Basis of Issue Plan - BOIP

A. DESCRIPTION: THE AIR VEHICLE IS THE AIRBORNE COMPONENT OF THE HUGIN SYSTEM WHOSE MISSION IS TO SERVE AS THE CARRYING DEVICE FOR MISSION PAYLOADS OR DATA LINK RELAY. THE AERIAL VEHICLE IS A MEDIUM SIZED HIGH WING AIRCRAFT, REMOTELY CONTROLLED FROM THE GROUND CONTROL STATION (Z48804, M066AE) (GCS). IT IS COMPRISED OF AN AIRFRAME, POWER PLANT, GUIDANCE AND CONTROL EQUIPMENT, POSITION/NAVIGATION EQUIPMENT, FAA/IFF TRANSPONDER, AND NAVIGATION LIGHTS. THE DIMENSIONS OF THE AV CONTAINER IS L=208", H=51", W=87". THE AIR VEHICLE HAS A WINGSPAN OF 29.2 FEET, LENGTH 22.63 FEET, 5.57 FEET HIGH AND WEIGHS 1313 LBS, AND HAS A MAX GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT OF 1470 LBS. THE CONTAINER THAT THE UAV IS PLACED IN FOR TRANSPORT BY THE TRUCK AIR VEHICLE/HANDLER IS 17.34 FT LONG, 7.25 FT WIDE BY 4.27 FEET HIGH. THE UAV CONTAINER IS DESIGNED FOR CRANE LIFT AND CAN BE FORK LIFTED ON TO THE CARRIER. TWO CONTAINERS ARE PIGGY BACKED ON THE 5 TON TRUCK. B. CAPABILITIES: THE AV PROVIDES THE COMBAT COMMANDER WITH AN AIRBORNE TARGETING/SURVEILLANCE ASSET THAT DOES NOT EXPOSE PERSONNEL TO THE TARGET AREA. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH MODULAR MISSION PAYLOADS (MMP) CAPABLE OF PROVIDING DAY/NIGHT IMINT, DAY ONLY IMINT, AS WELL AS AN AIRBORNE DATA RELAY TO EXTEND RANGE. THE FLIGHT PATH CAN BE PREPROGRAMMED, GROUND CONTROLLED, OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH. THE AIR VEHICLES MAXIMUM ENDURANCE IS 10 HOURS, WITH THE CAPABILITY OF FLYING 200KM BEYOND THE FLOT IN PERFORMANCE OF IT SURVEILLANCE MISSION. C. EMPLOYMENT: THE AIR VEHICLE CAN BE LAUNCHED/RECOVERED IMPROVED SURFACE OR AIRFIELD OR FROM A 200 METER BY 75 METER UNIMPROVED FLAT SURFACE, EITHER GRASS OR DIRT. THE UAV WILL BE EMPLOYED AT THE UNIT LEVEL WHICH IT IS ORGANIC TO. IT IS EMPLOYED AT THE MI CO HEAVY ACR, MI BN HEAVY, AIRBORNE, AIR ASSAULT DIVISIONS, AERIAL EXPLOTATION BN, MI BDE, CORPS AND AT MI BDE ECHELON ABOVE CORPS. THE UAV WILL BE EMPLOYED BASED UPON MISSION SUPPORT TO THE ECHELON IT IS SUPPORTING. D. BASIS OF ISSUE: 16 PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION OF THE AIR RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY, MI BN, AERIAL EXPLOITATION BN, MI BDE CORPS. 8 PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, MI BN, HEAVY, AIRBORNE/AIR ASSAULT DIVISIONS. 8 PER LAUNCH AND RECOVERY SECTION, AIR RECON PLT, MI CO, ACR (HEAVY). E. POWER REQUIREMENTS: THE AIR VEHICLE CONTAINS A INTERNAL POWER PLANT TO PROVIDE POWER FOR THE MODULAR MISSION PAYLOADS. THE AV IS POWERED BY TWO 65hp MASERATI ENGINES, FUELED BY MOGAS. F. TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS: THE AV WILL BE TRANSPORTED BY THE TRUCK AIR VEHICLE TRANSPORTER/HANDLER (TAVTH) (BOIP M066AJ, LIN Z93352), TWO AV'S CAN BE TRANSPORTED BY THIS VEHICLE. THE REMAINING AV'S ARE TRANSPORTED BY THE TRUCK AIR VEHICLE TRANSPORTER/HANDLER (WITHOUT CRANE) (BOIP M066AK, LIN Z93602). CAN BE TRANSPORTED BY C-130/C-141/C-5/C-17. G. PERSONNEL/MAINTENANCE IMPACTS: (1) OPERATOR: 96U (5 PER BASELINE/SYSTEM) (2) MAINTAINERS: (A) UL MAINTENANCE: 52D, 33R, 77F (B) DS MAINTENANCE: 52D, 33R (C) GS MAINTENANCE: 52D, 33R H. SPECIAL NOTES: NOTE 1: THIS ITEM IS APPROPRIATE FOR INCLUSION IN AR 71-13. NOTE 2: THE UAV SYSTEM IS COMPRISED OF UNITS OF ISSUE CALLED BASELINE. A BASELINE CONSISTS OF 8 UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES, 1 MISSION PLANNING STATION, 2 GROUND CONTROL STATIONS, 2 GROUND DATA TERMINALS, ONE LAUNCH AND RECOVERY STATION, ONE MOBILE MAINTENANCE FACILITY AND 4 TRUCK AIR VEHICLE TRANSPORTERS (2 WITH CRANE). NOTE 3: THE GROUND SURVEILLANCE RADAR PLATOONS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT LOCATED AT THE MI BN AT THE HEAVY DIVISION, AIRBORNE DIVISION, AIR ASSAULT DIVISION AND THE HEAVY ACR ARE PARTIAL BILL PAYERS FOR THE UAV SYSTEM. THE REMAINDING BILL PAYERS COME FROM SRC 34417L100, 34417L200, 34417L300, 34417L400, MI COMPANY AERIAL SURVEILLANCE, MI BN AERIAL EXPLOITATION, MI BDE CORPS. THE UAV SYSTEM REPLACES THE OV-1() MOHAWK AND ALL ASSOCIATED PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT IN THE ABOVE LISTES SRCS. SINCE THE UAV TOE, 34414A000 IS ONLY PLACED IN THE "A" EDITION SRCS, 34415A100, 34415L300, 34415A400 AND 34415A500. THESE AEB'S DO NOT HAVE THE MOHAWK EQUIPED AERIAL SURVEILLANCE COMPANIES IN THE BATTALION SINCE THE AIR RECONNAISSANCE COMPANY EQUIPED WITH UAV IS INCLUDED IN THE BATTALION MAKEUP.