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2018-08-16 Science
The Perfect Can Wait: Good Solutions to the 'Drone Swarm' Problem
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Posted by newc 2018-08-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [340 views ]  Top

#1 drone/counter-drone - Professional Soldiers ®
Posted by newc 2018-08-16 01:00||   2018-08-16 01:00|| Front Page Top

#2 12 gage shot-guns?
Posted by JohnQC 2018-08-16 06:48||   2018-08-16 06:48|| Front Page Top

#3 Punt guns. They could bring down whole flocks of birds.
Posted by AlanC 2018-08-16 09:37||   2018-08-16 09:37|| Front Page Top

#4 Seriously, the article mentions swarming a base or a ship. how much explosive power could a single drone small enough to be part of a drone actually carry? Sounds great for an assassination but I suspect that a horde of small drones attacking a naval vessel would be far less successful than imagined.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-08-16 12:18||   2018-08-16 12:18|| Front Page Top

#5 I suspect that a horde of small drones would provide a cheap and useful "cover" around one much more powerful drone.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2018-08-16 12:49||   2018-08-16 12:49|| Front Page Top

#6 I suspect that a horde of small drones attacking a naval vessel would be far less successful than imagined.

USS Cole
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-16 13:09||   2018-08-16 13:09|| Front Page Top

#7 Cole was a rules of engagement issue, not a swarm attack. You are probably thinking of the Vincennes which was swarmed by Iranian small boats which led to the mistake that took down an airliner.
Posted by rjschwarz 2018-08-16 14:10||   2018-08-16 14:10|| Front Page Top

#8 Actually, I was thinking of a single small RC speedboat hull mold filled with explosive as an example.

Your point is well taken though. "In the chaos of combat..."
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-16 21:32||   2018-08-16 21:32|| Front Page Top

#9 If EMP guns were field able that would eliminate drone swarms
Posted by Blossom Hupager6063 2018-08-16 21:56||   2018-08-16 21:56|| Front Page Top

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