From: Hansville, WA, USA
1. The Harop mini-UCAV is a loitering munition with full man-in-the-loop control (you can change target and flight path after launch), able to strike targets guided by multiple sensors. Has great range but it’s very slow, about 90 knots. I have read they are stealthy targets, thanks to small size and composite material, but in CMO they are discovered even by older SAM at about 30 nm, and easily shot down, making them not very useful. I was wondering if this is correct or some tweaking of the RCS is needed. Sensors and maneuvering worked fine. According to the parameters in DB3K for the Harop entry these features are WAD with small RCS values which are based on the available information.
2. I used Delilah small cruise missiles too. According to this and other article: https://www.iaf.org.il/5642-35312-en/IAF.aspx it should be possible to plan waypoints, change target in flight and bearing only launch (like Tactical Tomohawk) You are correct on this point and the weapon will have the waypoint setting feature available in the next DB3K release.)but in my experience it’s not feasible. In CMO data sheets they are labeled as terrain-following, data-link weapons but they always remain at around 2000 ft (fixed minimal altitude?) and I’m not able to control the flight height or any other parameter before and after the launch. This is also WAD. The cruise altitude is set to 2,000 feet and the terrain following will keep it at that level over changing ground features.
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