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Old 11-08-2018, 06:10 PM   #11
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So if a Lased target is beyond the range of the laser, then it probably shouldn't lock at all. I am not sure how simulated the laser is in DCS, it should be affected by atmospheric conditions, etc. But I am not sure its that in depth.

Will look into it further.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:35 PM   #12
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So if a Lased target is beyond the range of the laser, then it probably shouldn't lock at all. I am not sure how simulated the laser is in DCS, it should be affected by atmospheric conditions, etc. But I am not sure its that in depth.

Will look into it further.
Right, think of the laser like a laser pointer. If you are in range, the laser shoots out and hits the target you want. If it's cloudy or conditions otherwise do not permit, the laser is attenuated before the object, there is no spot where the laser reflects off. You don't see the laser spot. Or if it's just too far away maybe you could technically still see the spot, but it's too faint to be detected.

Thanks for looking into it.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:40 PM   #13
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Thanks for looking it up Nineline.

I understood what the problem of this thread is, just an understanding question for you guys out there: When the Laser Range is limited and the Mav is guided by the reflection from the target than the Harrier should not be able to get a lock at all bevor entering the 8,5 nm distance right (I know, maybe only the DCS value)?


This would mean only if AFAC and Shooter are both within 8,5nm of the target we should get a valid target lock?

EDIT: Thanks Shadow, I think that was already the answer
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:16 PM   #14
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Does anybody have Information about the maximum range of the AN/AAQ-28 Laser Designator?
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:21 PM   #15
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I suppose nobody will or can't tell you without breaking forum rules or getting a night visit by Homeland Security. I PM'd you a link which may get you an idea
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:22 PM   #16
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I suppose nobody will or can't tell you without breaking forum rules or getting a night visit by Homeland Security. I PM'd you a link which may get you an idea
o.k.

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I just ask, because 8nm seem a little bit small to me

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Old 11-08-2018, 08:00 PM   #17
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So if a Lased target is beyond the range of the laser, then it probably shouldn't lock at all. I am not sure how simulated the laser is in DCS, it should be affected by atmospheric conditions, etc. But I am not sure its that in depth.

Will look into it further.
Yes this is how it should work.

The laser should really go to wherever the JTAC or TPOD is aiming, and then there should be a value called intensity that depends on distance from the laser emitter to the target.

That should determine how likely a lock is. The value should be affected by time of day and weather etc too.

That is how I would fix it, instead of having the laser coded to be wherever the line from where the TPod is looking intercepts the ground or 8 miles from the TPod as it seems it is now.
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:24 PM   #18
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I don't know if anyone has brought this up yet but I find that static objects pop into view at a distance of about 9 miles despite the draw distance for other units like ground units being much further. The static object draw distance I find is similar to the max laser length, possibly there is a connection?

Edit- applies to some static objects, mostly structures, the oil tank for sure.

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Old 11-09-2018, 11:11 AM   #19
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Sensors / EW:
- AN/AAQ-28 [Laser Designator] - Laser Designator, Laser Target Designator & Ranger (LTD/R), Max range: 27.8
km
- AN/AAQ-28 [FLIR] - Infrared, Infrared, Attack FLIR, Max range: 55.6 km
- AN/AAQ-28 [FLIR, Air-to-Air Tracking] - Infrared, Infrared, Navigation / Attack FLIR & Air-to-Air Tracking, Max
range: 185.2 km
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:46 PM   #20
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Sensors / EW:
- AN/AAQ-28 [Laser Designator] - Laser Designator, Laser Target Designator & Ranger (LTD/R), Max range: 27.8 km
That's pretty consistent with the data I've found as well. The laser range depends a lot on conditions and time of day but that figure is pretty good average.
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