When to activate the ECM and when it is advisable to switch it off?
I realize that I am approaching the target randomly at the moment, and I would like to understand what to do first
Jamming, in BMS has the effect of reducing the distance at which your enemy can lock on, therefore it doesn’t do any good once you get inside a certain distance (depending on the radar) because it “burns through,” the jamming. If you’re attacking a target defended by radar guided weapons, then it might allow you to out range the defenses and attack with impunity! To determine if this is possible, you need to figure out when those defenses will “burn through,” and choose a weapon you can employ from safely beyond that distance (e.g. JSOW).
It’s advisable to turn the ECM pod off when you are fired at by any weapon with home on jam (HOJ) capabilities. There’s two reasons for this: 1) if you’ve been shot at the pod isn’t doing you any good anymore, and 2) the pod will be a magnet for missiles. You might still defeat the missile kinematicly, but it’ll be difficult because if he’s burned through your jamming he’s likely fairly close so the missile has lots of energy. Keeping your distance makes defeating SAMs a lot easier.
In my experience, when I set a mission, for example attacking several preplanned targets with JDAMs, At the recon screen I select and set all the target waypoints I want my flight to attack.- Once near from the target, I switch my nav. waypoint to the target waypoint I want my wingman to attack, lock the target,(I dont think locking it, is mandatory) give the “attack my target” order, and repeat that succesively and continuously for all the targets I want my wingman to attack.- I noticed that my wingman obeys my order and attacks every target I ordered to.-
This is exactly what i do, but as say lorik before, you can focus on your desired target, and then give to the whole flight the command “attack target”, they will attack not your same target
Many thanks @Lorik
now at least I have a course to go for my studies
Congratulations again for the channel, and for your skills, you are French I believe, but you speak English in a wonderful way, I saw the first videos and then gradually the most recent ones, you can see how you have improved over time, you have become a sacred monster , I almost hate you ahhahaha
You make me understand how much road there is to do, and the more I go forward the more things are opened up, it seems impossible
how do you usually do it? how do you plan your missions? is there a video I can see?
How many questions to answer at the same time. And for free, worse! :lol:
It’s substantially a matter of personal habits, you know. Agree with Frederf, do as you like. To me, I’m used to assign those starting from the #15 and always no more than three in total, just to avoid any kind of conflict and confusion in my mind as first. 😉
Well… let’s see in order, telling the main ones only: keeping the strategic purposes well in mind; after this, conceiving a tactically according action and a series of targets useful for the development of strategic intervention; and thus, in sequence, conceiving the use of flight packages, considering that I will have to foresee a limited use of resources, certainly not being able to immobilize all the force in a certain area, leaving the other sides uncovered to enemy attacks that could be launched at the same time … do you agree on this? That might require some work on paper and pencil sometimes.
Making a video on this topic? I have no skills about, sorry. But even there could be some on the Tube, I guess…
I read that his BE was some distance for his AOR, and AWACS was giving calls that he (as a new campaign user) wasn’t used to comprehending. To add to the OP, when on CAP, AWACS will give calls many miles from your location as pleas of help come in from AI flights. Just as you would call for help, and a flight of Eagles will swoop in if in the area. Many times, if I’m busy, I’ll tell AWACS “Unable”, and those call will cease.
If your need is to coordinate the attacks, have you already tried to calculate and compare flights respective take-off and arrival times on the targets?
I’m sorry, but right now I can’t think of anything better.