Radar Homing and Warning: The Key to the Wild Weasels By On Aug. 3, 1965, a group of military and industry officials headed by USAF Brig. Gen. Kenneth Dempster met in secret to examine how to counter the SA-2. One recommendation was to equip a small number of fighter aircraft with radar homing and warning (RHAW) equipment to detect and attack SAM sites. American industry, especially Applied Technology Inc. (ATI), quickly developed a RHAW system using specialized and off-the-shelf equipment. This system indicated the type of radar, the general direction of the radar signal, and a SAM launch warning. Different types of radar signals included those used to control SAMs, to aim AAA or to direct MiG interceptors. Click here to return to First In, Last Out: Wild Weasels vs. SAMs. Find Out More Related Fact Sheets SA-2 Surface-to-Air Missile Note: The appearance of hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the National Museum of the USAF, the U.S. Air Force, or the Department of Defense, of the external website, or the information, products or services contained therein.