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ASW & Advanced Technologies Sector

ASW & Advanced Technologies Sector

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The NASC Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Sector supports the US Navy with a full spectrum of expertise and products in ASW and Intelligence. We provide those acquisition life cycle resources necessary to take those systems from basic concepts through to operational integration.

Our customers include PMA-264 (Airborne ASW Systems), PMA-290 (Fixed Wing Maritime Patrol Aircraft), PMA-299 (Rotary Wing Maritime Aircraft), and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, all headquartered at the Naval Facility at Patuxent River, MD.

NASC personnel are skilled in fleet integration of new capabilities, fleet training, software development/testing, Concept of Employment development, and field experimentation. Our employees are based out of Patuxent River, MD and Jacksonville, FL but also span the world in supporting our Navy customers. Although many employees work directly within the government facilities, NASC also maintains administrative and engineering offices at both Patuxent River and Jacksonville. The Pax River site also includes a hardware Assembly and Test Facility where specialized hardware is developed.

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The NASC Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Sector supports the US Navy with a full spectrum of expertise and products in ASW and Intelligence. We provide those acquisition life cycle resources necessary to take those systems from basic concepts through to operational integration.

Our customers include PMA-264 (Airborne ASW Systems), PMA-290 (Fixed Wing Maritime Patrol Aircraft), PMA-299 (Rotary Wing Maritime Aircraft), and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, all headquartered at the Naval Facility at Patuxent River, MD.

NASC personnel are skilled in fleet integration of new capabilities, fleet training, software development/testing, Concept of Employment development, and field experimentation. Our employees are based out of Patuxent River, MD and Jacksonville, FL but also span the world in supporting our Navy customers. Although many employees work directly within the government facilities, NASC also maintains administrative and engineering offices at both Patuxent River and Jacksonville. The Pax River site also includes a hardware Assembly and Test Facility where specialized hardware is developed.

Operational Analysis

NACS supports the analysis of air deployed ASW sensors through the application of mathematical models, statistical analyses, simulations, analytical reasoning, and common sense to understand and improve real-world operations.  The outcome of the analysis informs:

  • Decision makers with regard to the acquisition quantities and distribution of resources.
  • The Optimal deployment of given resources to achieve mission requirements.
  • Areas of potential future R&D investments.
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Operational Analysis

NACS supports the analysis of air deployed ASW sensors through the application of mathematical models, statistical analyses, simulations, analytical reasoning, and common sense to understand and improve real-world operations.  The outcome of the analysis informs:

  • Decision makers with regard to the acquisition quantities and distribution of resources.
  • The Optimal deployment of given resources to achieve mission requirements.
  • Areas of potential future R&D investments.
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Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob L Greenberg*

NASC takes great pride in our continuous support of the Navy’s Airborne ASW mission with innovative solutions in data collection and analysis.

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Logistics & Testing

NASC provides maritime Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) search and kill stores support to Air Test and Evaluation Squadrons One, Twenty and Twenty-One (VX-1, VX-20, HX-21); Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD); Program Manager Air (PMA) 264, 290 and 299; Office of Naval Research (ONR); Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR). This includes:

  • Annual Non-Combat Expenditure Requirement (NCER) submissions to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
  • Managing the annual Non-Combat Expenditure Allocation (NCEA) and submitting NCEA augment requests to NAVAIR when the allocation needs to be increased.
  • Requisition of stores via the Ordnance Information System (OIS) Retail; physically receipting and stowing stores; receipting in OIS Retail and reporting store expenditures.
  • Coordinate and requisition stores in support of worldwide detachments.
  • Confirm required shipping documents are filled out correctly, provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) with precise Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) quantities in order to facilitate timely shipping to specified locations.
  • Provide experienced personnel to provide direct support at test site locations worldwide.
  • Provide qualified forklift and stake truck drivers for the moving, stowing and shipping of stores as required.
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Logistics & Testing

NASC provides maritime Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) search and kill stores support to Air Test and Evaluation Squadrons One, Twenty and Twenty-One (VX-1, VX-20, HX-21); Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD); Program Manager Air (PMA) 264, 290 and 299; Office of Naval Research (ONR); Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR). This includes:

  • Annual Non-Combat Expenditure Requirement (NCER) submissions to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
  • Managing the annual Non-Combat Expenditure Allocation (NCEA) and submitting NCEA augment requests to NAVAIR when the allocation needs to be increased.
  • Requisition of stores via the Ordnance Information System (OIS) Retail; physically receipting and stowing stores; receipting in OIS Retail and reporting store expenditures.
  • Coordinate and requisition stores in support of worldwide detachments.
  • Confirm required shipping documents are filled out correctly, provide Safety Data Sheets (SDS) with precise Hazardous Material (HAZMAT) quantities in order to facilitate timely shipping to specified locations.
  • Provide experienced personnel to provide direct support at test site locations worldwide.
  • Provide qualified forklift and stake truck drivers for the moving, stowing and shipping of stores as required.

Research, Development, Testing

NASC’s (Patuxent River) ASW Sector continues to support the Navy’s Airborne ASW mission through the development and rapid prototyping of innovative, experimental concepts for acoustic sensor arrays. Our engineering team specializes in the design, development, integration, testing, provision of on-site support for operational data collection, and data analysis support for these advanced sensors. We are committed to producing products of high quality and reliability.

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Research, Development, Testing

NASC’s (Patuxent River) ASW Sector continues to support the Navy’s Airborne ASW mission through the development and rapid prototyping of innovative, experimental concepts for acoustic sensor arrays. Our engineering team specializes in the design, development, integration, testing, provision of on-site support for operational data collection, and data analysis support for these advanced sensors. We are committed to producing products of high quality and reliability.

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Highly experienced ASW and Advanced Technologies personnel offer
ongoing training in multiple ASW-related disciplines.

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ASW Mission & Integration Support

Fundamental threat and Concept of Employment analysis in support of OPNAV priorities.

NASC provides, via the use of modeling and simulation, an analysis drive picture of how developments and investments will result in the completion of mission-based effects chains, closure of capability gaps, and identification of the proper return-on-investment balancing of acquisition plans with warfighting outcomes.

To accomplish these tasks NASC supports the execution of a Threat Assessment Working Group (TAWG) and Naval CONEMPs Working Group (NCWG). Primary customers are OPNAV, the PEOs, and ASN (RDA).

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ASW Mission & Integration Support

Fundamental threat and Concept of Employment analysis in support of OPNAV priorities.

NASC provides, via the use of modeling and simulation, an analysis drive picture of how developments and investments will result in the completion of mission-based effects chains, closure of capability gaps, and identification of the proper return-on-investment balancing of acquisition plans with warfighting outcomes.

To accomplish these tasks NASC supports the execution of a Threat Assessment Working Group (TAWG) and Naval CONEMPs Working Group (NCWG). Primary customers are OPNAV, the PEOs, and ASN (RDA).

Fleet Assistance & Support Team
(FAST) Lab

The Fleet Assistance Support Team (FAST) was established to aid the introduction of multi-static ASW systems into the Fleet.

  • FAST provides Air ASW mission planning, tactics, tactical sensor utilization, in-flight training and support, data analysis, and post-flight event reconstruction support for Fleet exercises and missions worldwide.
  • FAST provides both pre-mission planning support and post-flight reconstruction of ASW exercises and missions as well as direct feedback to the Fleet via reports and the Fleet database managed by FAST.
  • FAST is involved in developing initial training for improved multi-static detection systems.
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Fleet Assistance & Support Team
(FAST) Lab

The Fleet Assistance Support Team (FAST) was established to aid the introduction of multi-static ASW systems into the Fleet.

  • FAST provides Air ASW mission planning, tactics, tactical sensor utilization, in-flight training and support, data analysis, and post-flight event reconstruction support for Fleet exercises and missions worldwide.
  • FAST provides both pre-mission planning support and post-flight reconstruction of ASW exercises and missions as well as direct feedback to the Fleet via reports and the Fleet database managed by FAST.
  • FAST is involved in developing initial training for improved multi-static detection systems.
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NASC P-3 Orion Flight Training

NASC offers P-3 Orion flight training for both experienced and new pilots as well as flight engineers. At our training facility in Jacksonville, FL, trainees can hone their skills utilizing our full-scale, P-3 Orion 2F142 Operational Flight Trainer (OFT). This static flight simulator is fully operational and complete with engine and instrument panels, hydraulic control loading and navigation systems. The NASC combination of academic instruction and flight simulator experience will prove invaluable to P-3 Orion flight crews.

Rotary Wing Systems

NASC employs Subject Matter Experts with a focus on Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) issues including ASW Target of Interest (TOI) Database management, lightweight torpedo management and future development, and ASW tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) in support of the Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) community. Support also provided for experimentation efforts, crew systems working groups and software support activities.

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Software Development

PMA-290 manages the acquisition programs of the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) that executes anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The MPRF is comprised of P-3 Orion, EP-3E ARIES, Special Projects Aircraft (SPA), P-8A Poseidon and MQ-4C Triton.

NASC provides software engineering and network integration expertise for the development of capability upgrades for MPRF, along with supporting sensor development and integration. NASC also provides expertise for the Minotaur Mission Management System (MMS), which is part of the Minotaur Family of Services (MFoS). NASC is at the forefront of assisting with the configuration and integration of Minotaur onto all MPRA platforms. This support enables legacy platforms to meet the evolving threat and execute their ISR and special missions until they sunset. NASC also supports the US Coast Guard as it upgrades its communications systems, and is assisting in the development of a Quick Reaction Capability for the P-8A.  NASC also supports the development of persistent maritime ISR capability for the MQ-4C Triton, and manages a Windows 10 Baseline for integration onto all MPRA platforms.

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Software Development

PMA-290 manages the acquisition programs of the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF) that executes anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASuW) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions. The MPRF is comprised of P-3 Orion, EP-3E ARIES, Special Projects Aircraft (SPA), P-8A Poseidon and MQ-4C Triton.

NASC provides software engineering and network integration expertise for the development of capability upgrades for MPRF, along with supporting sensor development and integration. NASC also provides expertise for the Minotaur Mission Management System (MMS), which is part of the Minotaur Family of Services (MFoS). NASC is at the forefront of assisting with the configuration and integration of Minotaur onto all MPRA platforms. This support enables legacy platforms to meet the evolving threat and execute their ISR and special missions until they sunset. NASC also supports the US Coast Guard as it upgrades its communications systems, and is assisting in the development of a Quick Reaction Capability for the P-8A.  NASC also supports the development of persistent maritime ISR capability for the MQ-4C Triton, and manages a Windows 10 Baseline for integration onto all MPRA platforms.