In the past, the Tomahawk "Land Attack" cruise missile was given a specific stationary target - usually on land - and sent on it's way. It couldn't be used on moving targets because there was no way to constantly update target information fast enough while it was in flight.

Well, according to USNI.org, the U.S. Navy, and their friends at Raytheon, just figured out how to make it work. In January, a Tomahawk missile (without a warhead) hit a moving container ship target, being fed target information from an F-18E/F Super Hornet, to demonstrate.

Check out the story here.

And watch the video below. Pay particular attention to the surprised pigeons around the 3:00 minute mark.

 

 

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