|Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 3):|
A basic answer on missile operations would probably satisfy the question asked.
Yes, let's break all National Security protocols and giveaway top secret information!!!!!!
Targetting coordinates and enroute waypoints entered into the targetting computer on the ship/launch platform.
Same with details of the terminal guidance (ie: the information it needs for the final impact trajectory... such as trajectory type, or which window in a building it needs to go into, and how far into the building it needs to go before blowing itself up, depending on what it has on the nose).
All that gets loaded onto the missile's targetting computer electronically through a physical data port connection which detaches itself when it launches.
As for the further details... "I don't know"
Now, if the above is too detailed, blame Discovery and National Geographic channels...
For the rest, look at woodreau's post.
|Quoting BladeLWS (Reply 4):|
Because we'd rather not talk in detail about the specifics of an operational weapon system.
Bloody hell! He's not asking about details, he's just asking a general question on the data transfer flow method.
Well that computer is not and doesn't run on commercial off the shelf OS
. US DOD-MIL-STD documents cover the systems requirements... and yes, you can download them if you know where to look...
|Quoting BladeLWS (Reply 2):|
It's a different when you're asking about technical details that are classified and not of public knowledge. It's not something to ask a public forum because you have no idea on who you're talking to and why they are asking about it.
Then perhaps you should ask for those documentaries on advanced weaponry to not be aired on TV
or ask the US Govt. to stop putting some documents online or review it's documentation classification standards. This is airliners.net and not wikileaks for crying out loud!