When I was watching Top Gun Maverick, the EWAC called the 2 incoming SU-57s “bandits”, but when Maverick says it he says “bogies incoming“. (Correct me if that isn’t what they said).
So why don’t they just call them "bandits" and not "bogies".
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According to the Multiservice Tactical Brevity Codes
a Bandit is
An aircraft identified as enemy, in accordance with theater ID criteria. The term does not necessarily imply direction or authority to engage.
and a Bogey is
A radar or visual air contact whose identity is unknown.
The RAF had a much smaller set of codes but the meaning is fairly consistant with the American/NATO codes above
Bandit – identified enemy aircraft.
Bogey – unidentified (possibly unfriendly) aircraft.