Business Insider: Watch the military drill where Finland launches F-18s off of a highway
The Finnish Air Force just completed Baana 16, a military exercise where they practice launching F-18 Hornets and BAE Systems Hawk trainer planes off of highways.
The video shows the Hornets smoothly launching off the highways and even landing with improvised arresting gear.
In a war situation, when airfields make attractive targets for enemy missiles and airstrikes, having the capability to launch from unconventional, unexpected places becomes a huge asset.
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