0 Morty Asked: July 13, 2019In: Engineering How does an airplane detect an incoming missile? 0 How does an airplane detect an incoming missile? In: Engineering Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Akerlof Added an answer on July 13, 2019 at 7:07 pm Radar guided missile systems use to types of radar, one is a search radar that continuously scans the sky for airplanes. The other to is a guidance radar that continuously highlights an airplane to guide the missile to it’s target. Airplanes have sensors that detect when they are being got by radar waves, and generate a warning when they are continuously lit up by radar. (And intelligence works very hard to determine which specific frequencies enemy radar use, and the sensors will warm when a known frequency from a targeting radar hits it.) There are also systems that will detect a missile itself: Doppler radar can detect the direction, range and approach speed of a missile the same way it can detect airplanes. Infrared systems can detect the engine exhaust from really long distances in clear conditions, and ultraviolet systems are used as well. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Attachment Select file Browse Featured image Select file Browse What is the capital of UK? ( London ) Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.