After a week in the pilot seat it’s time for me to learn RIO stuff and its major difficulty, maintaining lock until pitbull for the Phoenix. The awg9 training missions are pretty solid but I was wondering about a couple of things:
PD lock loss, can the awg9 reestablish guidance for the Phoenix after losing track, using pulse to find the target again and then switching back to PD TWS/STT or is the missile lost in the process like the aim7?
Flying lower than the target to avoid notching seems like brute fix to me, any other ideas in terms of maneuvering to avoid this? I expect to use different tactics maybe for TWS vs STT due to the difference in gimbals limits.
Let me know your findings and ideas. thanks, easy