March 11, 2010
TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, PA. - Grant Chyko, electronics worker, removes a defective infrared dome glass from an AGM-65 Maverick missile guidance and control section. A new dome will be installed to replace the damaged glass.
The Command, Control and Computer/Avionics Directorate's Maverick Missile Branch employees disassemble, repair, align, modify and overhaul the three versions of the missile guidance system. They repair about 250 domes annually.
The AGM-65 Maverick is a relatively inexpensive, moderately complex, highly reliable precision guided munitions that was first introduced into the United States inventory in 1973. The Maverick is a tactical, air-to-surface guided missile designed for close air support, interdiction and defense suppression missions.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is the Defense Department's largest center for the repair, overhaul and fabrication of a wide variety of electronics systems and components, from tactical field radios to the ground terminals for the defense satellite communications network. Tobyhanna's missions support all branches of the Armed Forces.
About 5,600 personnel are employed at Tobyhanna, which is located in the Pocono Mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania.
Tobyhanna Army Depot is part of the U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command. Headquartered at Fort Monmouth, N.J., the command's mission is to research, develop, acquire, field and sustain communications, command, control computer, intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors capabilities for the Armed Forces.