the missile is launched toward the PIP (fig. 2-22). As
the missile speeds towards its target at Mach 2+, the
ships sensors continue to track both the aircraft and
the missile. Guidance commands are sent to the missile
to keep it on course.
On board the enemy aircraft, the pilot is preparing
to launch an ALCM when his ESM equipment
indicates he is being engaged (figure 2-23). This
warning comes with but precious few seconds, as the
missile enters the terminal phase of its guidance. In a
Figure 2-22.Missile launch.
Figure 2-23.Enemy aircraft.