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NEWS | Dec. 16, 2022

Stryker: Regular Maintenance Required for RWS Friction Brake

BLUF: The Stryker’s remote weapon system’s friction brake needs regular maintenance to perform as it should.
2nd Cavalry Regiment Battle Group Poland, Stryker armored vehicles sit in the motor pool
Photo by Charles Rosemond
Crewmen, your Stryker’s remote weapon system (RWS) friction brake needs to be regularly maintained. If not, both the friction brake and the soft mount (SM) can fail and possibly need to be replaced.
The friction brake is critical to accurate weapon firing and preventing damage to the RWS during operations.
Verifying that the SM and friction brake are fully functional, and adjusting if needed, are operator-level tasks. You’ll find the procedures on performing a system functionality test and adjusting the friction brake in Step 16 of WP 0239 in TM 9-2355-363-10-2 (Sep 22).

You can access the TM HERE.

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