Exhibit - F/A-18E Super Hornet
Fence CheckFence Check involves setting the operating status of your countermeasures.
|(entering enemy airpsace)
Activate EW system
|On the UFC|
|Select AUTO or ON|
Leaving enemy airspace and approaching the carrier
|Activate EW system||On the UFC|
If you have the countermeasures activated the Hornet will dispense flares and chaff every time the skin is painted by a search radar. This was really annoying me until I read about this in the manual.
I'd thought my Saitek Throttle was malfunctioning, triggering random chaff and flares. Another story proving I should R.T.F.M. !