wild weasel


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wild weasel

A general term for a dedicated EW (electronic warfare) platform based on a combat aircraft airframe. The term is more often used for Phantom F-4 ECM aircraft.
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As SAM launches were expected and MiG intercepts possible, the strike aircraft were supported by Destroyers, Wild Weasel Thunderchiefs and F--4D/Es for MIGCAP.
Jack Donnovan's contribution to the vernacular when introduced to the Wild Weasel concept was more enduring, and became the semi-official motto of the Wild Weasel profession: YGBSM--"You gotta be shitting me." This was the natural response of an educated man, a veteran EWO on B-52s and the like, upon learning that he was to fly back seat to a self-absorbed fighter pilot while acting as flypaper for enemy SAMs.
Advantage: Wild Weasel. Cleet and his brethren have a Mach 2 -- nearly 1,400 mph -- passport out of harm's way.
Eason's deputy director, Ken Boyd, adds that Arco has not disclosed enough geological information on Kuvlum or Wild Weasel to make a final judgment.
Just a few years ago, while I was flying F-4G Wild Weasels at Nellis Air Force Base, my Ops Officer asked me if I was a volunteer for an Operation SOUTHERN WATCH deployment to Dhahran Air Base, Saudi Arabia.
Those interested in the Wild Weasel mission as it was practiced in Iraq in 1991, and perhaps life as a deployed crew in Bahrain at that time, will find this account fascinating.
His subject was "F-4 Wild Weasel, the Technical Challenge." After 20 years working in the EW Directorate at Robins, he is currently the International Program Division Chief.
To his left is General James McInerney, a long-time Wild Weasel operator.
Well, let me tell you that the B-52 Stratafortress, EA-6B Prowler, F-4D Wild Weasel and F/A-18 Hornet are not just toys, they're TOYS!
Al "Mike" Michael, a Wild Weasel EWO, who with his pilot Maj.
We were joint Test Project Officers (TPO) for our respective units at Eglin AFB for the initial Wild Weasel I (F-100F) Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) program.
"The modification was to improve system accuracy to 750' CEP [Circular Error Probable] on radar reflective targets." (45) The first four aircraft that received the radar modifications were already equipped with the ER-142 and APR 25/26 Radar Homing and Warning equipment for the Wild Weasel III mission and so became dual-capable for Ryan's Raider night missions as well as day or night SAM-suppression missions.