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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Feb 2017 10:21 p.m. PST

"What is this secret weapon? Pentagon officials aren't saying, but here are some clues.

The U.S. Air Force awarded a mysterious contract to an Israeli firm for equipment to counter small drones like the ones used by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

But service officials will not disclose the type of system and whether it uses electronic jamming, conventional missiles, a combination of both, or some other method to down enemy drones.

Here's what we know: The Air Force awarded ELTA North America Inc. a U.S. subsidiary of Israeli Aerospace Industries a $15.6 USD million contract for "counter-unmanned aerial systems." The contract announcement specifically references "21 Man Portable Aerial Defense System kits," which will be delivered by July 28…"
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Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 7:08 a.m. PST

Cool!

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Feb 2017 10:36 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


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FatherOfAllLogic27 Feb 2017 2:23 p.m. PST

How about a large bore shotgun? I read an article about a goose hunter in England who makes his own large bore guns to shoot the high flying birds. Goose, drone, about the same?

Rubber Suit Theatre Inactive Member27 Feb 2017 9:41 p.m. PST

Perhaps something more basic?

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Lion in the Stars28 Feb 2017 3:43 a.m. PST

You can make a dronekiller out of a microwave oven's magnetron, but the end result looks like a Blowpipe missile launcher. 1200 watts of microwave energy will utterly fry the radio control receiver, since it's built to only take half a watt or so. Microwave oven magnetron because 2.4GHz is the control frequency, and the magnetron radiates at 2.4GHz. evil grin

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