2-14. TADS NSA INSTALLATION INTO SHIPPING AND STORAGE CONTAINER. (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 optics assemblies for support.
Any force or pressure on optic assemblies could cause damage or
Two people are required when performing this task.
a. Remove inner case assembly from shipping and storage container as follows:
(1) Press pressure relief (1, figure 2-24) on container.
(2) Release and unhook container latches (2).
(3) Remove container cover (3) and set aside on clean dry area.
(4) Remove case assembly (4) from container and place on workbench.
b. Release and disengage latches (5) securing case assembly (top cover) (6) to base assembly (7).
c. Grasp handles (8) and lift case clear of base assembly. Place case assembly on clean dry
d. Grasp handles (1, figure 2-25) of handling fixture and position TADS NSA (2) near edge of
workbench. NSA clamp mounting flange (3) must be over the side of and clear of the workbench.
e. Install base assembly (4) on TADS NSA as follows:
Two types of base assemblies are used with the inner case of the NSA
shipping and storage container. Type B has a support plate attached to the
base assembly with two bolts. The support plate and two bolts prevent
clamp misalinement during installation of base assembly on NSA. Type A
has no support plate and the clamp is subject to misalinement during
installation of base assembly on NSA.