Figure 9. Reverse Maneuver Technique
Attacks are usually made by flights of two or four aircraft operating as a single pair or as two
pairs. The first element may pop up over the target to divert attention, while the second element
executes a level, high-speed, low-altitude laydown of CBUs. Meanwhile, the lead element can
reverse and attack the target to add to the destruction.
Identify Threat Cruise Missiles
CMs are considered the most stressing threat because of the difficulty in detecting them at launch
and in flight; and in destroying them at extended ranges. Their ranges vary from 10 to 400 kms.
They can be packaged with a variety of payload options. They may be ground, air or sea launched.
Cruise missiles with their increasing accuracy and warhead diversity are a potent threat. Three
potential threat cruise missiles the AS-4 KITCHEN, AS-15 KENT, and C-101 are
shown in figure 10.