Section I. GENERAL INFORMATION
Figure 1-1. Airborne Laser Tracker AN/AAS-32.
a. The purpose of this manual is to tell you how to operate and maintain the Airborne Laser Tracker (ALT) AN/AAS-
b. The ALT is used in the Cobra attack helicopter to automatically scan the terrain, detect and lock onto a laser
designated target. The ALT automatically tracks the target and when commanded, aims the helicopter optical sight
(telescopic sight unit) to the ALT line of sight.
1-2. Consolidated Index of Army Publications and Blank Forms
Refer to the latest issue of DA Pam 310-1 to determine whether there are new editions, changes, or additional
publications pertaining to the equipment.
1-3. Maintenance Forms, Records, and Reports
a. Reports of Maintenance and Unsatisfactory Equipment. Department of the Army forms and procedures used for
equipment maintenance will be those prescribed by DA Pam 730-750 as contained in Maintenance Management Update.
b. Report of Packaging and Handling Deficiencies. Fill out and forward SF 364 (Report of Discrepancy, ROD), as
prescribed in AR 735-11-2/DLAR 4140.55/NAVMATINST 4355.73A AFR 400-54/MCO 4430.3F.
c. Discrepancy in Shipment Report (DISREP) (SF 361). Fill out and forward Discrepancy in Shipment Report
(DISREP) (SF 361) as prescribed in AR 55-38/NAVSUPINST 4610.33C/AFR 75-18/MCO P4610.19D DLAR 4500.15.