Unfortunately this question is prompted by missile performance in a community mod for DCS, where an Israeli Python-5 is depicted as missing its target, completing a vertical loop, then re-engaging and hitting the target. The idea is really unbelievable to me, but I haven't kept up with modern air-to-air missile technology. Is anyone claiming to possess missiles with re-attack or re-engagement capability?
I haven't found anything by Googling for "can air to air missiles re-attack" or "can air to air missiles re-engage". I've seen claims that the Python 5 can engage "any target at any angle, including backwards launch" and I could see how a Lock On After Launch capability could be evolved into a Re-Attack capability, but they're clearly distinct.