NSS Courses Receive Upgrades

Friday, August 18, 2006
By Team Submarine Public Affairs

The AN/BLQ-10(V) Electronic Warfare Support (ES) System Operations and Maintenance Courses at the Naval Submarine School (NSS), Newport R.I, was recently upgraded, and attained its Ready for Training (RFT) milestone. The major upgrades, taking more than two years to complete, involved developing 109 Interactive Multi-Media Instruction (IMI) modules along with an AN/BLQ-10 display simulator; curriculum updates; the development of the system’s interactive electronic technical manual (IETM) that links with Authority Instructional Materials (AIM), and post-delivery preparation for NSS’s instructor-lead IMI courses. This effort provides the NSS’s ES warfare training with the Submarine Force’s latest Electronic Warfare training tools.

PMS435 funded and led the courses’ development team that consisted of PMS435, the VIRGINIA Class Program Office (PMS450), NSS, Submarine Learning Center (SLC), Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport, and Lockheed-Martin Corp. (LMC) Syracuse, NY. As the prime contractor for the BLQ-10 hardware, software, and associated logistics products, LMC Syracuse not only created the BLQ-10 IMI products but also hosted management and product reviews at their facility. NSS’s leadership and instructors, as well as the product’s end-users, were involved from the beginning of the project and played a major role in the course’s maturation. This development process included Tactical Training Equipment (TTE) based factory training for four NSS instructors, review of IMI module preliminary storyboards, detailed storyboards; IMI modules; and the BLQ-10 display simulator. SLC, with PMS 450’s support and subject matter experts from LMC Syracuse, installed two Navy Integrated Electronic Classrooms (NIEC) to fulfill the system’s Certification-For-Use. NSS Pilot instructors, with the BLQ-10 training equipment installed, began conducting lessons beginning with an operations course that was followed by the maintenance course. Each course consisted of simultaneous instruction – including labs – to 12 trainees without using TTE. The teachers used a combination of the instructor-lead IMI modules, the BLQ-10 display simulator, and the BLQ-10 IETM for their lessons. Each of the NSS’s NIECs consists of individual learning stations, a smart-board, and an instructor station with the ability to train 12 students at a time. LMC Syracuse employees were on-site at NSS during the entire course pilot. LMC Syracuse subject matter experts provided the NSS instructors with support services including IMI product technical and instructional use guidance. Additionally, LMC’s experts input instructor curriculum comments as required, enabling the program of study to rapidly evolve from Stage III through Stage IV to V, allowing the project to conclude on-time (May 31), and meet its Ready for Training milestone. Source: NAVSEA

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

Henrik O. Madsen appointed chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway   DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as chairman

Port of Houston Expecting Record Year

The Port of Houston Authority is expecting 2014 to close as a banner year for the port, with 34 million tons of cargo handled through November, Executive Director

Hapag-Lloyd Completes CSAV Merger Capital Increase

Hapag-Lloyd completed the planned capital increase of EUR 370 million (approximately $452.5 million) as part of the business combination with the Chilean shipping

Education/Training

San Jacinto College Breaks Ground on New Training Center

San Jacinto College has broken ground along the Port of Houston for its new 45,000-square-foot Maritime Training Center.   At the site of 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte,

Damen Shipyards Galati wins Dutch Romanian Award

Damen Shipyards Galati has been presented with the Dutch Romanian Business Award for its Corporate Social Responsibility plan, particularly the Group’s community investment initiatives.

Lowrance Renews Insight Genesis College Cup

Lowrance®, a world-leading brand in fishing electronics since 1957— announced today the renewal of its Insight Genesis™ College Cup. In its second year, the

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1248 sec (8 req/sec)