Cobra Maneuver

1) Russian fighter pilot identifies target fighter aircraft location and speed. 2) Pilot gets a radar lock on target aircraft using the helmet sight cursor. 3) On flight/fire control command, pilot begins Cobra maneuver while IRS&T (Infrared Search & Track) continues to track the target aircraft. 4) Pilot launches air-to-air missile “over the shoulder”. The missile “knows” the expected target aircraft track. 5) The pilot pitches his fighter aircraft down and continues on mission while the missile intercepts the target fighter aicraft.

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