Would like to request a modification (or addition) to the air intercept mission. Currently air intercept allows you to designate a group of your ac to launch and attempt intercept of hostile, unfriendly, or neutral. Additionally you can designate specific targets that will trigger the intercept, but to do so means that you have the specific targets located on the map. The result is that once an enemy ac it detected anywhere on the map all of your ac that you put on intercept mission immediately launch to intercept the enemy ac no matter where they are. Of course as has been mentioned in other threads this is not optimal as your intercepting ac can be lured out into the wild blue with no chance of actually intercepting an ac that is detected several hundred miles away. I know that their are workarounds to this, but I feel a specific feature modification is needed to simplify.
Ideally you would want to designate intercept sectors where once that particular sector is violated by enemy ac then and only then is the air intercept mission triggered. Also once triggered only a portion of your ac that you designate for intercept will actually launch (like the 1/3 rule etc.)leaving a remaining reserve portion to be immediately ready to launch if the sector is violated again during the refueling and rearming of the first group. Each time one intercept group RTBs the air intercept is reset so that a new violation of the sector now triggers launch of the reserve ac. Could also incorporate the Prosecution Area function of the latest upgrade, so that once enemy ac leave that PA zone the interceptors RTB. Finally should also add another trigger option to the mission whereby you designate what types of enemy ac need to enter the intercept sector to trigger the mission ie fighter, bomber, strike, etc.
1)designate intercept sector with ref points
2)designate your ac (lets say 4 total, which means there will always be 2 on the ground ready to go)
3)designate type of enemy ac must be detected in the sector to trigger the intercept.
4)once first group of interceptors RTB then mission resets with the reserve now on ready.
This way in theory the sector always has intercept coverage.