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TM 5-4240-536-10
OPERATOR MAINTENANCE
VEHICLE LIGHTWEIGHT ARRESTING DEVICE (VLAD), M2
(NSN 4240-01-518-4626, PN 13008224)
EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION AND DATA
EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND FEATURES
The VLAD is a non-lethal, lightweight, man-portable, one-time use system that provides friendly forces with an easily
emplaced entrapment device for wheeled vehicles. VLAD can fully stop a range of vehicles including small to large passenger
vehicles and light trucks using a spiked net design. Two rows of hardened steel, barbed spikes on the leading edge of the net
device puncture the vehicle's front tires. The net wraps around the tires, pulls tight under the vehicle to stop the wheels, and
brings the vehicle to a stop. When deployed, the system has a low profile that is difficult to detect until the target vehicle is
within a few feet of the device. There are two modes of deployment: Rapid Deployment and Lanyard Deployment. Rapid
Deployment of the net device can be completed in less than one minute. When time is available, Lanyard Deployment of the
net device is used. The system can be recovered and repacked if no vehicle actually ran over the spikes on the end of the net.
LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS
Carrying Bag
WARNING
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 packed carrying bag to prevent personnel injury.
Two people are required to lift and handle the packed VLAD carrying bag to prevent back and/or muscular
injury.
All VLAD components are packed in the carrying bag. The VLAD net device, containing two rows of sharp, barbed, steel
spikes, is folded inside the bag. Observe the warning on the outside of the bag. A pouch on the top flap of the carrying bag
contains an Instruction Manual. A pouch on the side of the carrying bag marked "Deployment Lanyards" contains two plastic
bags with components for Lanyard Deployment. One plastic bag contains two 28-foot deployment lanyards. A second plastic
bag contains two plastic anchor pegs and two 10-foot anchor lanyards that have pre-sewn loops at 10-, 64-, and 120-inches.
These loops allow personnel to choose the appropriate loop that will anchor the net device depending on soil conditions at the
site selected.
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