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APPROVED

NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

AGM-154

JOINT STANDOFF WEAPON SYSTEM

N88-NTSP-A-50-8906A/A

MARCH 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) was developed to identify the life cycle Manpower, Personnel, and Training (MPT) requirements associated with the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) System. The JSOW Baseline Air to Ground Missile (AGM)-154A is in Weapon System Acquisition Process Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) while the JSOW/BLU-108 (AGM-154B) and JSOW Unitary (AGM-154C) are in Phase II (Engineering and Manufacturing Development).

The JSOW, a family of low cost air-to-ground weapons, utilizes a Global Position System (GPS) targeting capability and a relatively high-glide-ratio airframe that satisfies the standoff requirements for attacking interdiction targets from outside enemy point defenses during day, night, and adverse weather conditions. The up-front design strategy of the JSOW system called for initial development of a basic vehicle, followed by the low-risk development of evolutionary upgrades to provide improved accuracy, enhanced kill capability, and an expanded target set. There are currently three configurations slated for fleet deployment: JSOW Baseline (AGM-154A) for soft and area targets, JSOW/BLU-108 (AGM-154B) for use against moving land combat vehicle targets, and JSOW Unitary (AGM-154C) for harder point targets and increased kill effectiveness.

Projections of Manpower, Personnel, and Training and the acquisition strategy analysis show that current manning levels are adequate to support the JSOW system and no additional manpower requirements are required.

The JSOW maintenance concept is based on an overall objective to ensure All-Up-Rounds (AUR) are available to fulfill commitments of operational activities and restore unserviceable missiles to serviceable condition with minimal downtime. Maintenance requirements are allocated to the organizational, intermediate, and depot levels of maintenance as defined in the Naval Ordnance Maintenance Management Program, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 8600.2 (series).

The JSOW training concept is divided into organizational and intermediate level maintenance based on OPNAVINST 8600.2B. Operator training is provided to aviators at the appropriate Fleet Readiness Squadron. Platform weapons school organizational level training is provided to maintenance personnel at the appropriate Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) and Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training activity. Intermediate level maintenance personnel are trained at the appropriate MTU.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface vi

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

    1. Title-Nomenclature-Program I-1
    2. Security Classification I-1
    3. NTSP Principals I-1
    4. System Description I-2
    5. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2
    6. Ship/Aircraft and Equipment/System/Subsystem Replaced I-2
    7. Description of New Development I-2
    8. Concepts I-4
    1. On Board (Inservice) Training I-11
    1. Logistics Support I-13
    2. Schedules I-15
    3. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment Training Requirements 1-16
    4. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-16

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

AGM

Air to Ground Missile

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AO

Aviation Ordnanceman

AOB

Average Onboard

ATA

Automatic Target Acquisition

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirement

AUR

All-Up-Round

   

BIT

Built-In Test

   

CAI

Computer Aided Instruction

CATM

Captive Air Training Missile

CBT

Computer-Based Training

CEST

Classroom Explosive System Trainer

CMBRE

Common Munitions Bit/Reprogramming Equipment

CMI

Computer Managed Instruction

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMNAVAIRLANT

Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet

COMNAVAIRPAC

Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet

CV

Aircraft Carrier

CVN

Aircraft Carrier Nuclear

CWTPI

Conventional Weapon Technical Proficiency Inspection

   

DATM

Dummy Air Training Missile

DT

Development Test

   

EOD

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

   

FMS

Foreign Military Sales

FREST

Fleet Readiness Enlisted Skills Training

FRS

Fleet Readiness Squadron

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GPS

Global Positioning System

   

ICW

Interactive Courseware

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

   

JSOW

Joint Standoff Weapon

   

LRIP

Low Rate Initial Production

   

MALS

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MOTT

Mobile Ordnance Training Team

MPT

Manpower, Personnel, and Training

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NAMTRAGRU DET

Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachment

NAS

Naval Air Station

NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV

Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division

NAVPERSCOM

Navy Personnel Command

NAWMP

Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Program

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

NATTC

Naval Aviation Technical Training Center

   

OPEVAL

Operational Evaluation

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OT

Operational Test

   

PEST

Practical Explosive Ordnance Disposal System Trainer

PTT

Part Task Trainer

   

RFOU

Ready For Operational Use

RFI

Ready For Issue

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SFTI

Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor

SFWS

Strike Fighter Weapons School

SFWT

Strike Fighter Weapons and Tactics

   

TD

Training Device

TECHEVAL

Technical Evaluation

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

USMC

United States Marine Corps

USN

United States Navy

   

WSO

Weapons and Sensor Operator

WTT

Weapons Training Team

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW) has been prepared to update the approved Joint Standoff Weapon Navy Training Plan (NTP), number A-50-8906/A, dated March 1996. Update of this document was accomplished by the Naval Air Systems Command as part of the regular NTSP update process within the guidelines set forth in Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 1500.76. Changes reflected in this document include minor changes, general updating of names, locations, course number, and lengths.

N88-NTSP-A-50-8906A/A

March 2000

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. Joint Standoff Weapon (JSOW)

2. Program Element. 0604727N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Confidential

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Secret

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N880D)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N880D)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA201)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

COMNAVAIRESFOR

CNET

MCCDC

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Commander, Reserve Program Manager COMNAVAIRESFOR

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

Manpower Management TFS Division

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The JSOW is a highly versatile air-to-ground weapon system for use in a variety of operational circumstances. JSOW is designed as a standoff weapon for first pass and maximum kills per sortie in a minimum launch altitude envelope. JSOW is adaptable to aircraft navigational and target acquisition capabilities, with minimal restrictions on aircraft maneuvering. Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18C/D and Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft utilize JSOW. The Air to Ground Missile (AGM)-154A, AGM-154B, and AGM-154C from here on will be referred as JSOW.

As part of the incremental strategy and reflecting the need for an inexpensive, but capable multi-purpose standoff weapon, the Baseline variant of JSOW focuses on the launch and leave mode suitable for use against area targets. The Baseline variant utilizes a submunition payload and minimum essential onboard guidance in conjunction with the Global Positioning System (GPS). Another variant is the BLU-108, which utilizes larger smart submunitions against armor and other ground vehicles. Variants of JSOW will be deployed over time in response to increased threats and improved launch aircraft capabilities.

2. Other Procurement. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procurement is anticipated after Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL).

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. AGM-154A Baseline Development Test (DT) began in FY94 and was completed in FY97. Operational Test (OT) began in FY96 and was completed in FY97. The AGM-154B BLU-108 DT began in FY97 and will be completed in FY00 with OT being complete in FY 01. AGM-154C Unitary DT began in fourth quarter FY99 and has a scheduled completion in third quarter FY01. OPEVAL is scheduled to be conducted from second quarter FY01 through second quarter FY02.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The Navy JSOW is a joint Navy/Air Force effort. The JSOW Baseline is scheduled to replace the Rockeye and Anti-Personnel/Anti-Material programs. The Unitary variants are intended to replace Laser-Guided Bombs, Maverick, Skipper 2, and the Walleye missile systems. These missile systems will not be phased out until the JSOW procurement objective is achieved.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The JSOW design provides a kinematically efficient air vehicle using conventional construction technology. The JSOW Baseline is a glide weapon incorporating GPS for onboard navigation and guidance. The baseline variant provides a launch and leave capability suitable for use against area targets. JSOW/BLU-108 incorporates a sensor fuzed submunition payload, which is an infrared-seeking-explosive-formed-penetrator for use against moving land vehicles. The Unitary variant includes a seeker and unitary warhead to be used against hardened targets.

a. Guidance Section. The guidance section allows an aircraft-to-missile GPS transfer alignment that converts target information into guidance command signals.

b. Warhead. The warhead provides the destructive force for the JSOW missile. The warhead configurations meet operational requirements using submunitions or a unitary warhead as follows:

    • AGM-154A with 145 BLU-97/A submunitions for use on soft targets
    • AGM-154B with 24 BLU-108 sensor fused submunitions for use on anti-armor targets
    • AGM-154C with one BLU-111 for use against hard targets

c. Control Section. The control section operates the fins via electro-mechanical actuators, providing the vehicle with maneuvering capability.

d. Wings. Wings, combined with the airframe, provide the necessary lift, directional, and roll stability. The wings deploy when signaled from the computer processor.

e. Fins. Stationary and moveable fins provide directional force on the airframe in response to signals from the Guidance Control Section. This provides both attitude and direction control of the missile during free-flight to the target.

f. Container. The Navy uses the CNU-575/E double-wall extruded aluminum sidewall All-Up-Round (AUR) container to ship the JSOW. These containers are used to transport JSOW missiles to and from the AUR depot, for storage of Ready For Issue (RFI) AURs, or transport of RFI AURs to the fleet. The CNU-575/E container provides environmental protection to ensure JSOW meets the required 20-year storage life. Damaged containers will be reworked at the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, McAlester, Oklahoma.

2. Physical Description

Length 160.0 inches

Width 16.5 inches

Height 21.0 inches

Weight 1054.0 pounds

3. New Development Introduction. JSOW was introduced into fleet as new production.

4. Significant Interfaces. JSOW provides an electrical software interface between the host aircraft and missile to receive navigation and target acquisition information. JSOW is compatible with the MIL-STD-1553 Data Bus and the MIL-STD-1760C interface.

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. The Unitary design allows for unlimited growth potential through evolutionary enhancements such as Automatic Target Acquisition (ATA), affordable terminal guidance, and a unitary warhead. Unitary provides increased accuracy allowing increased standoff launch ranges, target discrimination, precision aimpoint selection, enhanced kill capability, to include movable hard targets. JSOW/BLU-108 incorporates a sensor fuzed submunition payload consisting of an infrared-seeking-explosive-formed-penetrator for use against moving land vehicles at standoff ranges. These submunitions are dispensed via two subpacks, each containing three BLU-108 submunitions. A total of 24 sensor-fused weapons are released during one JSOW BLU-108 deployment.

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. JSOW is designed to be deployed with Navy and Marine Corps tactical aircraft squadrons. JSOW is intended for use by F/A-18C/D/E/F aircraft. JSOW is used during air-to-ground combat evolutions. The missile is launched from an aircraft at enemy ground targets, guided by internal GPS guidance.

2. Maintenance Concept. The JSOW maintenance concept is based on an over-all objective to assure AUR are available to fulfill commitments of operational activities and provide the means to restore unserviceable missiles to serviceable condition with minimal downtime. Maintenance requirements are allocated to three levels of maintenance as defined in the Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Program (NAWMP), OPNAVINST 8000 (series).

a. Organizational. Organizational level maintenance consists of functions normally performed by an operating unit on a daily basis. Organizational level maintenance is accomplished by weapons personnel assigned to the maintenance department to support the missions and tasks of the activity. Organizational level maintenance may be accomplished at the next higher level. Missiles requiring maintenance beyond the organizational level are returned to the intermediate level for maintenance or disposition. Organizational level maintenance of the JSOW missiles is limited to the following:

    • Removal and installation of protective devices
    • Load and download
    • Perform on- aircraft Built-In Test (BIT)
    • Perform missile pre-flight and postflight inspection

b. Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance is the responsibility of and is performed by designated maintenance activities that support user organizations. The intermediate level maintenance mission is to enhance and sustain combat readiness and mission capability by providing quality and timely material support to supported activities. The purpose of intermediate level maintenance is to ensure airborne weapons maintenance functions are performed at the level that ensures optimum economic use of resources. Tactical missiles requiring Beyond the Capability of Maintenance (BCM) at the intermediate level are returned to the Depot level maintenance activity ashore for repair or disposition. JSOW maintenance is performed by Weapons Department Navy Aviation Ordnanceman (AO) with Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 6801 and Marines with Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 6541. AIMD Work Center 710 Navy AOs with NECs 6802 and 6803 and Marines with MOS 6541 functionally test the launchers. Intermediate level maintenance of the JSOW consists of the following:

    • Inspect and stow AUR and containers
    • Clean missile
    • Perform touch-up paint and minor corrosion control
    • Remove from and replace AUR in container
    • Inspect container, remove, and replace desiccant
    • Perform off-aircraft BIT
    • Reprogram JSOW resident software with Common Munitions BIT/Reprogramming Equipment (CMBRE)

c. Depot. The primary mission of depot level activities is to support warranty repair. The prime contractor will perform AUR depot maintenance. Maintenance actions performed by depot activities consist of the following:

    • Inspect and stow AUR and container
    • Remove from and install AUR into the container
    • Inspect and test missile guidance and control groups
    • Remove and replace external and select internal components only
    • Inspect, repair, and rework payload and certain components of the safe and arm device
    • Inspect, repair, rework, modify, and replace wings and fins
    • Repair and clean containers, replace minor container components, and perform major repairs on containers
    • Corrosion control, paint re-stencils all sections listed above
    • Inspect, test, repair, rework, and modify the guidance and control section to assembly, subassembly, or component level. Reassemble and perform final test
    • Perform final system test and program JSOW resident software

d. Interim Maintenance. The JSOW project office, located at Naval Air Warfare Center, Weapons Division (NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV), China Lake, California, provides JSOW technical assistance to organizational and intermediate activities. They provide On-the-Job Training for organizational and intermediate maintenance personnel and operational updates and briefings for flight crews.

3. Manning Concept. The introduction of JSOW into the Navy inventory will not change current manpower requirements at organizational, intermediate, or depot level activities. Aircrew manpower is driven by seat factor and crew ratio. Enlisted manning for fleet squadrons, Fleet Readiness Squadrons (FRS), and intermediate level maintenance activities is based on the total assigned workload, not only on specific JSOW requirements. Skills required to support the JSOW are considered to be within the capability of existing NECs.

4. Training Concept. Training was provided to future JSOW operator, maintenance, and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel. This training was developed in the following manner: Raytheon Systems Company developed Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL) courseware and conducted training classes for maintenance and EOD personnel prior to TECHEVAL. Following TECHEVAL, the JSOW Weapons Training Team (WTT) updated these training materials and conducted training for OPEVAL participants. After OPEVAL, the WTT updated the training materials as required and conducted initial instructor cadre training prior to beginning follow-on training. For operator (aircrew) training, the Naval Command, Control, and Ocean Surveillance Center, RDT&E Division, San Diego, developed TECHEVAL courseware curricula. The JSOW project pilot conducted the TECHEVAL training. The Interactive Courseware and operator course curriculum was updated for the OPEVAL training, which was taught by the JSOW Project Pilot, who again provided initial instructor training prior to the beginning of follow-on training. Follow-on JSOW variants will necessitate training courseware modifications, which will be handled by the WTT with assistance from Raytheon Systems Company, as required. Naval Air Maintenance Training Group Detachments (NAMTRAGRU DETs) will conduct follow-on training courses, with assistance from the WTT and Raytheon Systems Company, as required for updates.

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

Selected Reserve (SELRES) training is conducted by the Naval Air Reserve at each squadron site per current Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force (COMNAVAIRESFOR) instructions. The training is segmented and tailored for use by SELRES personnel during weekend drill periods and two-week active duty periods. If SELRES personnel and training quotas are available, COMNAVAIRESFOR must coordinate with appropriate quota controls to get training quotas at the FRSs.

a. Initial Training. WTT instructor personnel provided initial cadre training (Operator and Maintenance) to Navy and Marine Corps instructors in November 1998.

(1) Technical Evaluation Training. TECHEVAL training was conducted in December 1995. Aircrew involved in TECHEVAL received training at China Lake on operational characteristics of JSOW from the JSOW Project Pilot. Course length was approximately nine hours. Maintenance personnel involved with TECHEVAL and designated WTT members received organizational and intermediate level training at China Lake from Raytheon Systems Company instructors. Course length was two days. EOD personnel participating in TECHEVAL received render safe procedures training at Indian Head, Maryland, from Raytheon Systems Company instructors. Course length was two days. Following TECHEVAL, EOD training courseware was modified to incorporate JSOW specific procedures.

(2) Operational Evaluation Training. OPEVAL training was conducted in January 1997. VX-9 Aircrew involved in OPEVAL and other selected personnel received training at China Lake on the operational characteristics of the JSOW from the JSOW Project Pilot. Course length was nine hours. Maintenance personnel involved with OPEVAL received organizational and intermediate level training at NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV, China Lake from WTT instructors.

b. Follow-On Training. WTT instructors provided follow-on training to fleet schools in November 1998. JSOW training information was incorporated into existing operator and maintenance courses. NAMTRAGRU DETs conduct follow-on training in the schoolhouses, with assistance for the updates from the WTT and Raytheon Systems Company, as required.

(1) Operator. Aircrew personnel receive JSOW training with applicable aircraft training conducted at the FRS. The following F/A-18 aircrew courses have been modified to include JSOW. All courses are currently on-line with AGM-154 information.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE

D/E-2A-0601

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 1

D/E-2A-0602

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot (Attack) Cat 2A

D/E-2A-0604

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 3A

D/E-2A-0606

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Cat 4

None (USMC)

F/A-18D Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 1

None (USMC)

F/A-18D Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 2

None (USMC)

F/A-18D Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 3

None (USMC)

F/A-18D Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 4

None (USMC)

F/A-18D Weapons and Sensor Operator (WSO) Category 1

None (USMC)

F/A-18D Weapons and Sensor Operator (WSO) Category 2

None (USMC)

F/A-18D Weapons and Sensor Operator (WSO) Category 3

None (USMC)

F/A-18D Weapons and Sensor Operator (WSO) Category 4

Note: The aircrew training course modification involves an introductory familiarization with the JSOW weapon. Detailed employment training occurs as individual squadrons cycle through the Strike Fighter Weapon Schools (SFWS) or execute their own internal training program.

Post-FRS training is conducted by the Navy SFWS. The Training Devices (TDs) required for follow-on and proficiency operator training include the Part Task Trainer (PTT). The PTT is a computer-based system developed by NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV, China Lake for use by F/A-18 aviators. It provides missile and operational procedures familiarization as well as proficiency training. The PTT is fielded to the F/A-18 FRSs, weapons schools, and active duty Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 squadrons. It is compatible with Windows 95/98 and NT.

(2) Maintenance

(a) Organizational. Training course content has been updated to include JSOW information, and will not affect course lengths. JSOW is taught in the following organizational level maintenance training courses. All courses are currently on-line with AGM-154 information.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE

D/E-646-0640

F/A-18 Conventional Weapons Release and Loading

D/E-646-0647

F/A-18 Conventional Weapons Release Systems Test

(b) Intermediate. Existing courses have been updated to include JSOW data and will not affect the intermediate level maintenance course lengths. Intermediate maintenance training is available for Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Ordnance personnel through the appropriate Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) or Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training (FREST). The Fleet Aviation Specialized Training Group (FASO), Atlantic is organized with a Mobile Ordnance Training Team (MOTT) that provides hands-on training for Atlantic Fleet Navy organizational level squadrons and intermediate level Aircraft Carrier (CV) and Aircraft Carrier Nuclear (CVN) ships and shore activities in conventional weapons handling safety and stowage. Pacific Fleet MOTT is provided by Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC) N85. Requests for MOTT training should be submitted to COMNAVAIRPAC (N85) for Pacific Fleet activities, and to Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVAIRLANT) N85 for Atlantic Fleet activities. The TD required for intermediate maintenance training is the Dummy Air Training Missile (DATM).

Title

Air Launched Guided Missiles Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

C-122-3111 (part of D/E-646-7007)

Model Manager

MTU 4030, NAMTRAGRU DET, Norfolk, Virginia

Description

Provide ordnance personnel with knowledge of the Sparrow, Sidewinder, Phoenix, Sidearm, Maverick, Harpoon, SLAM, Walleye, and Air Nitrogen Purifier Units.

Locations

MTU 4030, NAMTRAGRU DET, Mayport, Florida

MTU 4032, NAMTRAGRU DET, Norfolk, Virginia

MTU 4033, NAMTRAGRU DET, North Island, California

MTU 4035, NAMTRAGRU DET, Whidbey Island, Washington

Length

10 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AO 6801

TTE/TD

See element IV.A.1 for Technical Training Equipment (TTE). TD is DATM-154

Prerequisites

C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnanceman Common Core Class A1

C-646-2012, Aviation Ordnanceman Airwing Strand A1

Title

Aviation Ordnance Intermediate Maintenance Technician

CIN

C-646-3105 (part of M-646-7026)

Model Manager

MTU 4034 VMAT-203 FREST, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina

Description

Provides ordnance personnel with knowledge required by USMC personnel working on ordnance/armament in the AIMD environment.

Locations

MTU 4034 VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point

Length

79 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6541 award upon completion of track D/E-646-7026

TTE/TD

See element IV.A.1. for TTE. TD is the DATM-154

Prerequisites

C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnanceman Common Core Class A1

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

(c) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training. Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training is conducted at Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School, Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Florida. The TDs required for EOD training are the Practical Explosive Ordnance Disposal System Trainer (PEST) .

    • Practical Explosive Ordnance Disposal System Trainer. The PEST is a full-scale model fabricated from actual hardware, having approximately the same weight and center of gravity as the tactical missile. The PEST is used for teaching render safe procedures.

The following table lists the applicable EOD training courses. The JSOW source material was incorporated in these courses with minimal impact. There were no changes in student throughput or chargeable student billets

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE TITLE

RFT DATE FOR AGM-154

A-431-0011

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Phase II (Navy)

April 99

A-431-0012

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Phase II

April 99

G-431-0001

EOD Pre-Deployment Training

April 99

c. Student Profiles. The following prerequisite skill and knowledge requirements must be completed prior to attending NEC 6801 and MOS 6541 training.

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE SKILL

AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AO 6801

C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnance Common Core Class A1

and

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

or

C-646-2013, Aviation Ordnance Weapons Department Strand Class A1

MOS 6541

C-646-2011, Aviation Ordnance Common Core Class A1

and

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

or

C-646-2013, Aviation Ordnance Weapons Department Strand Class A1

d. Training Pipelines. The following training tracks apply and are available in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Aviation Training Management System (OATMS):

TRACK NUMBER

TRACK TITLE

D/E-646-7007

General Shipboard/ Naval Air Station (NAS) Weapons Department Aviation Ordnance Maintenance

M-646-7026

Aviation Ordnance Technician Intermediate Maintenance

I. ON-BOARD (INSERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development

a. Maintenance Training Improvement Program. The Maintenance Training Improvement Program (MTIP) is used to establish an effective and efficient training system responsive to fleet training requirements. MTIP is a training management tool that, through diagnostic testing, identifies individual training deficiencies at the organizational and intermediate levels of maintenance. MTIP is the comprehensive testing of one's knowledge. It consists of a bank of test questions managed through automated data processing. The Deputy Chief of Staff for Training assisted in development of MTIP by providing those question banks (software) already developed by the Navy. MTIP was implemented per OPNAVINST 4790.2 series. MTIP allows increased effectiveness in the application of training resources through identification of skills and knowledge deficiencies at the activity, work center, or individual technician level. Refresher training is concentrated where needed to improve identified skill and knowledge shortfalls. MTIP will be replaced by the Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System (AMTCS). Current planning is for AMTCS to begin full implementation for fleet deployment on 01 October 2000.

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

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

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

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

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

c. Strike Fighter Training Program. Naval Strike Air Warfare Center (NSAWC) N7 (Topgun), Strike Fighter Weapons School (SFWS) Atlantic, and SFWS Pacific are developing post-FRS training at the squadron level for Navy Strike Fighter aircraft (F/A-18). This post-FRS training continuum is known as the SFTP and is composed of three equally critical elements: the Strike Fighter Weapons and Tactics (SFWT) curricula, the Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI), and the SFTS. The SFWT curricula will be taught by each squadron's SFTI, who will be supported by the SFTS, a multimedia Computer-Based Training system that will host CMI, CAI, CBT and ICW. Aircrew weapons proficiency training will continue to be accomplished using existing methods: Academic, Simulator (e.g., Weapons Tactics Trainer/Weapons System Trainer), Captive Air Training Missile (CATM) and/or embedded aircraft simulation, and live missile shots supported by the Non-Combat Expenditure Allowance. However, capability ratings will be based on performance rather than completion, i.e., it will not be based simply upon completing the training events, but upon how well they are completed. Training events will be measured using defined metrics, and collectively these events will be evaluated to determine actual combat readiness, quantitatively (objectively) rather than qualitatively (subjectively).

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. NA

3. Other Onboard or In-Service Training Packages. Squadron loading teams will maintain their proficiency by participating in frequent upload and download training exercises.

a. Conventional Weapon Technical Proficiency Inspection. The Conventional Weapon Technical Proficiency Inspection (CWTPI) is a graded inspection administered by SFWS for the F/A-18 aircraft. The CWTPI covers all areas of conventional weapon load and release, and control systems checks. The inspection evaluates the squadron's ability to wire-check, upload and download conventional ordnance, use applicable publications, and place ordnance on its designated target. The squadron inspection is conducted annually, six months prior to deployment, or at the request of the squadron's Commanding Officer. A written examination is required by all personnel, including squadron aviators, directly involved in the inspection. A 72-hour time limit is granted for the completion of the entire evolution. The final grade is an average score derived from the written exams, ordnance loads, wire checks, and the aviator's proficiency to deliver weapons on target. Pre-inspection training is provided by the appropriate SFWS followed by the CWTPI. The CWTPI determines the need for further conventional weapons load training of squadron AO and Aviation Electronics Technician personnel at the appropriate school.

b. Marine Corps Onboard Training. The Marine Corps onboard training is based on the current series of Marine Corps Order (MCO) P4790.12, Individual Training Standards System and Marine Aviation Training Management Evaluation Program (MATMEP). This program is designed to meet Marine Corps, as well as Navy OPNAVINST 4790.2 (Series), maintenance training requirements. It is a performance-based, standardized, level-progressive, documentable, training management and evaluation program. It identifies and prioritizes task inventories by MOS through a front-end analysis process that identifies task, skill, and knowledge requirements of each MOS. MTIP questions coupled to MATMEP tasks will help identify training deficiencies that can be addressed with remedial training.

USMC activities are scheduled yearly for Marine Corps Combat Readiness Evaluation by Headquarters, Marine Corps. Marine Corps activities participate in war exercises and are evaluated. Training is an ongoing Marine Corps evolution that culminates with the Combat Readiness Evaluation. The evaluation determines the need for further conventional weapons load training of squadron personnel.

c. United States Navy Explosive Safety Policies, Requirements, and Procedures. The United States Navy Explosive Safety Policies, Requirements, and Procedures (Department of the Navy Explosives Safety Policy Manual) OPNAVINST 8023.2 (Series), promulgates the Explosives Handling Personnel Qualification and Certification program. The Qualification and Certification program is designed to ensure that all Navy, Marine Corps, and civilians required to handle explosives or explosive devices are fully trained and qualified to perform all functions and task safety.

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

N00019-91-C-0196

Raytheon Systems Company

P.O. Box 11337

Tucson, AZ 85743-1337

2. Program Documentation. The Naval Air Systems Command published and distributed Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP) Number MSL-002, Revision F, dated November 1995.

3. Technical Data Plan. Navy technical manual requirements have been developed per the Technical Manual Contract Requirements (TMCR) 79-92 document. These manuals are shown below:

TITLE

MANUAL NUMBER

DATE

USER LEVEL

Airborne Weapons Stores Manual

A1-F18AE-LWS-000

Interim Change Mar 97

Organizational

Conventional Weapons Loading Checklist

A1-F18AE-LWS-610

Apr 97

Organizational

Support Equipment Configuration Manual

NAVAIR 11-140-25

Interim Change Mar 97

Organizational / Intermediate

Airborne Weapons Assembly Manual for Air Launched Missiles

NAVAIR-140-6.1, Change 3

NAVAIR-140-6.2, Change 4

NAVAIR-140-6.3, Change 3

Sept 98

Sept 98

Sept 98

Intermediate

Intermediate

Intermediate

Airborne Weapons Assembly Manual Checklist for AGM-154

NAVAIR-140-6.2-14

Jan 98

Intermediate

Ship Weapons Installation Manual

NAVAIR-11-120-79

Feb 97

Intermediate

Naval Airborne Weapons Maintenance Programs

OPNAV 8600.2B Interim change (Msg. 100029Z)

Jul 97

Organizational / Intermediate

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment.

a. Organizational Level Maintenance

    • ADU-775/E, Transport adapter
    • ADU-783/E, Trolley adapter

b. Intermediate (Fleet) Level Maintenance

    • ADU-775/E, Transport Adapter
    • CMBRE (AN/GYQ-79 Digital Computer Set)

Note: JSOW support and test equipment allowances are established in local Individual Maintenance Requirements List under List Code WE1540

c. Depot Level Maintenance. Raytheon Systems Company provides depot level support.

5. Repair Parts. A repair parts list is located in the NA-140-6 manual.

6. Human Systems Integration (HSI). NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Schedule of Events. The schedule of events is as follows:

a. Installation/Delivery Schedule. Low Rate Initial Production I (LRIP) 1 and 2 were completed in September 1999 with Full Rate Production beginning in March 2000.

b. Ready for Operational Use Schedule. To ensure all activities are Ready for Operational Use (RFOU) with JSOW, all training activities have received initial training and provided training to fleet activities deploying with the JSOW

c. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. NA

d. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedule. FMS procurement is anticipated after OPEVAL.

e. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule. The DATM-154/A is the same external configuration weight and center of gravity as the tactical missile, but not functional. The DATM will be used for training canning, de-canning, and loading-downloading procedures. The following is the delivery schedule for the DATM-154/A.

JSOW DATM DELIVERY SCHEDULE

LOCATION

FY98

FY99

FY00

Atlantic Fleet Aircraft Carriers

 

4

2

Carrier Air Wing - Oceana

   

1

SFWS, Oceana

1

   

NAS Lemoore

   

2

NAS Oceana

   

1

MTU 4034, Cherry Point

 

1

 

MTU 4030, Mayport

1

   

MTU 4032, Norfolk

1

   

VMAT-203, MCAS Cherry Point

   

1

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS)-31, MCAS Beaufort

 

1

 

NAS Sigonella, Italy

   

1

NAVAIRESFOR, NAS Atlanta

   

1

NAVAIRESFOR, New Orleans

   

1

Pacific Fleet Aircraft Carriers

 

5

1

NAS El Centro

 

1

 

NAVAIRWARCENWPNDIV Point Mugu

   

1

MTU 4033, North Island

1

   

MALS-11, MCAS Miramar

 

1

 

SFWS, Lemoore

1

   

NAS Atsugi, Japan

 

1

 

NAS Fallon

 

1

 

MTU 4035, Whidbey Island

   

1

MALS-12, Iwakuni, Japan

   

1

       

TOTAL DATMs

5

20

34

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

M. RELATED NTSPs AND OTHER APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT TITLE

DOCUMENT

NUMBER

PDA

CODE

STATUS

F/A-18 Weapon System

A-50-7703F/A

PMA265

Approved

Jan 95

Integrated Logistic Support Plan Revision F

MSL-002

AIR-3.1.1K

Approved

Dec 95

User's Logistics Support Summary (ULSS)

MSL-002A1

AIR-3.1.1K

Approved

Nov 96



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