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The funniest thing is that it is for real

http://fortune.com/2017/02/22/drones-eagles-france/
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http://fortune.com/2017/02/22/drones-eagles-france/
The Dutch police have been training eagles for this for over a year and there is a Dutch firm now offering trained birds for such duties.
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1. It is a BBC article, so they might possibly have left out some critical infromation.

2. If it were at low altitude, a Patriot hitting such a small UAS might have been something of a feat given the missile's intended purpose and engagement capabilities.

3. This is an issue of modern / hybird warfare that goes well beyond GBAD.
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1. It is a BBC article, so they might possibly have left out some critical infromation.

2. If it were at low altitude, a Patriot hitting such a small UAS might have been something of a feat given the missile's intended purpose and engagement capabilities.

3. This is an issue of modern / hybird warfare that goes well beyond GBAD.
What is the balance of probability between the drone being acquired by radar of some sort ground based observation and intelligence?
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What is the balance of probability between the drone being acquired by radar of some sort ground based observation and intelligence?
Given that Patriots are radar-cued, I am not sure what you mean. Someone might have spotted the UAS while washing their car, but it would not have aided the intecept.

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Given that Patriots are radar-cued, I am not sure what you mean. Someone might have spotted the UAS while washing their car, but it would not have aided the intecept.

Could you be more specific?
What I was wondering was how was the drone initially spotted,the article shed no light on that.
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What I was wondering was how was the drone initially spotted,the article shed no light on that.
Not sure, but if the missile intercepted, then at some stage the UAS was targetted by the fire-control radar.
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It's rather akin to a WW2 3.7 inch AA gun being used to deal with a gnat that's annoying the battery commander. hitting it may be an amazing feat of gunnery but..
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It's rather akin to a WW2 3.7 inch AA gun being used to deal with a gnat that's annoying the battery commander. hitting it may be an amazing feat of gunnery but..
Agreed. Probably fake news. Patriots are not tasked for such small targets, that's why I said a shotgun and skeet shooting is a better solution.

Though I've got a better and more expensive solution if your willing to spend a couple grand a shot. I happen to like the hawk solution because I missed out on the USAF peregrine falcon training slot and that would be such a cool MOS.
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On a related subject; IDF Arrow supposedly takes out Syrian SAM, though suspicions is that it was actually a Syrian SSM

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On a related subject; IDF Arrow supposedly takes out Syrian SAM, though suspicions is that it was actually a Syrian SSM
Which at least is what it was designed for. The initial claim was that it was a SSM some form of augmented SCUD and then the news reports were changed to say it was a SAM
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Which at least is what it was designed for. The initial claim was that it was a SSM some form of augmented SCUD and then the news reports were changed to say it was a SAM
Fake News!

It seems odd that Syria launched an SA-5 in a different area and time from the putative IDF strike, but odd things sometimes do happen.

Waste of an Arrow, anyhow.
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It's rather akin to a WW2 3.7 inch AA gun being used to deal with a gnat that's annoying the battery commander. hitting it may be an amazing feat of gunnery but..
Now now Mark it's your thread.Fair play old chap,don't go behaving like those Johnny yanks.Not that they arent fine sorts for the most part.
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