CEC not reliably working
In the attached scenario (modified Hail Mary, newest DB), a flight of F35-Cs (DB #3495, Flight 9495 - N 7 deg 02'25", E 115 deg 47' 02") and a flight of F18-Fs (DB #3828 Flight 9677 N 6 deg 05'29" E 115 deg 46' 19") are approaching enemy JH-7s (several around N 5 deg 46' 53", E 114 deg 59' 33"). The F35s are illuminating with their APG-81 radars, the F18s have radars secured, however, the F18 can not shoot AIM-120D missiles. An attempt to manually allocate the weapons reports "... can NOT fire. Firing unit must obtain (from itself or another CEC-enabled platform) a high-quality track...". Lighting off the F18 radars results in a near instant shooting solution.
Note there are some J-11s at about N 6 deg 29' 13" E 115 deg 16'21" (which are even closer to the F35s). An attempt to turn and target those with the F18s results in the same error.
I saw this same issue with two flights of F35s in "King of the Border" as well but my stupid %$#% accidently overwrote the save before I could post a bug report. I did attempt a small scenario with just 2 flights of F35s targeting a MiG31... in this case the CEC was successful. So it doesn't seem as simple as CEC never works, just sometimes doesn't work. I don't know if all the additional units (and radars - ships, E2, other flights of aircraft doing other things) are confusing the game.
< Message edited by apache85 -- 1/15/2020 2:00:11 AM >