British destroyer HMS Diamond Type 45 spent teaching to repel attacks 2-(one of the fastest fighter in the world) attack aircraft F-15E Strike Eagle USAF reports ASDNews October 8. According to the scenario provided air defense destroyer maneuvers mine group during exercises in the Persian Gulf, where he accompanied four minesweepers. Doctrine had name IMCMEX12 (International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012) and conducted under Navy maneuvers 30 countries where the objective was to «protect the main sea lanes.»
Destroyer comped 5 ships, namely minesweeper HMS Shoreham, Auxiliary ship Cardigan Bay royal navy, and three American anti-mine ship Devastator, Dextrous and Sentry. Being one of the most massive air defense ships in the world, the destroyer HMS Diamond used its own advanced radar Sampson («rotating egg on top of the mainmast») for the detection, tracking and simulation guidance Sea Viper anti-aircraft missiles to attack the F-15 before the aircraft could strike at mine countermeasures ships.
F-15 fighter can develop at high altitude up to 2.5 M (3,000 km / h), and even at low altitude, where the air density is substantially larger plane can reach supersonic speeds. Destroyer radar can track 10 targets at a range matches up to 250 miles (400 km), which gives the ship up to 10 minutes to repel the F-15 fighters, hovering at the highest speed. Sea Viper anti-aircraft missile capable of hitting a target with EPR size of a tennis ball, even if it moves at a speed three times faster sound and maneuvering with bolshennymi congestion, difficult to access for fighter pilots. During exercises near the Scottish coast destroyer with the introduction of these missiles hit targets, hovering at a speed almost 5000 km / h Fortunately for the crews of F-15E missiles were in their own mines, only denoting kick.