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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3621 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 13611 times:

Pretty cool. I wonder how easy they are to spot and shoot down?

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/tiny-kamikaze-drone/


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4846 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13069 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Thread starter):
I wonder how easy they are to spot and shoot down?

they look to be too small and fast/manoeverable to be easily shot down.
I think they are a great idea!
They would have to be kept very secure however as otherwise terrorists could get hold of them and use them against troops etc.



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User currently offlinebikerthai From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 2170 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 12942 times:

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 1):

they look to be too small and fast/manoeverable to be easily shot down.

Radar controlled laser would have a better chance.

No bigger than a mortar. They have/had laser guided mortars, but this thing can loiter and you don't need a spotter to bracket your target like you would with a mortar.

You might be able to program the system with real time security code/satellite tracking so "lost" weapon could be disabled.

bt



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