The 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) Training Range, Outlying [Air]Field (OLF), and Airspace Technical Requirements Analysis

2d Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) Training Range, Outlying [Air]Field (OLF), and Airspace Technical Requirements Analysis image

Second Low Altitude Air Defense Battallion (LAAD) perfects surface-to-air defense skills. A Marine fires an FIM-92 Stinger missile at a target during a Stinger simulation training range at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC, on September 24, 2015. Marines with 2nd LAAD Battalion sharpened their proficiency skills by simulating the weight transfer felt when firing the 34.2-lb missile. The weapon is a personal and portable infrared, homing, surface-to-air missile capable of tracking and engaging aircraft up to an altitude of 10,000 ft and covering distances up to 8 km. Second LAAD utilizes the Stinger missile to provide ground-to-air defense to the 2nd MAW and Marine Air-Ground Task Force elements (source: U.S. Marine Corps, Cpl. N.W. Huertas).

Summary: 

DSIAC holistically researched and analyzed Marine Corps Installations East training venues as they related to 2nd MAW aviation training requirements through 2030, as well as existing and planned training range, OLF, and airspace technology capabilities that adversely impact readiness. DSIAC then preformed a gap analysis of the 2nd MAW training requirements compared with the existing and planning training range, OLF, and capabilities. The results of the gap analysis were used to identify possible solution sets to correct deficiencies and estimate the feasibility, time for completion, and cost of each. DSIAC provided 2nd MAW with practical advice for implementing campaign plan objectives through 2030 regarding operational technical capabilities and readiness.

Date Conducted: 
September 2015
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