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Tigeralum2008
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F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
Superhornets drop 103 Perdix Drones and execute a series of manuevers. Be sure to listen to the drones flying around at the 2:19 mark.

They've been dubbed "Hell's Mosquitos"

Perdix drones are the main subject of an experimental project conducted by the Strategic Capabilities Office of the United States Department of Defense which aims to develop autonomous micro-drones to be used for unmanned aerial surveillance

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goofball
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
This will certainly annoy the shite out of our enemies.


Tigeralum2008
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
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This will certainly annoy the shite out of our enemies.



Imagine placing a small bit of highexplosive on each one and flying into caves, houses, and any other place to kill targets.
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Jim Rockford
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
if we can do it, somebody else can do it to us, and there's really no defense as of yet.


14&Counting
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Imagine placing a small bit of highexplosive on each one flying into caves, houses, and any other place to kill targets.


I was reading somewhere ISIS was trying that out.


goofball
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
Why not just use the plane to launch guided missiles?


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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
Suddenly the Stuka don't sound so scary.

That shite sounds like the high pressure gasses breaking thru from the bowels of Hell itself.

fricking death from above?!


Jackie Chan
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Tigeralum2008
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
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Why not just use the plane to launch guided missiles?



The video is focused on recon. The drones scout out areas, swarm around objects and then move on. I was merely suggesting an alternative use that they have not yet tested.



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Sody Cracker
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
What happens to the drones after the mission is finished?


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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
Take off every "Zig"!!
You know what doing!


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MoarKilometers
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What happens to the drones after the mission is finished?

They get found by the enemy and get reverse engineered...


rmnldr
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
So awesome. Can't wait to see drones fully implemented into our armed forces.


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Ash Williams
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
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if we can do it, somebody else can do it to us, and there's really no defense as of yet.



shotguns


diat150
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
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shotguns


They will work in teams. One will give it itself up then the others will take you out.


EA6B
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
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They get found by the enemy and get reverse engineered...


They don't have to be reverse engineered, totally autonomous drones that can fly to a predefined target, identify it and destroy it are available of the shelf to anyone with the means to pay for them. The fear now is that a terrorist group will get a dozen of them outfitted with a 4 1/2 pound explosive charge and program them to fly to and identify things like aircraft on the ground, land on the planes and detonate. There is no defense as two guys could launch a attack from a van only yards outside a airport/military base fence or other targets like the White House, there would be no time to react.


GeauxxxTigers23
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
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I was reading somewhere ISIS was trying that out.
They have. And I’ve heard reports of commercially purchased drones being flown into American hangers in Afghanistan.


madmaxvol
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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
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They will work in teams. One will give it itself up then the others will take you out.



Until they become self-aware.


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OysterPoBoy
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I'm about ready for an EMP. Let's just start from scratch. This shit's getting scary.


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re: F-18's drop drone swarm over testing ground
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Imagine placing a small bit of highexplosive on each one flying into caves, houses, and any other place to kill targets.


I wonder if that would fall under the guise of a cluster bomb?


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