This contract provides non-personal services for UAS instruction, maintenance, logistics support, prescribed load list (PLL), flight line operations support, and Information Technology (IT) network support, for UAS training conducted at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona by the 2nd Battalion, 13th (2/13th) Aviation Regiment, 1st Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE), Ft. Rucker, Alabama. Training will be presented to Military Occupational Specialty Transition and entry-level US Army Soldiers who will be learning to operate and/or maintain the Shadow 200 and Gray Eagle UAS utilizing simulation systems in a classroom environment in addition to actual flight operations. We will provide services for the 2/13th USAACE Requiring Activities (RA) in support of their overarching training and training support missions. Training Instructors provide performance-oriented training using the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) approved Programs of Instruction (POI). Training can be classroom training, hands-on/practical exercise performance-oriented training, simulation/virtual training, and/or field exercise training.
Provide common core instructors to train personnel in basic USO topics including but not limited to the following:
Application of map reading techniques for UAS Operations.
Capabilities and limitations of Army UAS Systems and their payloads.
Fundamentals of UAS Missions with emphasis on teaming of manned and unmanned aircraft (MUM-T) missions; route, zone, and area reconnaissance; aerial surveillance; security operations; attack operations, and other UAS missions.
Fundamentals of laser safety, different types of lasers on UAS payloads, employment, capabilities and effective utilization of lasers during UAS missions.
Fundamentals of UAS tasking to include the Operations Process; Mission, Enemy, Terrain and Weather, Troops and support, - Time available and Civil considerations (METT-TC); and coordination of UAS collection and planning methods that encompass the Concept of Operations.
Fundamentals of the five S methodology to help identify targets. Advantages and limitations of motion imagery, imaging sensors, grazing angles, enemy deception methods and techniques, IR characteristics, capabilities and limitations, and how to analyze and interpret IR imagery from a UAS perspective.
Fundamentals of Ground Considerations in Operational Reach to include an overview of areas, infrastructure, Lines of Communications (LOCs), and activities of Tactical Importance.
Fundamentals of UAS support to the tactical assets of the six respective Warfighting Functions.
Characteristics and limitations of Intelligence and Intelligence products, to include the targeting process, target intelligence, target development, target types, and combat assessment.
Fundamentals of the Intelligence Preparation for the Battlefield (IPB) process as an UAS operator will support the commander’s tactical decision-making by providing information that enhances situational awareness of the operational environment.
Concepts and application of Army reporting formats to include SALUTE, SALT, SPOT and BDA reports.
Concepts and application of imagery identification techniques.
Concepts and participants in the operational environment; the eight operational variables and the range of military operations.
Concepts of how a UAS operates in offensive, defensive, stability, and defense support of civil authorities operations.
Fratricide and how to prevent it as a UAS operator thru positive identification of targets and situational awareness.
Concepts and application of military Symbology.
IAW AR 95-23, TC 3-04.61, TC 3-04.63, and TC 3-04.45 preparatory to system specific training in the operation of Shadow 200 and Gray Eagle UAS’s.
Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Aviation Reconnaissance and Surveillance.
UAS experience preferred.