Countermeasures for phantom incoming missiles -- photo I madeWrite a comment
- Published: Monday, 10 May 2021 13:39
We were flying over Southern Iraq. British. Flying low to avoid ground fire. Sensors apparently detected missile launch and popped the countermeasures. This happened a great deal. There was no missile this time to my knowledge. Pilots told me sensors often spoofed on things like sunshine glints off water.
I wondered if some enemy were spoofing our birds to test our sensors. Imagine -- before an enemy fires real missiles, enemy shoots a laser to spark our sensors to discharge and waste our defenses.
These countermeasures nearly hit the farmers. Look closely and see a farmer. They probably thought we shot at them.