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Company level drone   General Army topics

Started 19-Jan by graylion; 658 views.
graylion

From: graylion

13-Feb

DVD 2018: MBDA's Spectre revealed

Jane's Senior Land Warfare Analyst, Oscar Widlund, speaks to MBDA about their new UAV, the Spectre.

The idea is kinda fascinating. A small drone that does recce, but also can hit with two missiles

Mr. T (MrT4)

From: Mr. T (MrT4)

13-Feb

This looks like one of those mio USD drones that also weigh 50kg not might not quite be a company-level drone , one of the things that is a bit baffling is use of Enforcer missile , which is rather short-range at sub 2000m  bringing the drone well into the air defense zone of even basic 12.7mm RWS ,i imagine multiple suicide drones being cheaper than this 'jack of all trades master of none' drone , as there are acready reusable suicide drones on the market , that can be parachute landed and relaunched if no target found or when used as recce only platform.

One thing that is also quite baffling is an incredibly short range of this thing, 

''Spectre reportedly has a cruising speed of 180 km/h (111 mph), a cruising altitude of under 100 meters (about 330 feet), and a combat range of over 10 km (6.2 miles)''.

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i see the most utility in these aboard ships, shipborne helicopter is a mighty expensive piece of gear taking prime real estate and its jobs could in many cases be  taken over by a drone fraction the size and cost , in addition, smaller drones like this could add air support to smaller surface combatants

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

18-Feb

Most of the fielded systems are outdated right now

graylion

From: graylion

19-Feb

I think that most of the systems that were fielded last week are outdated now...

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