The combination of the United States Navy's new F-14 Tomcat attack aircraft and the multi-warhead Phoenix missiles was effectively demonstrated at the Pacific missile range at Point Mugu, California recently.
F-14 Aircraft towed onto runway
GV ZOOM SV Phoenix missile on runway
SV Technicians fitting missile to aircraft
F-14 take off
GV Drone aircraft taxi-ing for take-off
GV Phoenix missile being launched from ground and hitting drone aircraft
SV AIR-TO-AIR F-14 fires missile and missile hits another drone aircraft
GV F-14 comes in to land
F-14 ROLLED OUT AND TAKING OFF: DRONE AIRCRAFT TAKING OFF: PHOENIX MISSILE FIRED FROM GROUND AND HITTING TARGET: MISSILE FIRED FROM F-14 AND HITTING TARGET PLANE.
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This Departement of Defence film shows the Phoenix being fired from the ground as well as being launched from the F-14 Tomcat.
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Background: The combination of the United States Navy's new F-14 Tomcat attack aircraft and the multi-warhead Phoenix missiles was effectively demonstrated at the Pacific missile range at Point Mugu, California recently.
The F-14 Tomcat has variable geometry wings and is capable of flying at more than twice the speed of sound. It has a weapons control system capable of detecting and tracking targets up to a hundred miles away and engage numbers of targets simultaneously by delivering six missiles to six different targets.
This multi-strike capability is given by the Phoenix missile with its six warheads.