Two Pigeons Narrowly Avoid Being Hit By a Tomahawk Missile

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Because of our website's format, we rarely get to talk about pigeons. That all changes today with a story that's got drama, action, romance and of course explosions.
Our two protagonists appear to be a male pigeon on the left, whom we'll call Roger for the duration of this article, and a female, who's going to be Cassandra. It's pretty clear that roger has the hots for her and despite the fact that they're stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean, he does a little wooing dance.

But suddenly, out of nowhere, a giant cylinder traveling at unimaginable speed comes at them with the intent to kill. Is this the universe getting back at Roger for being a two-timing male or just bad luck? Thankfully, a split second decision on both their parts save them at the very last minute.

What's actually going on in this video is a US Navy exercise. In January 2015, Naval Air Systems Command was testing a ship-to-ship Tomahawk Block IV missile that we believe was being guided onto its target by an F/A-18 Hornet. The footage shows how the missile is launched by destroyer USS Kidd (DDG-100), it flies for an undisclosed duration and hits containers that have been stacked high on a target remote controlled ship. The Tomahawk then skip across the ocean.

First pressed into service in 1983, the Tomahawk is 1.3 tons of awesome. It can be launched from a submarine, comes with precise targeting and can be guided in a number of ways, including GPS, an internal navigation system and radar homing. It can be equipped with a nuclear warhead and has a cruising speed of around 550 mph (890 km/h).

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