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For missiles against air targets it should be when less than 10 seconds from the target.  Against other targets it should be when less than 30 seconds from the target.

seeker_range = (missileSpeed * 30) / 3600;
if (is_air(target) || is_missile(target)) then
       seeker_range = (missileSpeed * 10) / 3600;
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On 4/7/2022 at 7:59 PM, TonyE said:

For missiles against air targets it should be when less than 10 seconds from the target.  Against other targets it should be when less than 30 seconds from the target.

seeker_range = (missileSpeed * 30) / 3600;
if (is_air(target) || is_missile(target)) then
       seeker_range = (missileSpeed * 10) / 3600;

So AIM-120A/B AMRAAM has a terminal guidance of 2295 * 10 / 3600 = 6.375 nautical miles.

And AGM-84D Harpoon has a terminal guidance of 561 * 30 / 3600 = 4.675 nautical miles.

Aren't they?

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1 hour ago, jugasa77 said:

So AIM-120A/B AMRAAM has a terminal guidance of 2295 * 10 / 3600 = 6.375 nautical miles.

And AGM-84D Harpoon has a terminal guidance of 561 * 30 / 3600 = 4.675 nautical miles.

Aren't they?

Yes, I wouldn't bet on it being exactly that range (i.e. could be a second of travel closer to the target before entering terminal guidance) but your examples are on target.

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