Drones are Great!

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Re: Drones are Great!

Post by Milo » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:47 am

lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:27 am
That's a good idea....... lower the insertion costs for military engagement. That surely should lead to peace and a just social order.......;).......
But what if we gave a war and only robots came?

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Re: Drones are Great!

Post by Milo » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:24 am

In the Pentagon's vast arsenal there is little quite like it: a super-secret space drone that looks like a miniature version of the space shuttle, but orbits the Earth for months, even years, at a time. Doing what? The Air Force won't say.

On the tarmac, the X-37B, as it is called, looks tiny, standing not much taller than a person. Its wingspan measures less than 15 feet, and it weighs in at just 11,000 pounds. But over the course of six flights, it has proved to be a rugged little robotic spacecraft, spending a total of nearly six years, probing the hard environment of the high frontier.

On Thursday, after a successful morning launch at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the X-37B headed yet again to the vital real estate known as low Earth orbit, home to the International Space Station and all sorts of military and commercial satellites.

The mission is slated to last 270 days, but the Air Force warned in a statement that "the actual duration depends on test objectives, on-orbit vehicle performance and conditions at the landing facility."

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news ... d=11920217

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Re: Drones are Great!

Post by Milo » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:19 pm

An anti drone, drone!


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Re: Drones are Great!

Post by Milo » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:23 am

A drone attack on a Yemeni government base by the rebel Houthi movement has reportedly killed six soldiers.

The drone exploded above a podium at al-Anad base, in the southern province of Lahj, where high-ranking officers and officials were watching a parade.

Medics said army deputy chief of staff Gen Saleh al-Zindani and Lahj governor Ahmed al-Turki were among those hurt.


The ME appears to be leading the way in drone warfare!

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Re: Drones are Great!

Post by lzzrdgrrl » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:50 am

Watch How a New Gun Knocks Drones Out of the Sky

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DroneGun Tactical is made by Australia-based DroneShield Ltd., which also has a Northern Virginia office. The jamming device "allows for a controlled management of drone payload such as explosives, with no damage to common drones models or surrounding environment due to the drones generally responding via a vertical controlled landing on the spot, or returning back to the starting point," which aids authorities in tracking the drone operator, the company said.
I have a certain notoriety among the lesser gods........

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Re: Drones are Great!

Post by Milo » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:32 pm

lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:50 am
Watch How a New Gun Knocks Drones Out of the Sky

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DroneGun Tactical is made by Australia-based DroneShield Ltd., which also has a Northern Virginia office. The jamming device "allows for a controlled management of drone payload such as explosives, with no damage to common drones models or surrounding environment due to the drones generally responding via a vertical controlled landing on the spot, or returning back to the starting point," which aids authorities in tracking the drone operator, the company said.
Ridiculous, looks like a parody!

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Re: Drones are Great!

Post by Jim the Moron » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:00 pm

Drones get no respect . . .


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Re: Drones are Great!

Post by Milo » Thu May 09, 2019 3:11 pm

In a sign of things to come, an autonomous boat has just made a cargo run from the UK to Belgium.

The 12m-long Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) SEA-KIT Maxlimer crossed from West Mersea to Oostende on Monday night, carrying a box of oysters.

It relied on a range of technologies to safely navigate what is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

The boat's owner says the trip was the first commercial crossing of the North Sea to be made by an autonomous vessel.

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