Yes, when he is in the escort,an A/C will use his Harm missile if a Radar is activated. But he will stay away from the target of the attack planes and I do not think he will use his CBU if he has some.
The CBUs will be used during DEAD missions. In this case, the armed planes of Harm and CBU will not be in the escort and the target of the mission will be the SAM site.The planes will use the CBUs to destroy the SAM. will use their Harm against the radar that activates.
CBUs have a range of 1NM and must be dropped below 2000 ft,
If you only have handheld SAMs (SA-7, SA-14, SA-16) and AAA,you should avoid going below 12000ft. SA-7 can reach targets up to 5,000ft and shika up to 10,000ft, for example.Mobile units with handheld SAMs are hard to spot (you will see their missiles in particular ).
In these conditions, for your Strike mission, it is necessary to use planes that have a Hi-Med-Hi, Hi-Hi-Hi attack profile. You can use planes that have a Hi-Lo-Hi attack profile. armed with weapons that you can shoot above 12 000ft, in this case after takeoff of planes it is necessary to modify altitudes of the WP IP (Wpn Lnch for the missiles), the WP located just before IP and the WP Target.
Aircraft armed with Mk82 LDGP and Maverick have Hi-Lo-Hi profiles, but these weapons can be dropped to 65000 ft. Precision will be degraded for bombs and clouds at low altitudes can prevent the firing of Maverick missiles. .
If you know their location, you can engage them at low altitude by staying out of their reach. Portable SAMs have a range of 3NM and AAA a range of 1NM. Missiles Maverick have a range of 8NM and can be fired at low altitude, but be aware of terrain that may obscure the target and force the pilot to come closer.
To all English teachers of the forum, sorry if English is not my mother language.