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shooting down drones with small arms   General Military Discussion

Started 6-Oct by autogun; 1014 views.
Red7272

From: Red7272

6-Oct

poliorcetes said:

I have serious doubts agains a wide range of targets.

I suspect it is the drones the Russians were facing recently that this is intended for.  Radio controlled drones bought as $200 in parts off the local version of Amazon with a grenade or two taped on. 

taschoene

From: taschoene

6-Oct

The US has been dealing with those in Iraq.  Quadcopters with grenade droppers, that sort of thing.

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Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

6-Oct

Maybe for some Aliexprees quadcopters, anything else doesn't need to come into small arms range 

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

6-Oct

A good open source look at the drones being used in the middle east:

https://www.bellingcat.com/tag/drones/

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gatnerd

From: gatnerd

7-Oct

In terms of these 'self firing' Fire Control Units, I'm surprised we haven't seen one adopted for use in the Carl Gustaf of similar.

Rather then a drone, it locks onto a moving vehicle, and wont fire until the right moment to make a hit. 

Seems like such a system would be a sort of '80/20' bridge between unguided and guided weapons systems. 

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

7-Oct

I agree, the self firing thing should be added to quite a few things provided that there's an easy one click hard override to allow you to take back control.

RovingPedant

From: RovingPedant

7-Oct

roguetechie said...

provided that there's an easy one click hard override to allow you to take back control.

Possibly a progressive trigger like the Steyr AUG, so first pressure is shoot with the fire control while pulling through that is the mechanical release.

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

7-Oct

Smartshooter has a trigger 'block' in the pistolgrip and the trigger does not change so i would assume it can be deactivated.

roguetechie

From: roguetechie

8-Oct

There's actually already multiple patents out there for fail open hybrid electromechanical fcg's specifically for AR's.

It's not all that difficult, space intensive, or intrusive to pull off any number of ways.

For a variety of reasons I'd really like to see one of these hybrid fcg's designed and implemented so that in FA mechanical mode the gun runs open bolt.

If you're already getting into the guts of the gun why not go open bolt full while you're in there?

That would give you a good cross section of capabilities with which to use these guns most effectively.

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