General. This section contains MK12 Surface Supported Diving System (SSDS) maintenance procedures which
are the responsibility of the operator/unit maintenance as authorized by the MAC and Source, Maintenance, and
Recoverability (SMR) coded items. Maintenance procedures will be presented step-by-step in the order in which the
work is logically performed. Cleanliness is imperative in maintaining and handling diving system components. All tools
and parts must be kept free of oil, grease, rust, or other contamination in accordance with accepted Army diving cleaning
procedures. Chapter 4, Section VII of this manual.