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NEWS | June 23, 2022

Patriot: Clear Window Before Radiating

Patriot missile system
Photo by Jason Cutshaw

Some Patriot operators need to pay more attention to the cautions and warnings in WP 6194 of TM 9-1430-1600-14&P (Sep 21).
        
It’s important when erecting the shroud that the comparator window isn’t blocked. Severe damage can happen if the shroud obstructs the radome.

Damage resulting from radar shroud blocking the radome
Damage resulting from radar shroud blocking the radome

During high winds, straps with spring-loaded clasps will loosen. It’s important to check the straps and retighten them as needed. Make sure all straps are in place to prevent damage.
 
Keep straps tight
Keep straps tight

Read and heed all cautions in WP 6194. They were specifically written in response to damages caused by negligence or ignorance. Be smart and save your unit unnecessary downtime and expense.
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