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PROPOSED

NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

CONSOLIDATED

ROCKET SYSTEMS

N88-NTSP-A-50-9801/P

MARCH 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) has been developed by the Naval Air Systems Command to identify Manpower, Personnel, and Training requirements associated with the Consolidated (2.75 Inch and 5.0 Inch) Rocket Systems. The Consolidated Rocket Systems are currently in Phase III (Production, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process. No previous NTSP exists for the Consolidated Rocket Systems.

Rockets are unguided, general-purpose weapons primarily used against ground targets. The rockets can also be used to illuminate and mark ground targets, and deliver chaff countermeasure systems. The rockets are assembled into complete all-up-rounds to deliver a variety of payloads. The type of fuze and warhead combination is determined by the tactical requirement.

The Consolidated Rocket Systems were initially developed and deployed in the 1950s, and can be fired with a variety of payloads from either fixed-wing (F/A-18, AV-8, P-3, and S-3) or rotary wing (AH-1W and UH-1N) aircraft. This NTSP covers the most recent advances to the systems and identifies requirements for support of their training courses.

Limited corrective maintenance is required at the organizational and intermediate maintenance levels as prescribed by the Naval Ordnance Maintenance Management Program (NOMMP), Office of Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) Instruction 8000.16 (Series). There are no depot level maintenance requirements for Consolidated Rocket Systems. These functions are within the capability of existing Navy Enlisted Classifications and Marine Corps Military Occupational Specialties.

The Consolidated Rocket Systems do not have any impact on existing manpower requirements for officers, flight crews, or ground crews for squadrons, weapons departments (ashore or afloat), or training activities. Existing manpower is adequate to support the Consolidated Rocket Systems.

The Consolidated Rocket Systems training program consists of initial and follow-on training for operator and maintenance personnel. Initial training was provided to Operational Evaluation operator and maintenance personnel, Fleet Readiness Squadron personnel, Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training personnel, and Maintenance Training Unit personnel. All follow-on organizational and intermediate level training courses have been updated to include information on the Consolidated Rocket Systems. At this time no new training courses are required. The Consolidated Rocket Systems have been delivered to all user activities.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface vi

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

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

D. System Description I-2

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

F. Aircraft and/or Equipment/System/Subsystem Replaced I-3

G. Description of New Development I-3

H. Concepts I-10

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-19

J. Logistics Support I-21

K. Schedules I-23

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment Training Requirements I-23

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-24

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

AIMD

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AO

Aviation Ordnanceman

   

BBU

Ballistic Booster Unit

   

CBT

Computer-Based Training

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander In Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander In Chief, Pacific Fleet

CMC

Commandant of the Marine Corps

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COMNAVAIRPAC

Commander, Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet

COMNAVAIRESFOR

Commander, Naval Air Reserve Force

CWTPI

Conventional Weapon Technical Proficiency Inspection

   

DT

Developmental Test

   

EOD

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

   

FMS

Foreign Military Sales

FMU

Fuze Mechanical Unit

FREST

Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training

FRS

Fleet Readiness Squadron

   

HE

High Explosive

HERO

Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance

H&HS

Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron

   

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

IR

Infrared

   

MALS

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron

MATMEP

Maintenance Training Management and Evaluation Program

MAWTS

Marine Air Weapons and Tactics Squadron

MCCDC

Marine Corps Combat Development Command

MCAS

Marine Corps Air Station

MOS

Military Occupational Specialty

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAMTRAGRU DET

Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Group Detachment

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATEC

Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Services Command

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVSCOLEOD

Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NFO

Naval Flight Officer

NOMMP

Naval Ordnance Maintenance Management Program

NS

Naval Station

NSWC

Naval Surface Warfare Center

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

OPNAV Instruction

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

OT

Operational Test

   

PD

Point Detonating

PIP

Product Improvement Program

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PSP

Phased Support Plan

   

QUAL/CERT

Explosives Handling Personnel Qualification and Certification

   

RFT

Ready For Training

RP

Red Phosphorus

   

SELRES

Selected Reserves

   

TD

Training Device

TFS

Total Force Structure

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

USMC

United States Marine Corps

   

VT

Variable Time

   

WP

White Phosphorus

WSO

Weapon System Operator

PREFACE

This Proposed Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the Consolidated Rocket Systems was prepared as part of the NTSP update process within guidelines set forth in Navy Training Requirements Documentation Manual OPNAV Publication P-751-1-9-97. This NTSP reflects changes that have occurred since the Consolidated Rocket Systems Draft NTSP, N889-NTSP-Z-50-9801/D, dated June 1998. This version incorporates comments received from the fleet, and updated Technical Training Equipment and Points of Contact.

N88-NTSP-A-50-9801/P

March 2000

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. NOMENCLATURE-TITLE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. Consolidated Rocket Systems

2. Program Element. 0205601N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Secret

3. Functions Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N880D5)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N880D5)

Marine Corps Program Sponsor CMC (ASM-1, ASL-30, ASM-51)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA242)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

MCCDC

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4B, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N7)

Commander, Reserve Program Manager COMNAVAIRESFOR

Marine Corps Force Structure MCCDC (C53)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. The Consolidated Rocket Systems consist of two separate rocket systems. They are categorized by size; the 2.75 Inch and 5.0 Inch. Hereafter, in this document, they will be referred to as the 2.75 Inch Rocket and 5.0 Inch Rocket when describing each configuration, or Consolidated Rocket Systems when referring to both configurations. Both systems are unguided, general-purpose weapons with the ability to deliver varying payloads, depending on mission requirements. The Consolidated Rocket Systems are employed on F/A-18, AV-8, P-3, and S-3 fixed-wing aircraft and AH-1W and UH-1N rotary-wing aircraft.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Specific Foreign Military Sales (FMS) information can be obtained through the Navy International Program Office and Program Manager, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIRSYCOM), Air (PMA) 242.

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST

1. 2.75 Inch Rocket System. The Mk 66 rocket motor was initially designed and approved for service use in May 1972, however, this motor (Mod 0) never entered production. In October 1977 a Product Improvement Program (PIP) was initiated to improve the accuracy of the Mk 66 Rocket when fired from rotary wing aircraft and to be compatible with the new Army lightweight rocket launchers. In October 1981, utilizing the PIP, modifications were developed toward making the Mk 66 rocket motor Hazards of Electromagnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) safe. The primary design change was an internal change with the addition of the HERO filter inside a tubular stabilizing rod assembly. Development Test (DT) and qualification testing of this rocket motor modification was completed in August 1983. The rocket motor was certified as HERO safe ordnance in February 1984. Operational Test (OT) of the motor was completed in November 1985. The rocket motor was designated the Mk 66 Mod 2, and full production of this motor began in January 1986. In October 1991 a PIP was initiated to incorporate filters into the Mk 66 motor, to eliminate the HERO filter inside the tubular stabilizing rod assembly. The motor was designated the Mk 66 Mod 4. Qualification testing of this motor was completed in February 1996, and initial production of this motor began in September 1997, with full production beginning in December 1999. The Mk 66 Mod 4 is certified HERO safe ordnance.

Most of the Navy 2.75 Inch rocket warheads and fuzes are Army configurations, which have been qualified (by test and evaluation) for Navy use. These warheads and fuzes were originally qualified for use in the 1970s to 1980s on the obsolete Mk 4 Mk 40 motors, and subsequently qualified for use with the Mk 66 motor. The M278 Infrared (IR) illumination warhead represents the newest warhead in the Navy inventory. It was qualified for Navy use in the early 1990s, with initial production in FY96.

2. 5.0 Inch Rocket System. In the early 1970s a PIP was conducted to develop and qualify a 5.0 Inch rocket motor with improved accuracy and performance. An initial design improvement program produced a new nozzle design with a wrap-around folding-fin configuration that incorporated machined flutes (groves) in the exit cone.

The flutes directed the exhaust gasses to impact spin to the rocket, which improves flight stability and results in reduced dispersion and increased accuracy. This 5.0 Inch rocket motor was designated as the MK 71 Mod 0 and was released for production in February 1971. The second phase of the improvement utilized the additional length made available by the shortened nozzle of the Mk 71 Mod 0. The propellant grain and motor case were lengthened and grain web thickness increased to maximize propellant volume. A more energetic propellant was developed. These design improvements increased total delivered impulse substantially over the Mk 71 Mod 0 motor, resulting in increased range and standoff capability. This motor was designated as the Mk 71 Mod 1. DT of the Mk 71 Mod 1 was completed and a release for production was granted in February 1973. OT was conducted in 1972-73. Full production of the Mk 71 Mod 1 motor began in September 1973.

Most of the 5.0 Inch rocket warheads and fuzes were designed, developed, and qualified in the 1960s to 1970s for the original (now obsolete) Mk 16 rocket motor. The one exception was the Mk 34 Mod 2 Red Phosphorus (RP) Smoke warhead, which was qualified for use in the 1980s.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. The 2.75 Inch rocket and 5.0 Inch rockets were initially introduced into the fleet as new production equipment in the 1950s. The 2.75 Inch Mk 66 motor replaced the now obsolete Mk 4 Mk 40 motors in May 1986. The 5 Inch Mk 71 motor replaced the now obsolete Mk 16 motor in June 1971.

G. DESCRIPTION OF NEW DEVELOPMENT

1. Functional Description. Rockets are unguided, general-purpose weapons primary used against ground targets. Rockets can be used to illuminate and mark ground targets, and deliver chaff countermeasure systems. Rockets are assembled into complete all-up-rounds to deliver a variety of payloads. The type of fuze and warhead combination is determined by the tactical requirement. An improved version of the 2.75 Inch Rocket Mk 66 rocket motor, the Mk 66 Mod 4 began fleet issue in December 1999.

a. 2.75 Inch Rocket. The 2.75 Inch Rocket is comprised of two basic components; a fuzed warhead and a rocket motor. Each component is shipped and stored separately. The launchers required are the LAU-61C/A and the LAU-68D/A. Rocket motors are made of aluminum tubes that house components that propel and stabilize the rocket in flight. The forward end of the tubes are threaded internally for attaching fuzed warheads and the aft end is grooved to attach the nozzle and fin assembly.

(1) Warheads and Fuzes. Warheads are metal cases with the payload filler encased. They are threaded internally on the forward end for the attachment of a fuze, and threaded externally on the aft end to interface with the rocket motor. Fuzes provide the means for warhead initiation and function. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and weights. Fuzes are primarily classified by their location in the warhead. They are threaded on the aft end for insertion into the forward end of warheads, adapters, and are classified as nose fuzes, or they are permanently installed in the aft end of the warhead and classified as base fuzes. There are a variety of 2.75 Inch Rocket fuzed warheads available to deliver different payloads. They are as follows:

PAYLOAD

FUZED WARHEAD

High Explosive (HE) Fragmentation

M151, HE Warhead, with Fuze M423 Point Detonating (PD), M427 (PD), Mk 352 Mod 2 (PD)

Smoke White Phosphorus (WP)

M156, or MK 67 Mod 0, WP Warhead with Fuze M423 (PD), M427 (PD), or Mk 352 Mod 2 (PD)

Smoke (RP)

Mk 67 Mod 1, (RP) Warhead with Fuze M427 (PD) or Mk 352 Mod 2 (PD)

Flare (Illumination)

M257 (Visible), or M278 (Infrared) Warhead with Fuze M442

Flechette (Helicopter use only)

Warhead Delivery Unit-4A/A with Fuze Model 113A

Practice

Warhead Training Unit-1/B

(2) Rocket Motor. The Mk 66 Mod 2 Rocket Motor replaced the obsolete Mk 4 and Mk 40 Motors. The Mk 66 Mod 4 Rocket Motor was developed and qualified to replace the Mk 66 Mod 2. The Mod 4 Rocket Motor is designated as the current standard motor for 2.75 Inch rockets. The rocket motor provides the "body" of the weapon. It contains the motor tube, propellant grain, a filtered nozzle assembly, a filtered igniter assembly, a stabilizing rod assembly, and other internal components. It also provides flight stabilization with three built-in wrap-around fins and canted flutes, which are part of the nozzle assembly. The Mk 66 Mod 2 and 4 Rocket Motors are packaged and shipped in the Mk 706 Mod 0 metal shipping container, four motors per container. In addition the motors can be preloaded in the LAU-61C/A or LAU-68D/A Rocket Launchers, which are designated as clusters.

The Mk 66 inert rocket motor is the inert version for the Mk 66 Mod 2/4 motor. The inert motor can be used for loading, assembly, and handling training. It has the same handling characteristics (weight and center of gravity) as the explosive loaded unit.

b. 5.0 Inch Rocket. The 5.0 Inch Rocket is comprised of three basic components; a fuze, a warhead, and a rocket motor. The launchers required are the LAU-10C/A or the LAU-10D/A.

(1) Warheads and Fuzes. There are a variety of 5.0 Inch Rocket warhead and fuze combinations available to deliver different payloads. They are as follows:

PAYLOAD

WARHEAD

FUZE

Fragmentation (HE)

Mk 63 Mod 0

Mk 93 Mod 0 Variable Time (VT), and Mk 352 Mod 2 (PD) with Ballistic Booster Unit (BBU)-15/B Booster Adapter, Fuze Mechanical Unit (FMU)-90/B (PD) with BBU-15/B Booster Adapter

General Purpose (HE)

Mk 24 Mod 0, 1

Mk 93 Mod 0, Mk 188 Mod 0, Mk 352 Mod 2 with BBU-15/B Booster Adapter, FMU-90/B with BBU-15/B Booster Adapter, and permanently installed Mk 191 Mod 0 Base Fuze (Mod 0 only)

Anti Tank/Anti Personnel

Mk 32 Mod 0

Mk 93 Mod 0, Mk 188 Mod 0 and Mk 352 Mod 2 with BBU-15/B Booster Adapter, FMU-90/B with BBU-15/B Booster Adapter

Flare (Illumination)

Mk 33 Mod 1

Permanently installed Mk 193 Mod 0 Fuze

Smoke (WP)

Mk 34 Mod 0

Mk 93 Mod 0 with Special Adapter, Mk 188 Mod 0 and Mk 352 Mod 2 with BBU-15/B Booster Adapter, FMU-90/B with BBU-15/B Booster Adapter

Smoke (RP)

Mk 34 Mod 2

Mk 188 Mod 0 and Mk 352 Mod 2 with BBU-15/B Booster Adapter

Chaff/Countermeasure

Mk 84 Mod 4

RR-182/AL

FMU-136/B (Permanently Installed)

FMU-136/B (Permanently Installed)

Practice

Mk 6 Mod 7

Mk 24 Mod 0

Mk 32 Mod 0

Solid steel nose ogive or Nose Plug

(2) Rocket Motor. The Mk 71 Mods 0/1 Rocket Motor replaced the obsolete Mk 16 Motor. The Mk 71 Mods 0/1 motors consists of a motor tube and contact band assembly, the igniter, the stabilizing rod assembly, the charge support spring, spacer and cup assembly, the propellant grain assembly, the seal ring, the nozzle and fin assembly, the radiation hazard barrier, and shielding band. The Mk 71 Mod 1 motor is classified as "HERO safe ordnance" when the radiation hazard barrier and shielding band are in place. The Mk 71 Mods 0/1 Motor is packaged and shipped in the Mk 38 Mod 0 wooden shipping container, one motor per container. In addition the motors can be preloaded in the LAU-10C/A and LAU-10D/A launcher which are designated as clusters.

The Mk 71 Mod 1 inert rocket motor is the inert version for the Mk 71 Mod 1 motor. The inert motor can be used for loading and handling training. It has the same handling characteristics (weight and center-of-gravity) as the explosive unit.

c. Launchers. Rocket launchers are a cylindrical construction of aluminum launch tubes. The launch tubes are held together with metal ribs and strongback, and are covered by an aluminum skin. The 2.75 Inch Rocket System uses the 19 round LAU-61C/A and the seven round LAU-68 D/A rocket launchers. These reusable launchers have an external thermal coating that greatly prolongs cook-off protection time. Full production of these launchers began in June 1985. The 5.0 Inch Rocket System uses the four round LAU-10C/A (shore-based use only) and LAU-10D/A (shore-based or shipboard use) rocket launchers. The difference between the LAU-10C/A and LAU-10D/A reusable rocket launchers is the external thermal coating on the LAU-10D/A that greatly prolongs cook-off protection time. Full production of these launchers began in September 1973. Forward and aft thermal electromagnetic shield (barrier) assemblies are required for use with the 2.75 Inch rocket launcher for shipboard use. A forward thermally coated fairing and one aft end thermal shield are required for the 5 Inch LAU-10 launcher for shipboard use. The 2.75 Inch thermal electromagnetic shield and 5 Inch forward thermally coated fairing and aft thermal shield are optional at land based activities. Launchers can be fitted with forward and aft frangible fairings as required.

The Consolidated Rocket System launchers convey and provide a suitable platform from which the rockets are carried and launched. The launchers are mated mechanically to the aircraft by way of suspension lugs. The 2.75 Inch Rocket launchers use 14-inch suspension. The 5.0 Inch Rocket launchers use either a 14-inch or 30-inch suspension. Both launchers require the use of MS-3314 suspension lugs. Electrical connection between the aircraft and the launcher is made through an electrical receptacle located on top of the launcher center section to the aircraft's 28-volt armament circuit. A detailed description is as follows:

(1) LAU-61C/A and LAU-68D/A. The LAU-61C/A (19 rounds) and LAU-68D/A (7 rounds) rocket launchers are thermally coated. The launchers can be fired in single (one at a time) or ripple (one after the other in multiple shots) mode. In ripple mode, the LAU-61C/A can fire 19 rounds in about one second. There are no service life requirements on the launchers. The LAU-61C/A and LAU-68D/A launchers are palletized and shipped using the MHU-108/E metal pallet adapter. There are four LAU-61C/A launchers or nine LAU-68D/A launchers per each pallet adapter.

(2) LAU-10C/A and LAU-10D/A. The LAU-10C/A and LAU-10D/A launchers can also be fired in single or ripple mode. The major difference between the LAU-10C/A and LAU-10D/A reusable rocket launchers is the external thermal coating on the LAU-10D/A that greatly prolongs cook-off protection. The LAU-10C/A is restricted to shore-based use only, due to the lack of a thermal coating. The LAU-10C/A and LAU-10D/A Rocket launchers are palletized and shipped in the MK 58 Mod 1 metal pallet adapter, four launchers per pallet adapter.

2. Physical Description. Separate rocket component configurations may vary with mission needs.

a. 2.75 Inch Rocket. The warhead is delivered with the nose or base fuze installed. The fuzed warhead combinations are determined by tactical requirements. Overall rocket length and weight will vary dependent on fuzed warhead combination. The following table reflects overall rocket length and weight:

WARHEAD

FUZE

LENGTH

(INCHES)

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

M151 (HE)

M423 (PD)

54.39

22.95

 

M427 (PD)

54.39

22.95

 

Mk 352 (PD)

54.39

22.95

Mk 67 Mod 0

M423 (PD)

55.13

18.75

(Smoke WP)

M427 (PD)

55.13

18.75

 

Mk 352 (PD)

55.13

18.75

M156

M423 (PD)

55.13

23.25

(Smoke WP)

M427 (PD)

55.13

23.25

 

Mk 352 (PD)

55.13

23.25

Mk 67 Mod 1

M427 (PD)

57.79

22.52

(Smoke RP)

Mk 352 (PD)

57.79

22.52

M257 Illumination (Visible)

M442

73.25

24.45

M278 Illumination (IR)

M442

73.25

24.45

WDU-4A/A Flechette

Model 113A

56.25

22.95

WTU-1/B Practice

Not Applicable (NA)

55.30

23.10

The 2.75 Inch Rocket uses the Mk 66 Mod 2 and Mod 4 rocket motor exclusively. The following table reflects the 2.75 Inch rocket motor diameter, length, and weight:

ROCKET MOTOR

DIAMETER

(INCHES)

LENGTH

(INCHES)

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

Mk 66 Mod 2/4 Rocket Motor

2.75

41.75

13.65

b. 5.0 Inch Rocket. The warhead is delivered without the nose fuze installed for most configurations. However, the Mk 33 Mod 1 (Illumination) warhead and Mk 84 Mod 4 and RR-182/AL (Chaff) warheads are assembled with a permanently installed nose fuze. Also the Mk 24 Mod 0 (HE) is assembled with a permanently installed base fuse. The fuze and warhead combination is determined by mission requirements. Overall rocket length and weight will vary depending on the fuzed warhead combination. The following table reflects overall rocket length and weight:

WARHEAD

FUZE

LENGTH

(INCHES)

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

Mk 63 Mod 0 (HE-FRAG)

Mk 352 Mod 2 (PD)

109.49

138.30

 

Mk 93 Mod 0 (VT)

113.19

138.30

 

FMU 90/B (PD)

109.49

138.30

Mk 24 Mod 0, 1 (HE-GP)

Mk 188 Mod 0

94.48

125.20

With Mk 191 Mod 0 Base Fuze

Mk 352 Mod 2

94.48

125.20

(Mod 0 only)

Mk 93 Mod 0

98.18

125.20

 

FMU-90/B

94.48

125.20

Mk 32 Mod 0 (AT/APERS)

Mk 188 Mod 0

105.71

124.13

 

Mk 352 Mod 2

105.71

124.13

 

Mk 93 Mod 0

109.41

124.13

 

FMU-90/B

105.71

124.13

Mk 33 Mod 1 * (Illumination)

Mk 193 Mod 0

108.12

125.40

Mk 34 Mod 0 (Smoke WP)

Mk 188 Mod 0

93.58

128.33

 

Mk 352 Mod 2

93.58

128.33

 

FMU-90/B

93.58

128.33

Mk 34 Mod 2 (Smoke-RP)

Mk 188 Mod 0

93.58

128.33

 

Mk 352 Mod 2

93.58

128.33

 

Mk 93 Mod 0

97.28

128.33

Mk 84 Mod 4 and RR-182/AL (Chaff)*

FMU-136/B

94.48

125.20

Mk 6 Mod 7 (Primary Practice)

Nose Plug

93.58

128.33

Mk 24 Mod 0 (Practice)

Ogive

95.25

127.84

WTU-11/B (Practice)

Inert MK 93 Mod 0

105.71

124.13

* These Warheads are delivered with a permanently installed nose fuze.

The 5.0 Inch Rocket uses the Mk 71 Mod 1 rocket motor exclusively. The following table reflects the 5.0 Inch rocket motor diameter, length, and weight:

ROCKET MOTOR

DIAMETER

(INCHES)

LENGTH

(INCHES)

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

Mk 71 Mod 1 Rocket Motor

5.12

76.31

79.50

c. Launchers. The dimensions and weights, less frangible fairings and rocket motors are as follows:

2.75 INCH ROCKET

DIAMETER

(INCHES)

LENGTH

(INCHES)

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

LAU-61C/A Rocket Launcher

16.0

59.8

155

LAU-68D/A Rocket Launcher

10.1

59.8

85

 

5.0 INCH ROCKET

DIAMETER

(INCHES)

LENGTH

(INCHES)

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

LAU-10C/A Rocket Launcher

13.9

94.92

113

LAU-10D/A Rocket Launcher

14.0

94.92

142

3. New Development Introduction. NA

4. Significant Interfaces. The Consolidated Rocket Systems interface with the aircraft's armament system.

5. New Features, Configurations, or Material. An improved version of the 2.75 Inch Rocket motor, the Mk 66 Mod 4 rocket motor, incorporates many internal changes for the purpose of safety. The modification to the Mk 66 Mod 4 rocket motor includes a new igniter assembly, designated Mk 311 Mod 0, which has a stabilizing rod assembly threaded into the igniter case. The new stabilizing rod makes the Mk 66 Mod 4 stabilizing rod six to seven times stronger than the current Mk 66 Mod 2 version. This rocket motor meets all HERO requirements identified in Ordnance Publication (OP) 3565. Initial production of the improved MK 66 Mod 4 rocket motor began in September 1997, and full rate production in December 1999.

There have been no recent improvements to the 2.75 Inch Rocket System since incorporation of the MK 66 Mod 4 motor. There have been no recent improvements to the 5.0 Inch Rocket System.

H. CONCEPTS

1. Operational Concept. Consolidated Rocket Systems are employed in various tactical applications by aircrews. Reliability is specified to be at least 92% (includes proper launch and flight to intended target) with a 90% confidence level.

2. Maintenance Concept. Limited corrective maintenance is required at the organizational and intermediate maintenance levels as prescribed by the Naval Ordnance Maintenance Management Program (NOMMP) OPNAV Instruction (OPNAVINST) 8000.16 (Series). There are no depot level maintenance requirements for Consolidated Rocket Systems.

a. Organizational. Organizational level maintenance units receive 2.75 Inch Rockets and 5.0 Inch Rockets fully assembled and loaded in the launchers. United States Marine Corps (USMC) personnel may be required to load the fully assembled rockets into the launchers at Forward Area Refueling Points. Organizational level Work Center 230 is manned by Navy Aviation Ordnanceman (AO) personnel with Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 8319, 8342, 8346, 8347, 8819, 8842, and 8847 and Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 6531. An overview of the organizational level maintenance tasks from the OPNAVINST 8000.16 (Series) include:

    • Aircraft and weapon system inspections
    • Aircraft and weapon system release and control system checks
    • Weapon uploading and downloading
    • Weapon arming and dearming
    • Discrepancy reporting
    • Complying with Technical Directives and NARs
    • Record keeping and reporting

b. Intermediate. Intermediate level maintenance activities' Weapons Departments (ashore or afloat) receive rocket components from the appropriate issuing activity. Rocket system maintenance is performed by Weapons Department Navy AO personnel with NEC 6801 and Marine Corps personnel with MOS 6541. An overview of the Weapons Department intermediate level maintenance tasks from the OPNAVINST 8000.16 (Series) include:

    • Receipt, handling, storage, and issue
    • Packaging and unpackaging
    • Visual inspection
    • Minor cleaning
    • Minor corrosion control (launchers only)
    • Assembling nose fuzes to warheads (5.0 Inch only), and warheads to motors
    • Removal and installation of replacement parts as required (launchers only)
    • Touch-up painting and stenciling (launchers only)
    • Complying with Technical Directives and NARs
    • Record keeping and reporting

The ship and shore station Weapons Department provides the rocket launchers. Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Work Center 710 Navy AO personnel with NEC 6802 and USMC personnel with MOS 6541 perform intermediate level maintenance on the rocket launchers.

c. Depot. NA

d. Interim Maintenance. Interim maintenance is not required since the Consolidated Rocket Systems are fielded with full Navy organic support available.

e. Life Cycle Maintenance Plan. There are approved Maintenance Plans for all 2.75 Inch and 5 Inch Rocket System Components. Rockets are expended as missions require or disposed of per OPNAVINST 8000.16 (Series) if unserviceable. The launchers have a 10 mission minimum life expectancy, but are carried and maintained until they are no longer repairable and serviceable; then they are replaced.

3. Manning Concept

a. Aircrew. The Consolidated Rocket Systems are employed by F/A-18, AV-8, P-3, S-3, AH-1W, and UH-1N aircraft Pilots and Weapon System Operators (WSO). No change in aircrew manpower is driven by the Consolidated Rocket Systems.

b. Maintenance Manning. There are no changes to the current rocket system maintenance manpower requirements. Skills and knowledge required to support the Consolidated Rocket Systems are within the scope of existing military ratings, skill levels, and manpower allowances. The current rationale for allocation of ordnance-related billets in Navy and Marine Corps squadrons is not based on overall maintenance workload, but on maintaining weapons loading capabilities. On ships and at intermediate level activities, manpower is based on overall workload.

4. Training Concept. The Consolidated Rocket Systems training program consists of training for operator and maintenance personnel. No new training courses are currently required.

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

Selected Reserve personnel may earn intermediate level maintenance NECs by attending formal training at Naval Aviation Maintenance Training Group Detachments (NAMTRAGRU DETs) providing a quota and funding are available, and the student is available to attend the training. Specific guidelines are contained in NAVPERSCOM 18068F Volume II, Chapter IV, Navy Enlisted Classifications.

a. Initial Training. All Consolidated Rocket Systems initial training has been completed.

b. Follow-on Training. Follow-on training for the Consolidated Rocket Systems is available as part of courses taught at Fleet Readiness Squadrons (FRSs), Maintenance Training Units (MTUs), Fleet Replacement Enlisted Skills Training (FREST) facilities, and Strike Fighter Weapons Schools. The Consolidated Rocket Systems cause no change in current student throughput or chargeable student billets. Follow-on training courses include the Consolidated Rocket Systems and are currently available.

(1) Operator Training. Pilots and WSOs are trained at the appropriate FRS for specific aircraft operation. Operator skills in tactics and ordnance delivery are further enhanced at the post FRS facilities such as Marine Air Weapons and Tactics Squadron (MAWTS), Strike Fighter Weapons School, and through proficiency training. The list of Pilot, WSO, and Naval Flight Officer (NFO) courses below are minimally impacted by Consolidated Rocket Systems. The following course list is provided for information only.

OPERATOR TRAINING

TITLE

COURSE #

IMPACT

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 1

D/E-2A-0601

Minor

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 2A

D/E-2A-0602

Minor

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 2F

E-2A-0603

Minor

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 2A

D/E-2A-0604

Minor

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 2H

E-2A-0605

Minor

F/A-18 Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 4

D/E-2A-0606

Minor

F/A-18D Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 1, 2, 3, and 4

None

Minor

F/A-18D WSO Category 1, 2, 3, and 4

None

Minor

AV-8 Pilot Basic, Transition, Conversion, Refresher

None

Minor

P-3C Update 2 Replacement Pilot Category 1

D-2A-1101

Minor

P-3C Pilot Category 3

D-2A-1102

Minor

P-3C and P-3C Update Replacement Pilot Category 1 Pipeline

D-2A-1111

Minor

P-3C and P-3C Update Replacement Pilot Category 3 Pipeline

D-2A-1112

Minor

P-3C Update Replacement Pilot (PXO) Category 3 Pipeline

D-2A-1113

Minor

P-3C Replacement NFO Category 1

D-2D-1101

Minor

P-3C Replacement NFO Category 3

D-2D-1102

Minor

P-3C Fleet TACCO Instructor Under Training

D-2D-1106

Minor

P-3C Replacement NFO Category 4

D-2D-1107

Minor

P-3C and P-3C Update Replacement NFO Category 1 Pipeline

D-2D-1111

Minor

P-3C and P-3C Update Fleet Replacement NFO Category 3 Pipeline

D-2D-1112

Minor

P-3C and P-3C Update Advanced Fleet Replacement NFO Category 4 Pipeline

D-2D-1113

Minor

P-3C Replacement NFO Category 4

D-2D-1115

Minor

S-3B Pilot Category 3 Fleet Replacement Pilot Pipeline

E-2A-1700

Minor

S-3B Category 3 Pilot Transition Training

E-2A-1707

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 1

E-2A-1708

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 2

E-2A-1709

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 4

E-2A-1710

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 1 Pipeline

E-2A-1721

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 2 Pipeline

E-2A-1722

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement Pilot Category 4

E-2A-1724

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Category 3 Pipeline

E-2D-1701

Minor

S-3B NFO Category 3

E-2D-1700

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Category 2

E-2D-1708

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Category 4

E-2D-1709

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Pipeline Category 1

E-2D-1721

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Category 1

E-2D-1707

Minor

S-3B Fleet Replacement NFO Category 2 Pipeline

E-2D-1722

Minor

AH-1 Pilot Familiarization

C-2C-3356

Minor

UH-1N Familiarization Pilots Course

C-2C-3352

Minor

Aviation Ordnance Office Career Progression Level 1

Q-4E-0010

Minor

Aviation Ordnance Office Career Progression Level 2

Q-4E-0011

Minor

Aviation Ordnance Office Career Progression Level 3

Q-4E-0012

Minor

(2) Organizational Maintenance. Organizational level maintenance personnel are trained at the appropriate MTU and FREST for specific aircraft maintenance. Weapon loading skills are further enhanced at Shore Facilities Weapons Stations, and through onboard proficiency training. The Consolidated Rocket Systems cause no change in student throughput or chargeable student billets, and, therefore, these courses will not appear in Parts II or III of this NTSP.

ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE TRAINING

TITLE

COURSE#

IMPACT

Aviation Ordnanceman Class A1

C-646-2011

Minor

Aviation Ordnanceman Navy Difference Training

C-646-2012

Minor

F/A-18 Armament Systems Organizational Maintenance

D/E-646-0653

Minor

F/A-18 Armament Systems Initial Organizational Maintenance

D/E-646-0654

Minor

F/A-18 Armament Systems Career Organizational Maintenance

D/E-646-0641

Minor

F/A-18 Conventional Weapons Release and Loading

D/E-646-0640

Minor

F/A-18 Conventional Release System Test

D/E-646-0647

Minor

AV-8B Conventional Weapons Loading Organizational Course

M-646-3893

Minor

AV-8B Conventional Weapons Loading

M-646-0147

Minor

P-3 Armament Systems Organizational Maintenance

D/E-646-1140

Minor

P-3 Conventional Weapons Loading

D-646-1143

Minor

P-3 Conventional Weapons Loading Refresher

D-646-1144

Minor

P-3 Tactical Conventional Weapons Loading

D-646-1145

Minor

S-3B Armament Systems Career Organizational Maintenance

D/E-646-1744

Minor

AH-1W Conventional Weapons Loading

None

Minor

Rotary Wing Armament Organizational Level Differences

C-646-3106

Minor

AH-1W Armament Repair Integrated Organizational Maintenance

C-646-3361A

Minor

H-1 Armament Repair Integrated Organizational Maintenance

C-646-9361

Minor

(3) Intermediate Maintenance. Consolidated Rocket Systems intermediate maintenance training is available for Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Ordnance personnel through the appropriate MTU or 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 carriers 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 and to Atlantic Fleet activities. The introduction of the Consolidated Rocket Systems caused no change in student throughput or chargeable student billets. The following courses include Consolidated Rocket Systems within their curriculum:

Title

General Shipboard NAS Weapons Department Aviation Ordnance Maintenance

CIN

D/E-646-7007

Model Manager

MTU 4030 NAMTRAGRU DET Mayport, Florida

Description

This course provides training in procedures and safety requirements for:

  • receiving, transferring, and stowing conventional weapons
  • assembly and disassembly of bombs and rockets
  • loading and unloading flare and rocket launchers
  • loading and unloading the linkless ammunition loading system
  • canning and decanning of miscellaneous ordnance
  • complying with applicable publications

This course covers Weapons Department Administration and General Ordnance; and Aircraft Munitions, Assembly and Disassembly. Upon completion of this course, the Aviation Ordnanceman assigned to an Naval Air Station (NAS) Weapons Department or aircraft carrier Weapons Department as conventional weapons handler will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work under minimum supervision in a shipboard or shore environment.

Locations

  • MTU 4030, NAMTRAGRU DET Mayport
  • MTU 4032, NAMTRAGRU DET, Norfolk, Virginia
  • MTU 4033, NAMTRAGRU DET, North Island, California
  • MTU 4035, NAMTRAGRU DET, Whidbey Island, Washington

Length

39 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AO 6801

TTE/TD

Refer to element IV.A.1 for Technical Training Equipment (TTE). Training Device (TD) is NA.

Prerequisite

C-646-2013, Aviation Ordnanceman Ship's Company Strand Class A1 or equivalent background knowledge of the ordnance field

 

 

Title

Strike Armament Systems Intermediate Maintenance

CIN

D/E-646-7001

Model Manager

MTU 4033 NAMTRAGRU DET

Description

This course provides training in procedures and safety requirements for aircraft armament equipment to include:

  • operational checkout
  • corrosion control
  • troubleshooting
  • periodic maintenance
  • component removal, repair and replacement
  • use of publications, special tools, and test equipment

Upon completion of this course, the Aviation Ordnanceman assigned to an Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work on aircraft armament equipment under minimum supervision in a shipboard or shore environment.

Locations

  • MTU 4032, NAMTRAGRU DET Norfolk
  • MTU 4033, NAMTRAGRU DET North Island

Length

65 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

AO 6802

TTE/TD

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

Prerequisite

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

 

 

Title

Aviation Ordnance Intermediate Maintenance Technician

CIN

M-646-7026

Model Manager

NAMTRAGRU DET Cherry Point, North Carolina

Description

This course provides training in procedures and safety requirements for:

  • receiving, transferring, handling and stowing of aircraft gun systems and ammunition
  • assembly, disassembly, inspection, and functional check of aircraft gun systems and ammunition
  • troubleshooting aircraft gun systems and electronic control units
  • safety precautions for aircraft gun systems and ammunition

Upon completion of this course, the Aviation Ordnanceman assigned to a USMC intermediate maintenance activity will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work on aircraft gun systems and ammunition under minimum supervision.

Location

VMAT-203 FREST, MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina

Length

79 days

RFT date

Currently available

Skill identifier

MOS 6541

TTE/TD

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

Prerequisite

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

(4) Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training is conducted at Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal (NAVSCOLEOD) Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The introduction of the Consolidated Rocket Systems caused no change in student throughput or chargeable student billets, and, therefore, these courses will not appear in Parts II or III.

TITLE

COURSE#

IMPACT

EOD Phase II (Navy)

A-431-0011

Minor

EOD Phase II (Navy)

A-431-0012

Minor

EOD Pre-deployment Team Training

G-431-0001

Minor

c. Student Profiles

SKILL

IDENTIFIER

PREREQUISITE

SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS

AO 6801

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

C-646-2013, Aviation Ordnanceman Ships Company Strand Class A1

AO 6802

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

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

MOS 6541

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

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

d. Training Pipelines. There are no new training pipelines required for the operation and maintenance of the Consolidated Rocket Systems. Training courses in the existing training tracks have been modified to include the Consolidated Rocket Systems. No changes to course or track lengths resulted.

I. ONBOARD (IN-SERVICE) TRAINING

1. Proficiency or Other Training Organic to the New Development. The 2.75 Inch Rocket System (pan number N204-95-000007) and 5 Inch Rocket System (pan number N200495-000007) are available from Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division (Code 572). The videos are not designed as stand-alone training, but can be utilized to supplement and enhance existing training.

Deployed proficiency training is conducted to improve and enhance the capabilities of individuals. Training consists of load and download drills to maintain organizational weapon loading team proficiency.

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 initial implementation in third quarter FY00.

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 Commercial Off-The-Shelf 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.

2. Personnel Qualification Standards. Existing 2.75 Inch and 5.0 Inch Rocket System Personnel Qualification Standards are adequate to certify organizational maintenance personnel.

3. Other Onboard or In-Service Training Packages. The Conventional Weapon Technical Proficiency Inspection (CWTPI) is a graded inspection administered by Strike Fighter Weapons School NAS Lemoore, California, or NAS Oceana, Virginia, 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 correctly 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. The appropriate Strike Fighter Weapons School provides pre-inspection training for the F/A-18, followed by the CWTPI. The CWTPI determines the need for further conventional weapons load training of squadron AO and Aviation Electronics Technician personnel.

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

The 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 on-going Marine Corps evolution that culminates with the Combat Readiness Evaluation. The evaluation determines the need for further conventional weapons load training of squadron personnel.

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 (QUAL/CERT) program. The QUAL/CERT 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. There is currently no production contract in place for the 5.0 Inch Rocket and associated launchers. The 2.75 Inch Rocket has an active rocket motor and warhead production contract in place. There are currently no contracts pending for the production of launchers.

CONTRACT NUMBER

MANUFACTURER

ADDRESS

DAAA09-99-D-0012

General Dynamics Armament Systems

128 Lakeside Avenue

Burlington, VT 05401

2. Program Documentation. The 2.75 Inch Rocket System Integrated Logistics Support Plan (ILSP) ARM-087C was approved in September 1993. The 2.75 Inch Rocket System Phased Support Plan (PSP) ARM-087B was approved in March 1996. No ILSP or PSP for the 5.0 Inch Rocket System was developed.

3. Technical Data Plan. The responsibility for quality assurance of technical manuals resides at the Naval Air Technical Data and Engineering Services Command (NATEC) and is exercised through their quality assurance department. Technical publications are updated with revisions through the technical manual revision process as required. A Technical Publication Deficiency Report OPNAV Form 4790/66 is used to report technical manual deficiencies. Technical manuals for the Consolidated Rocket Systems required by training activities are listed in Section IV.B.3.

4. Test Sets, Tools, and Test Equipment

a. Test Sets. The Consolidated Rocket Systems require the following test sets. The AN/AWM-54 Test Set with the W2 Rocket Adapter is required at the organizational level to perform stray voltage and go-no go testing of the aircraft rocket firing system. The Mk III Rocket Launcher Tester or Common Rack and Launcher Test Set (CRALTS) A/E 37T-35 is required at the intermediate level to perform electrical function testing of empty or unloaded 2.75 Inch LAU-61C/A and LAU-68D/A launchers, and 5.0 Inch LAU-10C/A and LAU-10D/A launchers.

b. Special Tools. The following intermediate level special and common tools are required to assemble, load, and unload the 2.75 Inch Rocket.

The 2.75/5.0 Inch Rocket Assembly Tool Kit contains a torque wrench, assorted crows feet, a chain wrench, strap wrench, and sockets. The torque wrench and crow's foot are used to torque the fuzed warhead on the Mk 66 Mod 2 and 4 Rocket Motor. The strap wrench is used to attach the WDU-4A/A Flechette Warhead and M257/M278 Illumination/Infrared Warheads to the Mk 66 Mod 2 and 4 Rocket Motor. A 2.75 Inch Rocket Holding Fixture is required to hold the Mk 66 Mod 2 and 4 Rocket Motor when assembling and removing warheads. The 2.75 Inch Rocket System Rocket Loading Tool (P/N RLT-1172) was originally designed for loading and unloading the obsolete Mk 4/40 Rocket into the obsolete LAU-61A/A, LAU-61B/A, and LAU-68B/A Rocket Launchers, which used an older type of launcher detent mechanism. This tool can only be used to push the assembled Mk 66 Mod 2 and 4 Rocket into the launcher. Because of the possibility of damaging the Mk 66 Mod 2 and 4 Motor Nozzle End Shield which protects the internal igniter wire, a small blunt wooden dowel rod is used to lock the assembled rocket in the launcher. This small wooden dowel rod is also used to unload the 2.75 Inch Rocket out of the launcher.

The 5.0 Inch Rocket System requires that intermediate level activities use the strap wrench and chain wrench to attach and remove the 5.0 Inch warheads from the Mk 71 Mod 0/1 Rocket Motor. A torque wrench and crow's foot are used to torque the fuze to the assembled rocket as required. The rocket motor detent tool found in the 2.75/5.0 Inch Rocket Assembly Tool Kit is used to load and unload 5.0 Inch Rockets from the launcher.

c. Other Support Equipment. Maximum use of common or existing support equipment is stressed and no peculiar support equipment is required.

5. Repair Parts. Consolidated Rockets have been in the supply system for many years and the Navy Inventory Control Point has established a Supply Support Management Plan per OPNAVINST 4423.4A.

6. Human Systems Integration. NA

K. SCHEDULES

1. Installation and Delivery Schedules. The Consolidated Rocket Systems have been delivered. The Mk 66 Mod 4 rocket motor initial production delivery began first quarter FY00.

2. Ready For Operational Use Schedule. The Consolidated Rockets are currently Ready For Operational Use.

3. Time Required to Install at Operational Sites. The Consolidated Rockets are delivered to the fleet as an all-up-round and require no time to install.

4. Foreign Military Sales and Other Source Delivery Schedule. Specific FMS information can be obtained through the Navy International Program Office and Program Manager, Naval Air Systems Command, PMA242.

5. Training Device and Technical Training Equipment Delivery Schedule. TTE consists of launchers, inert rocket motors, inert warheads, and nose plug ogives (fuze simulators). TTE for pilot and load crew (organizational) training consists of preloaded launchers available from the on-site intermediate weapons department upon request. All TTE has been delivered. There are no training devices associated with Consolidated Rocket Systems.

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

F/A-18C/D Aircraft Weapon System

A-50-7703F/A

PMA265

Approved

Jan 95

AV-8B Harrier Plus Weapon Systems

A-50-8210D/A

PMA257

Approved

Aug 93

P-3C Update III Aircraft and ASUW Improvement Program

A-50-8112B/P

PMA290

Proposed

Jul 97

AH-1W Aircraft

A-50-8520D/A

PMA276

Approved

Mar 96

HH/UH-1N Aircraft

A-50-9404/A

PMA(F)225

Approved

Oct 94

S-3B Aircraft

A-50-8310C/A

PMA244

Approved

Jul 95

Aircraft Rocket Systems 2.75 Inch and 5.0 Inch Technical Manual

NAVAIR 11-75A-92

NSWC IH

(Code 572)

Approved

Jun 99

2.75 Inch Rocket System Phased Support Plan

PSP ARM-087B

NSWC IH

(Code 572)

Approved

Mar 96

2.75 Inch Rocket System Integrated Logistics Support Plan

ILSP ARM-87D

NSWC IH

(Code 572)

Approved

Sep 93



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