tomahawk missile maritime target

Pigeons Sitting on Stacked Containers Blasted by Tomahawk Missile

Rob Almeida
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February 9, 2015

U.S. Navy photo, click for larger

This video sequence filmed on 27 January 2015 offshore California near San Nicolas Island shows a Tomahawk Block IV missile launched from USS Kidd (DDG 100) and then followed by an F/A-18 until it eventually plows through a stack of containers stacked atop a moving ship.

This is the first time a Tomahawk missile has been used to hit a moving maritime target, according to the U.S. Navy.

Capt. Joe Mauser, Tomahawk Weapons System (PMA-280) program manager commented on the test:

“It demonstrates the viability of long-range communications for position updates of moving targets. This success further demonstrates the existing capability of Tomahawk as a netted weapon, and in doing so, extends its reach beyond fixed and re-locatable points to moving targets.”

“And the flowers are still standing,” – Bill Murray


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