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DRAGON

VIPER
Table of Contents
STINGER

COMPONENTS

TRACKER HEAD

  1. Trigger
  2. Eyepiece, Telescope
  3. Rounds Remaining Display
  4. Trigger Safety Switch
  5. Rounds Remaining Push-to Read Button
  6. Sighting Telescope, Front View
  7. Laser Transmitter Lens
  8. Weapons Key Receptacle


LOCATION OF COMPONENTS

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  1. DRAGON/MILES Tracker Head
  2. DRAGON/ATWESS Tube Assembly
  3. ATWESS Firing Device
  4. ATWESS Safe/Arm Switch
  5. ATWESS Breech Closure Door (shown open)
  6. Carrying Strap
  7. Firing Bipod
  8. Battery Access Door
  9. Rounds Remaining Display


PLACE MILES DRAGON INTO OPERATION

The MILES DRAGON is placed into operation in an almost identical manner to the MILES Viper.

1. After inserting and checking the battery and setting the device to dry-fire with a controller key, insert a yellow key. Depending on whether the device is set for dry or ATWESS firing, the yellow key can only be inserted in one position and turned in one direction.

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img24b.gif - 6.93 K2. Push the Round Counter Button and look in the Rounds Display Window to make sure "4" rounds are indicated.

3. CHECK THE FIRING INDICATOR LIGHT BY DEPRESSING THE SAFETY AND FIRING TRIGGER AND WATCHING FOR THE PULSING FIRING INDICATOR LIGHT BY THE ROUNDS COUNT INDICATOR.

4. Reset the device with the controller key to ATWESS fire and re-insert the yellow key. The MILES Dragon is now ready to operate.

The pulses that you see are the MISSILE HIT Messages and Hit words. A target that will decode the MISSILE HIT Messages must collect at least 22 of 32 missile hit Messages before it will allow the PK Boolean Decoding Wheel (in the console) to decide if the target will be a catastrophic kill, hit with no effects, or a hit with effects. The most critical time when tracking (as with a real missile) is the last 4 seconds.



DRAGON FIRING PROCEDURES

  1. Move Breech Lock Lever to OPEN position
  2. Open Breech Door
  3. Insert ATWESS cartridge into Breech
  4. Close Breech Door
  5. Move Breech Lock Lever to CLOSED position
  6. Take up a stable firing position
  7. Pull Safety Lever to ARMED position
  8. Acquire the target
  9. Fire the DRAGON and track target
  10. Press Push-to-Read Button
  11. Check Rounds Remaining
  12. Observe Rounds Counter in Tracker Head


DRAGON MILES
AIMING POINTS

Verified by:
1/4 Inf (OPFOR) CMTC
STRICOM

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DRAGON MILES MESSAGE COMPONENTS

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EACH MISSILE MESSAGE IS 8 MISSILE WORDS
EACH CONSOLE OR ECU DECODES A HIT AFTER 22 MISSILE MESSAGES ARE DECODED


DRAGON SYSTEM

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