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 the skills necessary to transport, offload, assemble/emplace, prepare for operations, dissemble/displace and load for transport of Shadow 200 Unmanned Aircraft Systems. All instructors assigned to this section shall be required to instruct the following IAW their respective TRADOC approved POIs/Lesson Plans:
Capabilities and system logic of the Shadow 200 UAS System and its payloads, and memorization of immediate action emergency procedures and system limitations.
Emplace, Preventive Maintenance Check and Services (PMCS), power-up, power-down, and displace the Shadow 200 UAS.
AV Preflight Inspection and Before Engine Start (AV and Launcher) inspection.
Shadow 200 Technical Manuals (TMs) and common terms and acronyms familiarization.
Research Paper and Oral Presentations on system components.
Familiarity and application with of DA PAM 738-751 (TAMMS) using logbook software.
Familiarization with Aircraft Operator (AO) Vehicle Control Software (VCS) software panels.
Description of how the aircraft is tracked by the Ground Data Terminal (GDT)
Understanding of signal flow between system components (uplinks, downlinks, and GDT communications).
Familiarization with Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED) and how it is used during Shadow 200 flights.
Understanding of how to read a Weather Flimsy (local weather report).
Determination of runway heading selection based on surface winds.
Understanding of how Above Ground Level (AGL) altitude is calculated by Shadow 200 system.
Understanding of GDT Calibration.
Familiarization with Ground Control Station (GCS) Telemetry Switches and signal flow.
Minimum of 4 years’ experience operating or maintaining a Shadow 200 System.