Lebanon Invasion: Into the Wild Blue Electronically

The successful Israeli air strikes on Syrian SA-6 mobile missiles in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley demonstrated that modern air war is as much a matter of computer array v5. computer array as man against man.

The Israeli attacking force, more than 90 strong, featured U.S.-built F-15s and F-16s, two of the finest fighters in the world, flying electronic marvels. Both planes are equipped with a system called "head-up display," or HUD; projected on the pilot's windshield, in phosphorescent green and orange, is a mass of essential data. An F-15 pilot flashing over the Bekaa could have watched the plotted positions of four separate...

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