PREPARATION FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT
All VLAD components are packed in a man-portable carrying bag. If the net device was deployed but not used to stop a vehi-
cle, it can be repacked. See WP 0006 00, REPACKING THE NET DEVICE.
NOMENCLATURE CROSS-REFERENCE LIST
BARRIER, VEHICLE ARRESTING, PORTABLE: Vehicle Lightweight Arresting
Device (VLAD), M2
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS/ACRONYMS
Basic Issue Items
Components of End Item
Corrosion Prevention Control
Department of the Army
Equipment Improvement Recommendations
The Army Maintenance Management System
Vehicle Lightweight Arresting Device
QUALITY OF MATERIAL
Quality assurance on VLAD components is provided primarily by the user through visual inspection. VLAD is a one-time use
item. There are no authorized repairs or replacement parts.
SAFETY, CARE, AND HANDLING
There are no hazardous materials associated with the VLAD. The system is safe to handle and activate; however, safety, care
and handling precautions must be followed. Observe all warnings, cautions and notes in this manual. Since the VLAD is
designed to stop a vehicle in a relatively straight line, site selection is very important. To prevent personnel injury, do not
place the net device before a bend or other hazard in the road. The recommended VLAD deployment site should have approx-
imately 300 feet of straight road beyond the net device. Allow 200 feet for stopping the suspect vehicle plus an additional 100
feet as a safety zone in case the vehicle veers or swerves to avoid the net device. If deployed in wet conditions, this distance
should be doubled to 600 feet. The system should never be used against motorcycles or articulated vehicles including vehi-
cles towing trailers.
To prevent personnel injury or even death, all personnel should stand clear of deployed net in case the target vehicle makes
evasive maneuvers or tries to avoid the VLAD. After a vehicle has been stopped, personnel should ensure that the situation is
under control before removing the net from the vehicle.
The VLAD carrying bag contains a net device with two rows of sharp barbed spikes on the leading edge. DO NOT sit, stand,
or lay on the packed bag. Avoid unnecessary handling of the net device to prevent injury from barbed spikes. Wearing leather
gloves is recommended. When the net is deployed, care should be taken not to step on the barbed spikes. If the Lanyard
Deployment Mode is used, the ends of the lanyards attached to the net should be loosely held. DO NOT wrap deployment lan-
yards around hands or fingers.