2-11. TADS NSA INSTALLATION ON NIGHTSIDE TEST BENCH. (CONT)
Optics are exposed during this task and must be protected from contamination.
Careless handling of TADS NSA could result in damaged or contaminated
Careless handling of support equipment can damage TADS NSA optics
Never touch optic surfaces with bare hands. Never attempt to lift or move TADS
NSA using optic assemblies for support. Any force or pressure on optic
assemblies could cause damage or misalinement.
Two people are required when performing this task.
(1) Remove inner case assembly from shipping and storage container as follows:
(a) Press pressure reliefs (1, figure 2-7) on container.
(b) Release and unhook container latches (2).
(c) Remove container cover (3) and set aside on clean dry area.
(d) Remove case assembly (4) from container and place on workbench.
(2) Release and disengage latches (5) securing case assembly (top cover) (6) to base assembly
(3) Grasp handles (8) and lift case clear of base assembly. Place case assembly on clean dry
The black foam in the shipping container may dry rot over time creating a
dust/powder/grit residue. A potential exists for abrasive damage to optics
and mechanical assemblies and degradation of optical performance.
Inspect and clean assemblies as required.
(4) Inspect and remove any dust, black powder, or grit from the outside of the inner case cover
before opening case cover.