This is a short one but an interesting one for DCS: F-16C pilots as Matt Wagner is back with a new video covering the topic of non-cooperative target recognition. Let’s have a quick look!
NCTR for the F-16
Non-cooperative target recognition is a feature that some modern aircraft posses and it lets the radar scan for the signature of the turbine blades on the engines of an unknown target. In Matt Wagner’s video, the aircraft is an Su-27 and the signature that it returns positively ID’s it as an Su-27. This is one or a two part process which compares the database for both the type of aircraft and the presumed friendly or hostile nature of said aircraft.
Check out the short video below to see it in action. Look forward to having this feature on the F-16!