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Old October 6th, 2017, 08:16 PM
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Well Israel continues to surprise they seem to stay ahead of the curve, came up with ERA, world class ATGM missiles & defence systems & it seems the pioneers of miltary drones. They are the worlds major exporters.
https://www.commentarymagazine.com/a...h-tech-weapon/

Trying to find the article again seems Israel used the mass drone concept 7 or 8 years agothats getting air defence people worried. Used 30 odd cheap basic drones adapted as flying bombs, cheaper than a missile to target air defences & let planes follow on in safety.

DARPAS latest idea to maximise the potential of F22 & its poor payload is to use F22 as a detection platform.
It follows behind a remote operated F16 that caries air launched drones armed with AIM-120 missiles.
Engage in safety due to the extended range.
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VS opposition with low tech equipment (i.e. ISIS) I could see using cheap drones as flying bombs as being a pretty damn practical idea.
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Like they've already done in Iraq such as in Mosul but as bombers, because why would you want to lose a perfectly good drone otherwise?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/new...ear-Mosul.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/new...rmy-tanks.html
https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/...ack-mosul.html


Of course they're using them for artillery spotting and surveillance as well. Unfortunately they seem to evolve and than adopt as conditions warrant regularly.

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Like they've already done in Iraq such as in Mosul but as bombers, because why would you want to lose a perfectly good drone otherwise
Range (fuel, battery life) ... sometimes it's a one-way trip ...
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