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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

NAVY METROLOGY AND

CALIBRATION PROGRAM

N88-NTSP-A-50-8701B/A

OCTOBER 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Navy Metrology and Calibration (METCAL) Program ensures that Support Equipment (SE) with calibration capability is compared and adjusted to metrology standards of higher accuracy. It also ensures these accuracy measurements are uniform and traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the U.S. Naval Observatory, or Department of Defense (DoD) approved sources. The Navy Metrology Engineering Center, Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, California, provides technical guidance. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEASYSCOM) maintains management control as the lead systems command for the Navy METCAL Program. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) establishes Naval Aviation METCAL Program qualification criteria and training requirements, conducts training for higher echelon calibration activities, and coordinates and monitors METCAL training conducted for the Navy and Marine Corps at Naval Technical Training Unit (NTTU) Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Biloxi, Mississippi.

The METCAL Program specifies the hierarchy of calibration facilities. The Navy Standards Laboratories (NSL), Navy Depot Calibration Laboratories (NDCL), and Mobile Calibration Complexes (MCC) are depot level facilities. NSLs, NDCLs, and MCCs provide calibration and repair of metrology standards and SE that are beyond the capability of the Field Calibration Activities (FCAs). The NSL at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California, is designated as the Navy Primary Standards Laboratory (NPSL). FCAs are Intermediate Maintenance Activities (IMA) ashore and afloat. The FCAs are operated primarily by military personnel, and provide intermediate level calibration and repair of any fleet SE and metrology standard where standards and instrument calibration procedures exist within their cognizance. The calibration and maintenance of metrology standards and SE is conducted at the intermediate and depot levels. SE items and standards are calibrated per calibration cycles and procedures listed in the Metrology Requirements List (METRL NA-17-35MTL-1).

Aviation calibration and maintenance functions are performed by qualified Navy enlisted personnel with Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 6673, Field Calibration Activity Technician (Electrical/Electronic) and NEC 1589, Fleet Electronics Calibration Technician, and by U.S. Marine Corps aviation personnel with Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 6492, Aviation Precision Measurement Equipment (PME)/Calibration and Repair Technician, IMA. Advanced calibration and maintenance functions are performed by qualified Navy enlisted personnel with NEC 6718, Electronics Standards Specialist, and by U.S. Marine Corps personnel with MOS 6492 who are graduates of C-198-2011, Advanced Calibration Technician Course. Qualified intermediate level calibration and maintenance personnel are identified by NEC or MOS and are within the activity's existing manpower authorization (OPNAV 1000/2 or Marine Corps Table of Organization). No increase or decrease in IMA billet structure is required by this Navy Training System Plan.

Follow-on training for MOS 6492 and NECs 1589, 6673, and 6718 is currently being conducted at NTTU Keesler AFB, Biloxi.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iv

Preface vi

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

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

D. System Description I-2

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

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

G. Description of New Development I-2

H. Concepts I-3

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-8

J. Logistics Support I-9

K. Schedules I-9

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-9

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-10

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

AFB

Air Force Base

AFM

Aviation Fleet Maintenance

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

   

CBT

Computer-Based Training

   

ET

Electronics Technician

   

FCA

Field Calibration Activity

   

IMA

Intermediate Maintenance Activity

   

MAG

Marine Aircraft Group

MATMEP

Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program

MAW

Marine Air Wing

MCC

Mobile Calibration Complex

MEASURE

Metrology Automated System for Uniform Recall and Reporting

METCAL

Metrology and Calibration

METER

Metrology Equipment Recall

METRL

Metrology Requirements List

MOCC

MEASURE Operations Control Center

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MPT

Manpower, Personnel, and Training

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

   

NAS

Naval Air Station

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NAVSEASYSCOM

Naval Sea Systems Command

NDCL

Navy Depot Calibration Laboratory

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NPSL

Navy Primary Standards Laboratory

NSL

Navy Standards Laboratory

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

NTTU

Naval Technical Training Unit

   

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

   

PME

Precision Measuring Equipment

   

RFOU

Ready For Operational Use

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SE

Support Equipment

   

TAMS

Test and Monitoring System

TD

Training Device

TFS

Total Force Structure

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

USMC

United States Marine Corps

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the Navy Metrology and Calibration Program updates the Draft NTSP of December 1999, and replaces the Aviation Support Equipment Calibration Program Navy Training Plan (NTP) A-50-8701A/A dated October 1992. This document complies with the guidelines set forth in the Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Publication P-751-1-9-97.

This NTSP addresses and updates training and manpower requirements for aviation and aviation support activities. Specifically, this version reflects the following changes to the METCAL program and includes results of the fleet Draft NTSP review:

    • Identifies Naval Technical Training Unit (NTTU) Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Biloxi, Mississippi, as the training location and course model manager
    • Adds C-198-2011, Advanced Calibration Technician
    • Adds C-198-2013, Surface Basic Calibration Technician Pipeline
    • Removes Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 6491
    • Updates onboard (in-service) training to reflect current program status
    • Updates logistics support information
    • Updates manpower billet requirements to include new construction and deactivation schedules
    • Updates program training milestones
    • Updates points of contact

N88-NTSP-A-50-8701B/A

October 2000

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. Navy Metrology and Calibration (METCAL) Program

2. Program Element. None

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Unclassified

3. Functions Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N881)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N881)

Marine Corps Program Sponsor CMC (ALS-34)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (AIR 3.6)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

COMNAVRESFOR

CMC

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

COMNAVAIRESFOR

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Marine Corps Force Structure MCCDC (C53)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The Navy METCAL Program, established by the Secretary of the Navy through SECNAVINST 3960.6, provides for calibration and repair facilities to ensure optimum performance of calibratable Support Equipment (SE). Calibratable SE is compared and adjusted to metrology standards of higher accuracy. The Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (AIR 3.6.1) provides policy, procedures, management, and funding for the Naval Aviation METCAL Program as discussed in this NTSP. The Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (SEA-04M13) is the lead systems command for the Navy METCAL Program.

2. Foreign Military Sales. NA

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. NA

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

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. The Navy METCAL Program (web address: http://metrology.corona.navy.mil) ensures that measurement accuracy is uniform and traceable to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (http:// www.nist.gov), the U.S. Naval Observatory (http://www.usno.navy.mil), or Department of Defense (DoD) approved sources. The Navy Metrology Engineering Center, Naval Weapons Station, Seal Beach, California, provides technical guidance. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYSCOM) establishes Naval Aviation METCAL Program qualification criteria and training requirements, conducts training for higher echelon calibration activities, and coordinates and monitors METCAL training conducted for the Navy and Marine Corps at NTTU Keesler AFB, Biloxi.

Metrology standards are laboratory type devices used to maintain continuity of value in the units of measurement, and may be used to calibrate a standard of lesser accuracy or to directly calibrate SE. SE includes Test and Monitoring Systems (TAMS), automatic test equipment, general and special purpose electronic test equipment, and related equipment and software. SE items and metrology standards are calibrated per the intervals and procedures listed in the Metrology Requirements List (METRL) number NA-17-35MTL-1.

The METCAL Program specifies the following hierarchy of calibration facilities:

a. Navy Primary Standards Laboratory. The Navy Primary Standards Laboratory (NPSL), located at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California, is the Fleet Support Activity (FSA) for calibration standards. The NPSL (www.nadepni.navy.mil/npsl) maintains direct liaison with the NIST and the Naval Observatory to ensure measurements are traceable. These laboratories provide special metrology engineering services for standards and TAMS beyond the capability of lower echelon calibration laboratories, and serve as a repository for Navy primary standards.

b. Navy Depot Calibration Laboratory. The Navy Depot Calibration Laboratories (NDCL) provide calibration and repair of metrology standards and SE that are beyond the capability of lower echelon calibration laboratories. NDCLs maintain traceability to the National Bureau of Standards via the NPSL. NDCLs are operated ashore but also provide on-site services to NAVAIRSYSCOM activities ashore and afloat.

c. Marine Corps Mobile Calibration Complex. The Mobile Calibration Complexes (MCC) provide deployable on-site, and in-laboratory depot level calibration services primarily to aviation units of the parent Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) and any other service as may be coordinated by higher echelon.

d. Field Calibration Activities. Approximately 100 Intermediate Maintenance Activities (IMA), ashore and afloat, are designated Field Calibration Activities (FCA). The FCAs are operated primarily by military personnel and provide intermediate level calibration and repair of any fleet SE and metrology standard for which they maintain standards and instrument calibration procedures.

2. Physical Description. NA

3. New Development Introduction. NA

4. Significant Interfaces. NA

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. NA

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. Calibration and maintenance functions are performed by qualified Navy enlisted personnel and Marine Corps aviation personnel with the following Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) and Military Occupational Specialty codes:

    • NEC 6673, Field Calibration Activity Technician (Electrical/Electronic), E-3 to E-6
    • NEC 1589, Fleet Electronics Calibration Technician, E-4 to E-7
    • MOS 6492, Aviation Precision Measuring Equipment/Automatic Test Equipment (PME/ATE) Calibration and Repair Technician, E-3 to E-7

Advanced calibration and maintenance functions are performed by qualified Navy enlisted personnel with NEC 6718, Electronics Standards Specialist (E-5 to E-6), U.S. Marine Corps personnel with MOS 6492 (E-3 to E-7) who are graduates of C-190-2011, and civilian personnel who are graduates of an authorized calibration course or equivalent. All personnel performing calibration and maintenance functions are trained in Metrology Automated System for Uniform Recall and Reporting (MEASURE) system operation, procedural, and documentation disciplines. Initial MEASURE training is obtained from NTTU Keesler AFB Biloxi. Additional MEASURE training is available upon request from MEASURE Operations Control Center (MOCC). Per Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction (OPNAVINST) 4790.2G (www.nalda.navy.mil/4790), personnel holding other NECs or MOSs may be used in the calibration of physical, mechanical, pressure, and temperature equipment after completion of either formal or on-the-job training.

2. Maintenance Concept. Metrology standards and TAMS are maintained per designated calibration intervals and procedures. The calibration and repair of metrology standards will be conducted per the laboratory structures specified in the METCAL Program. Calibration intervals and procedures are defined in METRL NA-17-35MTL-1. A wide variety of metrology standards and TAMS are used in quantitative applications.

The MEASURE provides a standardized system for the recall and scheduling of TAMS and metrology standards into appropriate calibration facilities or laboratories, and for the documentation of data pertaining to calibration actions performed.

The calibration and maintenance of metrology standards and TAMS is based upon scheduled and unscheduled maintenance per OPNAVINST 4790.2G, and will be conducted under organizational, intermediate, and depot levels as follows:

a. Organizational. No calibration or repair of metrology standards or TAMS will be conducted at the organizational level of maintenance.

b. Intermediate. Work Center 670 FCA personnel, per the OPNAVINST 4790.2G and METRL NA-17-35MTL-1 ashore and afloat, will perform scheduled and unscheduled calibration and repair of fleet TAMS. The calibration and repair of fleet TAMS will be documented on a MEASURE Metrology Equipment Recall (METER) card (OPNAV 4790/58) and appropriate calibration labels or tags attached. The calibration of fleet TAMS that are not authorized, or are beyond the capability of maintenance at the intermediate level, will be forwarded to the appropriate authorized calibration and repair facility. The intermediate level also performs calibration and repair of metrology standards within their cognizance.

c. Depot. The calibration and repair of metrology standards and fleet TAMS which are beyond the capability of maintenance at the intermediate level will be conducted at the Navy Standards Laboratories (NSL), NDCLs, and MCCs per OPNAVINST 4790.2G and METCAL Programs.

d. Interim Maintenance. NA

e. Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. NA

3. Manning Concept. Qualified intermediate level calibration and maintenance personnel are identified by NEC or MOS and are within the activity's existing manpower authorization (OPNAV 1000/2 or Marine Corps Table of Organization). No increase or decrease in the IMA billet structure is required by this NTSP. This NTSP only addresses the requirements for manning billets authorized to be filled within aviation support activities by designated personnel in both the Navy and the Marine Corps.

4. Training Concept. Calibration training for Navy and Marine Corps personnel is currently being conducted at NTTU Keesler AFB Biloxi. Navy personnel are trained for NEC 6673, 1589, and 6718; Marine Corps personnel are trained for MOS 6492 (basic and advanced as required).

Selected Reserve personnel may earn intermediate level maintenance NECs by attending formal training at NTTU Keesler AFB Biloxi 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.

The established training concept for most aviation maintenance training divides "A" School courses into two or more segments called Core and Strand. "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. "A" School graduates going to intermediate level activities attend the appropriate intermediate level "C" School.

a. Initial Training. Initial training is not required.

b. Follow-on Training. Follow-on training for operator and organizational maintenance is not applicable. Follow-on training for United States Navy (USN) and United States Marine Corps (USMC) intermediate level is listed below.

Title

Aviation Basic Calibration Technician Pipeline

CIN

C-198-2012

Model Manager

NTTU Keesler AFB Biloxi

Description

This course provides enlisted Navy and Marine Corps aviation maintenance personnel the training needed to perform duties at electronic/physical-dimensional calibration and maintenance facilities. This includes operation, calibration, analysis, troubleshooting, and repair of General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (GPETE) to the lowest replaceable component assembly and common physical-dimensional measuring equipment.

Location

NTTU Keesler AFB Biloxi

Length

131 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifiers

NEC 6673, MOS 6492

TTE/TD

NA

Prerequisite

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

Note: C-198-6671 (General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment Calibration and Maintenance (GCAMS)) and C-198-3034 (Intermediate Level Calibration of Physical/Dimensional Test and Measuring Systems, Phases B/D) are required pipeline segments for NEC 6673 and MOS 6492, and are included in C-198-2012, Aviation Basic Calibration Technician Pipeline.

Title

Advanced Calibration Technician

CIN

C-198-2011

Model Manager

NTTU Keesler AFB Biloxi

Description

This course provides Navy, Marine Corps, and civilian technicians with technical training in advanced electronic calibration concepts. Training includes; theory, application, and use and calibration of test equipment and standards for resistance, impedance, voltage, current, frequency, signal generation systems, power, and attenuation, including theory pertaining to fixed and swept measurements at microwave frequencies.

Location

NTTU Keesler AFB Biloxi

Length

81 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifiers

NEC 6718, MOS 6492

TTE/TD

NA

Prerequisite

C-198-2012, Aviation Basic Calibration Technician Pipeline

Title

Surface Basic Calibration Technician Pipeline

CIN

C-198-2013

Model Manager

NTTU Keesler AFB Biloxi

Description

This course provides Navy and civilian technicians with sufficient skills, knowledge, and techniques to operate, calibrate, analyze, troubleshoot, and repair General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment (GPETE), as well as operate and calibrate with Modularly Equipped and Configured Calibrators and Analyzers (MECCA).

Location

NTTU Keesler AFB Biloxi

Length

123 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

NEC 1589

TTE/TD

NA

Prerequisite

A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School or equivalent fleet experience

Note: C-198-6671 (General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment Calibration and Maintenance (GCAMS)) and A-198-0056 (Field Calibration Activity (FCA) Maintenance) are required pipeline segments for NEC 1589 and are included in C-198-2013, Surface Basic Calibration Technician Pipeline.

c. Student Profiles

SKILL IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AT 6673

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

MOS 6492

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

AT 6718

C-100-2020, Avionics Common Core Class A1

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

C-198-2012, Aviation Basic Calibration Technician Pipeline

ET 1589

A-100-0140, Electronics Technician Strand A School or Equivalent Fleet Experience

d. Training Pipelines. NA

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development

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

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

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

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

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. NA

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

J. LOGISTICS SUPPORT

1. Manufacturer and Contract Numbers. NA

2. Program Documentation. NA

3. Technical Data Plan. A list of calibration publications and training manuals is found in METRL NA-17-35MTL-1. Items required for each course are identified in element IV.B.4 of this NTSP.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment. NA

5. Repair Parts. Depot Metrology standards repair parts and spares requirements are controlled by NAVAIRSYSCOM. Intermediate Metrology standards and TAMS repair parts and spares requirements are controlled by appropriate Type Commanders via allocation of Aviation Fleet Maintenance (AFM) Funds.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules. NA

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. The equipment is Ready for Operational Use (RFOU) when delivered.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. No installation is required.

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

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

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

M. RELATED NTSPs AND OTHER APPLICABLE DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENT

OR NTSP TITLE

DOCUMENT

OR NTSP NUMBER

PDA

CODE

STATUS

Department of the Navy Policy and Responsibilities for Test, Measurement, Monitoring, Diagnostic Equipment and Systems, and Metrology and Calibration (METCAL)

SECNAVINST 3960.6

OP-461

Approved

12 Oct 90

Navy Test and Monitoring Systems (TAMS)

OPNAVINST 3960.16

N433

Approved

18 Jan 95

Naval Aviation Maintenance Program (NAMP)

OPNAVINST 4790.2G

OPNAV

Approved

1 Feb 98

Metrology Automated System for Uniform Recall and Reporting (MEASURE) User's Manual

OPNAVINST 43P6B

OPNAV

Approved

1 Sep 92

Naval Aviation Metrology and Calibration Program

NAVAIRINST 13640.1A

AIR 3.6

Approved

16 Jan 92



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