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 Instructor Operators in both flight simulators and actual flight operations to train personnel in the operation of Gray Eagle MQ-1C. Perform as Instructor Operators in support of UAS flight operations. All instructors assigned to this section shall be required to instruct the following IAW their respective TRADOC approved POIs/Lesson Plans:
Procedures for takeoff, landing, and tactical employment of the Gray Eagle UAS.
Fundamentals and application of Air Crew Coordination – Enhanced (ACT-E).
Capabilities, emergency procedures, limitations, and system logic of the Gray Eagle UAS System and its payloads.
Fundamentals and conduct of Gray Eagle UAS Missions with emphasis on route, zone, and area reconnaissance; aerial surveillance; security operations; and employment of the Gray Eagle UAS in attack missions.
Fundamentals of Mission Planning and approval Process to include the METT- TC; Risk Assessment; and Performance Planning.
Concepts and application of Army reporting formats to include SALUTE, SALT- W, and BDA reports.
Familiarity with National Airspace-- restricted areas and class D airspace-- and ATC phraseology.
Configuration of system radios for flight operations and communications relay.
Application of map reading techniques for UAS Operations.
Fundamentals of laser safety, different types of lasers on UAS payloads, employment, capabilities, detractors, and effective utilization of lasers during UAS missions.
Fundamentals of Combat Vehicle Identification and familiarity with major US, Allied, and Threat equipment.
Concepts and application of military Symbology.
Fratricide and how to prevent it as a UAS operator through positive identification of targets and situational awareness.
Familiarity with Joint procedures for Call for Indirect Fire and Laser Designation for a Hellfire missile.
Familiarity and application of AR 95-23 (UAS Flight Regulations), TC 3-04.63 (UAS Commander’s Guide and ATM – Gray Eagle), TC 3-04.45 (Combat Aviation Gunnery), AR 40-8 (Exogenous Factors), and TC 3-04.93 (Aeromedical Training),
Familiarity and application with of DA PAM 738-751 (TAMMS) and maintenance logbook software.
Concepts of Decisive Action and how a UAS operates in offensive, defensive, stability, and defense support of civil authorities operations.
Concepts and participants in the OE.
Fundamentals of the 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.
System qualification in Gray Eagle MQ-1C UAS on software version 4.3.3 (UGCS) or later.
Must have at least 200 flight hours and 4 years’ experience on Shadow 200 and/or Gray Eagle UAS.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a flight physical per AR 95-20.
Must be able to satisfactorily complete all evaluations to include TRADOC instructor evaluations per 2/13th Aviation Regiment SOPs, and oral academic evaluations, no-notice evaluations, DES evaluations, PFEs, and SFE per AR 95- 20.