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Clearly, such a solution - especially if
intense training is assured - could work
for a long period, assuring superiority
over most adversaries. However, some
more demanding missions, such as SEAD
or destruction of enemy air defenses
(DEAD), which was mentioned in the
introduction, showed a need for more
integration from the beginning. Spearheading a strike, for example, almost
always requires a more balanced air-toair and anti-radiation capability. During
the Cold War, with huge fleets of specialized aircraft, it was not a problem to
dedicate resources to specific tasks, so
air superiority and SEAD could be flown
by separate aircraft types, units and
formations. More aircraft meant more
density, smaller distances and shorter
reaction times in assisting other flights

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and elements of the package. Even then
however, certain tactical situations
couldn't have been handled by this
system-of-systems approach. An enemy
formation of interceptors suddenly appearing at low level outside of AWACS
coverage, or a pop-up ground threat may
necessitate immediate reaction from the
formation facing it, and there may not
be enough time to call for assistance by
those assets that are perfectly suited to
handle it.

WILD WEASEL GOES
"MAINTSTREAM?"
Just take a look at US SEAD evolution. In the latter days of the Cold
War, F-4G Wild Weasels were dedicated
to the mission, which were definitely
well equipped for the time. The F-4G's

all-around APR-38/47 sensor fed emitter targeting information to the AGM88 HARM missiles. The F-4G also had
an APQ-120 radar and Sparrow missiles, but close cooperation with F-16s
(equipped with APG-68 radar and AIM120 missiles) was seen as a better way
of assuring a robust air-to-air capability and allowed the F-4Gs to carry a few
more HARMs.
With much lower numbers and less
specialized aircraft available (the F4Gs, for example, were retired nearly
two decades ago) in the post-Cold War
order of battle, the question of multi/
swing role capability and systems integration become more important. In the
case of the single-seat F-16CJ, a more automated and integrated ASQ-213 HARM
Targeting System (HTS), was used for



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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of JED - July 2014

The View From Here
Conferences Calendar
Courses Calendar
From the President
The Monitor
Washington Report
World Report
The Art of Fusion – Ew and Radar for Fighter Aircraft
EPAWSS: F-15 Ew Upgrade Ready to Launch
Technology Survey: Airborne Ir Decoys and Dispensers
EW 101
New Products
AOC Election Guide
AOC News
Index of Advertisers
JED Quick Look
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JED - July 2014 - The View From Here
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JED - July 2014 - Conferences Calendar
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JED - July 2014 - From the President
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