I am confused with part of this tutorial scenario and would appreciate an explanation. In the last part of the mission where you are told to blow up the Palace and the SAM sites guarding it, you are informed that using your ELINT planes would be a good way to detect their emissions so that you can pinpoint them for destruction with HARM missiles. However, I was unable to get the scenario to play out as it suggested.
The SAMs didn't seem to emit at all until they were about to shoot at one of my planes, then ceased emitting straight after, so the ELINT planes were effectively useless. I had to riskily fly my stealth aircraft low at high speeds past the SAM sites, using Offensive ECM to ensure they didn't get shot down. This allowed me to figure out where the SAMs were. Even after this, since the SAMs did not emit I couldn't shoot them with the HARMs. I opted to shoot another nearby radar, which did seem to hinder the SAMs operation, but this was not (from my interpretation of the text pop-up) the expected solution the scenario was asking for. Ultimately, I was able to use SPICE bombs after this to destroy the SAMs and Palace without them firing back.
So basically what I want to know is, did I do what the scenario wanted me to do? Was the scenario working correctly? Given the planes available to me during the scenario, how was I meant to detect the SAMs without taking a risky approach? What's the point of HARMs if the SAMs aren't emitting?