Methods for Planning Unit and Displaced Equipment Training as Applied to the Light Helicopter Family (LHX)
Final rept. Jul 1986-Feb 1987
HORIZONS TECHNOLOGY INC OAKTON VA
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This project investigates and develops a training scheduling method for application during the material acquisition process. The method developed is a four-step process in which the analyst employs and interacts with an automated model of the training process to develop and refine alternative training schedules to ultimately arrive at an optimal training schedule within a given set of resource constraints. The four steps are 1 training requirements identification, 2 model development, 3 model application, and 4 analysis and comparison of training schedule alternatives. The result is a viable training schedule or set of alternative schedules for introducing a new weapon system into the Army force structure. The project develops prototypes for the method by devising a schedule for initial unit training on reciept of new LHX equipment not sustainment training and develops a displaced equipment training DET program for units receiving the AH-1S and OH-58 aircraft displaced by the LHX. The unit training schedule commences in November 1995 with the initial production of the LHX helicopter and continues through January 2005. The schedule plans training for 185 active and reserve component units, with the active duty units requiring an average unit training time of 17.57 weeks and the reserve component units requiring an average training time of 89 weeks. The DET program is a 10-week program that enables a National Guard unit to complete DET without any additional active duty training time but is flexible enough to use active duty time when and if it is made available.
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