The radar warning receiver displays and identifies sources of radar emissions. Acronyms identify the radar platform, while symbols help the user prioritize and respond to threats. The display updates a source every time a ping hits the aircraft.
To avoid clutter, the radar of most friendly units does not appear on the RWR unlike in real life.
This is a brief example of what the RWR panel shows when a hostile Drone Fighter (DF) is detected, then locks on and fires a missile.
|Threat is Locked-on or tracking you. Listen for increased radar pings, or radar spike (lock-on) warning tone. A threat may wait for a better firing solution, so anticipate a missile launch warning.|
Newly detected threat. Cross reference with a yellow diamond on the HUD through ARAD.
|Airborne threat. Looks like wings.|
|This is uniquely colored because it is the most urgent. A threat locked on to you doesn't guarantee they will fire a missile. As the defender, this tells you a missile has switched to its homing radar and is about 10 seconds from you. Conversely, as the attacker this is what your enemy would see and also when your AIM-120 AMRAAM would've displayed an M on the HUD.|
|This is the fire control radar for the many types of anti air Gatling guns.|
|Drone boat (cruiser or carrier)|
Ship based missile launcher radar
"Dish, SAM" The rotating dish fire control radar.
|Air superiority fighter, specifically the ASF-58.|
|"H-Carrier", the NFP Carrier|
|"SAM Radar". This is the phased array fire control radar.|