JTAC Instruction and Evaluation
RPM is an industry leader that provides specialized Joint Terminal Attack Control (JTAC) and Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) training services to the Department of Defense (DoD). RPM currently provides Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) with 24 JTAC and SUAS program managers at JB Lewis-McChord, WA; Pope Field, NC; Fort Bragg, NC; Fort Benning, GA; Hurlburt Field, FL; RAF Mildenhall, UK; Kadena AB, Japan. Personnel assigned to this contract manage all JTAC training and evaluation efforts for each unit and provide SUAS training and evaluation services at Fort Benning and Fort Bragg. All RPM program managers maintain the same JTAC / SUAS currency as their active duty customers which allow them to coordinate and lead full mission profile training events to adequately prepare Special Operations Command’s elite JTACs for combat.
RPM supports the 720th Special Tactics Group’s (STG) daily activities associated with JTAC training, equipment operation, and maintenance. RPM personnel are involved in all phases of JTAC training to include simulator operations. They develop, implement, and maintain simulation scenarios, participate in daily training, and coordinate virtual Distributed Mission Operation (DMO) events. RPM maintains the highest level of competency in simulator operations through continued instruction to JTAC operators undergoing upgrade or proficiency training. The RPM team monitors the performance of the simulator equipment, adjusts and calibrates as necessary, reports issues, provides monthly status reports to the appropriate agencies, and monitors the progression of system issues until resolved. In addition, RPM provides Battlefield Air Operations (BAO) training and equipment subject matter expertise, logistics support and guidance on equipment configuration, upgrade, and modernization. For field related activities, RPM personnel are trained to comply with all accident & incident reporting procedures. RPM personnel routinely conduct range safety operations and are licensed to operate specialized Government vehicles.
Manned and Unmanned ISR Aircrew Training
RPM’s CAS SMEs were an integral part of MC-12, MQ-1, and MQ-9 Formal Training Unit (FTU) operations. RPM executed elaborate CAS scenarios on a daily basis using former JTACs, military training villages, off-road vehicles, and pyrotechnics. RPM’s CAS scenarios replicate ongoing Overseas Contingency Operations (OCOs) and add unprecedented realism to aircrew training. In addition to working with student pilots and sensor operators on range, RPM provides classroom instruction on CAS operations and working with JTACs. RPM also supports Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS) scenarios.
SUAS Training and Logistics
RPM was the Prime Contractor for the DoD’s largest Raven Digital Data Link (DDL) training contract and was subcontracted by AeroVironment to provide Puma instruction. RPM’s Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) deployed throughout the Continental US (CONUS) and Outside the Continental US (OCONUS) to run operator training and certification courses. RPM’s staff of more than 30 SUAS Instructors (SUAS-Is) trained nearly 1,300 SUAS Operators (SUAS-Os). All of RPM’s SUAS-Is attended the Federal Aviation Administration’s Ground School, had current Class II flight physicals, and completed a Government Flight Representative (GFR) approved instructor-training program.
Battlefield Air Operations (BAO) Training and Logistics Support
RPM is the sole provider of BAO Training and Logistics Support for the 720th Special Tactics Group (STG) and its subordinate units. The BAO Team is responsible for communicating warfighter requirements to product developers, developing training material, distributing equipment, conducting training at Special Tactics Squadrons (STSs) around the world, and providing field support to disparate users. As former SOF JTACs, RPM’s BAO instructors are able to connect with students and present training material in a way that highlights operational use cases and benefits. RPM’s BAO Team regularly accompanies Combat Controllers and Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) airmen on military exercises to integrate BAO into CAS training. RPM’s BAO instructors are recognized Digitally Aided Close Air Support (DACAS) experts. They’ve attended formal courses to augment their military training on data link technology (e.g. Situational Awareness Data Link (SADL), Variable Message Format (VMF), etc.) and JTAC equipment (e.g. PRC-152, BAO software, TACP-CASS). They routinely participate in Joint test events, speak at JTAC conferences, and have helped author DACAS Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs).
RPM participated in the Joint UAS Precision Targeting (JUPT) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD). RPM led the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) software development effort to derive Category (Cat) 1 coordinates from UAS imagery. For that effort, RPM worked with Active Duty Combat Controllers and SOF TACPs to develop and refine user requirements, participated in design reviews, helped develop test cards, and reported directly to the Unmanned Systems Warfighter Technologies (USWT) Team out of Natick, MA. The 18-month effort culminated in a successful Limited Objective Experiment (LOE) conducted on Eglin Range with 23 STS operators.
Joint Fires Observer Course (JFOC) Instruction
RPM provides JTAC instructors for the JFOC in Ft. Sill, OK. RPM’s JFOC instructors have all graduated from the US Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) and are certified Precision Strike Suite for Special Operations Forces (PSS-SOF) trainers. Each has at least three years of experience as an operational JTAC or JFO. RPM’s JFOC Team routinely augments MTTs that travel to military installations to provide forward observer and Call for Fire (CFF) training.
Tactical Combat Training
RPM also provides the 371st Special Operations Combat Training Squadron (371 SOCTS) with the necessary Special Operation Tactical Training Instructors for the Air Commando Field Skills Course and the Air Command Course. RPM instructors deliver all mandatory academic training and provide maximum hands on instruction for AFSOC students. Subject matter is taught and evaluated using realistic training scenarios and practical exercises in a combat-minded training environment. All training incorporates the latest battlefield Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs). Specific courseware includes but is not limited to the following: Advanced Tactical Pistol, Advanced Tactical Weapons, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Tactical Force Protection, and Anti-Terrorism Dynamic Defensive Driving.
RPM’s corporate leadership hails from the special operations community. Our CEO is a career Special Tactics Combat Controller, and our President is a retired AFSOC acquisitions officer. RPM’s team includes the President of the Combat Control Team (CCT) Association and members of the Air Commando Association Board of Directors. All of RPM’s Program Managers and Site Leads are combat proven veterans. RPM is a team of operators supporting operators.
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