The Maverick missile is used against fortified
ground installations, armored vehicles, and
The Maverick missile has automatic terminal
homing on laser energy reflected from the
target, which has been illuminated by a laser
The three basic modes of HARM missile
opportunity, and prebrief.
The weapon system may be used in one- or
two-aircraft operations. In a single aircraft operation,
the aircraft carries both the weapon and the pod, and the
aircraft perform both launch and control functions. In
the two-aircraft operation, one aircraft carries the
weapon and a second aircraft carries the pod. In this
operation, both the launch aircraft and the pod aircraft
receive a video picture of the target area from the
weapon. After weapon launch, the pod aircraft
monitors the flight of the weapon and can update the
weapon aim point all the way to impact.
Tactically, the two-aircraft operation dominates
because of the limited number of available pods. For
example, a one-pod configured aircraft monitors the
weapon control functions for several individual weapon
launchings during one mission (not simultaneously).
The three frequency channels (A, C, and E) are used to
control the individual weapons launchings. The three
channels prevent the control section of the weapon
from responding to override (steering) commands from
a pod that is not set to that weapon's specific frequency
channel. Therefore, more than one weapon/pod
operation can be conducted in the same area.
The Walleye II ERDL Mk 38 series (frequency
channels A, C, and E) practice guided weapon is used
for captive flight and data-link training for pilots of data
link configured F/A-18 aircraft. The practice-guided
weapon contains the same data link components as the
tactical Walleye II ERDL Mk 23 weapon except that the
warhead in the Mk 38 is filled with inert material.
REVIEW NUMBER 5
Name the four basic series of Walleye guided
List the sections of the Walleye I tactical
When the Walleye I is used, how is a typical
attack situation formed?
What type of suspension does the Walleye II
What is the difference between the Walleye I
and Walleye II weapons?
Name the functions the Walleye II ERDL have
that the Walleye I and Walleye II don't have.
What prevents the control section of one
weapon from responding to commands not set
to its channel?
Figure 3-16.AN/AWW-9/13 advanced data-link pod.