A term used in military pilot slang
, essentially meaning "I'm a friendly". After being locked on by a friendly craft, modern RWR
gives out a distinct tone. "Buddy spike" is used to quickly inform the other pilot he has locked onto a friendly craft.
A typical exchange would be:
Viper 8 locks onto Viper 12
Viper 8: "Viper 8, Raygun, bullseye 190 for 80"
Viper 12 realizes he is at the called position
Viper 12: "Viper 12, buddy spike"