I was mulling over a posting by Cliff (here) on why fighters can pass through shields, but missiles can’t. This naturally led me onto the need for the future re-implementation of Project Orcon.
Essentially, behaviourist B.F. Skinner trained pigeons to peck on the place on a screen which showed a ship. Then a screen, lens/projector system, and pigeon were placed in the nosecone of a missile, and the positions of the pecking used to guide the missile at the target.
Of course, they were never actually used. While the missiles would have worked, Skinner never managed to train the pigeons well enough to sign the release forms.
So, Organically Guided Missiles. Immune to ECM, pass through shields. What’s not to like?