By now you’ve probably seen the video of a couple of US Navy sailors standing next to a jet engine and firing at it.
It’s a clip that got the internet buzzing and generated some big reactions on social media, but in reality, the crew of the USS Ketchikan, which is one of the ships in the US Navy’s fleet of the inkjet, are not just doing their job.
The video of the crew firing at a jet is not a stunt at all.
It is real, and it is happening right in front of you.
In fact, the video shows the crew actually firing at the jet.
“We did it with the right equipment, we did it as a test and we were able to test it,” said Capt. Richard McKeon, commanding officer of the Ketchika.
“So we are looking forward to what the Navy does with this technology.”
McKeon says the Kemptikan is the largest of the US fleet of inkjet-powered aircraft, and its crew is one who are used to seeing planes and ships coming in.
They also work very closely with other ships in their fleet, which also includes ships like the USS Forrestal, a carrier.
The Kemptika is part of the Navy’s new fleet of F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft, which will be in service with the Navy from 2019-20.
This year, the Navy has a fleet of nearly 5,000 F/As, and as of April, they have fired more than 1,500 of them.
McKeons crew has also tested the Kents in the past.
During the summer of 2016, the K-Tek crew successfully fired at the Super Hornets at the Aberdeen Proving Ground.
They have also tested other aircraft at sea, like the F/C-130 Hercules, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, and F-18 Hornet.