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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 4697 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 29312 times:

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


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 5283 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 28770 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, 2448 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 28643 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.


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