- Mar 29, 2020
so we need a tv camera for targetting pod purposes along with ir sensor ? is that what u want to sayDc maws is tuned to look for incoming missiles . Dual color makes more effective against sam coming form ground. It is therefore distributed across entire fighter jet. So it's also different than targeting pod which needs to be ahead of missiles to be able to create a infra red track for missile to follow . Targeting also requires visual proof more than maws lest we destroy wrong target so more complex algorithms more powerful circuits which in turn require cooling solutions.
But you are somewhat right in. Future we might see combined system for all these things given the jets have enough internal space and heat dissipation.