bjorn14
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US Army To Get Switchblade Drone.

Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:15 pm

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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RE: US Army To Get Switchblade Drone.

Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:10 pm

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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RE: US Army To Get Switchblade Drone.

Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:43 pm

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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