To implement this challenge, we'll be using Command's events system to control the EMCON of the recon aircraft. The scene file already contains the skeleton of what's needed for Lua use.
LuaSideB has already placed the aircraft (BHawk) and the mission (AAnalysis). We'll be configuring BHawk to fly AAnalysis.
To make this scene work, we'll need to use the SetEMCON function. This function does what it says on the tin: explains to one of the Luaians what kind of EMCON to use, be it Radar, Sonar, or OECM.
The function's syntax is quite complex. The signature is
ScenEdit_SetEMCON(['Side' / 'Mission' / 'Group' / 'Unit'], ['Side Name or ID' / 'Mission Name or ID' / 'Group Name or ID' / 'Unit Name or ID'], ['Radar/Sonar/OECM=Active/Passive;' / 'Inherit'])
For instance, to turn on an BHawk's OECM, you would write
Therefore, we need to do
We need to add Lua to the event framework that's already in the game. We'll add a new action of the type "Lua Action", as seen here:
Then, we get
The text entry area is where we'll add our script.
To finish the tutorial, add in our Lua script to set the EMCON, add it to the event, then run the scenario.