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The VX-1 squadron is staffed with active-duty US Navy and Marine personnel, government civilians and contractors who work together to support Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) of E-2D, E-6, EP-3E, KC-130J, MH-60R, MH-60S, P-3, P-8A, Fire Scout UAS, BAMS, STUAS and JMPS aircraft and systems. VX-1 is also the tactical AIR ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare) center of excellence. The U.S. Navy selected HTii to implement a data system to collect, store and report on all test-related data and to provide a long-term, traceable record of operational testing. HTii met this requirement with its Test Information Management System (TIMS) and uniquely-trained test data analysts.

The HTii TIMS is a Microsoft Access- or SQL Server-based data system that facilitates automated data collection and reporting at VX-1. The TIMS database contains the following integrated modules: Flight Debriefs, Questionnaires, Deficiency Tracking and Reporting, Analysis Tools and Test Reports. The TIMS prompts test participants to ensure results and observations are captured for all objectives during each phase of testing and provides a repository for all OT&E-related information. Another module of the TIMS, which can be operated in a standalone mode, performs Reliability, Maintainability, Logistics Supportability and Availability (RMLA) calculations as well as scoring and tracking of Maintenance Action Forms (MAFs). The VX-1 TIMS incorporates uniquely-developed interfaces for each tested system that permit data import directly from multiple USN infrastructure systems.

HTii provides onsite and offsite support to VX-1 through database design and development, tailoring unique data solutions and years of test support experience. Through use of the TIMS database, HTii provides the squadron an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of the relationships between past and current tests, as well as the ability to verify that the systems under test meet specifications and satisfy operational requirements. HTii analysts are uniquely qualified to help plan and execute tests that generate, collect and report data relevant to mission and system requirements. We constantly review both formal requests and internally generated customer needs to develop better tools that support test preparation, execution and reporting. Our objective is to provide an integrated picture of OT&E results that optimizes the warfighting capabilities of our Naval forces and minimizes risk to the young men and women who operate and maintain them.

U.S. Navy Air Test and Evaluation Squadron VX-1 TIMS

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