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NEWS | Jan. 18, 2022

Missiles: 2021 Year-in-Review

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In 2021, the US Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) introduced its new corrosion website. The Patriot missile team set corrosion training dates for both FY21 and FY22

CW3 Robert T. Brower provided Patriot missile teams with tips on how to prevent hydraulic fluid contamination and how to properly store hydraulic fluid. You can read Patriot: Contaminated Hydraulic Fluid Can Cause Faults and get all his helpful advice.

While performing PMCS on the ITAS, operators were reminded to look for cracks in the tube. The article, ITAS: Repair or Replace Damaged Tube?, told the operators what to do when they find cracks. It also told the mechanics what kit to use to repair a cracked tube.

A Clean Javelin is a Happy Javelin! reminded operators to clean the system before they store it. It also reminded them to remove the CLU batteries before shipping or turning the CLU in for repair.

HIMARS crews received information on the frame rail check. Checking the leaf springs around the U-bolts and mounting brackets was specifically stressed.
MLRS: Don’t Let the Cold Weather Stop You in Your Tracks showed the most likely location of snow and ice buildup and how to remove it. And PMCS tips that multiply system performance  reminded crews on ways to get the most out of their system when it counts the most.

In terms of most-viewed, missile-related articles for 2021, these three had the most traffic:
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