To: Mad Mark
Except it doesn't matter - if you jam a HARM, it just loiters around in the area until you turn your radar on, then it comes and finds you. Remember, HARM is a High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile - it homes in on enemy radar and radio transmissions. And if you turn off your radar, you can't guide the missiles.
HARM also has a wonderful feature where if it does get a solid lock on a stationary-type radar and then gets jammed or the radar turns off, it flies to the place where it last saw the radar and explodes.
posted on 01/16/2007 10:04:04 PM PST
(Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
You are correct on the missiles. I remember when we went after Qaddafi duck and our missiles did just that!
posted on 01/16/2007 10:08:33 PM PST
Actually HARM has various modes and it will behave differently depending on the threat. HARM can even prioritize targets.
Newer HARMs also have GPS and even if the enemy shuts their radar off it will continue to track fairly precisely towards the target using the last known location.
Sometimes HARM is fired blind (That's a mode it can be set for) and then it goes up up and away into the bososphere, loitering for a very long time and just waiting for Buba to turn his radar on. The HARM in this case is loitering over his head somewhere and as soon as he turns his radar on, Mr. HARM will show him what a 150 pound blast frag warhead can do.
HARM in reality is also not alone. There are other systems that are added to the mix. HARM today is simply popularly known.
posted on 01/29/2007 11:20:31 AM PST
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