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Azerbaijan vs Armenia

Treetop Flyer

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pilot
Anyone following this? AZ is putting out a lot of footage that shows that drones and precision strike is a capability not just possessed by major powers.
 

Treetop Flyer

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pilot
Some strikes. It’s actual people so graphic, and I can’t vouch for this site:

 

Hair Warrior

New Member

Look like the Army has been watching this and other recent conflicts
Hell yeah. They are underselling it by labeling it just an “anti-air stryker.” That 30mm cannon and 2x Hellfires make it a no joke all-purpose welterweight ground combatant. The only thing I don’t see is a V-hull, which is probably bc we want to keep as many interchangable maintenance parts with the rest of the stryker fleet. (“fleet”? “troop”? whatever)
 

Look like the Army has been watching this and other recent conflicts
I interned in the PEO that includes the IM-SHORAD acquisition. If I remember correctly, this is just a stop-gap until the directed energy version is ready. At least this version from General Dynamics should be significantly more capable than Avenger.
 

BigRed389

Registered User
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I interned in the PEO that includes the IM-SHORAD acquisition. If I remember correctly, this is just a stop-gap until the directed energy version is ready. At least this version from General Dynamics should be significantly more capable than Avenger.
Pretty much any missile air defense designed to counter low cost kamikaze drones is on the wrong side of the cost curve (other than by preventing the larger cost of having equipment it is protecting get hit by the drone).

If the current pace of drone proliferation continues, lasers or other DEWs/soft kill based defenses are going to shift from "nice to have" to mandatory.
 
Pretty much any missile air defense designed to counter low cost kamikaze drones is on the wrong side of the cost curve (other than by preventing the larger cost of having equipment it is protecting get hit by the drone).

If the current pace of drone proliferation continues, lasers or other DEWs/soft kill based defenses are going to shift from "nice to have" to mandatory.
Yeah, shooting down a $300 drone with a $40,000 missile isn't going to work long term. Didn't Saudi Arabia shoot one down with a Patriot missile?
 

taxi1

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pilot
Some strikes. It’s actual people so graphic, and I can’t vouch for this site:

What was the weapon in that video? Didn’t see anything enter the screen.
 
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