F-15 with precision missiles AGM-158 JASSM: how the United States used them in Syria


American F-15E Strike Eagles returned home from an air base in Jordan. It was these air vehicles that could be involved in the destruction of al-Baghdadi.


Recall that these aircraft are part of the 389th fighter squadron deployed at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho. For six months, the aircraft performed various combat missions in the Middle East. The aircraft made an intermediate stop at the Royal Air Force base in Lakenheath.

F-15E Strike Eagle is a two-seat fighter-bomber, used both to patrol airspace and to aviation support for ground operations. He participated for his long history in many military operations in the Near and Middle East, on the Balkan Peninsula, including Operation Desert Storm, the Iraq War, the Libyan War, the latter playing the role of the main attack aircraft.

The Drive author Tyler Rogway pays attention to weaponwith which the aircraft were armed. On two of the aircraft landing at the British airbase, the hidden missiles AGM-158 JASSM were evident.


Recall that this is an American high-precision air-to-surface cruise missile developed by Lockheed Martin Corporation. It is designed to hit important targets, both stationary and moving, at any time of the day and in any meteorological conditions. Also, the rocket is made using low-radar signature technologies.

Rogway writes that only two cases of using JASSM missiles in real combat are reliably known. The first took place during coalition strikes against Syria in 2018. Then the missiles were launched from a B-1 bomber. As reported by the US Department of Defense, all 19 missiles hit the target. True, the Russian military department said that 12 missiles were intercepted by the BUK-M2 air defense system during the attack on the Dumeir airfield.


How the AGM-158 JASSM works

The second incident occurred during a coalition strike on October 26, 2019, which killed one of the “founding fathers” of the Islamic State organization banned in Russia, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, who was also called her caliph. At one time, he replaced the now deceased Osama bin Laden as the number one terrorist for the United States.

The killing of al-Baghdadi in time occurred a little later than the arrival of F-15E aircraft at the air base in Jordan. Shortly after the victory for the U.S. Army against Al-Baghdadi, military experts suggested that planes with JASSM missiles that killed a dangerous terrorist took off from an air base in Jordan.

As you know, at some time the F-15E aircraft were the main ones at the Jordanian Muwaffaq Salti base, fulfilling the tasks of multi-role fighters and working in areas of southern Syria and Western Iraq. Aircraft took off when it became necessary to support the most important military operations. Of course, the destruction of Al-Baghdadi can also be attributed to such.

The use of hidden cruise missiles, at first glance, might look very strange, but American planes do not fly so often to the western part of Syria due to the fact that both Russian and Turkish troops operate there. Russian S-400 batteries also pose a threat to American aircraft.

In addition, the decisive factor in the choice of missiles could be potential damage from strikes. The goal was to completely erase Al-Baghdadi from the face of the Earth, without risking a large number of aircraft. According to the results of the operation, experts expressed the opinion that JASSM are very effective and promising missiles that have a great future.
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  1. Break through 29 May 2020 16: 57 New
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    Each cuckoo praises its swamp. We don’t know whether they used these missiles or not. Current from their words.
    1. Courier 29 May 2020 17: 16 New
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      The best aviation ammunition produces the United States.
      1. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 17: 41 New
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        Quote: Courier
        The best aviation ammunition produces the United States.

        Deflection under the Americans counted! good
        1. ancient 29 May 2020 17: 52 New
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          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          Deflection under the Americans counted!

          Why bend? belay Americans have decent ASPs and PrnAs (including PKCU).
          1. Thunderbolt 30 May 2020 00: 01 New
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            Quote: ancient
            Why bend? Americans have decent ASPs and PrnAs (including PKCU).

            I'm tired of just this one, sprinkling with my Wikipedia, I won’t say that it’s bad, but ..... "ancient" .... you want to explain the flight of the Po-2 wing,
          2. businessv 30 May 2020 19: 43 New
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            Quote: ancient
            Americans have decent ASP and PrNK

            Worthy and best are not synonyms, colleague!
    2. ancient 29 May 2020 17: 18 New
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      Quote: Break through
      We don’t know whether they used these missiles or not.

      And what reports do not read and statistics? bully
      The missile is very decent, and the AGM-158C LRASM anti-ship missile "born" on its base .... in general .... a future headache, especially for land based ammunition and ship carriers of our new anti-ship missiles.
      So the caps are in the air fellow "it would be necessary ... to remove further bully
      1. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 17: 40 New
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        Very slow. Near RRC LRASM to our RCC GZUR.
        1. ancient 29 May 2020 17: 49 New
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          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          Very slow

          But it has already been adopted and integrated on the F-18'e and B-1V ...... in 2-3 years they promise on other carriers.
          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          Far RCC LRASM to our RCC GZUR.

          Our GZUR still need to .. "bring to mind", integrate into the "normal media", while receiving them the required number, and then .... fellow
          Well, B-1V can carry them 24 pieces (I emphasize ... it already can!) soldier
          1. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 17: 56 New
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            Drown for the Americans all the time. Where does such incredible love for you come from? Sometimes it’s even alarming how you care about them. Well, okay. Your business.
            The X-59MK2 can perform the functions of RCC in our country. Let it be a little and inferior in range.
            “If we are talking about the X-59MK2 and similar missiles, then this is a tactical weapon,” said Dmitry Kornev. - In its current form, it is homing. The latest version has a homing head. On the previous ones - television. ” The expert notes that to control the rocket requires an operator-shooter who will accompany it before capturing the target, and then turn on the homing system. After that, the X-59MK2 operates on the principle of "shot - forgot."

            https://russian.rt.com/russia/article/517063-su-57-siriya-ispytaniya-rakety
            1. ancient 29 May 2020 18: 04 New
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              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              Drown for the Americans all the time. Where does such incredible love for you come from? Sometimes it’s even alarming how you care about them. Well, okay. Your business.

              It’s just that, unlike you, I directly came across a “probable adversary” and how the “hatred” ends ... not by hearsay ...... you yourself probably studied history at school, the period when Budyonny and Voroshilov gathered 1- th horse army to disperse all the tank hordes .... recall how it ended? am
              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              The X-59MK2 can perform the functions of RCC in our country. Let it be a little and inferior in range.

              “Do it” you ... “by yours” fellow .... that's it ... a little ... wassat
              1. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 18: 17 New
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                But in fact you have nothing to say? You start to grimace, include Zelensky. Why?
                1. ancient 29 May 2020 19: 44 New
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                  Quote: Sky Strike fighter
                  But in fact you have nothing to say?

                  Those. trying to challenge - "There is no greater disaster than underestimating the enemy"Ancient Chinese philosopher of Lao Tzu? belay
                  Then you’re sure to .. "your Zelensky !.
              2. Thunderbolt 30 May 2020 00: 13 New
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                Ancient, thank you for the Service, and for the excellent service .. The equations rannulli, took off and fell asleep, only the entire Soviet country is holding on to the suspension, I’ve been winged with a shear, I’m with a creak for a moment, -23, I’m the air force of the entire union from the Afghan wing
              3. businessv 30 May 2020 19: 56 New
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                Quote: ancient
                how "hatred" ends ... a sign not by hearsay ...... yes you yourself probably studied history at school, the period when Budyonny and Voroshilov were going to

                Now more details please! You know firsthand, being a subordinate of Budenny with Voroshilov at the same time, and even in the history of the Union your actions with commanders are reflected! However! stop Maxim is right - do not drown for minke whales - annoying. You want to say, speak simply and without admiring aspiration, just lay out the facts.
                1. Sling cutter 31 May 2020 02: 45 New
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                  Quote: businessv
                  Maxim is right - do not drown for minke whales - annoying.

                  And where did you suddenly hear that the Ancient drowns for .. "minke whales"? You were clearly told that
                  Quote: ancient
                  “There is no greater misfortune than underestimating the adversary.” Ancient Chinese philosopher Laozi?

                  What the hell are you writing ?! Just to write? angry
                  1. businessv 31 May 2020 09: 32 New
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                    Quote: Stroporez
                    And where did you suddenly hear that the Ancient drowns for
                    Lawyer? It is not written to you, but you will poke your wife in the navel, if you will!
            2. ancient 29 May 2020 19: 40 New
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              Sometimes it’s even alarming how you care about them.

              What are you doing here on the site ... "peeping-tapping"? wassat
              1. Thunderbolt 30 May 2020 00: 18 New
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                Quote: ancient
                What are you doing here on the site ...

                Sergey, you clashed with a foolish kid, about the commissar tsist.
                1. Sling cutter 30 May 2020 02: 20 New
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                  Quote: Thunderbolt
                  Sergey, you clashed with a foolish kid, about the commissar tsist.

                  Yeah, there are a lot of such theorists, some read on the wiki, other charters, and then the pilots begin to learn how many kilos they take on board and how to fly without methio, and then they will tell me how much and what to put in the erdeha and how to staff. Ugh, pancake...
                  In general, for the front-line, Bernoulli and thanks to the flyers! good drinks
                2. SSR
                  SSR 30 May 2020 04: 42 New
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                  Quote: Thunderbolt
                  Sergey, you clashed with a foolish kid

                  And it wouldn’t be easy to say that the rocket is a real and really worthy product.
                  PS.
                  I only smiled at the destruction of the MLRS model of a tornado in the video. This missile seems to me worth several of these MLRS.
                  1. Sling cutter 31 May 2020 02: 56 New
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                    Quote: SSR
                    I only smiled at the destruction of the MLRS model of a tornado in the video. This missile seems to me worth several of these MLRS.

                    Zdarova, Bro! drinks There are many "specialists" belay You tell them how about the wall .... even on those. reluctance to write topics), Opus writes ... and what .... what
            3. KCA
              KCA 29 May 2020 20: 25 New
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              So we and Brahmos can perform the functions of RCC
              1. businessv 30 May 2020 20: 11 New
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                Quote: KCA
                So we and Brahmos can perform the functions of RCC

                It is RCC, but the range is much shorter - air-ground 500 km, against 800, and the mass of explosives is less than 300 against 450. Of course, Bramos’s speed is much higher - 2,8 M against subsonic, but this is a separate conversation.
            4. kutuz 30 May 2020 19: 42 New
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              "The functions of RCC can be performed by us" - and also Uncle Fedya with a berdanka
        2. Kalmar 30 May 2020 11: 39 New
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          Quote: Sky Strike fighter
          Very slow. Near RRC LRASM to our RCC GZUR.

          Speed ​​is not everything. Low visibility, high-quality brains, low starting weight (as a result - the largest possible number in a salvo) will play a role.

          Well, and, as already noted, the fact of adopting the armament and the availability of real serial prototypes for the Air Force is generally a huge advantage over the GZUR, which so far is only somehow incomprehensibly tested: this process, as the sad experience shows, can us drag out for many years.
      2. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 18: 22 New
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        LRASM from Harpoon is distinguished by an increased range of destruction and a more powerful warhead, and there is nothing fundamentally new.
        According to the technical description, the LRASM missile carries a 450 kg warhead and can cover distances of up to 930 km. AGM-158C is equipped with a Williams International F107-WR-105 turbofan engine, which provides it with maneuverable flight at subsonic speed (a supersonic version of the rocket was also developed, but this project was rejected by the US Department of Defense).
        It is planned that in the coming years, LRASM missiles will become standard weapons for US Air Force aircraft and US Navy ships. The new ammunition has already been tested for compatibility with the Mk.41 ship launcher, can be dropped from B-1B Lancer bombers, and can also be launched from F / A-18 and F-35 Lightning II fighters.

        https://warspot.ru/9585-lrasm-protivokorabelnye-rakety-novogo-pokoleniya
        1. Avior 29 May 2020 21: 00 New
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          LRASM from Harpoon is distinguished by an increased range of destruction and a more powerful warhead, and there is nothing fundamentally new.

          Are you joking?
          These are two completely different missiles. Harpoon - a relatively simple missile with radar seeker, medium range with warheads of about 200 kg.
          LRASM-warhead about 500 kg, range up to 1000 km, and, most importantly, a much more complex combined seeker
          .
          1. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 21: 22 New
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            I wrote an increased range of destruction and a more powerful warhead.
            much more complicated combined seeker

            What benefits does this have over Harpoon when using LRASM?
            1. Avior 29 May 2020 23: 25 New
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              In noise immunity and increasing the probability of hitting a target.
              The usual radar seeker, like that of Harpoon and most other anti-ship missiles with a simple radar seeker, sensitive to traps and electronic warfare, no matter how you improve it, is their major drawback inherent in such seekers, known since the Yom Kippur War, when none of the P-15s Radar seeker from fifty did not hit the target - all went to milk, and repeatedly confirmed in real hostilities.

              In LRASM, the seeker is combined, it includes both the radar part and the matrix infrared seeker.
              LRASM with low EPR, it is network-centric and is capable of transmitting the coordinates of detected targets to other missiles in a salvo, is able to search and search for targets in a given area, is able to stand by in the area until the target appears.
              LRASM can be fully used for coastal targets, including mobile ones (Harpoon, like some other anti-ship missiles, has versions that can also be used for coastal targets, but limitedly or simply according to navigation data, or, more precisely, separately using radio contrast to stationary targets, but Harpun’s capabilities are not close to recognizing the target)
              In general, this is a much more complex missile than Harpoon, far from only in terms of the range and weight of warheads, although this by itself, but primarily from the point of view of the control system and GOS. These are different rockets of completely different levels. And the prices, by the way.
              hi
  2. knn54 29 May 2020 17: 07 New
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    -for the defeat of important targets, both stationary and moving, at any time of the day and in any meteorological conditions.
    Especially if the target has a “beacon”. A mobile, for example.
    1. ancient 29 May 2020 17: 14 New
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      Quote: knn54
      to destroy important targets, both stationary and moving, at any time of the day and in any meteorological conditions.

      Somehow the characteristics are voiced ...... recourse
      Probably better like that - the long-range AGM-158 air-to-air missile is designed to destroy both stationary and mobile targets (air defense systems, bunkers, large buildings, lightly armored and small heavily protected objects, bridges) in simple and difficult weather conditions, night and day. wink
    2. ancient 29 May 2020 17: 22 New
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      Quote: knn54
      Especially if the target has a “beacon”. A mobile, for example

      It does a great job and ... without a mobile wink
      As part of the combined guidance system, along with the thermal imaging seeker borrowed from the AGM-130 planning bomb (operating at the final guidance site), an inertial control system with correction according to the NAVSTAR ARS data and hardware and software for autonomous target recognition are used.
      To direct the missile at the target, algorithms are used for correlation comparison of the detected object (aiming region) obtained in the IR range of the image with the reference signatures stored in the onboard computer, which also allows you to automatically select the optimal aiming point.
      1. tlauicol 29 May 2020 19: 43 New
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        I have long wanted to ask you: are there comparison correlation algorithms for the radar seeker in service? Or just the optical ones?
        1. ancient 29 May 2020 19: 50 New
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          Quote: Tlauicol
          I have long wanted to ask you: are there comparison correlation algorithms for the radar seeker in service? Or just the optical ones?

          With us or with them? bully
          They have yes soldier
          1. tlauicol 30 May 2020 05: 15 New
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            Quote: ancient
            Quote: Tlauicol
            I have long wanted to ask you: are there comparison correlation algorithms for the radar seeker in service? Or just the optical ones?

            With us or with them? bully
            They have yes soldier

            Well, what kind of answer, I thought you would give examples)) With uv. hi
            I didn’t minus
    3. ancient 29 May 2020 17: 50 New
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      Quote: knn54
      to hit important targets,

      "Minus", by the way, is not mine ... so your .. "answer" ... is not accepted wassat
  3. Zaurbek 29 May 2020 17: 55 New
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    Such missiles sharply increase the value of tactical aviation .... carriers of the Kyrgyz Republic is many times more.
  4. TatarinSSSR 29 May 2020 18: 27 New
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    Oh well. But we can sow a stationary barn in Syria with Caliber from a submarine with a couple of thousand kilometers.
    1. Charik 29 May 2020 19: 52 New
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      can and not only in Syria
  5. Bez 310 29 May 2020 19: 36 New
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    Very interesting rocket.
    Unfortunately, we do not have such missiles in service ...
    1. Charik 29 May 2020 19: 54 New
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      a rocket for lyam or 2 greens to kill Vasya, instead of whom the cia will appoint another interesting rocket
      1. Bez 310 29 May 2020 21: 26 New
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        Are you raving?
        If not, express yourself more clearly.
    2. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 20: 26 New
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      Quote: Bez 310
      Very interesting rocket.
      Unfortunately, we do not have such missiles in service ...


      Well, why not?
      It is noted that fighters with X-59MK2 in their arsenal can effectively attack the deployment sites of air defense and missile defense systems, as well as hit sea targets.

      https://glas.ru/politics/42579-egipetskie-voennye-namereny-poluchit-unikalnye-rossijskie-rakety.html


      The Egyptian Air Force, in addition to receiving the most maneuverable combat aircraft on the planet, will receive from Russia X-59MK2 tactical cruise missiles capable of hitting targets at distances of 300 kilometers (export version of a cruise missile - approx. Ed.). Such weapons allow Su-35 fighters to destroy positional areas of enemy air defense and missile defense systems and destroy naval targets.

      https://avia.pro/news/egipet-priobretaet-rossiyskie-superrakety-h-59mk2-oni-ne-imeyut-analogov-v-mire
      1. Bez 310 29 May 2020 21: 29 New
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        No, because we haven’t invented such missiles, didn’t, haven’t tested them, and haven’t adopted them.
        And what you give links to is a completely different story ...
        1. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 21: 33 New
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          In Syria, they tested the X-59MK2 from the Su-57. This is a standard weapon designed for the Su-57 as well.
          1. Bez 310 29 May 2020 21: 35 New
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            Why are you telling me this?
            We are discussing completely different missiles.
            1. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 21: 40 New
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              X-59MK2 is a multi-functional missile, which can also be used as anti-ship missiles. LRASM is also a multi-functional missile, which can also be used as anti-ship missiles. Both are subsonic.
              So what missiles are we discussing? Absolutely different? Really? request
              1. Bez 310 29 May 2020 21: 43 New
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                Yes, we are talking about different missiles.
                I will not argue with you, you either do not understand the difference, or simply "juggle" the facts. Excuse me...
                1. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 21: 49 New
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                  I don’t suggest you argue, just give facts that justify your point of view, and perhaps I will agree with you. But you are simply categorically speaking about your point of view as a fact, without giving any evidence.
                  1. Bez 310 29 May 2020 21: 58 New
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                    Quote: Sky Strike fighter
                    just give the facts

                    Quote: Sky Strike fighter
                    LRASM is also a multi-functional missile, which can also be used as anti-ship missiles.

                    Here is an example of your "juggling". LRASM is not "can be used as anti-ship missiles", but a real long-range anti-ship missile.
                    I repeat once again - to my great regret, we do not have such a missile in service.
                    1. Charik 29 May 2020 22: 22 New
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                      Yes, and the phallus with her, we have our own ASP
                    2. Voyager 29 May 2020 22: 31 New
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                      We have a "Dagger".
    3. Eroma 29 May 2020 23: 20 New
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      We have other missiles with a range of 5000 km, they don’t have such!
      There is also something to be proud of, but of course I also want to have more tactical missiles what
  6. Don't See Evil 29 May 2020 22: 30 New
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    In the video “How the AGM-158 JASSM Works” at 2.20 a rocket pierces the roof, apparently of a concrete bunker. Why does a rocket not break, do not fold, do not deform, wings do not break ?? But do concrete floors pass, along with a rocket, like a knife through oil?
    1. Comrade 31 May 2020 13: 03 New
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      It looks like the roof is hollow (only the edges are concrete) and covered with earth and pebbles.