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P-3C Avionics Depot-Transition Analysis.

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ARINC Research Corporation conducted an analysis to assist the Naval Air Systems Command in planning for orderly transition of P-3C peculiar avionic-system support from vendor repair to Naval Air Rework Facilities NARF located at NAS Alameda and NAS Jacksonville and to identify systems that should not be transitioned, at least at present. Thirty-two systems were considered in the analysis. Of these, 12 are currently being supported, with at least an interim capability, at one or more NARFs. The remaining 20 systems were examined to determine if they met all the criteria for NARF support. It was determined that 17 of these systems were supportable at the Navy depot, and the major constraints affecting their transition to the depot were identified. The other three systems were found to have unique maintenance requirements that necessitate extensive additional study to determine the feasibility of supporting them at the NARFs. These three systems and their unique requirements are as follows ANAPN-187 - RF alignment of the Receiver-Transmitter currently requires that this system be installed in a specially outfitted aircraft and flown over a prescribed course. ANARC-142 - Peculiar Ground Support Equipment is not defined. ANASN-84 - This system requires transitioning in three phases. Phase III, which addresses the establishment of gyro and accelerometer repair capability, requires the procurement of sophisticated support equipment and elaborate clean-room facilities as well as the development of unique technical skills. In addition to these systems, certain identified units, assemblies, and modules should continue under vendor repair indefinitely.

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  • Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

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