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NAVY TRAINING SYSTEM PLAN

FOR THE

S-3B AIRCRAFT

N88-NTSP-A-50-8310D/A

FEBRUARY 2001

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The S-3B Aircraft was originally developed with Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) as its primary mission. Now, the S-3B Aircraft's role in Carrier Aviation is changing focus. The S-3B Aircraft's ASW and Mining Warfare missions were deleted by Chief of Naval Operations Message in December 1999. The S-3B Aircraft will continue to perform a myriad of functions which include, but are not limited to, Anti-Air Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare, Amphibious Warfare, Counter-Targeting, Over-the-Horizon Targeting, Airborne Reconnaissance, and Command and Control. The S-3B Aircraft is in Phase III (Production, Fielding, Deployment, and Operational Support) of the Weapon System Acquisition Process. Additional changes to the S-3B include:

    • Engineering Change Proposal 423, S-3B Communications Improvement Program
    • Air Frames Change (AFC) 279, Carrier Airborne Inertial Navigation System II Upgrade, Embedded Ground Positioning System Interface/Upgrade, and Electronic Flight Instruments/Upgrade
    • AFC 273, Digital Flight Data Computer Upgrade
    • AFC 263, S-3B Fuel System Improvement
    • AFC 265, S-3B Flight Control System Refurbishment
    • AFC 266, S-3B Horizontal Stabilizer Improvement
    • AFC 274, S-3B Computer Processor Memory Unit Upgrade

Overall squadron manpower requirements have changed to reflect the new mission requirements. The major changes include eliminating the enlisted aircrew Sensor Operators from the Aviation Warfare Systems Operators (AW) rating, and decreasing the Naval Flight Officers in each squadron. All S-3B squadrons are currently configured and manned for eight aircraft. Intermediate level maintenance billets are assigned to the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department Sea Operational Detachments.

All initial training to support the S-3B Aircraft has been completed. Follow-on Pilot and Naval Flight Officer training is provided by the Fleet Readiness Squadron, Sea Control Squadron (VS) 41, at Naval Air Station North Island, California. Maintenance Training Unit (MTU) 1037 at Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit (NAMTRAU) Jacksonville, Florida, and MTU 1036 at NAMTRAU North Island, California, provide maintenance training on both coasts. Intermediate level maintenance training is provided by MTUs at various locations.

S-3B maintenance is in accordance with the Naval Aviation Maintenance Program as defined in OPNAVINST 4790.2 series.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page

Executive Summary i

List of Acronyms iii

Preface vii

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. Nomenclature-Title-Program I-1

B. Security Classification I-1

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

D. System Description I-1

E. Developmental Test and Operational Test I-2

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

G. Description of New Development I-6

H. Concepts I-8

I. Onboard (In-Service) Training I-50

J. Logistics Support I-51

K. Schedules I-52

L. Government Furnished Equipment and Contractor Furnished Equipment

Training Requirements I-54

M. Related NTSPs and Other Applicable Documents I-55

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

ACDU

Active Duty

AD

Aviation Machinist's Mate

AE

Aviation Electrician's Mate

AEGIS

Airborne Early Warning Ground Environment Integration System

AFC

Air Frames Change

AFCS

Automatic Flight Control System

AHRS

Attitude Heading Reference System

AIMD

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department

AME

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Safety Equipment)

AMH

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Hydraulics)

AMRAAM

Advanced Medium Range Air To Air Missile

AMS

Aviation Structural Mechanic (Structures)

AMTCS

Aviation Maintenance Training Continuum System

AO

Aviation Ordnanceman

AOB

Average Onboard

APU

Auxiliary Power Unit

ASUW

Anti-Surface Warfare

ASW

Anti-Submarine Warfare

AT

Aviation Electronics Technician

ATE

Automatic Test Equipment

ATIR

Annual Training Input Requirement

ATR

Analog Tape Recorder

   

BITE

Built-In Test Equipment

   

CAI

Computer Aided Instruction

CAINS

Carrier Airborne Inertial Navigation System

CASS

Consolidated Automated Support System

CAT-IIID

Computerized Automatic Tester (IIID)

CCG

Communications Control Group

CETS

Contractor Engineering and Technical Services

CIN

Course Identification Number

CINCLANTFLT

Commander In Chief, Atlantic Fleet

CINCPACFLT

Commander In Chief, Pacific Fleet

CM

Corrective Maintenance

CMI

Computer Managed Instruction

CNET

Chief of Naval Education and Training

CNO

Chief of Naval Operations

COTAC

Co-Tactical Coordinator

COTS

Commercial Off The Shelf

CPMU

Computer Processor Memory Unit

CSE

Common Support Equipment

   

DT

Developmental Test

   

ECP

Engineering Change Proposal

ECS

Environmental Control System

EFI

Electronic Flight Instruments

EGI

Embedded Ground Positioning System Inertial Navigation System

ER

Extended Range

   

FLIR

Forward Looking Infrared

FY

Fiscal Year

   

GPS

Global Positioning System

GPWS

Ground Proximity Warning System

   

HARM

High-Speed Anti-Radiation Missile

HATS

Hybrid Automatic Test Set

HTS

Hybrid Test Station

   

IAT

Integrated Avionics Trainer

ICW

Interactive Courseware

IFF

Identification Friend or Foe

ILSP

Integrated Logistics Support Plan

IMC

Integrated Maintenance Concept

IMUTS

Inertial Measurement Unit Test Set

IR

Infrared

   

MAD

Magnetic Anomaly Detection

MR/RS

Mission Recorder/Reproducer Set

MSD

Material Support Date

MTIP

Maintenance Training Improvement Program

MTU

Maintenance Training Unit

   

NA

Not Applicable

NAMTRAU

Naval Air Maintenance Training Unit

NAMTRAGRU

Naval Air Maintenance Training Group

NAS

Naval Air Station

NATOPS

Naval Aviation Training and Operating Procedures Standardization

NAVAIR

Naval Air

NAVAIRSYSCOM

Naval Air Systems Command

NAVAIRWARCENACDIV

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division

NAVPERSCOM

Naval Personnel Command

NEC

Navy Enlisted Classification

NFO

Naval Flight Officer

NSD

Navy Support Date

NTP

Navy Training Plan

NTSP

Navy Training System Plan

   

OPEVAL

Operational Evaluation

OPNAV

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

OPNAVINST

Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction

OPO

OPNAV Principal Official

ORD

Ordnance

OT

Operational Test

   

PDA

Principal Development Activity

PM

Preventive Maintenance

PMA

Program Manager, Air

PQS

Personnel Qualification Standards

PSE

Peculiar Support Equipment

PTCM

Position Trainer Complex Module

   

QEC

Quick Engine Change

   

RADCOM

Radio Communication

RFT

Ready For Training

   

SDLM

Standard Depot Level Maintenance

SEAOPDET

Sea Operational Detachment

SLAM

Standoff Land Attack Missile

SMS

Stores Management System

SRA

Shop Replaceable Assembly

SRS

Sonobuoy Reference System

   

TACCO

Tactical Coordinator

TAR

Training and Administration of the Naval Reserve

TD

Training Device

TECHEVAL

Technical Evaluation

TPS

Test Program Set

TTE

Technical Training Equipment

   

UHF

Ultra-High Frequency

   

VS

Sea Control Squadron

VTS

Video Test Station

   

WRA

Weapon Replaceable Assembly

WST

Weapon System Trainer

PREFACE

This Approved Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) for the S-3B Aircraft has been prepared to update the Draft S-3B Aircraft NTSP, A-50-8310D/D, dated May 2000. This NTSP has been updated to comply with 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 reflects the latest developments in the S-3B Aircraft program. The major changes and updates to the NTSP in Fiscal Year (FY) 98 consisted of the removal of the non-acoustic avionics equipment from all S-3Bs. In FY99, the major changes included the deletion of the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Mining Mission equipment from the S-3B, and the deletion of six Naval Flight Officers (NFO) per squadron. This change deleted the Aviation Warfare Systems Operators (AW) from the squadrons and drastically changed the mission of the squadrons. These changes were accomplished through several Air Frames Changes (AFC) and an Engineering Change Proposal (ECP). The S-3B platform continues to incorporate the AFCs and ECPs into the S-3B airframe, course curriculum, technical publications and trainers. The most extensive airframe and engineering changes are AFC-279, 274, 273 and ECP 423. The manpower and training requirements have been updated to reflect these changes.

N88-NTSP-A-50-8310D/A

February 2001

PART I - TECHNICAL PROGRAM DATA

A. TITLE-NOMENCLATURE-PROGRAM

1. Nomenclature-Title-Acronym. S-3B Aircraft

2. Program Element. 0204234N

B. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION

1. System Characteristics Unclassified

2. Capabilities Secret

3. Functions Unclassified

4. NTSP Unclassified

C. MANPOWER, PERSONNEL, AND TRAINING PRINCIPALS

OPNAV Principal Official (OPO) Program Sponsor CNO (N780E)

OPO Resource Sponsor CNO (N780E)

Developing Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA290)

Training Agency CINCLANTFLT

CINCPACFLT

CNET

Training Support Agency NAVAIRSYSCOM (PMA205)

Manpower and Personnel Mission Sponsor CNO (N12)

NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4, PERS-404)

Director of Naval Training CNO (N79)

D. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1. Operational Uses. S-3B Aircraft are tasked by the Carrier Battle Group Commanders to provide Anti-Air Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW), Counter-Targeting, Over-the-Horizon Targeting, surface surveillance and intelligence collection, electronic warfare, coordinated search and rescue, and fleet support missions, including air wing tanking. Deletion of ASW and Mining Warfare Missions for all S-3Bs was managed at the Type Commander and Functional Wing level and began in FY99. Deconfiguration of aircraft, in compliance with removal of ASW specific equipment, was accomplished in accordance with AFC 284, this change was completed in FY00.

2. Foreign Military Sales. Not Applicable (NA)

E. DEVELOPMENTAL TEST AND OPERATIONAL TEST. Technical Evaluation (TECHEVAL) for the S-3B Aircraft was satisfactorily completed 13 November 1987 and the S-3B Aircraft was certified ready for Operational Evaluation (OPEVAL), which was completed in March 1988.

TECHEVAL for the Communications Control Group (CCG) OK-497A/A1 began in October 1985 and was completed in May 1988. OPEVAL was conducted from April 1986 to February 1989.

S-3B software, Fleet Issue B4.3.1, released to the fleet in September 1994, underwent Developmental Test (DT) from March 1993 to March 1994, and Operational Test (OT) from April to July 1994. The fleet is currently using Fleet Issue B4.4.3T, which is used in conjunction with AFC 284.

TECHEVAL for the Global Positioning System (GPS) was conducted from December 1995 to June 1996. OPEVAL was not required.

Design Verification Testing for the AN/USH-42 Mission Recorder/Reproducer Set (MR/RS) was conducted from January to February 1997.

TECHEVAL for the AFC 274 Computer Processor Memory Unit (CPMU) was conducted from April 1998 to September 1998. OPEVAL was conducted from November 1998 to January 1999.

During FY97 and FY98, four S-3B Aircraft were modified to employ the AGM-65F Infrared (IR) Maverick Missile. The Maverick modification kits were installed for fleet demonstration project purposes, and presently the IR Maverick Missile is in the Research and Development (R&D) process. The Stores Management System (SMS) scheduled for FY02 installation on all S-3B Aircraft was cancelled, and the AN/ASQ-147 will remain in the aircraft.

F. AIRCRAFT AND/OR EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM/SUBSYSTEM REPLACED. AFC 284 redefined the composition of Sea Control Squadrons (VS). All selected S-3Bs were redesigned by removal of selected systems. The removal of these systems resulted in a weight reduction in excess of 834 pounds per aircraft. Systems removed from the S-3B include detection, receiving, processing, and delivery equipment for Acoustic/Magnetic ASW and Mining, and 44 of 60 Sonobuoy Chutes. After removal of these systems, associated wiring was stowed in place and blank-off plates installed internally and externally on the aircraft, as appropriate to seal off affected areas. Compliance with AFC 284 began late in FY99, and was completed in FY00. Specific ASW and Mining Mission equipment and systems removed are listed below.

NOMENCLATURE

PART

NUMBER

WEIGHT

(POUNDS)

UYS-1 Spectrum Analyzer

   

UYS-1 Spectrum Analyzer

2835819-1

239.0

AN/ASA-82 Tactical Acoustic Display

   

Auxiliary Readout Unit Indicator

231506-950

46.0

AN/ARR-78 Sonobuoy Receiver

   

Radio Receiver

116214-8

100.0

Radio Amplifier

116213-1

4.0

On Top Position Indicator Control

116217-4

2.0

Antenna

11D33200

3.0

AN/AQH-7 Acoustic Recorder/Reproducer

   

AQH-7 Recorder Reproducer

601800-01

76.0

Shroud Assembly

1222300-101

Negligible

Analog Tape Recorder (ATR) Control

601240-01

4.2

ATR Interface Control

601245-01

12.0

Time Code Generator

06175204

8.0

AN/ARS-4 Sonobuoy Reference System (SRS)

   

R2268/ARS-4 SRS Receiver

197700-1

35.0

SRS Wing/Fuselage Antennas (7)

11D33300

14.0

SRS Coax Switches (2)

310C90700

0.6

SRS Upper Fuselage Antenna

11D33400

20.0

AN/ASQ-81 Magnetic Anomaly Detection (MAD) System

   

CV-2881 MAD Converter

1978186-7

16.0

ASQ-81 MAD Control

715824-1

7.0

ASQ-81 MAD Amplifier

681200-1

22.0

ASQ-81 MAD Detector

715700-1

21.0

AN/ASA-65 Magnetic Compensator

   

CGA Control Indicator

81573

10.0

CGA Computer

MA95715-01

23.0

ASA-65 Magnetic Indicator

MA95701-01

3.0

ASA-65 Amplifier

65602-02

15.0

ASA Magnetometer

51175

1.5

ASA-65 V Coil

63508

2.5

ASA-65 T Coil

63509

1.5

ASA-65 L Coil

65706-01

3.2

Sonobuoy Chute Installation

   

Outboard Cover Assembly Aft (LH)

1212178-103

18.0

Outboard Cover Assembly Aft (RH)

1212178-104

18.0

Outboard Cover Assembly Fwd (LH)

1212177-103

4.5

Outboard Cover Assembly Fwd (RH)

1212177-104

4.5

Aft Center Cover Assembly

1212175-103

13.4

Aft Center Cover Assembly

1212176-103

8.7

MAD Boom Components

   

MAD Boom Assembly

1202112-105

58.0

ASQ-81 MAD Cable Retractor

1202378-109

6.7

MAD Boom Actuator

1444T100-7

7

MAD Boom Inertia Brake

1457T100-15

1.7

MAD Boom Actuator Cable (2)

1208385-101

4.0

MAD Boom Pulley Tripod Assembly

1205116-101

3.5

MAD Boom Center Support

1204981-101 or

1214313-101

2.0

MAD Boom Roller Support Assembly (2)

1201784-101

4.0

MAD Boom Roller Support Assembly (2)

1201784-103

4.0

Inertia Brake Connecting Links

1206796-105

2.0

Cable Retractor Bracket

1207053-101

1.0

Proximity Switch (Retract)

8-079-03

Negligible

Proximity Switch Bracket

1209106-103

Negligible

Proximity Switch Support