ECM and Fighters




 
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September 19th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 

Topic: ECM and Fighters


I'm curious, is a sophisticated Eletronic Countermeasures installation in a fighter currently used? Is it a good idea or is it best left to the bigger planes like the C130E?
September 19th, 2004  
e=mc2
 

Topic: Re: ECM and Fighters


Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
I'm curious, is a sophisticated Eletronic Countermeasures installation in a fighter currently used? Is it a good idea or is it best left to the bigger planes like the C130E?
Yes.

Yes.

No.
September 19th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
Can you offer more details than that please?
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September 19th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
I think ive read that the E-6 Prowler has .ECM

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...craft/ea-6.htm
September 20th, 2004  
e=mc2
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
Can you offer more details than that please?
Many air to air systems are radar guided.

Many ground to air systems are radar guided.

A F16CJ is a SEAD aircraft and is out front chasing ADA systems. He needs to defend himself. A F15E may fly in with a 5000 pound bunker buster behind lines and get lit up with SA6s on the way.

F14,15,16,18, EA6, B52, B1; all have ECM capability to some varying degree. Not all have the capabilies of an EF111, but yet most fighters and bombers have ECMs.
September 20th, 2004  
e=mc2
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadowalker
I think ive read that the E-6 Prowler has .ECM

http://www.globalsecurity.org/milita...craft/ea-6.htm
The EA6 is a flying jammer with the added bonus of HARMs.