Missions directed against SAM sites and AAA installations are referred to as "Wild Weasel" missions.
Wild Weasel missions are usually flown by 2 a/c, a/c #1 enticing the SAMs to engage and a/c #2 engaging with Anti-radiation missiles. This role is then reversed until the defenses are suppressed.
It is not uncommon for a/c tasked for strike to also carry 1 or 2 Anti-radiation missiles for self defense.
SAM indicators on the RWR, HARM seeker display and HUD
Setting the inflight map options
|HEAD Towards target area|
Wild Weasel A/C will often have to descend into the SAM and AAA envelope in order to attract attention.
|5 to 20,000 ft|
|Speed JUST ABOVE CORNER SPEED To enable evasive manoeuvers.|
|MAP: TURN SAMS AND AAA DISPLAY ON|
|HUD TO ARM MODE||N|
|ACTIVATE HARM SEEKER||M|
|RWR ON AND ADJUST RANGE To enable tracking of incoming missiles.|
|HEAD TOWARDS HOSTILE RADAR EMISSIONS|
|DROP FLARES & CHAFF||Ins & Del|
|Proceed to MISSILE DEFENSE CHECKLIST if necessary.|
F-16 fires a missile