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you'll always play dumb where possible but on this occasion it would be better to be as sharp as possible I'd imagine. With regards to comms etc I'm not so sure about in the air Zaphod is the man to ask but that's what happens on the ground.
originally posted by: ukmicky1980
a reply to: sg1642
I agree completely, we have some of the best equipment in the world and some of the best trained personnel in the world, but, like the article says, its a numbers game.
On the question of these fly-bys being designed to test response times etc..
Wouldn't the RAF deliberately NOT get there as fast as possible? in order to give the Russians a false response time, when in fact they are capable of intercepting much quicker?
And if they're scanning/ recording radio frequencies etc... wouldn't they be changed routinely to counter this sort of thing?
we should attempt an intercept with a Spitfire next time for #s and giggles.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: ukmicky1980
It's all part of the game. The longer you give them without an escort the longer they have to do what they want. What if this is the time they launch high speed cruise missiles?
As for radio, do you constantly change frequencies, giving away what frequencies your equipment can operate on, and what frequencies to jam? Or do you use the same ones regularly, and then change them in a real situation and make them hunt for the new ones?