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Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 05:14:02 PM »
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17747/us-army-rushes-to-add-hundreds-of-stinger-missile-teams-as-threat-of-small-drones-evolves

When I worked for the Army, I worked a lot in C-UAS.  I spent a lot of time at Fort Sill, and demonstrated my systems at MFIX, which is mentioned in the article.

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Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 05:15:12 PM »
A Stinger missile comes in at $38,000. A 'small drone' is a mere fraction of that. Overkill much?

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Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2018, 05:20:48 PM »
The Stingers are a stop-gap while we catch up.
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Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2018, 10:22:59 PM »
the Stingers were bought and paid for 25 years ago.  might as well use em or lose em.
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Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 10:20:06 AM »
A Stinger missile comes in at $38,000. A 'small drone' is a mere fraction of that. Overkill much?

hellfire missiles vs. small groups of terrorists -- overkill yes, but it does take pieces off the table
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Re: Begun, The Drone Wars Have
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 07:40:00 PM »
Those Afghani stingers are ancient by now. I've heard that they most likely have not aged well.
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