Thursday, July 16, 2015

Army addressing an emerging threat: drones as IEDs

While the private sector promotes the myriad commercial opportunities for drones of all shapes and sizes, this proliferation has some in the military and security sector worried. The U.S. still maintains a monopoly on weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles – and places stringent export policies on sharing this technology with partners – officials worry that smaller UAVs could serve as flying improvised explosive devices.


Anonymous said...

It would have to be a rather large drone in order to carry any amount of weight...unless all you want to do is make a lot of noise.

Anonymous said...

A shaped charge of a couple pounds lands on the thinnest piece of armor and there will be noise. Countering a Drone with shaped charge is chain link fencing forcing stand-off distance. easy.

But, it will work once or twice, maybe for a week.

Pentagon solution will involve a couple million bucks of AI radars and small craft countermeasures, adding 300# per vehicle.