Operational Requirements Document
CINC Support Aircraft Replacement Program
ACAT Level III
CHARLES T. ROBERTSON, JR.
15 Jan 2000
OPR: HQ AMC/XPR
Phone: DSN 576-5738
OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT
CINC SUPPORT AIRCRAFT REPLACEMENT
1.1. Mission Area. World events may require the regional Commanders in Chief (CINCs) and other senior government officials to immediately deploy by air transportation on matters of national security. Mission requirements could dictate operation into civil as well as military airfields both during peace and war. High levels of physical as well as communications security are required to protect national interests. The Department of Defense (DoD) requires a fleet of intercontinental range jet aircraft to accomplish this mission.
1.2. Type of Proposed System. The replacement aircraft shall be new, FAA certified, commercial, intercontinental range business jets, which replace the existing fleet of operational support aircraft devoted solely to CINC support. Replacement aircraft will be commercially available, serving similar purposes in the commercial marketplace and equipped with commercial interiors to provide inflight service, nonsecure and secure communications, a distinguished visitor (DV) compartment, and a staff work area. Avionics systems shall be compatible with the most current FAA and ICAO Future Air Navigation System standards for the airborne communication, navigation and surveillance functions.
1.3. Anticipated Operational and Support Concept. Replacement aircraft will be operated from centrally managed pools located in Europe, the Pacific, and the CONUS. The aircraft will support missions on a priority basis, regardless of regional location. AMC will be designated as lead command with responsibility for maintaining FAA type certification, configuration control, and depot maintenance. Commercial technical data (operations and maintenance) shall be used. Maintenance at all levels shall be provided by full Contractor Logistics Support (CLS).
1.4. Mission Need Statements and related ORDs. This ORD addresses the requirement in AMC Mission Needs Statement (MNS) 002-94, 89th Airlift Wing, Operational Support Airlift, Aeromedical, and CINC Support Aircraft Stage 3 Noise Compliance, which identifies the need to re-engine, hush kit, or replace CINC support aircraft; and AMC ORD AMC 002-94-I/II/III KC-135R CINC Aircraft Modernization Program. It also addresses the needs in the Joint Staff Consolidation and Replacement Plan for CINC Support Aircraft which was designated as the Mission Needs Statement (MNS) by SAF/AQ in the Milestone 0 Acquisition Decision Memorandum for the CINC Aircraft Replacement Program.
2. Threat. The threat to transport aircraft includes small arms, anti-aircraft guns systems, surface-to-air missiles, and enemy aircraft. Terrorism and sabotage are also threats to aircraft operating out of civilian airports. Additionally, information and communication systems aboard the aircraft could be lucrative information warfare targets. Detailed information on these threat environments can be found in the Air Mobility Threat Environment (TED), NAIC-1574-0735-98; the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) Systems and Networks, and Automated Information Systems (AIS) TED, NAIC-1574-0210-97; and the Air Base System TED, NAIC-1571-664-95.
3. Shortcomings of Existing Systems. The existing CINC support fleet encompasses a variety of aging C-135, C-9A, and CT-43A aircraft. These aircraft are, in general, more than 35-years old, suffer from high usage rates, corrosion, high operating and support costs. Additionally, they do not meet domestic or international noise, emissions, or air navigation requirements, which impose ever increasing operational restrictions and denied access to airfields and air routes. Aging aircraft depot inspections, maintenance, and repairs are becoming more frequent and increasingly more expensive, degrading reliability and operational availability. To meet minimum compliance with impending global noise, emissions, and air navigation standards each aircraft requires unaffordable, unprogrammed modernization. Also, each CINC support aircraft has unique cockpit and passenger configurations further complicating cost of operation and support.
4. Capabilities Required. A minimum of seven aircraft is required. Aircraft shall be new, FAA-certified commercial, intercontinental range, passenger-carrying business jets, capable of unrestricted worldwide military and civil operations (THRESHOLD). System shall meet a planned service life of 20 years at 900 hours per year per aircraft (THRESHOLD).
4.1. System Performance.
4.1.1. Basic Aircraft Performance. Climb and cruise values are based on international standard atmosphere (ISA) conditions. All takeoff and landing performance values are based on all engines operating, sea-level pressure altitude, ISA plus 15 degrees Celsius, level paved runway, no thrust reverse, no wind, and the appropriate use of brakes, flaps, and power to produce the most favorable results and meet mission requirements.
126.96.36.199. Range. The aircraft shall be capable of a no-wind range of 5,000 NM carrying a full passenger and crew compliment, plus their baggage (THRESHOLD), using AFI 11-202, Vol. III, Chapter 2 procedures. Fuel reserves consist of fuel required to descend to 10,000 feet MSL at destination airfield, climb to optimum altitude for diversion to an alternate airfield 250 NM away, descend to 10,000 feet, hold for 45 minutes, and then make a descent, approach and landing.
188.8.131.52. Payload Capabilities. Maximum payload requirements to determine range calculations shall consist of all items in sufficient quantities to support crew and passengers for 4 days (THRESHOLD). Assume a weight allowance of 275 LB per person for individual body and baggage (THRESHOLD).
184.108.40.206. Mission Planning. A commercial system, which generates the information found on a DD Form 365-4 is required (THRESHOLD). The system is desired to be integrated with aircraft systems (OBJECTIVE). Automated capability to do aircraft performance analysis (takeoff and landing data) and flight planning is required (THRESHOLD). It shall include performance data for all climatic conditions (THRESHOLD). The ability to upload the computer flight plan into the flight management system is desired (OBJECTIVE).
4.1.2. Flight Deck. The cockpit shall be equipped with at least one observer position and sufficient storage space for flight bags and personal professional gear as well as storage for other mission essential equipment (THRESHOLD). All flight deck positions, including the observer position, shall have access to crew oxygen, intercom, and all command communications systems (THRESHOLD).
4.1.3. Electrical System. The electrical power subsystem must be capable of supplying sufficient AC and DC electrical power (quantity and quality) to support mission requirements (THRESHOLD). All passengers require access to 115 volts 60 Hz outlets (THRESHOLD). Additional power for future upgrades is desired (OBJECTIVE). No-break electrical power transfer for the mission communication system and cabin electrical power outlets is desired (OBJECTIVE).
4.1.4. Passenger and Crew Accommodations. The aircraft shall seat a minimum of twelve passengers and five crew (THRESHOLD).
220.127.116.11. DV Compartment. A private work area, sleeping area, or conference area capable of seating a minimum of four passengers is required (THRESHOLD). A functional work surface is required (THRESHOLD). Sleeping accommodations for two is required (THRESHOLD). Two first class sleeper seats and a four-person divan (take-off and landing certified) is required (THRESHOLD). Sufficient storage for a garment bag is required (THRESHOLD). Access to nonsecure and secure voice and data communications is required (THRESHOLD).
18.104.22.168. Staff Work Area. All seating shall be business class, with access to work surfaces, secure/nonsecure voice and data communications, and electrical outlets (THRESHOLD). The capability to print, copy, fax and shred documents shall be provided (THRESHOLD).
22.214.171.124. Classified Material Storage. A safe suitable for unattended, on-aircraft storage of up to and including NATO TOP SECRET and TS/SCI crypto material located near the Communication System Operator’s (CSO) station is required (THRESHOLD).
126.96.36.199. Lavatories. Lavatories capable of supporting twelve passengers and a crew of five are required (THRESHOLD).
188.8.131.52. Galley. A galley capable of preparing hot beverages and two hot meals per person for a maximum passenger load and crew is required (THRESHOLD).
4.1.5. Baggage Storage. A minimum of 12.5 ft3 of total baggage space per person, after all equipment, spare parts, and avionics equipment are placed on the aircraft is required (THRESHOLD). Segregation of crew baggage from passenger baggage is desired (OBJECTIVE).
4.1.6. Potable Water and Water Storage. A potable water system capable of supporting maximum passenger and crew requirements is required (THRESHOLD). Hot water shall be available at each sink (THRESHOLD).
4.1.7. Avionics/Navigation Systems. A commercial flight management system capable of unrestricted worldwide flight operations is required (THRESHOLD). The system shall be compatible with or upgradeable to the most current FAA and ICAO standards for airborne communication, navigation, and surveillance functions (CNS-ATM) (THRESHOLD). The system shall allow for growth to meet future global navigation requirements (THRESHOLD). A standard, commercial digital flight data recorder is required (THRESHOLD).
184.108.40.206. Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN). Aircraft must be capable of navigating and flying non-precision approaches using TACAN (THRESHOLD). Dual TACANs are desired (OBJECTIVE). Integration with the flight management system is desired (OBJECTIVE).
220.127.116.11. Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS). A ground proximity warning system of the most current generation is required (THRESHOLD).
18.104.22.168. Wind Shear Warning. A predictive windshear warning shall be provided when commercially available (THRESHOLD). Reactive windshear warning shall be provided when commercially available (THRESHOLD).
22.214.171.124. Traffic Alert Collision Avoidance System (TCAS). TCAS of the most current generation is required (THRESHOLD). An ACAS II (Aircraft Collision Avoidance System) that meets ICAO ACAS II Standards And Recommended Practices (SARPs) is desired when commercially available (OBJECTIVE).
126.96.36.199. Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (RVSM). The aircraft shall be capable of unrestricted flight operations in continental US (CONUS) and international RVSM airspace (THRESHOLD). There shall be a clear path for upgrades to meet future RVSM requirements (THRESHOLD).
188.8.131.52. Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR). A standard commercial cockpit voice recorder is required. The cockpit voice recorder shall be digital technology and capable of continuous recording for two hours. The CVR shall have the capability to operate with backup power for ten minutes (THRESHOLD).
184.108.40.206. Global Air Traffic Management (GATM). Aircraft shall be capable of operating in continental US and international airspace (THRESHOLD). GATM requirements can be found in Operational Requirements Document AMC 007-97-C, ACAT II, Global Air Traffic Management (GATM) for Contract Logistic Support (CLS) Aircraft. As a minimum, the aircraft shall have dual 8.33 kHz VHF voice capability (THRESHOLD), a clear upgrade path for future line-of-sight ATC data link communications (VHF digital link VDL Modes 2, 3, and 4) (THRESHOLD), instrument landing system (ILS) receivers that are immune to frequency modulation (FM) broadcast emissions, as defined in ICAO Annex 10, Volume I (THRESHOLD). Also a growth path for differential GPS (DGPS) precision approach and landing capability including compatibility with wide area and local area augmentation system (WAAS, LAAS) (THRESHOLD), basic area navigation (RNP 5) (THRESHOLD), and RNP 10 for operation in oceanic airspace with no restriction on mission duration shall be provided (THRESHOLD). It is desired that the communications management function (CMF) meet the functional and interface requirements of ARINC Characteristic 758 (OBJECTIVE). When commercially available, the aircraft shall have a satellite communication (SATCOM) voice capability that meets ICAO SARPs for direct pilot-to-controller voice communication with aural and visual indication of incoming calls (THRESHOLD), dual independent beyond-line-of-sight data link communication systems that comply with ICAO SARPs (THRESHOLD), controller-pilot data link communication (CPDLC) application (THRESHOLD), automatic dependent surveillance addressed (ADS-A) function to periodically report aircraft identity, position, and intent, via datalink for ATC purposes (THRESHOLD). A navigation system that meets system and technical performance standards for RNP-4 in accordance with the RNP MASPS (RTCA DO-236) with no restriction on mission duration (OBJECTIVE), and microwave landing system (THRESHOLD) shall be provided.
4.1.8. Communications System. The aircraft shall be capable of nonsecure and secure worldwide communications for aircrew and passengers (THRESHOLD). The command communications system is used by cockpit crewmembers. The mission (passenger) communication system supports passenger communications. Where available, simultaneous operation of all command and passenger communications, in all phases of flight and ground operations (except ground refueling), as well as all navigational and avionics systems without degradation or interference with any other system is required (THRESHOLD).
220.127.116.11. Command Communications System. A standard commercial cockpit communication system capable of unrestricted worldwide flight operations is required (THRESHOLD). Cockpit crew positions require access to all command radios to include UHF/AM (THRESHOLD).
18.104.22.168.1. UHF/AM. UHF/AM radio equipment shall be compatible with VINSON (wideband secure) and line-of-sight (LOS) nonsecure and secure voice operations (THRESHOLD). The capability to monitor the flight deck UHF/AM radios by the CSO is required to facilitate crew coordination and enhance situational awareness (THRESHOLD). The capability to operate the UHF/AM radio equipment with back-up power for up to 30 minutes is required (THRESHOLD).
22.214.171.124.2. VHF/AM. The capability to access (transmit and receive) the VHF/AM frequency band above 137MHz (Military band 137MHz – 151MHz) with 25KHz channel spacing is required (THRESHOLD). The capability to monitor the flight deck VHF/AM radios by the CSO is required to facilitate crew coordination and enhance situational awareness (THRESHOLD). The capability to operate the UHF/AM radio equipment with back-up power for up to 30 minutes is required (THRESHOLD).
126.96.36.199.3. IFF/SIF. An IFF/SIF capability is required (THRESHOLD). The capability to easily set and erase mode 2 and mode 4 codes in flight shall be provided (THRESHOLD). The capability to test the mode 4 landing gear interlock is required (THRESHOLD). The transponder controls shall be readily accessible by at least one pilot (THRESHOLD). The IFF mode 4 fail indication shall be readily visible to both pilots (THRESHOLD). IFF/SIF operation shall not degrade TCAS operation (THRESHOLD).
188.8.131.52. Mission Communication System (MCS). A passenger communications system capable of nonsecure and secure voice, PC data, and facsimile communications is required (THRESHOLD). The passenger communications system shall be compliant with DODD 4660.3 (THRESHOLD). The communications system shall be upgradable to accept new requirements, improved technology, or modifications with minimal disruption to the aircraft interior (OBJECTIVE). The system shall pass an Air Force-conducted emissions security (EMSEC) test (THRESHOLD).
184.108.40.206.1. Satellite Aeronautical Radiotelephone System (SARS). SARS shall provide a minimum of five full-duplex channels for worldwide nonsecure and secure voice, PC data, and facsimile communications within the capabilities of the commercially available SARS system selected (THRESHOLD). Video and Global Broadcast System (GBS) capability is desired (OBJECTIVE). The SARS should provide the highest digital rates (for both nonsecure and secure operations) commercially available and offerable (OBJECTIVE). The ability to monitor system status, manually select ground earth stations, and select the optimum satellite in order to maximize the effective performance of the SARS capability is required (THRESHOLD).
220.127.116.11.2. Terrestrial Aeronautical Radiotelephone System (TARS). TARS shall provide a minimum of two full-duplex channels for nonsecure voice, PC data, and facsimile communications (THRESHOLD). The system must be Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) compatible (THRESHOLD). Access to the Defense Switched Network (DSN) is desired (OBJECTIVE). Secure capability is desired when commercially available (OBJECTIVE). TARS should provide the highest digital rates commercially available and offerable (OBJECTIVE). Seamless, non-interrupted service with ground-to-air direct dial is required (THRESHOLD).
18.104.22.168.3. UHF SATCOM. A full duplex UHF SATCOM system providing a high quality, high-speed medium for secure voice, PC data, and facsimile communications is required (THRESHOLD). The UHF SATCOM equipment shall be capable of operating in both a single half-duplex or full-duplex configuration (one or the other, but not both simultaneously) (THRESHOLD). Operation of three full duplex circuits capable of simultaneous operationtwo redundant half-duplex modes capable is desired (OBJECTIVE). Performance must meet all current non-processed narrowband, wideband, and DAMA requirements (THRESHOLD). The antenna subsystem shall provide nominal upper hemisphere coverage, and the antenna installation shall minimize aircraft shadow effect (THRESHOLD). The capability to select high and low antenna look angles is required (THRESHOLD).
22.214.171.124.4. HF. The capability to monitor the flight deck HF radios by the CSO is required to facilitate crew coordination and enhance situational awareness (THRESHOLD)). The capability to monitor and transmit on the HF radio equipment at the Communication Systems Operator (CSO) station is desired (OBJECTIVE). . The capability to provide two HF capable radios for use by the passengers through the communications system is desired (OBJECTIVE). This system must be capable of simultaneous operations and be compatible with the flight deck HF command resources. (OBJECTIVE). This system shall provide USB, LSB, AM, AME, and Mil-Std ALE modes of operation (OBJECTIVE). The HF subsystem must support non-secure and secure voice, non-secure and secure FAX, and non-secure and secure e-mail (OBJECTIVE).
126.96.36.199.5. PC Data Communications. The capability to provide nonsecure and secure PC data communications is required (THRESHOLD). The operating system(s) and application software shall be Defense Information Infrastructure (DII) Common Operating Environment (COE) compliant (THRESHOLD).
188.8.131.52.6 Phased Array Broadband Communications. The capability to provide a phased array broadband two-way communications system capable of supporting broadband communications at data rates of T1 or greater and with the capability of receiving television satellite broadcasts (e.g. CNN) is desired (OBJECTIVE). As a minimum, the aircraft should have the necessary mounting installed to support this capability (OBJECTIVE).
184.108.40.206.67. Communications Management. With the complexity, functionality, and capabilities of today’s modern communications equipment, the ability to manage and exploit an operationally demanding communications suite in a timely manner is critical and vital to ensure the DV and their staff’s needs are met. The ability to control as well as manage the mission communications compliment onboard the replacement aircraft not only ensures operational effectiveness, but allows a logistical and maintenance activity to locate, troubleshoot, and return-to-service any problems in a more effective manner (THRESHOLD). Manual, "patch-panel" systems have proven to be less-than-effective on other platforms and must be replaced each time a new capability is adopted. The capability to conference up to four users, in non-secure and secure modes is required (THRESHOLD). The communications suite shall support intra-aircraft dialing and off-aircraft passenger dialing as assigned at the CSO station (THRESHOLD).
220.127.116.11.78. Communications Systems Operator (CSO) Station. A single CSO station is required (THRESHOLD). From the station, the operator shall be able to actuate all communications system controls, view all displays, and perform all management functions during both ground and flight operations (except for ground refueling)(THRESHOLD). The capability to monitor all systems for performance and integrity shall be available at the CSO station (THRESHOLD). The communications equipment, as integrated, shall not have a single point of failure (THRESHOLD). The operator shall be capable of interfacing with all secure and nonsecure communications systems (THRESHOLD). For security purposes, the CSO station shall be capable of being shielded from view during classified or sensitive activities (THRESHOLD).
18.104.22.168.89. Ancillary Equipment.
22.214.171.124.89.1. Document Processing (Facsimile/Scanner/Printer/Copier). Facsimile, scanner, printer, and copier capabilities is required (THRESHOLD). Due to limited space, a multi-functional device is desired (OBJECTIVE). A printer input/output rate of 18 pages per minute (PPM) is required (THRESHOLD), 25 PPM is desired (OBJECTIVE). Printer quality must be laser quality (THRESHOLD), color laser desired (OBJECTIVE).
126.96.36.199.89.2. Cryptographic Capability. Sufficient cryptographic equipment shall be available to secure all appropriate RF media and be totally interoperable with ground interfaces (THRESHOLD). At least 75% of all securable communications media shall be capable of being simultaneously operated with appropriate cryptographic systems (THRESHOLD), 90% is desired (OBJECTIVE).
4.1.9. Aircraft External Configuration.
188.8.131.52. Paint. The AMC-approved paint scheme shall be used (THRESHOLD).
4.1.10. Physical Security. Provision
s to lock aircraft when unattended is required (THRESHOLD). The aircraft shall be equipped with a commercial security system that is capable of detecting, and recording unauthorized entry into the aircraft (THRESHOLD).
4.2. Logistics and Readiness.
4.2.1. Mission Capable (MC) Rate. MC rates will be calculated IAW AFI 21-101. Full Mission Capable Rate must be at least 85 percent (THRESHOLD), 90 percent desired (OBJECTIVE). The MC rate must be at least 90 percent (THRESHOLD), 95 percent desired (OBJECTIVE).
4.2.2. Departure Reliability Rate. USAF will evaluate departure reliability with the fleet dispatch reliability rate (FDRR). FDRR is defined as the number of reliable missions divided by the total scheduled missions and shall not be less than 95 percent (THRESHOLD). A mission is deemed reliable if it departs within 15 minutes of scheduled departure time. Departure is defined as time aircraft actually departs the runway.
4.3. Other System Characteristics.
4.3.1. Electromagnetic Effects.
184.108.40.206. Electromagnetic Compatibility. The aircraft subsystems shall be compatible with each other and the external electromagnetic environment (THRESHOLD).
220.127.116.11. Frequency Allocation. A DD Form 1494, Application for Equipment Frequency Allocation, is required for each new, improved, commercial off-the-shelf, NDI, or government-furnished equipment that will radiate electromagnetic energy into free space. Data provided on the DD Form 1494 for commercial equipment shall be limited to commercially available data (THRESHOLD).
18.104.22.168. Frequency Assignment. Authorizations to radiate at a specific location or area, during a specific test period, and on specific channel or groups of channels must be requested with sufficient lead-time to process the requirement through all required DoD and federal coordinating and approving agencies (THRESHOLD).
4.3.2. Hazardous Materials and Ozone Depleting Chemicals (ODCs). The USAF has no requirement for processes demanding the use of any hazardous materials or ODCs. There shall be no additional requirements for hazardous waste disposal over the current system(s)
(EC-135N, CT-43A, KC-135E, C-135E)(THRESHOLD).
5. Program Support
5.1. Maintenance Planning. Aircraft maintenance shall be full contractor logistics support (CLS) (THRESHOLD).
5.2. Support Equipment. Support equipment shall be the responsibility of the contractor unless otherwise specified (THRESHOLD).
5.3. Human Systems Integration.
5.3.1. Crew Composition. Crew ratio will be 2.0 crews per aircraft. The standard crew will consist of two pilots, one CSO, one flight attendant, and one flight engineer.
5.3.2. Operational Training Concept. The contractor shall provide the initial cadre aircrew training (THRESHOLD). Aircrew training to an Air Transport Pilot (ATP) standard is desired (OBJECTIVE).
22.214.171.124 Initial Cadre Aircrew Training. The initial cadre shall consist of two instructor/flight examiner aircraft commanders and two aircraft commanders for each Mission Design Series (MDS) at each operating location. CSO initial cadre will consist of one instructor/examiner and one additional CSO for each MDS at each operating location. Flight attendant initial cadre will consist of one instructor flight attendant and one additional flight attendant for each MDS at each operating location. Flight attendant training will include normal and emergency procedures training. Flight engineer initial cadre training will consist of one instructor flight engineer and one additional flight engineer for each MDS at each operating location.
126.96.36.199. Sustainment Training. Sustainment training shall be provided by the contractor following completion of initial cadre contracted training.
5.3.3. Human Factors.
188.8.131.52. CSO Station. At the CSO station, visual and audible alerting (audible during all phases of flight) is required for all incoming traffic (THRESHOLD). The Communication Station Operator aural interface with the communications systems shall be conducted via dedicated headset, capable of hands-free operation with a minimum of one handset paralleled to the headset (THRESHOLD). CSO station seating shall be capable of adjustment (THRESHOLD). Adequate lighting shall be available at the CSO station to accomplish crew duties (THRESHOLD). Adequate ventilation shall be provided at the CSO station (THRESHOLD). The CSO station shall include a minimum of two cubic feet of storage space for administrative supplies, professional gear, and personal items (THRESHOLD). A minimum of two feet2 of workspace is desired (OBJECTIVE).
184.108.40.206. Passenger Communication Interfaces. Each passenger shall have access within arm's reach to nonsecure and secure voice and PC data communications media. End-user instrument devices should be capable of call transfer, last number redial, hold function, data mode, volume control, ringer volume control, and push-to-talk capability (OBJECTIVE).
220.127.116.11. Work Surfaces. All work surfaces shall have adequate lighting (THRESHOLD).
5.4.1. Supply Support. Supply support shall be the contractor’s responsibility, unless otherwise specified (THRESHOLD).
5.4.2. Technical Data.
18.104.22.168. Technical Manuals (TMs). TMs shall conform to current commercial specifications (air transport association specifications) and be reviewed for acceptability (THRESHOLD). Any furnished electronic checklist or aircraft performance database shall reflect the final aircraft configuration (THRESHOLD). Operating manuals shall be provided for all crew positions (THRESHOLD). Source data shall be provided to update the crash and rescue Technical Orders (TOs) (THRESHOLD). TMs shall reflect the final aircraft configuration and operating procedures (THRESHOLD). State-of-the-art delivery media (i.e., CD-ROM) is desired (OBJECTIVE). Verified technical data shall be required 30 days prior to any operational tests or evaluations (THRESHOLD).
5.5. Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence. The aircraft will operate within the existing command structures and comply with the Joint Staff directed minimum communications baseline established in multi command manual, MCM 131-96, Upgrade of CINCs Aircraft and Command Centers, 7 May 96 and DoDD 4660.3 Secretary of Defense Communications, 29 Apr 96. Command and control (C2) will be exercised through present C2 channels using UHF, VHF, UHF SATCOM, SARS, TARS, and HF radios.
5.6. Transportation and Basing.
5.6.1. Packaging, Handling, Storage, and Transportation (PHST). PHST requirements shall be the responsibility of the contractor (THRESHOLD).
5.6.2. Facilities and Land. Existing facilities shall be used to the fullest extent possible.
5.7. Standardization, Interoperability, and Commonality. Considered for joint use.
5.8. Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy Support. There are no special cartographic materials required.
5.9. Environmental Support. There is no unique weather or oceanographic support required.
5.10 Warranty. Warranties shall be pursued.
5.11. Aircraft Commercial Usage. The aircraft type shall be in widespread commercial service worldwide (THRESHOLD).
5.12. Joint Potential Designator. Independent.
6. Force Structure. The proposed fleet deployment consists of aircraft at centrally located pools located in Europe, the Pacific, and the CONUS.
7.1. Initial Operational Capability (IOC). July 2001. IOC is defined as two operational aircraft in-place at the first operational location with accompanying aircrews and logistics support.
7.2. Full Operational Capability (FOC). September 2003. FOC is defined as all aircraft delivered, aircrew trained and in place, and logistics support established at all operating locations.