US soldiers to carry miniature drones to launch from backpacks

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  1. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Opens up a new dimension in infantry oriented combat.
     
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    Easy for him to say. That's some bulky shit there, and how much does it weigh?

    Spokesmen for military contractors are salesmen like any other. If there has been testing in the field, let's hear what the soldiers say.
     
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    Claims that it weighs less than 6 lbs.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Oh, well, I'll take a dozen.:lol:
     
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    We could seriously use something like this in our anti terror efforts for our troopers when in hostile terrain like NE and Kashmir.
     
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    AeroVironment would like to sell them to you, no doubt.

    Although, the whole concept makes me think of Wile. E. Coyote opening a big box from Acme Munitions Inc. and looking out of the corner of his eye for the Roadrunner...

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^ Yeah, it does, man ! :lol:
     
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    lol such complex expensive solutions typical America

    mini spike is cheaper lighter carry's more reloads ( 6 shots for 2 men crew )
    does the same job (fire point destruction )
     
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    To add some information to your lol:

    Rafael Unveils Mini-Spike Anti-Personnel Guided Weapon

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    Brilliant idea, these drones can be valuable in gathering information.
     
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    do not be offended my American friend
    but American companies solve problems by throwing money at them
    you lack the creativity and fiance off Russian or Israeli company's

    for example this micro uav / smart grenade is far too expensive to acquire for any non us sf infantry team
    the mini spike shares launcher and optics with regular spike
    and is 4000$ a shot it too has tracking ability and an aboard ccd /ir camera
    and it is used with great successes in Gaza by regular at platoons as part off regular infantry battalions in Israel
     
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    rock127 Maulana Rockullah Senior Member

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    Rate thoda theek laga lo to 20 ka order kar doonga :D
     
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    If it's going to dive bomb in every mission, it's going I prove very expensive @10,000 per piece. Good for recon if a soldier is in a tight spot and needs to know where is enemy is and what's the ammo he is carrying.
     
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    Oh, I understand what you say. The motto of the US Army Corps of Engineers when they build their projects is, "God would have done it if he'd had the money.":)
     
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