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200 USD Quadcopter shot down by 3 Million USD Patriot Missile

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  1. شاھین میزایل

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    A Patriot missile - usually priced at about $3m (£2.5m) - was used to shoot down a small quadcopter drone, according to a US general.

    The strike was made by a US ally, Gen David Perkins told a military symposium.

    "That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot," he said.

    Patriots are radar-targeted weapons more commonly used to shoot down enemy aircraft and ballistic missiles.

    "Now, that worked, they got it, OK, and we love Patriot missiles," the general said.

    Recently, there have been reports that some groups, for example in Iraq, have taken to attaching weapons to small, commercial drones and using them against security forces.

    However, Gen Perkins suggested deploying large surface-to-air missiles as a defence was probably not economically wise.

    "I'm not sure that's a good economic exchange ratio," he told an audience at the Association of the United States Army's Global Force symposium in Alabama.

    "In fact, if I'm the enemy, I'm thinking, 'Hey, I'm just gonna get on eBay and buy as many of these $300 quadcopters as I can and expend all the Patriot missiles out there'."

    'Enormous overkill'
    No further details of the encounter - such as where or how recently it took place - were given, but Gen Perkins did describe the party that launched the missile as "a very close ally".

    "It is clearly enormous overkill," said Justin Bronk, a researcher at the Royal United Services Institute.

    "It certainly exposes in very stark terms the challenge which militaries face in attempting to deal with the adaptation of cheap and readily available civilian technology with extremely expensive, high-end hardware designed for state-on-state warfare."

    Mr Bronk also told the BBC that Patriot radar systems, while sophisticated, might struggle to target a small quadcopter effectively.

    Patriot missiles were first produced in 1980 and are operated by 12 countries including the US, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

    The missiles themselves travel at five times the speed of sound, whereas a quadcopter drone typically has a top speed of 50mph (80km/h).


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    Is he talking abouy Isreal's Arrow interceptors or some other incident happened in M.E?
     
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    :lol:, well just overwhelm the system with low cost drones. Economics will take care of rest of the stuff.
     
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    US GEnerel is misinformed

    Quad copter can be bought for 100 usd even... just not from anazon
     
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    Well in modern warfare the weapons used costs more than what they destroy
     
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    So who won, "the terrorist" kid who lost USD 200 + shipping cost or the US ally who used a USD 3 million missile?
    :lol::lol::lol: I see what you did there
     
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    This is good as it will lead to refinement of the Technology, radars will differentiate and use optimum resources to tackle the threat. And low cost solutions for smaller targets and threats Like Lasers and guided bullets/Shells will be executed.
     
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    As lasers or guided bullets are still not entirely developed and integrated - I guess this is why we still need AA guns in the 21st century :D ?
     
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    An even more cheaper solution would be using balloons if u know what I mean and attaching some material with a large surface area
     
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    what waste of tax payers money :o:
     
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    by the way any idea who is the country
     
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    More likely a Saudi missile versus a Daesh thing?
     
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    the same Israeli do everyday where their IRON DOME missile system target small mortars fired by HAMAS , i think one mortar cost about 200$