also mounts flashing red wave-off lights that are used to signal the need for an aborted approach (unsafe landing conditions), and green cut lights that are used to communicate between the LSO and approaching aircraft.

(4) Augmenting Equipment Section. The Augmenting Equipment Section consists of the FLOLS and arresting gear crosscheck system. This system is used to verify that operators have correctly identified the approaching aircraft. In operation, the FLOLS controller and arresting gear controller in Primary Flight (PRI-FLY) push a button with the understood next-aircraft-to-land aircraft type inscribed on it. If there is coincidence, that particular aircraft type will light up on the Air Bosses readout. This system interfaces with the LSO HUD console system to display the verified aircraft type on the LSO HUD console.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. Like FLOLS, IFLOLS will be the primary aircraft optical landing aid used onboard CVs and CVNs. The IFLOLS will provide the pilot with improved visual landing guidance through the display of more precise information at greater range than FLOLS. This will improve boarding rates and safety by reducing the probability of large corrections in close range of aircraft landings. IFLOLS provides stabilized optics with visual acquisition and information range from one nautical mile to touchdown. In addition to being stabilized for ship's pitch and roll, it also compensates for heave in nearly all sea states in which aircraft recoveries can be performed (up to and including sea state 5, i.e., 13 foot seas). Stabilization, light intensity, aircraft settings, and signaling will be controlled by the IFLOLS control system. The unit will have indenture Built-In Test and fault isolation capability. It meets Electro-Magnetic Interference, Radio Frequency Interference, and Electro-Magnetic Pulse susceptibility requirements, is Class A shock-hardened, and meets full environmental requirements for sustained operations at sea.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. ILARTS provides an immediate and recordable closed circuit television display of CV and CVN launch and recovery operations. The televised information is displayed in real-time to facilitate control of flight operations. The video recording of this information assists in the analysis of those operations. The four major equipment groups are the Camera Chains, Equipment Racks, Remote Television Monitoring Equipment, and the Control Console.

(1) Camera Chains. Two fixed lens Intensified Silicon Intensified Target (ISIT) cameras are mounted below the landing area centerline. One ISIT camera that is panned and tilted manually is located on the inboard side of the island structure. Three remote controlled (pan and tilt) cameras are installed at the outboard edge of the flight deck area for observing aircraft catapult hook-ups, tensioning, and launching operations.

(2) Equipment Racks. Located within the ILARTS System Control Room are two equipment racks, labeled Equipment Rack #1 and Equipment Rack #2. Equipment Rack #1 houses nine system components. These components are a nine-inch Television (preview) Monitor, a Waveform Monitor, a Preview Select (push-button) Panel Assembly, Sync Generator Number 1, Sync Generator Number 2, an Automatic Changeover Switch, a Data Generator, an Electronic Crosshair Stabilization System (ECSS) Unit, and a Blower Assembly. Equipment Rack #2 houses ten system components. These components are the Lens Power Supply, three Pan and Tilt Controller Assemblies, four Video Cassette Recorder (VCRs), the Video and Pulse Distribution Rack Assembly, and a Blower Assembly.

(3) Remote Television Monitoring Equipment. Television monitors are located in various spaces throughout a ship. Typical locations at which televised video is displayed include the LSO HUD, the Flag Bridge, the Navigation Bridge, the Combat Information Center (CIC), the Squadron Ready Rooms, the Flight-Deck and Aviation Maintenance Control Centers, and PRI-FLY Control. This equipment provides a method for Naval aviator flight operational debriefing and training and accident or incident analysis. It can also be used for the debriefing of flight deck handling personnel training evolutions. There are three different sizes of remote monitors, 9-inch, 14-inch, and 17-inch (dependent on availability).

(4) Control Console. The ILARTS Control Console is a three-unit assembly located in the ILARTS Control Room. The console is designed to combine operational controls, control panels, and displays (monitors), into a rack-and-panel array that can be operated by a single person. The components within the Console Equipment Racks permit the console operator to monitor, record, and distribute TV camera video.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. The LSO HUD System is designed for use on the LSO platform of a CV or CVN to permit the LSO to view critical aircraft recovery data without taking his eyes significantly off an approaching aircraft. Its purpose is to provide the LSO with a consolidated display of important aircraft and recovery deck status and trend information. This enables identification of poor recovery conditions that can be corrected before they lead to a marginally safe recovery or wave-off. The system consists of two subsystems, the Display Subsystem and the Hydraulic Lift Subsystem. The Display Subsystem electrically interfaces with various other shipboard systems for input signals to drive the LSO HUD console displays. The Hydraulic Lift Subsystem provides a means for raising the console to a viewing height and lowering it into a weather enclosure for stowage.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. The LRLS consists of a deck edge unit and an operator station. The Deck Edge Unit provides stabilized visual cues. The unit provides a light source appearing to the pilot as a single point of light emanating from below the landing area threshold (ramp of the ship). The system is designed such that the pilot sees a yellow light when on the proper centerline approach. A slight misalignment to the right of centerline will be indicated by a steady green light. A further right misalignment will be indicated by a slow flashing green light. An extreme right misalignment will be indicated by a fast flashing green light. Likewise, a slight misalignment to the left of centerline will be indicated by a steady red light. A further left misalignment will be indicated by a slow flashing red light. An extreme left misalignment will be indicated by a fast flashing red light.

The Deck Edge Unit allows for movement in the pitch and roll axis to provide a stabilized light source in space for the approaching pilot. Stabilization input signals provide a level sensor internal to the stabilization platform assembly. These inputs are processed by a stabilization control subsystem, which supplies drive signals to the Deck Edge Unit.

The operator control station located in PRI-FLY is the primary point of control.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. The MOVLAS is an emergency signaling system intended to be used when the primary optical landing system is rendered inoperative. The system is designed to present glide slope information to the pilot of an approaching aircraft in the same manner as FLOLS or IFLOLS. As a substitute for the FLOLS or IFLOLS, the MOVLAS has three locations.

    • MOVLAS Station #1- light box aft of FLOLS or IFLOLS at the deck edge on the deck edge platform
    • MOVLAS Station #2 - light box and datum's 75-100 feet aft of the island
    • MOVLAS Station #3 - starboard side within 100 feet of the starboard control station. MOVLAS Station #3 is usually aft of the CV/CVN island; however, on USS Kennedy (CV-67) it is on the starboard side of Flight Deck Control near the forward part of the island.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. VISUAL is an electro-optical sensor and display system that will provide the ship's company and approaching pilots enhanced images of the aircraft and ship, respectively, in low visibility and night conditions. VISUAL in its entirety is applicable to all CV and CVN class ships. It will integrate the following inter-related elements: Electro-Optical Tracking System, LSO Workstation, and Fixed Glidepath Sensor.

(1) Electro-Optical Tracking System. The Electro-Optical Tracking System will be a day, night infrared, TV, and laser and ranging tracking system to image and track aircraft during approach and landing.

(2) LSO Workstation. The LSO Workstation will be an integrated set of displays and controls that provide the LSO with aircraft and ship information necessary to aid in expediting the safe and efficient recovery and launch of aircraft.

(3) Fixed Glidepath Sensor. The Fixed Glidepath Sensor will be a fixed camera that will provide an easily interpretable view of the aircraft during recoveries and will provide the LSO with a reference for aircraft glideslope and line-up positions.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. All Navy and Coast Guard ships are equipped with a WMIS, which provides continuous visual indication of wind direction (in degrees) and wind speed (in knots) relative to the ship's bow. The system also provides electrical signals representative of wind direction and speed for computation of flight deck crosswind and head wind conditions, computation of wind vectors for weapon launch systems, and record keeping by meteorological equipment. There are two primary types of WMIS in use, Type B and Type F. Both systems operate by transmission of electrical synchro signals. The Type B system is based on 60 Hz electrical power, while the newer Type F system utilizes 400 Hz. Type B systems will eventually be replaced by Type F systems. Type F systems have replaced the B systems on CVs and CVNs. Type B systems remain on a significant number of air capable and amphibious ships.

    1. Physical Description

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System

NOMENCLATURE

HEIGHT (inches)

WIDTH (inches)

DEPTH (inches)

WEIGHT (pounds)

LOCATION

Control Panel Assembly

11.5

9.25

5.75

7

PRI-FLY

Night Flight Lighting Control Panel

11.5

9.25

5.75

7

PRI-FLY

Local or Remote Transfer Panel Assembly

11.5

9.25

5.75

7

Flight Deck Lighting Equip. Room

Control Unit Assembly

38.5

30.00

13.25

371

Flight Deck Lighting Equip. Room

Power Distribution Unit Assembly

32.5

30.00

13.5

245

Flight Deck Lighting Equip. Room

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3

FLOLS MK 6 MOD 3 Components Physical Characteristics

NOMENCLATURE

HEIGHT (inches)

WIDTH (inches)

DEPTH (inches)

WEIGHT (pounds)

LOCATION

I. Power and Lighting Control Section:

(a) Power Panel Assembly

72

19

30

435

FLOLS Equipment Room

(b) Source Light Failure Indicator Assembly

10.625

7.625

5

11

FLOLS Equipment Room

(c) Emergency Wave Off Box

10.625

7.625

5

10

LSO Platform

(d) AN/SPN-46 Wave Off Interface Box

12.75

9.5

4.5

15

LSO Equipment Room

(e) PRI-FLY Lighting Remote Control Panel

26

16

19.5

75

PRI-FLY

(f) Lens Room Lighting Remote Control Panel

30.125

16

19.5

85

FLOLS Equipment Room

(g) LSO Platform Lighting Remote Control Panel

20.375

15.375

6

45

LSO Base Console

(h) Wave-Off Monitor

8

5.25 dia.

6

3

Lens Boom and LSO Station

(i) Disconnect and Monitor Assembly

17.5

23.25

9

30

FLOLS Equipment Room

(j) Emergency Wave-Off Control Box Assembly

18

16

7

65

FLOLS Equipment Room

(k) Power Supply Assembly

8

7

15

20

FLOLS Equipment Room

II. Stabilization Section:

(a) Stabilization Control Console

71

24

30

600

FLOLS Equipment Room

(b) PRI-FLY Stabilization Remote Panel

17.75

28

10.5

60

PRI-FLY

(c) Lens Room Stabilization Remote Panel

17.75

28

10.5

60

FLOLS Equipment Room

(d) LSO Platform Stabilization Remote Panel

18.33

26

19.5

33

LSO Base Console

(e) Gyro Sensing Unit

11

10

14

65

FLOLS Equipment Room

(f) Gyro Cover Assembly

12

11

15

20

FLOLS Equipment Room

III. Deck Edge Section:

Deck Edge Assembly

54

248.38

47.5

1800

Lens Boom

IV. Augmenting Equipment Section:

(a) FLOLS and Arresting Gear Crosscheck System:

     

75*

PRI-FLY

(1) DC Power Supply

9

13

6

*

PRI-FLY

(2) Arresting Gear Operator Push Button Station

9

13

6

*

PRI-FLY

(3) FLOLS Operator Push Button Station

8

12

4

*

PRI-FLY

(4) Air Officer Indicator Station

9

13

6

*

PRI-FLY

(5) LSO HUD System Interface Junction Box

16

12

6

*

PRI-FLY

* Note: Items IV.a.1 through IV.a.5 individual weights are not available. See section IV (a) for total weight of IV.a.1 through IV.a.5.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. The following table displays the equipment that will be installed onboard ship to replace FLOLS.

IFLOLS Equipment That Replaces FLOLS

NOMENCLATURE

HEIGHT (inches)

WIDTH (inches)

DEPTH (inches)

WEIGHT (pounds)

LOCATION

Indicator Display Assembly

73

17

42

1350

Lens Boom

Lens Room Electronics Enclosure Assembly

53

30

58

400

FLOLS Equipment Room

PRI-FLY Control Panel Assembly

21.9

24.7

13.9

120

PRI-FLY

LSO Control Panel Assembly

18.5

13

24.5

70

LSO Base Console

Heave Sensor Assembly

12

5.6

12.75

20

FLOLS Equipment Room

Stabilized Optics Table

2.7

10

16.3

8

Lens Boom

Mounting Structure Assembly

65

51

51.8

800

Lens Boom

Port Datum Arm Assembly

50

27

70

100

Lens Boom

STBD Datum Arm Assembly

50

27

70

100

Lens Boom

Distribution Junction Box

17.5

6.2

15

20

LSO Equipment Room

Port Wave Off and Cut Lamp Arm Assembly

57

33

40

120

Lens Boom

STBD Wave Off and Cut Lamp Arm Assembly

57

33

40

120

Lens Boom

Emergency Wave-off Control Panel Assembly

17

16

6.25

60

FLOLS Equipment Room

Lighting Junction Box Assembly

7.6

11.4

13.4

16.9

Lens Boom

XFMR Enclosure Assembly

24

8

24

175

Lens Boom

Wave-off Indicator Monitor

8

5.25 dia.

NA

3

Lens Boom

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. The six major equipment groups are the Camera Chains, Equipment Racks, VCR, Reproducers and Rack, Remote Television Monitoring Equipment, and the Control Console.

ILARTS Components Physical Characteristics

NOMENCLATURE

HEIGHT (inches)

WIDTH (inches)

DEPTH (inches)

WEIGHT (pounds)

LOCATION

Control Console Equipment Rack 4A3 Assembly

67

23

26

463

ILARTS Control Room

Control Console Equipment Rack 4A2 Assembly

67

23

26

520

ILARTS Control Room

Control Console Equipment Rack 4A1 Assembly

67

23

26

682

ILARTS Control Room

Equipment Rack No. 2 Assembly

67

23

26

480

ILARTS Control Room

Equipment Rack No. 1 Assembly

67

23

26

480

ILARTS Control Room

Data Junction Box

24

20

67

30

ILARTS Control Room

Camera Junction Box Quantity 3

20

67

32

35

ILARTS Control Room

Catapult Surveillance Junction Box

24

20

658

30

ILARTS Control Room

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. The LSO HUD consists of two subsystems; the Display Subsystem and the Hydraulic Lift Subsystem. The Display Subsystem electrically interfaces with various other shipboard systems for input signals to drive the LSO HUD console displays. The Hydraulic Lift Subsystem provides a means for raising the console to a viewing height and lowering it into a weather enclosure for stowage.

LSO HUD Physical Characteristics

NOMENCLATURE

HEIGHT (inches)

WIDTH (inches)

DEPTH (inches)

WEIGHT (pounds)

LOCATION

HUD Console Assembly

24.5

25.4

24.0

150

LSO Platform

Auxiliary Electronics Enclosure Assembly

32.5

24.0

9.3

145

LSO Equip-ment Room

Pedestal Assembly

107.0

14.5

17.7

675

LSO Platform

Hydraulic Power Package

54.0

51.0

37.4

1650

LSO Equip-ment Room

Hydraulic Lift Control Panel Assembly

14.3

14.6

8.3

30

LSO Platform

Central Junction Box Assembly

26.5

24.7

10.0

60

LSO Equip-ment Room

440V Transformer

10.2

7.5

7.1

23.5

LSO Equip-ment Room

Limited Switches Junction Box

13.8

11.5

5.3

20

LSO Platform

Pendent Switch Assembly

15.9

3.0

3.0

4

LSO Platform

HUD Console Storage Enclosure

29.1

49.6

41.4

383

LSO Platform

Signal Junction Box

26.6

24.0

8.9

4.0

LSO Equip-ment Room

Synchro Junction Box Assembly

25.5

20.0

6.9

50

LSO Equip-ment Room

MOVLAS Electronics Interface Box

23.0

16.0

8.2

30

LSO Equip-ment Room

Test Simulator Interface Box

15.8

16.8

10.3

8

LSO Platform

Test Simulator

12.5

17.0

10.0

25

LSO Platform

f. Long Range Line-Up System. The LRLS consists of a deck edge unit and a control panel. The deck edge unit provides a light source to the pilot from below the landing area threshold (stern of the ship).

LRLS Physical Characteristics

NOMENCLATURE

HEIGHT (inches)

WIDTH (inches)

DEPTH (inches)

WEIGHT (pounds)

LOCATION

Optical Head

5.0

42.0

42.0

140

Fantail

Stabilization Platform

26.9

48.9

44.6

400

Fantail

Weather Cover

6.5

48.5

65.0

60

Fantail

Control Panel Assembly

6.5

10.5

3.0

10

PRI-FLY

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. The following table lists MOVLAS major components' characteristics:

MOVLAS Physical Characteristics

NOMENCLATURE

HEIGHT (inches)

WIDTH (inches)

DEPTH (inches)

WEIGHT (pounds)

LOCATION

Light Box (A-100A)

60.5

12

5.5

46

Lens Control Room

LSO Controller (A-200)

61

6.3

16.8

25

LSO Platform

* Power Control Box (A-300A)

23

16

8

96

Lens Control Room

Datum Light Boxes (A-400A), (A-401A)

25.5

66

4.75

17.5

LSO Platform

* Datum Control Box (A-500A)

23

16

8

75

LSO Platform

Transformer (A-600A)

23

16

8

105

LSO Platform

Dual Connector Box (A-1000)

23

16

8

42

LSO Platform

Light Box Monitor (A-1100)

11

7

7.3

20

LSO Platform

Junction Box (A-1200)

16

12

7.2

40

PRI-FLY

* Note: Power required to operate the Power Control Box is 115 Volts, 60 Cycle (Type1), Single Phase, 20 Amperes (MAX). Power Required to operate the Datum Control Box is 115 Volts, 60 Cycle (Type 1), Single Phase, 25 Amperes (MAX).

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. VISUAL is in the early stages of development. Physical characteristics and shipboard location information are not available at this time but will be incorporated into future NTSP updates.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. The major units making up WMIS include a detector unit, transmitter unit, and an indicator unit. On larger ships the system may include a crosswind, head-wind computer unit and crosswind, head-wind speed indicator unit, and a wind velocity recorder unit. Most carriers are also equipped with BITE (which is planned for major combat ships as well).

WMIS Physical Characteristics

NOMENCLATURE

HEIGHT (inches)

WIDTH (inches)

DEPTH (inches)

WEIGHT (pounds)

LOCATION

Detector Unit

32.5

15.5

27.5

15.5

Top of Island

Transmitter Unit

13.5

15.5

7.5

61.0

IC SWRM

Indicator Unit

11.12

7.38

4.81

15.0

Various

Single Station BITE

24.0

20.0

11.16

81.0

Metro

Dual Station BITE

14.0

13.0

7.0

24.0

Metro

Note: Metro is the abbreviation for Meteorological.

3. New Development Introduction

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS was introduced to the fleet under the Fleet Modernization Program, the Service Life Extension Program, and new ship construction program.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. The FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 was incorporated as a modification to the previously installed system on CVs and CVNs.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. The IFLOLS is being incorporated as a replacement for the currently installed FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 on CVs and CVNs.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. The ILARTS was introduced as a series of Service Changes between 1980 and 1989.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. The LSO HUD was introduced to the fleet under the Fleet Modernization Program, the Service Life Extension Program, and new ship construction programs.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. The LRLS will be introduced to the fleet under the Fleet Modernization Program, Service Life Extension Program, and new ship construction program.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. The MOVLAS was introduced to the fleet under the Fleet Modernization Program, the Service Life Extension Program, and new ship construction program.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. VISUAL will be introduced to the fleet under the Fleet Modernization Program, Service Life Extension Program, and new ship construction program.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. The WMIS was introduced to the fleet under the Fleet Modernization Program, the Service Life Extension Program, and new ship construction program.

4. Significant Interfaces

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS interfaces with the flight deck centerline lights.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. The FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 interfaces with the following ships systems:

    • Ship's Gyro
    • ILARTS
    • LSO HUD Console
    • Air Officer's Lighting Interlock
    • Emergency Wave Off
    • Air Officer's Wave Off Switch
    • ECSS

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System. The IFLOLS interfaces with the following ships systems:

    • AN/SPN-46 Gyro
    • ILARTS
    • LSO HUD Console
    • Ship's Inertial Navigation System (SINS)
    • Air Officer's Lighting Interlock
    • Emergency Wave Off
    • Air Officer's Wave Off Switch
    • AN/SPN-46 ACLS

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. Systems that interface with ILARTS include:

    • Landing Area Status System
    • FLOLS or IFLOLS
    • AN/SPN-46 Radar ACLS
    • WMIS
    • MOVLAS

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. LSO HUD interfaces with the following systems:

    • AN/SPN-46 Radar ACLS
    • ILARTS
    • IFLOLS or FLOLS
    • Landing Area Status System
    • WMIS
    • MOVLAS

f. Long Range Line-Up System. LRLS does not interface with other systems.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. MOVLAS interfaces with the following systems:

    • ILARTS
    • LSO HUD Console

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. VISUAL will interface with the following systems:

    • AN/SPN-46 Radar ACLS
    • IFLOLS or FLOLS
    • Landing Area Status System
    • WMIS
    • MOVLAS

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. WMIS interfaces with the following systems:

    • ILARTS
    • LSO HUD
    • AN/SPN-46 Radar ACLS
    • AEGIS
    • AN/SLQ-32
    • ACDS BLOCK 0
    • ACDS BLOCK 1
    • AN/SLY2 AIEWS
    • ICAN
    • NAVSSI
    • ADMACS
    • VISUAL
    • SSDS MK2
    • AN/TPX-42

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. Flight Deck Centerline LSFS employs state-of-the-art electronics in a more simplified, versatile design which is more reliable and maintainable than the older Runway Centerline Flashing Controller System.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. The incorporation of Service Change 74A improved maintenance support posture and operating availability by replacing the ship's peculiar design of the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 2 mechanical computer, which could only be repaired or aligned at the depot. The new electronic computer can be repaired in place by the FLOLS technician at the organizational level.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. IFLOLS will increase glideslope information from 0.75 nautical mile or less to 1.0 nautical mile, increase the capability to remain more stabilized in all sea states, and less reliance on the MOVLAS. This will increase safe aircraft boarding rates and be less labor intensive than FLOLS.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. New solid-state VCRs, monitors, and cameras can now be controlled remotely by the ILARTS control console.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. NA

f. Long Range Line-Up System. LRLS provides an overall improvement in precision visual landing cues to pilots at greater ranges than existing lineup displays.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. NA

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. VISUAL is in the early development stages. New features, configurations, or material information have not been determined. This information will be incorporated into future NTSP updates.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. NA

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. Personnel assigned to the PRI-FLY Control Station operate the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS. The equipment controls the lighting, which provides visual cues for accomplishing safe aircraft recovery under various mission requirements and visibility conditions. This is accomplished by providing the pilot of an approaching aircraft with enhanced centerline definition and depth perception cues. Normal flight operations are in the range of sixteen hours daily with surge ability to provide twenty-four hours daily continuous operations. Normal operations of the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS are throughout flight operations (16 hours).

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. The operation of the FLOLS is performed by Interior Communications Electricians (ICs), Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 4745, located within the lens room as part of the watchstation requirement. The IC can make lens stabilization settings in the FLOLS room, or in PRI-FLY. The IC can make lens intensity control and wave-off and cut light activation in either the FLOLS room, or PRI-FLY, or the LSO at the LSO platform. FLOLS is the primary VLA supporting day and night aircraft recoveries aboard CVs and CVNs. The VLA must be operating as long as there is the potential for aircraft recovery. It is preoperational checked daily and conceivably could be required to operate continuously for days at a time. The expected maximum utilization rate of the VLA equipment is six thousand hours per year.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. Like FLOLS, the operation of the IFLOLS is performed by ICs, NEC 4745, located within the lens room as part of the watchstation requirement. The IC can make lens stabilization settings in the IFLOLS room, or in PRI-FLY. The IC in the IFLOLS room, or in PRI-FLY, or the LSO at the LSO platform can make lens intensity control and wave-off and cut light activation. IFLOLS is the primary VLA supporting day and night aircraft recoveries aboard CVs and CVNs. The VLA must be operating as long as there is the potential for aircraft recovery. It is preoperational checked daily and conceivably could be required to operate continuously for days at a time. The expected maximum utilization rate of the VLA equipment is six thousand hours per year.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. One hour prior to the beginning of launch or recovery operations, all positions are manned. Normal flight operations are in the range of sixteen hours daily, with one hour prior to and one hour after flight operations dedicated to preoperational and post-operational maintenance, with surge ability to provide twenty-four hours daily continuous operations. The ILARTS Control Console is turned on and checked by the Control Console operator. The system remains in operation and is continually monitored by the Control Console operator during all launch and recovery operations. Maximum anticipated use per year is 2000 hours.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. The LSO HUD operates during all aircraft recoveries aboard CVs and CVNs. Normal flight operations are in the range of sixteen hours daily, with one hour prior to and one hour after flight operations dedicated to preoperational and post-operational maintenance, with surge ability to provide twenty-four hours daily continuous operations. Naval aviators trained as LSOs operate the LSO HUD.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. The operation of the LRLS is performed by ICs, NEC 4745, located within PRI-FLY as part of the existing watchstation requirement. The IC can make LRLS intensity control and Wave-Off and Cut Light activation in the IFLOLS room, the Air Officer in PRI-FLY, or the LSO at the LSO platform. LRLS will be a supporting VLA for primarily night-time aircraft recoveries aboard CVs and CVNs, however the LRLS will be operating as long as there is the potential for aircraft recovery.

Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) operates cyclically in support of air operations twenty-four hours per day seven days a week. The equipment is operated on a variable deck cycle ranging from less than one and up to three hours between launches while the ship is deployed. Normal flight operations are in the range of sixteen hours daily, with two hours prior to and two hours after flight operations dedicated to preoperational and post-operational maintenance, with surge ability to provide twenty-four hours daily continuous operations. Normal operations of the LRLS will be throughout flight operations (16 hours).

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. ICs from V-2 division are responsible for emergency setup and breakdown of the MOVLAS after use. ICs are on call during all flight recovery operations.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. The primary rates for operation and maintenance of this equipment have not yet been determined. Once this information becomes available, it will be incorporated into future NTSP updates.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. WMIS is activated during all underway periods, 24 hours per day.

2. Maintenance Concept. The maintenance concept for all VLA Systems contained in this NTSP follows the general direction and guidance outlined in the Naval Ships Maintenance, Material, and Management Program Manual, OPNAVINST 4790.4C.

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS maintenance concept is based on organizational level maintenance as outlined in Maintenance Plan SSIED MP No. 001-87, prepared by Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Lakehurst (NAWCADLKE), dated 26 October 1987.

(1) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance for the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS consists of a daily preoperational check, fault isolation to a defective component, and repair or replacement of the defective component.

(a) Preventive. Preventive maintenance is conducted at specified intervals per procedures established by Maintenance Requirement Cards (MRCs). Preventive maintenance actions include corrosion inspection, cleaning, and operational inspection.

(b) Corrective. Corrective maintenance is performed on repairable components as indicated by the Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability (SM&R) codes. Fault isolation is accomplished through the use of Built-In Test, common test equipment, and component replacement. Organizational level maintenance is performed by personnel in the Electrician's Mate (EM) rating assigned to the V-2 Division or the Engineering Department.

(2) Intermediate. No intermediate level maintenance is required for the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS.

(3) Depot. No depot level maintenance is required for the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS.

(4) Interim Maintenance. The Carrier and Field Service Unit (CAFSU) under NAWCADLKE direction provided technical support. Navy Support Date (NSD) for Flight Deck Centerline LSFS was October 1993.

(5) Life-cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOLS) MK-6 MOD 3. The maintenance concept for the FLOLS follows the general direction and guidance outlined in OPNAVINST 4790.4C. It is conducted under the three-level concept (organizational, intermediate, and depot) as follows:

(1) Organizational. ICs in V2 Division perform preventive and corrective maintenance on the FLOLS.

(a) Preventive. Preventive maintenance is conducted at specified intervals per procedures established in the MRCs. These actions include corrosion inspections, cleaning, lubrication, alignment, adjustment, preoperational inspections, post-operational inspections, functional tests, and system checks.

(b) Corrective. Corrective maintenance consists of fault isolation of failed modules and components in place through the use of BITE, replacement of failed modules and components, functional test, and system calibration.

(2) Intermediate. Limited intermediate level maintenance is performed in the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD), Work Center 670, by Aviation Electronics Technician (ATs) with NEC 6673 and is restricted to the periodic calibration of digital multimeters used in the system.

(3) Depot. Corrective maintenance consists of repair or complete restoration, manufacture of parts assemblies, and functional testing of subassemblies SM&R coded for depot level repair. Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP) North Island provides depot level maintenance. Commercial services are required for overhaul and repair of the gyro and gyro erection amplifier. Scheduled overhaul for the FLOLS cell assemblies is 18 months for CVs and CVNs.

(4) Interim Maintenance. Technical support was provided by NAWC AD through their fleet technical services and logistics division field representatives located in North Island, Bremerton, Mayport, Portsmouth, Norfolk, and Yokosuka. NSD for FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 was May 1988.

(5) Life-cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. A remove-replace-repair maintenance concept is applied to the IFLOLS. Fault isolation is accomplished through the use of BITE and common test equipment. The maintenance concept for the IFLOLS follows the general direction and guidance outlined in OPNAVINST 4790.4C. It is conducted under the two-level concept (organizational and depot) as follows:

(1) Organizational. Shipboard corrective maintenance generally consists of fault isolating and replacing failed WRAs (including circuit boards, standard electronic modules, and subassemblies of major system components). ICs in V2 Division perform preventive and corrective maintenance on the IFLOLS.

(a) Preventive. Preventive maintenance is conducted at specified intervals per procedures established in the MRCs. These actions include corrosion inspections, cleaning, lubrication, alignment, adjustment, preoperational inspections, post-operational inspections, and functional tests.

(b) Corrective. Corrective maintenance consists of fault isolation of failed modules and components in place through the use of BITE, replacement of failed modules and components, functional test, and system calibration.

(2) Intermediate. There is no intermediate level maintenance.

(3) Depot. The ship's force is responsible for the overall maintenance and readiness of the IFLOLS, while the depot maintenance level is responsible for rework and overhaul of the IFLOLS WRAs. Corrective maintenance consists of repair or complete restoration, manufacture of parts assemblies, and functional testing of subassemblies SM&R coded for depot level repair. NADEP North Island provides depot level maintenance.

(4) Interim Maintenance. Voyage Repair Teams and Carrier Field Services under NAWC AD direction provide technical support. NSD for IFLOLS is scheduled for June 2002.

(5) Life-cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. The maintenance concept for the ILARTS follows the general direction and guidance outlined in OPNAVINST 4790.4C. It is conducted under the three-level concept (organizational, intermediate, and depot levels). ILARTS components have been designed to facilitate rapid fault isolation and verification. All equipment, except the VCR, provides easy access to internal parts to facilitate testing, module and component replacement, etc. Provisions also exist to quantitatively judge overall video quality at any point in the system and to compensate for certain deficiencies by adjustment at the control console. Although the organizational and intermediate level personnel may conceivably be the same, the degree of maintenance for each level is different, and therefore is delineated separately.

(1) Organizational. ICs holding NEC 4743 will perform preventive and corrective maintenance on ILARTS.

(a) Preventive. Preventive maintenance is conducted at specified intervals per procedures established in the MRCs. These actions include corrosion inspections, cleaning, lubrication, alignment, adjustment, preoperational inspections, and post-operational inspections.

(b) Corrective. Corrective maintenance consists of functional testing, assembly fault isolation, subassembly replacement and check-out, subassembly fault isolation, module replacement, repair of all electronic and electro-mechanical modules by part replacement (except for designated consumable components and items listed as depot repairable), calibration against secondary standards, and specified preventive maintenance.

(2) Intermediate. AIMD personnel in Work Center 670 onboard CVs and CVNs perform limited intermediate level maintenance consisting of calibration of test equipment.

(3) Depot. Depot level maintenance consists of major overhaul, repair, and disposition of all circuit boards and other subassemblies, rework of all severely damaged or corroded equipment, and the repair and calibration of all equipment beyond intermediate level capabilities, such as optical components, camera sensor assembly, integral gear trains, etc.

(4) Interim Maintenance. Voyage Repair Teams and CAFSU provided technical support under NAWCADLKE direction. ILARTS program implementation was through a series of subsystem service changes to the PLAT System. NSD for ILARTS was June 1987.

(5) Life-cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. The maintenance concept for the LSO HUD follows the general direction and guidance outlined in OPNAVINST 4790.4C. It is conducted under the three-level concept (organizational, intermediate, and depot). A remove-replace-repair maintenance concept is applied to the LSO HUD System. Shipboard corrective maintenance generally consists of isolating and replacing failed circuit boards and other subassemblies. Fault isolation in the display subsystem is accomplished through use of the test simulator, a multimeter, and the occasional use of a portable oscilloscope.

(1) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance consists of fault isolation, component assembly or subassembly replacement, system calibration and check-out, and specified preventive maintenance. Maintenance is performed by ICs holding NEC 4745 and possible assistance from Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launching and Recovery Equipment (ABEs) holding NEC 7006.

(a) Preventive. Preventive maintenance is conducted at specified intervals per procedures established in the MRCs. Preventive maintenance includes visual inspections, cleaning of HUD optical surfaces and air screens, the removal and replacement of hydraulic filters, hydraulic fluid sampling, and lubrication of key areas of the HUD.

(b) Corrective. Corrective maintenance is performed on repairable items as indicated by the SM&R codes. Fault isolation to subassemblies and piece parts is accomplished through the use of a test simulator, digital multimeter, oscilloscope, and visual inspection. Repairs consist of removal and replacement of subassemblies, piece parts, and system calibration.

(2) Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance is limited to fault isolation, repair, and functionally testing a faulty LSO HUD console by using the existing shipboard shop facilities.

(3) Depot. Depot level personnel screen all repairable items received from intermediate level. Repair is accomplished on all items where repair is considered cost effective. Depot level maintenance consists of fault isolation, repair, and replacement of failed circuit board components. Depot level refurbishes system components and assemblies on an as needed basis. Depot repair is accomplished by NADEP, North Island.

(4) Life-cycle Maintenance Plan. Technical support is provided by the CAFSU under NAWC AD direction. NSD was established in January 1989.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. LRLS maintenance follows the general direction and guidance outlined in OPNAVINST 4790.4C. It is conducted under two levels of maintenance, organizational and depot.

(1) Organizational. ICs with NEC 4745 in the V-2 division perform maintenance on the LRLS.

(a) Preventive. Preventive maintenance is conducted at specified intervals per procedures to be established by MRCs. Preventive maintenance actions consist primarily of optical lens cleaning and inspection for corrosion and integrity of connector weather-proofing.

(b) Corrective. Corrective maintenance consists of fault isolation of failed modules and components in place, replacement of failed modules and components, and connector weather-proofing.

(2) Intermediate. No maintenance is required at this level.

(3) Depot. Depot level maintenance consists of repair, complete restoration, and manufacture of parts, assemblies, subassemblies, and end items. The contractor provides depot level maintenance.

(4) Interim Maintenance. LRLS is a commercial Non-Developmental Item (NDI) system. The contractor provides interim maintenance. NSD is scheduled for May 2000.

(5) Life-cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. The maintenance concept for the MOVLAS follows the general direction and guidance outlined in OPNAVINST 4790.4C. It is conducted under a one-level concept, organizational level.

(1) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance for the MOVLAS consists of fault isolation, component assembly removal, repair, or replacement, and specified preventive maintenance. Maintenance is performed by ICs holding NEC 4745.

(a) Preventive. Preventive maintenance is conducted at specified intervals per procedures to be established by MRCs. Preventive maintenance actions include cleaning, inspection, alignment and adjusting, and operational and functional testing of units making up the MOVLAS.

(b) Corrective. Corrective maintenance includes functional testing, fault isolation to the failed component, removal, repair or replacement.

(2) Intermediate. No intermediate level maintenance is required for MOVLAS.

(3) Depot. No depot level maintenance is required for MOVLAS.

(4) Interim Maintenance. Technical support was provided by the CAFSU under NAWCADLKE direction. NSD was September 1969.

(5) Life-cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. TBD

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. The WMIS maintenance concept is based on three levels of maintenance (organizational, intermediate, and depot) as outlined in Maintenance Plan SSIED MP No. 002-80, prepared by NAWCADLKE, dated 25 November 1980.

(1) Organizational. Organizational level maintenance includes all maintenance performed aboard ship by ship's personnel. Organizational level maintenance of the WMIS is performed by ICs on all classes of ships.

(a) Preventive. Preventive maintenance is conducted at specified intervals per procedures to be established by MRCs. Preventive maintenance actions include cleaning, inspection, lubrication, and operational and functional testing.

(b) Corrective. Corrective maintenance consists of operational and functional tests, fault isolation and unit repair. Repair and replacement is limited; refer to technical manuals for further breakdown.

(2) Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance is performed at Shore-based Intermediate Maintenance Activities (SIMAs) and afloat aboard tenders. Authorized maintenance is performed by ICs. Corrective maintenance at the intermediate level is accomplished to the component or piece-part level by removal, repair, and replacement. Corrective maintenance consists of repair and operational test of the detector and the transmitter assembly, electrical zeroing, and functional test of the indicator. For repair and replacement limitations refer to the technical manuals.

(3) Depot. Depot level maintenance includes Class B repair or overhaul and calibration of all end items, including units, repairable assemblies, subassemblies, and components coded for depot repair or found to be beyond the capability of intermediate maintenance activities.

(4) Interim Maintenance. Technical support was provided by the CAFSU under NAWC AD direction. Type F Hi-Shock WMIS System NSD was February 1997.

(5) Life-cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

3. Manning Concept

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. Organizational level manpower requirements did not change due to the installation of the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS. Manpower requirements were determined through workload comparability analysis per Military Manpower/Hardware Integration (HARDMAN) methodology procedures and information from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) at CAFSU Norfolk, CAFSU San Diego, and NAWCADLKE. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS Maintenance Man-Hours per Operating Hour (MMH/OH) derived from this analysis did not justify an increase in organizational level manpower. No intermediate level maintenance is required for the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS; therefore, no increase in intermediate level manpower was required.

(1) Watchstation Requirements. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS operators are Airman (NEC 0000) assigned to the PRI-FLY. Operator duties consist of turning on the equipment and adjusting the flash intensity and speed of the runway centerline lighting. Operator skills are gained through On-the-Job Training (OJT).

(2) Maintenance Workload. The Flight Deck Centerline LSFS maintenance is performed by personnel from the EM rating assigned to V-2 Division or the Engineering Department.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. The FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 did not alter the manpower requirements at any of the three levels of maintenance. Current organizational level manning is sufficient to provide adequate coverage throughout the normal range of equipment operations, with a daily average operating period of 18 hours.

(1) Watchstation Requirements. The LSO workstation is currently manned by one LSO Navy Officer Billet Code (NOBC 8662) and one Airman (NEC 0000).

Currently the PRI-FLY and FLOLS equipment room monitoring equipment and setting controls are manned during flight operations and General Quarters (GQ) by an IC (NEC 4745) as follows:

 

 

WATCHSTATION REQUIREMENTS

 

CONDITION I

CONDITION FQ

Lens Tech / Supervisor

IC1-4745

IC1-4745

Lens PRI-FLY Operator

*

IC3-4745

 

CONDITION I

CONDITION FQ

Lens Room Operator

IC3-4745

IC2-4745

Lens Technician

IC2-4745

*

* Note: Positions unmanned during indicated condition.

(2) Maintenance Workload. The FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 maintenance is performed by ICs in V2 Division (IC3 and above). Estimates for Preventive Maintenance (PM) man-hours were based on the information obtained from the Maintenance Index Pages (MIPs) on the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 for the carriers USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) and USS America (CV-66). Estimated Corrective Maintenance (CM) man-hours were based on ALRE Maintenance Program data obtained on the above carriers, and maintainability and reliability predictions given by Naval Air Engineering Center (NAVAIRENGCEN). The estimated maintenance man-hours per week are as follows:

RATE

NEC

PM

CM

IC1

4745

16.2

0.50

IC2

4745

17.1

0.51

IC3

4745

13.1

0.72

TOTALS:

 

46.4

1.73

(3) Recommended Manpower Requirements. Experience gained on the USS Saratoga (CV-60) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) indicated that no increase in the ship's complement of maintenance and operating personnel was required. The following tables list the officer and enlisted personnel directly involved with the operation and maintenance of the FLOLS. LSO (NOBC 8662) requirements are not driven by the FLOLS but reflect LSO training plan requirements.

(a) Officer

NOBC

O-5

O-4

O-3

O-2

TOTAL

8618

1

     

1

8614

 

1

   

1

8662

 

1

9

7

17

(b) Enlisted

RATING/NEC

E-7

E-6

E-5

E-4

DESIG STKR

E-3

TOTAL

IC 4745

1

2

2

     

5

IC 0000

       

6

 

6

AT 6673

1

 

2

3

2

 

8

AN 0000

         

1

1

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. Once IFLOLS is installed and replaces FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3, the same individuals that are currently maintaining FLOLS will maintain IFLOLS. Therefore, IFLOLS will not alter the manpower requirements at any of the three levels of maintenance. Current organizational level manning is sufficient to provide adequate coverage throughout the normal range of equipment operations, with a daily average operating period of 16 hours.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. The ILARTS Control Room is manned during flight operations. The officer responsible for the control room during flight operations is assigned to the Air Department. An ILARTS Lens supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the control room. One operator is required to operate the various equipment in the control room. A maintenance person is required in the room as standby to perform emergency corrective maintenance. One person mans the island camera.

During periods when flight operations are not being conducted, the ILARTS maintenance personnel are responsible to the Air Department Maintenance Officer for routine PM and CM.

(1) Watchstation Requirements. All positions are manned during flight operations. One hour prior to the beginning of the day's launch or recovery operations, the ILARTS Control Console is turned on and checked by the Control Console Operator. The ILARTS remains in operation and is continually monitored by the Control Console Operator during all launch and recovery operations. Positions are be manned as follows:

STATION TITLE

RANK/

RATE

NOBC/

NEC

WARTIME

GQ

PEACETIME

CRUISING

I

II

III

ILARTS / Lens Supvr

IC2

4743

1

1

1

ILARTS Equip Oper

ICFN

4743

1

1

1

ILARTS Camera Oper

ICFN

0000

1

1

1

(2) Maintenance Workload. During periods when flight operations are not being conducted, the ILARTS maintenance personnel are responsible for PM and CM. The maintenance personnel rating and estimated maintenance man hours per week are as follows:

RATE

NEC

PM

CM

OTHER

IC1

4743

0.50

0.25

0.75

IC2

4743

1.25

0.50

1.75

IC3

4743

2.00

1.00

3.00

ICFN

4743

2.50

1.25

3.75

TOTALS:

 

6.25

3.00

9.25

(3) Recommended Minimum Manpower Requirements

RATE

NEC

QTY

IC1

4743

1

IC2

4743

1

IC3

4743

1

ICFN

4743

1

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. Experience with the first operating installation of equipment on the USS America (CV-66) in April 1982 indicated that the current skill levels of shipboard LSOs, ICs, and ABE Hydraulic Mechanics were sufficient to operate and maintain the system on a regular basis. An increase in ship's personnel was not required. The IC operates and maintains the Display Subsystem and the control circuitry of the Hydraulic Lifting Unit Subsystem. The ABE Hydraulic Mechanic assists the ICs in maintaining the system hydraulics.

(1) Watchstation Requirements. All positions are manned full time during flight operations. One hour prior to beginning recovery operations the LSO HUD Console System is turned on and checked out by the LSO and an IC. The LSO HUD system remains in operation and is continually monitored by the LSO during recovery operations.

STATION TITLE

RATING

NOBC

WARTIME

GQ

PEACETIME

CRUISING

I

II

III

LSO Platform

LT

8662

2

2

2

(2) Maintenance Workload. During periods when flight operations are not being conducted, the FLOLS or IFLOLS and LRLS maintenance personnel are responsible for routine PM and CM. Estimates for PM maintenance man-hours are based on operating experience and a reliability centered maintenance study. Estimated CM man-hours are based on a study of reliability and maintainability predictions.

RATE

NEC

PM

CM

IC3

4745

0.50

0.25

ABE3

7006

0.70

0.25

TOTALS:

 

1.20

0.50

(3) Recommended Manpower Requirements. The existing manpower onboard CVs and CVNs is sufficient to handle LSO HUD. The following currently assigned personnel operate and maintain LSO HUD:

RANK/ RATE

NOBC/ NEC

QTY

LT

8662

2

IC3

4745

1

ABE3

7006

1

f. Long Range Line-Up System. In May 1990, NAVAIRSYSCOM PMA205, the Training Support Agent, conducted a Manpower, Personnel, and Training Analysis for the ICOLS, of which LRLS was originally a subsystem. The result of the analysis was that LRLS requires no new skill specialties or manning for operation and maintenance.

Organizational level maintenance manning is sufficient to provide adequate coverage throughout the normal range of equipment operations, with a daily operating period of sixteen hours. The LRLS maintenance is performed by ICs (NEC 4745) currently assigned to the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 (IC3 and above). The manning concept for the LRLS uses the billet requirements outlined in Part II of the Navy Training Plan entitled Quality Assurance/ Maintenance Program for ALRE (NTP Number A-50-8509, Approved, October 1986) as a billet baseline. No additional instructors are required for LRLS training.

(1) Watchstation Requirements. The LSO workstation is currently manned by an LSO (NOBC 8662) and an airman (NEC 0000). With the incorporation of LRLS new technology, system capabilities, and increased functions, an IC3 (NEC 4745) already assigned to V-2 division is required to man the LSO workstation in place of the airman.

Currently the PRI-FLY and FLOLS equipment room monitoring equipment and setting controls are manned during flight operations and GQ by ICs as follows:

STATION TITLE

RANK/

RATE

NOBC/

NEC

WARTIME

GQ

PEACETIME

CRUISING

I

II

III

LSO Workstation

LT

8662

1

1

1

LSO Workstation *

IC3 *

4745

1

1

1

PRI-FLY

IC3

4745

1

1

1

FLOLS Room

IC3

4745

1

1

1

* LRLS requirement

(2) Maintenance Workload. The LRLS maintenance is performed by ICs (NEC 4745) in V-2 division currently assigned to the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 (IC3 and above). Estimates for PM man-hours are based on the information obtained from a similar system called Horizon Reference Set (HRS) System, located in the Air Capable Ships Visual Landing Aids NTP A-50-9205/A dated 10 December 1993.

RATE

NEC

PM

CM

IC1

4745

0.02

0.07

IC2

4745

3.75

0.07

IC3

4745

3.63

0.00

TOTALS:

 

7.40

0.14

(3) Recommended Manpower Requirements

RANK/ RATE

NOBC/ NEC

QTY

LT

8662

1

IC1

4745

1

IC2

4745

1

IC3

4745

3

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. An increase in ship's personnel was not required. The ICs assigned to operate and maintain the LRLS, FLOLS, or IFLOLS set up and maintain the MOVLAS. The MOVLAS is operated by the LSO.

(1) Watchstation Requirements. All positions are manned after setup by personnel assigned to operate and maintain the FLOLS or IFLOLS.

STATION TITLE

RANK/

RATE

NOBC/

NEC

WARTIME

GQ

PEACETIME

CRUISING

I

II

III

LSO Workstation

LT

8662

1

1

1

LSO Workstation

AN

0000

1

1

1

PRI-FLY

IC3

4745

1

1

1

FLOLS Room

IC3

4745

1

1

1

(2) Maintenance Workload. The MOVLAS maintenance is performed by ICs in the V-2 division assigned to the FLOLS or IFLOLS.

RATE

NEC

PM

CM

IC3

4745

2.11

0.08

ICFN

0000

2.11

0.08

ICFN

0000

3.00

0.00

TOTALS:

 

7.22

0.16

(3) Recommended Manpower Requirements

RANK/ RATE

NOBC/ NEC

QTY

LT

8662

1

IC3

4745

2

ICFN

0000

2

AN

0000

1

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. TBD. Once TRPPM information becomes available, it will be incorporated into future NTSP updates.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. WMIS is activated during all underway periods and requires no manning or operator input.

(1) Watchstation Requirements. NA

(2) Maintenance Workload. ICs are responsible for routine PM and CM. Maintenance information is contained in applicable MRCs and technical manuals. The estimated maintenance man-hours per week are as follows:

RATE

NEC

PM

CM

IC2

0000

0.30

0.25

ICFN

0000

0.30

0.25

TOTALS:

 

0.60

0.50

(3) Recommended Quantitative/Qualitative Manpower Requirements. The existing manpower onboard CVs and CVNs is sufficient to handle WMIS. The following currently assigned personnel operate and maintain WMIS:

RATE

NEC

QTY

IC2

0000

1

ICFN

0000

1

4. Training Concept. Aircraft Carrier Visual Landing Aid Systems Initial Training has been completed for Flight Deck Centerline LSFS, FLOLS, ILARTS, LSO HUD, MOVLAS, and WMIS. LRLS is scheduled to come on line in June 1999. Initial training will be provided upon installation of the LRLS. IFLOLS is scheduled to come on line in June 2001. Initial training will be provided upon installation of the IFLOLS. VISUAL is scheduled to come on line in FY02-FY04. As information becomes available it will be included into future updates to this NTSP.

Aircraft Carrier Visual Landing Aid Systems Follow-On Training for Flight Deck Centerline LSFS, FLOLS, ILARTS, LSO HUD, MOVLAS, and WMIS are currently being taught as follows:

    • Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flashing System. Flight Deck Centerline LSFS is taught through OJT.
    • Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. FLOLS is currently taught in C-670-2010, Optical Landing System Maintenance, at NATTC DET Lakehurst.
    • Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. IFLOLS is expected to replace FLOLS in C-670-2010, Optical Landing System Maintenance at NATTC DET Lakehurst during FY00.
    • Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. ILARTS is currently being taught in A-191-0011, ILARTS System Maintenance Technician, at Service Schools Command (SSC) Great Lakes.
    • Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. LSO HUD is currently being taught in C-670-2010, Optical Landing System Maintenance, at NATTC DET Lakehurst.
    • Long Range Line-Up System. LRLS is scheduled to come on line in June 1999. It will be included into C-670-2010, Optical Landing System Maintenance, at NATTC DET Lakehurst.
    • Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. MOVLAS is currently being taught in C-670-2010, Optical Landing System Maintenance, at NATTC DET Lakehurst.
    • Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. VISUAL is scheduled to come on line in FY02-FY04. As it becomes available, more information will be included in future updates to this NTSP.
    • Wind Measuring Indicating System. WMIS is currently being taught in A-651-0047, Propulsion Alarms and Indicating Systems Maintenance, at Fleet Training Center (FTC) Norfolk and FTC San Diego.

Selected Reserve personnel may earn maintenance NECs by attending formal training at NAMTRAGRU DETs providing a quota and funding are available, and the student is available to attend the training. Specific guidelines are contained in NAVPERS 18068F Volume II, Chapter IV, Navy Enlisted Classifications.

a. Initial Training

(1) Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. Initial training was provided by CAFSU San Diego for the personnel aboard the USS Independence (CV-62) in August 1988. The initial training consisted of informal instructions presented on site to familiarize organizational level maintenance personnel with operation and maintenance procedures.

(2) Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. Initial training was completed in March 1985.

(3) Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. ICs currently operating and maintaining the FLOLS will receive on-site initial training in the operation and maintenance of the IFLOLS. Initial training will be provided by the NAWC AD and contractor personnel for each activity during the installation of the IFLOLS on an as-required basis. NAWC AD technical personnel will provide operator and maintenance procedures or contractor personnel for ICs attached to V-2 Division. TECHEVAL and OPEVAL training was provided by NAWC AD technical personnel in September 1996.

(4) Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. Initial training for the ILARTS was completed in the 1980s as the system was being introduced to the fleet.

(5) Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. Initial training for the LSO HUD was completed in March 1985.

(6) Long Range Line-Up System. ICs currently operating and maintaining the FLOLS will receive on-site initial training in the operation and maintenance of the LRLS. The NAWCADLKE and contractor personnel will provide initial training for each ship and shore activity during the installation of the LRLS on an as-required basis. The NAWCADLKE or contractor personnel will provide operator and maintenance procedures for ICs attached to V-2 division. NAWCADLKE provided TECHEVAL training in September 1997.

(a) Operator. Initial operator training will be provided on-site by the NAWCADLKE and contractor personnel until LRLS training has been fully established.

(b) Maintenance

1 Organizational. NAWCADLKE representatives or contractor personnel will provide organizational level maintenance personnel on-site initial training on an as-required basis.

2 Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance personnel aboard CVs and CVNs will interface with NAWCADLKE representatives for informal training.

3 Depot. An estimated one-week factory training course will be required for the contractor to teach depot level maintenance of the LRLS.

(c) Team. NA

(d) Officer. The LSO School at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Virginia, provides initial training for LSOs. Information concerning the LRLS will be supplied by NAWCADLKE to the LSO School as it becomes available. LSOs will interface with NAWCADLKE representatives for informal on-site training.

(e) Industrial Personnel. The LRLS contractor will provide NAWCADLKE representatives with the latest data concerning the LRLS. The NAWCADLKE and Naval Air Technical Training Center (NATTC) Detachment (DET) Lakehurst representatives will then become the Navy's SMEs for the LRLS and will provide technical assistance as required. An estimated one-week factory-training course will be required for the depot level maintenance of the LRLS.

(7) Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. Initial training for the MOVLAS was completed in the late 1970s.

(8) Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. During the TRPPM analysis, existing training courses will be evaluated, and it will be determined if a stand-alone training course should be developed to provide the operator and maintainer with necessary skills for operation and maintenance. Once TRPPM information becomes available, it will be incorporated into future NTSP updates.

(9) Wind Measuring Indicating System. NAVAIRSYSCOM PMA205 had a WMIS course developed to provide initial training to instructors at FTC Norfolk, Virginia, and FTC San Diego, California. Currently both sites are awaiting Technical Training Equipment (TTE).

b. Follow-on Training. The operator and organizational maintenance follow-on training for the nine VLA systems varies for each system. Flight Deck Centerline LSFS follow-on training is gained through OJT. FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3, MOVLAS MK-1 MOD 2, and LSO HUD systems are currently being taught in the Optical Landing System Maintenance course, C-670-2010, at NATTC DET Lakehurst, New Jersey. In June 2001, IFLOLS MK-13 MOD 0, and in June 1999, LRLS will be added to the existing Optical Landing System Maintenance course C-670-2010. ILARTS follow-on training is currently being taught in the ILARTS System Maintenance Technician course, A-191-0011, at SSC Great Lakes, Illinois. VISUAL follow-on training is yet to be determined. WMIS follow-on training is currently being taught in the Propulsion Alarms course, A-651-0047, at FTC Norfolk and FTC San Diego.

(1) Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. There is no follow-on training for the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS. All operator and maintenance skills will be gained through OJT.

(2) Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3

(a) Operator. NA

(b) Maintenance

1) Organizational Level. FLOLS training is included in the following operator and organizational level maintenance training courses:

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

Optical Landing System Maintenance

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

C-670-2010

Model Manager..

NATTC Det Lakehurst

Description ........

Provides selected personnel with specialized instruction in the operation and maintenance of the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3, MOVLAS MK-1 MOD 2, the LSO HUD System, and the LRLS.

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

NATTC Det Lakehurst

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

68 days

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

Currently available. Will include LRLS in June 1999 and IFOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier ....

IC NEC 4745

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

Refer to IV.A.1 for TTE. TD is NA.

Prerequisites ......

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A School, IC3 or above, and normal color perception as measured by Farnsworth Lantern (FALANT) test.

2) Intermediate Level. ICs and AIMD personnel perform only limited intermediate level maintenance; therefore, no formal training was be required.

(c) Team. NA

(d) Officer. The following courses have already been modified to include the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3:

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

Initial Fighter Ground Training

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

D-2G-0001

Model Manager............

LSO School, NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Description ..................

Introduction to fleet LSO administrative and operational responsibilities including shore-based and ship-based equipment, glideslope geometry, aircraft recovery bulletins, aircraft characteristics, waving concepts and techniques, conduct of field carrier landing practice, and Automated Performance Assessment and Readiness Training System (APARTS).

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

10 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier.............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TD.

Prerequisites.................

Designation as an LSO trainee per LSO Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS), 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

(e) Industrial Personnel. NA

(3) Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0

(a) Operator. NA

(b) Maintenance

1) Organizational Level. IFLOLS MK-13 MOD 0 organizational level operation and maintenance training will require a major modification to the existing Optical Landing System Maintenance course. Change in course length is to be determined by June 2001.

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

Optical Landing System Maintenance

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

C-670-2010

Model Manager..

NATTC Det Lakehurst

Description ........

Provides selected personnel with specialized instruction in the operation and maintenance of the IFLOLS MK-13 MOD 0, MOVLAS MK-1 MOD 2, the LSO HUD System, and the LRLS at the Journeyman level.

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

NATTC Det Lakehurst

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

Currently 68 days. Subject to change once IFLOLS is added.

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

Currently available. Will include IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier ....

IC NEC 4745

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

IFLOLS TTE/TD is to be determined

Prerequisites .....

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A School, IC3 or above, and normal color perception as measured by Farnsworth Lantern (FALANT) test.

2) Intermediate Level. ICs and AIMD personnel will be performing only limited intermediate level maintenance; therefore, no formal training will be required.

(c) Team. NA

(d) Officer. The following courses will require modifications to include the IFLOLS:

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

Intermediate Fighter Ground Training

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

D-2G-0001

Model Manager ...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description ..................

Introduction to fleet LSO administrative and operational responsibilities including shore-based and ship-based equipment, glideslope geometry, aircraft recovery bulletins, aircraft characteristics, waving concepts and techniques, conduct of field carrier landing practice, and APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

10 days

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

Currently available. Will include IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier..............

NA

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

IFLOLS TTE/TD is to be determined.

Prerequisites.................

Designation as an LSO trainee per LSO NATOPS, 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

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

Advanced Fighter Ground Training

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

D-2G-0002

Model Manager ...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description ..................

Instruction in administrative and operational responsibilities of an airwing staff LSO including platform strategy, barricade, pitching deck MOVLAS recoveries, LSO training and evaluation, and APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

3 days

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

Currently available. Will include IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier..............

NA

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

IFLOLS TTE/TD to be determined.

Prerequisites.................

Designation as an LSO trainee per LSO NATOPS, 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

(e) Industrial Personnel. NA

(4) Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System

(a) Operation and Maintenance

1) Organizational Level. ILARTS training is included in the following operator and organizational level maintenance training courses.

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

ILARTS System Maintenance Technician

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

A-191-0011

Model Manager ..........

SSC, Great Lakes, Illinois

Description .................

Provides ICs with the knowledge and the skills necessary to perform organizational level preventive and corrective maintenance, and operate the ILARTS. Also provides the ability to perform all authorized systems operating and maintenance procedures, under limited supervision on board aircraft carriers, for all ship readiness conditions, in port and underway.

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

SSC Great Lakes

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

103 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier .............

IC NEC 4743

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

Refer to IV.A.1 for TTE. TD is NA.

Prerequisites.................

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A School and IC E-3 through E-8.

2 Intermediate Maintenance. ICs and AIMD personnel perform only limited intermediate level maintenance; therefore, no formal training is required.

(b) Team. NA

(c) Officer. The NAWCADLKE supplied ILARTS information to the LSO School, NAS Oceana.

(d) Industrial Personnel. Skills necessary to support the ILARTS already exist at the Naval shipyards, therefore, additional training for industrial personnel is not required.

(5) Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0

(a) Operation and Maintenance

1) Organizational Level

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

Optical Landing System Maintenance

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

C-670-2010

Model Manager..

NATTC Det Lakehurst

Description .......

Provides selected personnel with specialized instruction in the operation and maintenance of the IFLOLS MK-13 MOD 0 or FLOLS MK-6 MOD 0, the MOVLAS MK-1 MOD 2, the LSO HUD, and the LRLS.

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

NATTC Det Lakehurst

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

68 days

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

Currently available. Will include LRLS in June 1999 and IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier ....

IC NEC 4745

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

Refer to IV.A.1 for TTE. TD is NA.

Prerequisite.........

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A School, IC3 or above, and normal color perception as measured by FALANT test.

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

ALRE Maintenance Technician

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

C-604-2028

Model Manager..

NATTC DET Lakehurst

Description .......

To provide designated ABE personnel with the technical and practical knowledge to perform organizational maintenance on ALRE with limited supervision in a shipboard environment.

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

NATTC DET Lakehurst

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

80 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier ....

ABE NEC 7006

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

Refer to IV.A.1 for TTE. TD is NA.

Prerequisites........

E-5 through E-9 ABE personnel, or E-6 through E-9 Billet U.S. Navy personnel completing one full tour of sea duty, and possessing one of the following NECs: 7002, 7003, 7004, or 7005.

2) Intermediate Maintenance. ICs perform only limited intermediate level maintenance; therefore, no formal training is required.

(b) Team. NA

(c) Officer

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

Intermediate Fighter Ground Training

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

D-2G-0001

Model Manager...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description .................

Introduction to fleet LSO administrative and operational responsibilities including shore-based and ship-based equipment, glideslope geometry, aircraft recovery bulletins, aircraft characteristics, waving concepts and techniques, conduct of field carrier landing practice, and APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

10 days

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

Currently available. Will include LRLS in June 1999 and IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier.............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TD.

Prerequisites.................

Designation as an LSO trainee per LSO NATOPS, 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

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

Advanced Fighter Ground Training

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

D-2G-0002

Model Manager...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description .................

Instruction in administrative and operational responsibilities of an airwing staff LSO including platform strategy, barricade, pitching deck MOVLAS recoveries, LSO training and evaluation, and APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

3 days

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

Currently available. Will include LRLS in June 1999 and IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier..............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TD.

Prerequisites.................

Designation as an LSO trainee per LSO NATOPS, 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

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

Fleet Replacement Squadron Training Completion

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

D-2G-0003

Model Manager...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description .................

Instruction in administrative and operational responsibilities of a training LSO including waving techniques and considerations, conduct of ground training and field carrier landing practice, initial carrier qualification requirements, Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS) or Training Command (TRACOM) instructional philosophy, and FRS APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

3 days

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

Currently available. Will include LRLS in June 1999 and IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier.............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TDs.

Prerequisites.................

Initial formal ground training, squadron LSO designation 1310 or 1315, and a secret security clearance.

(d) Industrial Personnel. Skills necessary to support the LSO HUD already exist at the Naval shipyards; therefore additional training for industrial personnel is not required.

(6) Long Range Line-Up System. Modifications to A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A School course curriculum are required to include the LRLS theory and operation. Modifications to the existing C-670-2010, Optical Landing System Maintenance course for the IC (NEC 4745) rating, and modifications to the LSO School curriculum are also required. Modifications to existing courses will not result in a change to course length.

(a) Operation and Maintenance

1) Organizational Level. LRLS training will be included in the following operator and organizational level maintenance training courses.

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

Optical Landing System Maintenance

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

C-670-2010

Model Manager..

NATTC DET Lakehurst

Description .......

Provides selected personnel with specialized instruction in the operation and maintenance of the IFLOLS MK-13 MOD 0 or FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3, the MOVLAS MK-1 MOD 2, the LSO HUD system, and LRLS.

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

NATTC DET Lakehurst

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

68 days

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

Currently available. Will include LRLS in June 1999 and IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier ....

IC NEC 4745

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

Refer to IV.A.1 for TTE. TD is NA.

Prerequisites ....

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A School, IC3 or above, and normal color perception as measured by FALANT test.

2) Intermediate Level. ICs and AIMD personnel will be performing only limited intermediate level maintenance; therefore, no formal training will be required.

(b) Officer. Modifications to the following LSO School courses will be required to include LRLS operation:

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

Intermediate Fighter Ground Training

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

D-2G-0001

Model Manager...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description .................

Introduction to fleet LSO administrative and operational responsibilities including shore-based and ship-based equipment, glideslope geometry, aircraft recovery bulletins, aircraft characteristics, waving concepts and techniques, conduct of field carrier landing practice, and APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

10 days

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

Currently available. Will include LRLS in June 1999 and IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier.............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TD.

Prerequisites.................

Designation as an LSO trainee per LSO NATOPS, 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

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

Advanced Fighter Ground Training

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

D-2G-0002

Model Manager...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description .................

Instruction in administrative and operational responsibilities of an airwing staff LSO including platform strategy, barricade, pitching deck MOVLAS recoveries, LSO training and evaluation, and APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

3 days

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

Currently available. Will include LRLS in June 1999 and IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier..............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TD.

Prerequisites.................

Designation as an LSO trainee per LSO NATOPS, 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

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

Fleet Replacement Squadron Training Completion

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

D-2G-0003

Model Manager...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description .................

Instruction in administrative and operational responsibilities of a training LSO including waving techniques and considerations, conduct of ground training and field carrier landing practice, initial carrier qualification requirements, FRS or TRACOM instructional philosophy, and FRS APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

3 days

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

Currently available. Will include LRLS in June 1999 and IFLOLS in June 2001.

Skill identifier.............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TDs.

Prerequisites.................

Designation as an LSO trainee per LSO NATOPS, 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

(c) Industrial Personnel. The contractor will provide depot level maintenance for the LRLS.

(7) Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2

(a) Operation and Maintenance

1) Organizational Level

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

Optical Landing System Maintenance

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

C-670-2010

Model Manager..

NATTC DET Lakehurst

Description ......

Provides selected personnel with specialized instruction in the operation and maintenance of the IFLOLS MK-13 MOD 0 or FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3, the MOVLAS MK-1 MOD 2, the LSO HUD, and the LRLS at the journeyman level.

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

NATTC DET Lakehurst

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

68 days

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

Currently available for MOVLAS

Skill identifier ....

IC NEC 4745

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

Refer to IV.A.1 TTE. TD is not required.

Prerequisites .....

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A School, IC3 or above, and normal color perception as measured by FALANT test.

2) Intermediate Maintenance. Intermediate level maintenance training is not required to support the MOVLAS.

(b) Team. NA

(c) Officer

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

Initial Fighter Ground Training

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

D-2G-0001

Model Manager...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description .................

Introduction to fleet LSO administrative and operational responsibilities including shore-based and ship-based equipment, glideslope geometry, aircraft recovery bulletins, aircraft characteristics, waving concepts and techniques, conduct of field carrier landing practice, and APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

10 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier.............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TDs.

Prerequisites.................

Designation as LSO trainee per LSO NATOPS, 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

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

Advanced Fighter Ground Training

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

D-2G-0002

Model Manager...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description .................

Instruction in administrative and operational responsibilities of an airwing staff LSO including platform strategy, barricade, pitching deck MOVLAS recoveries, LSO training and evaluation, and APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

3 days

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

Currently available

Skill identifier.............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TD.

Prerequisites.................

Initial Formal Ground Training and Wing LSO designation, 1310 or 1315 designator, and a secret security clearance.

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

Fleet Replacement Squadron Training Completion

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

D-2G-0003

Model Manager...........

LSO School, NAS Oceana

Description ................

Instruction in administrative and operational responsibilities of a training LSO including waving techniques and considerations, conduct of ground training and field carrier landing practice, initial carrier qualification requirements, FRS or TRACOM instructional philosophy, and FRS APARTS.

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

LSO School, NAS Oceana

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

3 days

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

June 1999

Skill identifier.............

NA

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

TTE is NA. Refer to IV.A.2 for TD.

Prerequisites.................

Initial formal ground training, squadron LSO designation 1310 or 1315, and a secret security clearance.

(d) Industrial Personnel. Skills necessary to support the MOVLAS already exist at the Naval shipyards, therefore additional training for industrial personnel is not required.

(8) Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. TBD. Once TRPPM information becomes available, it will be incorporated into future NTSP updates.

(9) Wind Measuring Indicating System

(a) Operator. NA

(b) Organizational and Intermediate Maintenance. Due to identified training deficiencies, WMIS organizational and intermediate maintenance was added to the Propulsion Alarms and Indicating Systems Maintenance course, A-651-0047, per Training Project Plan serial # 1500T23313/400 dated 12 August 1996. Currently FTC Norfolk and FTC San Diego are teaching WMIS but without the use of a WMIS lab due to lack of TTE. (Refer to Part VI - Actions/Decisions Required.)

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

Propulsion Alarms And Indicating Systems Maintenance

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

A-651-0047

Model Manager ......

FTC Norfolk

Description ..............

Provides organizational and intermediate level maintenance personnel with the knowledge and skills necessary to support the Type "B" and Type "F" WMIS. Also provides skills to perform PM and CM on Pressure and Temperature Alarm Sensors, Alarm Panels and Switchboards, McNabb Salinity Indicating Level Alarm and Indicating System, and various other engine room alarms on Marine Propulsion Plants.

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

FTC Norfolk and FTC San Diego

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

31 days

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

Currently available

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

Refer to section IV. A.1 for TTE. TD is NA.

Prerequisites ...........

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A School, normal color perception as measured by FALANT test, and six months fleet experience working with Propulsion Alarm and Indicating Systems.

(c) Team. NA

(d) Officer. NA

(e) Industrial Personnel. Skills necessary to support the WMIS already exist at the Naval shipyards; therefore additional training for industrial personnel is not required.

c. Student Profiles

SKILL IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

NOBC 8662

Qualified fixed-wing pilot

ABE 7006

C-604-2012, Aviation Boatswain's Mate Launching and Recovery Equipment Class A1

AT 6673

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

EM 4745

A-662-0159 Electrician's Mate A School Pipeline

IC 4743 and 4745

A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A

d. Training Pipelines

(1) Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. No new training tracks or pipelines were required due to the installation of the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS.

(2) Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. No new training tracks or pipelines were required due to the installation of FLOLS.

(3) Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. No new training tracks or pipelines will be required due to the introduction of the IFLOLS. There will be no increase to existing course lengths due to the incorporation of IFLOLS information. Modifications to the following courses will be required.

    • C-670-2010, Optical Landing System Technician
    • D-2G-0001, LSO Initial Ground Training
    • D-2G-0002, LSO Advanced Formal Ground Training
    • D-2G-0003, LSO Formal Ground Training

(4) Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. No new training tracks or pipelines were required due to the installation of ILARTS.

(5) Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. No new training tracks or pipelines were required due to the installation of the LSO HUD.

(6) Long Range Line-Up System. No new training tracks or pipelines will be required due to the introduction of the LRLS. There will be no increase to existing course lengths due to the incorporation of LRLS information. Modifications to the following courses will be required.

    • A-623-0105, Interior Communications Electrician Class A School
    • C-670-2010, Optical Landing System Technician
    • D-2G-0001, LSO Initial Ground Training
    • D-2G-0002, LSO Advanced Formal Ground Training
    • D-2G-0003, LSO Formal Ground Training

(7) Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. No new training tracks or pipelines were required due to the installation of the MOVLAS.

(8) Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. TBD. Once TRPPM information becomes available, it will be incorporated into future NTSP updates.

(9) Wind Measuring Indicating System. No new training tracks or pipelines were required due to the installation of the WMIS.

I. ON-BOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development. This paragraph is NA to all nine systems contained in this NTSP.

2. Personnel Qualification Standards

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. EM Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS) were updated to reflect the new requirements of Flight Deck Centerline LSFS. The PQS Development Group, Naval Education and Training Center, Pensacola, Florida, developed the PQS.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. The IC PQS were updated to reflect the new requirements of the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3. The PQS Development Group, Naval Education and Training Center, developed the PQS.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. IC PQS will be developed to reflect the new requirements of IFLOLS. The PQS Development Group, Naval Education and Training Center, will develop the PQS in FY01.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. The PQS Development Group, Naval Education and Training Center, developed PQS for the ILARTS IC.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. IC and ABE PQS were developed to reflect the new requirements of LSO HUD, MK-1 MOD 0. The PQS Development Group, Naval Education and Training Center, developed the PQS.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. IC PQS will be updated to reflect the new requirements of the LRLS. The PQS Development Group, Naval Education and Training Center, will develop the PQS in June 1999.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. IC PQS was developed to reflect the new requirements of MOVLAS, MK-1 MOD 2. The PQS Development Group, Naval Education and Training Center, developed the PQS.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. TBD. Once TRPPM information becomes available, it will be incorporated in future NTSP updates.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. PQS for the WMIS on board aircraft carriers was not developed.

3. Other On-Board or In-service Training Packages. All nine systems contained in this NTSP use OJT onboard CVs and CVNs.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. The All American Engineering Company manufactured an initial number of Flight Deck Centerline LSFSs.

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

Information not available

All American Engineering Company

725 Dawson Drive

Newark, DE 19714

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. S. W. Electronics and Manufacturing Corporation manufactured FLOLS.

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

Information not available

S. W. Electronics and Manufacturing Corporation

619 Hollywood Avenue

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002-2822

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. NAWCADLKE manufactured the IFLOLS EDM. Production systems will be manufactured by Hughes Technical Services Incorporated.

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

To be determined

Hughes Technical Services Incorporated

NAWC Transition Team

6125 East 21 Street

Indianapolis, IN 46219

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. There are various ILARTS manufacturers under NAWCADLKE cognizance and specification control.

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

Information not available

Textronix, Incorporated

Textronix Inc.

Annandale, VA 22003

Information not available

COHU, Incorporated

COHU, Inc.

Electronics Division

5755 Kearny Villa Drive

San Diego, CA 92138

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. Pacific Missile Test Center manufactured all current fleet assets.

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

Information not available

Pacific Missile Test Center, now called NAWC Weapons Division

NAWC WD

Point Mugu, CA 93042

f. Long Range Line-Up System. Contract award for LRLS EDMs was December 1996. Contract award for production systems is estimated to be in May 1999. Delivery of production systems is estimated to be in May 2000.

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N68335-97-C-0014

Raytheon E-Systems

Raytheon E-Systems

1 South Los Carneros Road

Goleta, CA 93117

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. The Oxford Corporation manufactured MOVLAS.

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

Information not available

Oxford Corporation, a subsidiary of American Precision Industries, Incorporated

Oxford Corporation

Buffalo, NY 14225

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. VISUAL program contract information will be provided in future updates to this NTSP.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. Belfort Instrument Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, initially manufactured the WMIS. Currently a new prototype for type F WMIS transmitter speed assembly is being developed by NAWCADLKE.

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N68335-97C-0043

Belfort Instrument Incorporated

Belfort Instrument Incorporated

727 South Wolfe Street

Baltimore, MD 21231

2. Program Documentation

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. NAWCADLKE has not developed or planned an ILSP for delivery.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. No ILSP was developed for the FLOLS; however, an updated Operational Logistics Support Plan (OLSP), NAEC 51-8044 dated 30 December 1987, has been prepared and is available.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK13 MOD 0. NAWCADLKE developed ILSP NAWCADLKE-182093001, dated 18 August 1994. An updated IFLOLS ILSP was approved in October 1998.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. NAWCADLKE developed an ILARTS ILSP NAEC-MISC-91-ORO73, dated 12 January 1984.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. NAWCADLKE developed an LSO HUD ILSP NAEC-MISC-91-0R020, dated 23 April 1980.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. NAWCADLKE developed an updated LRLS ILSP, NAWCADLKE-ILSP-92057A, approved December 1997.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. NAWCADLKE has not developed or planned an ILSP for delivery. NAWCADLKE developed a Maintenance Plan NAWCADLKE-M84096002, approved 4 April 1996.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. NAWCADLKE developed ILSP NAWCADLKE-184097001, dated 12 June 1997.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. NAWCADLKE has not developed or planned an ILSP for delivery.

3. Technical Data Plan

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. Flight Deck Centerline LSFS initial training was done at each operational site and operator and maintenance training is gained through OJT. Therefore, the following items that are required for Flight Deck Centerline LSFS are available, have been delivered, and are only listed below:

(1) Operation and Maintenance Manual. A Shipboard Operation and Maintenance Manual with Illustrated Parts Breakdown for Flight Deck Centerline LSFS (NAVAIR 51-50ABA-5) has been prepared by NAWC AD in work package format (MIL-M-81927). It has been developed per a Technical Manual Contract Requirement (TMCR) #33-94 generated by the command formerly known as Naval Air Technical Services Facility (NAVAIRTECHSERVFAC), now the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Service Command (NATEC). All manuals are available and listed in element IV.B.3 of this NTSP.

(2) Maintenance Index Pages. MIP 4921/RDL is also available.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. All manuals are available and listed in element IV.B.3 of this NTSP.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. The following items are required prior to fielding the IFLOLS:

(1) Operation and Maintenance Manual. A Shipboard Operation and Maintenance Manual with Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB) (NAVAIR 51-40ABA-21) has been prepared by NAWC AD in work package format (MIL-M-81927). It has been developed per a TMCR #33-94 generated by the NAVAIRTECHSERVFAC. Production configuration changes will be incorporated into this manual by December 1999.

(2) Depot Maintenance Manual. A Depot Maintenance Manual (NAVAIR 51-40ABA-22) will also be prepared by NAWC AD, in work package format, during the production phase of the acquisition program and be completed by October 2001.

(3) Maintenance Requirement Cards. NAWC AD prepared MRCs for IFLOLS per MIL-P-24534. MRC tasking was determined through the Logistic Support Analysis process and MIL-STD-2173 Reliability Centered Maintenance guide. MRCs were validated August 1997.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. All manuals are available and listed in element IV.B.3 of this NTSP.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. All manuals are available and listed in element IV.B.3 of this NTSP.

f. Long Range Line-Up System

(1) Operation and Maintenance Manual. The Operation and Maintenance technical manual required to support the LRLS will be a commercial manual and will be developed by Raytheon E-Systems per the TMCR 41-96 in NAWCADLKE-ILSOW92057A. One manual outline, one reproducible copy, one direct image copy, and one digital copy will be furnished to the Navy. The technical manual number is NAVAIR 51-50ABA-6. The formal technical manual will be available in fourth quarter FY99.

(2) Maintenance Requirements Cards. The MRCs will be developed by NAWCADLKE and will be per MIL-P-24534A (Navy). MRC tasking will be determined through Fleet experience with the currently installed system. They will be validated on the at-sea verification test ship in May 2000.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. All manuals are available and listed in element IV.B.3 of this NTSP.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing

(1) Operation and Maintenance Manual. The contractor will provide IPB with exploded view drawings in FY01.

(2) Maintenance Requirements Cards. MRC double-side, double-density, floppy disk using the Knowledge Based Authorizing System (KBAS), a government supplied software, will be validated and verified by NAWCADLKE.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. All manuals are available and listed in element IV.B.3 of this NTSP.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. There is no special test equipment required. Common test equipment to support the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS consists of a Digital Multimeter 8125A-01 or equivalent. Common hand tools are used to support the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. All special tools and test equipment needed to install, service, and troubleshoot the IFLOLS are listed in element IV.A.1. of this NTSP.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. There are no specific test sets, tools, test equipment, Common Support Equipment or Peculiar Support Equipment anticipated for IFLOLS.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. All special tools and test equipment needed to install, service, and troubleshoot the ILARTS are listed in element IV.A.1. of this NTSP.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. Special tools are not required to service the LSO HUD system; common hand tools suffice. A test simulator, NAEC Part Number A/E-24T-145, is provided for each system installation. It is used for troubleshooting and periodic calibration of the console displays. At times, a digital voltmeter and a two-channel portable oscilloscope may be required to perform corrective maintenance.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. There are no specific test sets, tools, test equipment, Common Support Equipment or Peculiar Support Equipment anticipated for LRLS.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. Special tools are not required for the operation, servicing, and overhaul of the MOVLAS. The common tools and equipment required are available.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. Specific test sets, tools, and test equipment have not been identified to date. As this information becomes available it will be included in future updates to this NTSP.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. Special tools and test equipment are listed in the element IV.A.1. of this NTSP.

5. Repair Parts

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. NAWCADLKE provided interim supply support until the Material Support Date (MSD) of January 1993. The Naval Inventory Control Point (NAVICP) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, provides formal supply support after MSD.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. The NAVICP Philadelphia provisioned the FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 in consonance with the approved OLSP and Maintenance Plan.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. The proposed MSD is June 2000.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. Supply support for the ILARTS is currently available through the NAVICP Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. Formal supply support for the LSO HUD is currently available through NAVICP Philadelphia.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. The hardware contractor will provide interim supply support until the projected MSD of May 1999.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. Formal supply support for the MOVLAS is currently available through NAVICP Philadelphia.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. The requirement for spares and repair parts has not yet been determined. Once this information becomes available, it will be incorporated in future NTSP updates. The projected MSD for VISUAL is December 2004.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. Formal supply support for the WMIS is currently available through the NAVICP Mechanicsburg.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. Currently the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS is installed on all commissioned CVs and CVNs.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. Currently the FLOLS is installed on all commissioned CVs and CVNs.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. Thirty-three production IFLOLS will be procured, 13 shipboard and 20 shore-based systems. Exact delivery dates and locations are not known at this time, but will be incorporated in future NTSP updates. The delivery schedule is planned as follows:

    • Third quarter FY00 - Five shipboard
    • Third quarter FY01 - Eight shipboard and seven shore-based systems
    • Third quarter FY02 - Seven shore-based systems

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. Currently the ILARTS is installed on all commissioned CVs and CVNs.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. Currently the LSO HUD is installed on all commissioned CVs and CVNs.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. Exact delivery dates and locations are not known at this time, but will be incorporated in future NTSP updates. LRLS delivery schedule is anticipated as follows:

    • First quarter FY00 - Four shore-based systems
    • Third quarter FY00 - Seven shipboard systems
    • Second quarter FY01 - Six shipboard and six shore based systems

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. Currently the MOVLAS is installed on all commissioned CVs and CVNs.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. Installation and delivery schedules are not available at this time. Once this information becomes available it will be incorporated in future NTSP updates.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. Currently the WMIS Type F is installed on all commissioned CVs and CVNs.

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. All VLA systems are Ready For Operational Use (RFOU) upon installation, check out, and certification.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. The time required to install Flight Deck Centerline LSFS is three months.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. All FLOLS Service Changes are incorporated.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. The time required to install IFLOLS is three weeks.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. The time required to install ILARTS is three months.

e. LSO HUD, MK-1 MOD 0. The installation time for the LSO HUD is three months.

f. LRLS. There will be an estimated one-month installation for the LRLS.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. The time required to install the wiring and mounts for the MOVLAS is two months. The MOVLAS is setup on an as needed basis in less than five minutes.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. Time required to install at operational sites information is not available at this time. This information will be incorporated into future NTSP updates once it becomes available.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. The time required to install WMIS is three months.

4. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedule. None of the nine systems contained in this NTSP are planned for foreign military sales at this time.

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule

a. Flight Deck Centerline Light Sequence Flasher System. There are no TDs or TTE for the Flight Deck Centerline LSFS.

b. Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-6 MOD 3. Delivery of TTE for FLOLS MK-6 MOD 3 maintenance courses was completed in July 1985. See element IV.A.1 for a list of specific equipment. No TDs are required.

c. Improved Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System MK-13 MOD 0. Delivery of TTE for IFLOLS is third quarter FY00. No TDs are required.

d. Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System. TTE was delivered in the 1980s as Service Changes were installed. No TDs are required.

e. Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display MK-1 MOD 0. TTE was delivered in July 1985. No TDs are required.

f. Long Range Line-Up System. The plan is to provide a fully operational LRLS to the NATTC Lakehurst in July 2000 for use as an operation and maintenance trainer. Landing flight simulators at the LSO Schools require modification to present the LRLS display by June 2000. No TDs are required.

g. Manually Operated Visual Landing Aid System MK-1 MOD 2. TTE and TDs are in place.

h. Virtual Imaging Systems For Approach and Landing. TBD. Once TRPPM information becomes available, it will be incorporated into future NTSP updates.

i. Wind Measuring Indicating System. PMA205-3B2 and PMA251 are currently seeking funding for two shore-based WMISs to be delivered, one each, to FTC San Diego and FTC Norfolk.

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

M. RELATED NTSPs AND OTHER APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS. The following are documents that affect, are related to, or were used to develop this NTSP.

DOCUMENT OR NTSP TITLE

DOCUMENT OR NTSP NUMBER

PDA CODE

STATUS

LSO-HUD Console System MK-1 MOD 0 NTP

A-50-8009/A

PMA205-3C10

Approved Jan 81

Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System (ILARTS) NTP

A-50-8401/A

PMA251

Approved Aug 84

Integrated Launch and Recovery Television Surveillance System (ILARTS) Operational Logistics Support Plan (OLSP)

NAEC 91-8060

PMA251

Approved Sep 84

Landing Signal Officer Heads Up Display (LSO HUD) MK-1 MOD 0 Operational Logistics Support Plan (OLSP)

NAEC 91-8026

PMA251

Approved Nov 84

Fresnel Lens Optical Landing System (FLOLS) MK-6 MOD 3 NTP

A-50-8409A/D

PMA205-3C4

Draft Jan 85

Maintenance Plan

SSIED MP No. 001-87

NAWC AD

Approved Oct 87

AN/SPN-46, Automatic Carrier Landing System (ACLS) NTP

E-50-8206D/A

PME120-2

Approved Sep 90

Landing Signal Officer (LSO) Training System NTP

A-50-8418A/A

PMA205-3H

Approved Nov 91

Amphibious Assault Ship Visual Landing Aid Systems NTP

A-50-9203/A

PMA261

Approved Dec 93

Air Capable Ships Visual Landing Aids (VLA) NTP

A-50-9205/A

PMA261

Approved Dec 93

Quality Assurance/Maintenance Program for Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) NTP

A-50-8509C/D

PMA251

Draft Jan 95

Training Project Plan

1500T23313/400

 

Approved Aug 96



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