1. Purpose. Provide a cleaning requirement to remove salt / salt laden sand and other corrosive
contaminates from Tactical Terminal Control System AN/TSQ-198 returning from OCONUS Desert
Operations. Environmental conditions within the Southwest Asia (SWA) theater of operations were
conducive to the introduction of salt laden sand and other corrosive substances into the interior surfaces of
the Tactical Terminal Control System. These substances, if allowed to remain will accelerate the corrosion
process and lead to premature corrosion damage. Immediate removal of these Substances is imperative
in order to minimize future corrosion damage. This Technical Bulletin (TB) is issued to provide special
inspection and cleaning procedures for all deployed/redeployed Tactical Terminal Control System.
2. Priority Classification. NORMAL.
a. Equipment In Use. No later than 30 days after redeployment from Desert operations. Deployed
Tactical Terminal Control System will complete cleaning procedures as necessary but as a minimum
at next PMCS.
b. Equipment in Storage. No later than 30 clays after redeployment from Desert Operations. Equipment
deployed will complete cleaning procedures as necessary but as a minimum quarterly.
3. End Items to be Inspected. All Tactical Terminal Control System after redeployment from Desert
operations. Deployed Tactical Terminal Control System will complete requirements as necessary but at a
minimum at next PMCS.
4. Assembly Components to be Inspected. Not applicable
5. Parts to be Inspected. Not applicable.
a. Category of Maintenance - Organizational/Direct Support (UNIT Level).
b. Time Required. As required to comply with this TB.
Estimated Cost Impact of Stock Fund Items to the Field. Not applicable.
d. TB / MWOs applied prior to or concurrently with this inspection. Not applicable.
e. Publications which require change as a result of this inspection. Not applicable.
7. Supply / Parts and Disposition.
a. Parts Required. Not applicable.
b. Requisitioning Instructions. Requisition materials through normal supply channels using normal supply
procedures. Requests should be the highest priority authorized by Force Activity Designator (FAD). If
the delivery is forecasted to be in excess of 21 days; or if materials are not received within 21 days of
ordering contact your local GSA Customer Service Center DSN 695-4865 as appropriate to specific
item of concern. If unable to requisition items within the allotted time frame contact one of the POCs
listed in this TB.