posted on Dec, 9 2017 @ 07:39 PM
I couldn't really find much info but an ICBM (I think) hits about Mach 20 in 70 seconds?
So somewhere underneath that means it will out pacing an AIM120.
Time to see the launch, lock, fire the missile, even if the jet did everything except pickle then a couple of seconds, plus flight time, plus every
other scenario probably means you would need to be within 20 seconds flight time of an Aim-120 to get near a low probability of intercept.
I'm sure a F-4 could do the same if it happened to over an ICBM launch.
Maybe hypersonic missiles will fair better, but we didn't have much luck in Iraq just finding SCUDs with air superiority or even detecting them