Published a video of the pursuit of an American fighter for a cruise missile (video)

Spectacular video previously only availablespecialists, was declassified by the US Navy. The video, which is rare to the public, shows a short episode of the pursuit of a Tomahawk cruise missile by an F / A-18E Super Hornet carrier-based fighter.

The fighter makes a pursuit maneuvercruise missile launched from an unnamed US Navy ship. The authors did not indicate the time or location of the exercise. Russian experts note that similar maneuvers are being carried out in many countries of the world, which are armed with cruise missiles and modern fighters. The data obtained during such a survey is intended for technical and military specialists and is usually classified.

The F / A-18E Super Hornet carrier-based fighter accompanies a cruise missile launched from a cruiser. Video:

- Ivan O'Gilvi (@o_gilvi) February 15, 2021
Technically perform a pursuit maneuver andescorting a Tomahawk-class cruise missile flying at a speed of 800 km / h is not difficult for a modern fighter, since the maximum speed of the F / A-18E Super Hornet is up to 2000 km / h.