Thursday, March 16, 2017

A $3 Million Patriot Missile Was Used To Shoot Down A $300 Small Quadcopter Drone

Patriot missiles are normally used to shoot down enemy aircraft or other missiles

BBC: Small drone 'shot with Patriot missile'

A Patriot missile - usually priced at about $3m (£2.5m) - was used to shoot down a small quadcopter drone, according to a US general.

The strike was made by a US ally, Gen David Perkins told a military symposium.

"That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from did not stand a chance against a Patriot," he said.

Patriots are radar-targeted weapons more commonly used to shoot down enemy aircraft and ballistic missiles.

"Now, that worked, they got it, OK, and we love Patriot missiles," the general said.

Recently, there have been reports that some groups, for example in Iraq, have taken to attaching weapons to small, commercial drones and using them against security forces.

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WNU Editor: Talk about enormous overkill. No mention on who did this interception .... but my money is on Saudi Arabia .... and on the Yemen border.

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