4. Sensor select switch TV, observe light source.
5. If not precisely centered on the TADS reticle,
perform the following:
a. BRSIT TADS switch TADS. Confirm mes-
sage, OUTFRONT BORESIGHT is present.
b. BRSIT ENABLE switch UP.
c. Adjust right and left thumbwheel controls to
center the target on the reticle.
d. BRSIT ENABLE switch CENTER.
6. IAT switch Off.
7. BRSIT TADS switch OFF.
d. TADS Manual Boresight Adjust.
The manual boresight procedure is used
only to recapture or center the laser spot.
It is not an acceptable boresight proce-
dure for normal flight operations.
TADS internal boresight shall be per-
formed after performing TADS manual
1. BRSIT TADS switch TADS. Confirm message
INTERNAL BORESIGHT is present.
2. LSR select switch ON.
3. Sensor select switch FLIR or TV as required.
4. FLIR PLRT pushbutton Press to select white
5. Field-of-view select switch N.
6. GAIN Midrange (if using FLIR).
7. LVL Fully counterclockwise (if using FLIR).
Ensure proper laser safety procedures
8. Laser trigger Press.
If the laser spot is too weak or not visible,
perform Cue update.
9. Observe laser spot and optimize FLIR.
10. Boresight Enable switch UP for 5 seconds.
Then move to center position and continue firing
laser. After 5 seconds, the left (azimuth) and
right (elevation) thumbwheel controls will be ac-
tive and the laser spot can be adjusted in azi-
muth and elevation.
11. Laser trigger Release.
12. LSR switch OFF.
4.31.8 Weapons Initialization Procedures. Weapons
initialization is used to verify go/no go status of the weap-
ons using caution warning lights and symbolic messages.
It also places the weapons in a condition that will require
minimal switch movement prior to engagement. It is not
necessary to slew the weapons with the selected LOS or
verify all MSL modes or LOAL positions. The Laser switch
is an important initialization step. If safety reasons inhibit
placing the Laser switch to ON, it will be communicated
between the crew. It should be noted that placing the
weapons switches and Master Arm switches OFF after a
weapons initialization defeats the purpose of conducting a
weapons initialization. A weapons initialization shall be
conducted prior to conducting live fire operations.
Insure that personnel are clear from the
aircraft weapon systems when conduct-
ing weapons system initialization.
a. MSL/ARCS PANEL SET
(a). MSL TYPE LASER
(b). MSL MODE STBY
(c). MSL LOAL OFF
(a). PLT MSL Panel LOAL OFF
(b). ARCS SET; ZONES/TYPE, PENM, QTY,