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TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
why are they not using some AI zoom cam to guide the laser, relying on human eye power in such age of technology...
1) it’s not a laser rifle. If you want a laser powerful enough to fry a drone it would be vehicle mounted. Not enough power and the optics are to sensitive. This is more likely a jammer.
so then why not a smart scope? Cost is one reason. Although there are smart scopes in testing and limited use by the worlds top tier military they cost a fortune. Generally Military don’t pay MSRP but the investment in such for wide scale deployment is not cheap.
The system is another. Drone jammers are powerful radio transmitters, having a transmitter next to sensitive electrics causes all kinds of problems. Even modern electronics can interfere with each other. Imagine putting your phone in your microwave oven. Think it will work after that? Getting around that demands shielding. Shielding adds weight. In that department of weight also comes reliability and ruggedness.
Simplicity of training also comes in. If the user already has knowledge of a rifle and simple sights it’s easy to cross train that user to the new system. If they have to learn the sighting system it’s going to take longer to qualify and deploy.
 

ougoah

Captain
Registered Member
why are they not using some AI zoom cam to guide the laser, relying on human eye power in such age of technology...
This example here is the "smallest" of anti-drone equipment used. The directed truck and ship mounted anti-drone lasers are automated. The main anti-drone tool are various AA guns that are also guided and not aimed by some guy. It's too expensive to use missiles even manpads for the purposes of pacifying the sort of drones targeted by this particular piece of hardware. The real deal anti-drone equipment is totally non-kinetic. One size fits all from DJI camera spy drones to hijacking RQ-170 Sentinels and the like.

To be honest this hand held anti-drone whatever is more likely for civilian drone control to prevent their accessing certain areas or causing disruptions.
 

TerraN_EmpirE

Tyrant King
The real deal anti-drone equipment is totally non-kinetic. One size fits all from DJI camera spy drones to hijacking RQ-170 Sentinels and the like.

To be honest this hand held anti-drone whatever is more likely for civilian drone control to prevent their accessing certain areas or causing disruptions.
No this is only suitable for smaller drone types those depending on direct remote control from a line of sight station. DJI for example. Hand held systems like this are best for infantry units.
RQ170 is far more sophisticated and would require a whole other tier of equipment. before you say but Iran... There is still a ton of questions about that that might even fall into the category of one simply falling from the sky and the Iranians winning the Lottery as it were. Even if they had spoofed it then it’s been almost a decade and we have seen images released since proving that the US still flys over Iranian high security facilities. Last August President Trump released images of an Iranian rocket failure. That was taken by drone. Such a site should have had the claimed disruption system.
heavier drones operate at higher speed and altitude Laser systems have range limitations that prohibit their capacity. This means Kinetic systems are on the menu.
 

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