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(Popular Mechanics)   The U.S. Military has declared open season on drones operating over its bases   ( popularmechanics.com) divider line
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2017-08-08 10:29:20 PM  
Yeah, can't say as I blame them. I'm surprised it took this this long.
 
2017-08-08 11:43:54 PM  
There's a lot of wedding receptions on military bases.
 
2017-08-08 11:47:20 PM  

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2017-08-09 12:24:57 AM  
biatches, I have open season to shoot down drones on my property too. I'm an American.
 
2017-08-09 12:26:28 AM  
Why haven't they been shooting them all along?
 
2017-08-09 12:28:41 AM  

skyotter: Why haven't they been shooting them all along?


Because firing off some Surface to Air in Virginia or Vegas is kind of a big deal.
 
2017-08-09 12:34:21 AM  
I'm a bit curious about exactly how they'll shoot them down. They're rather small targets, and it's not like they're going to have the base security-forces running about firing birdshot loads into the air all willy-nilly-like.

Fire-hose would do the trick nicely, I imagine.
 
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2017-08-09 12:39:07 AM  
Drones have been able to record and fly over our military?  It's a good thing the T's can't exploit security holes.

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Good lookin out.
 
2017-08-09 12:39:14 AM  

MasterAdkins: Yeah, can't say as I blame them. I'm surprised it took this this long.


It didn't. We've had "no drone zone" signs all over the base for months.
 
2017-08-09 12:46:26 AM  
Bogey's air speed not sufficient for intercept. Suggest we get out and walk.
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2017-08-09 12:50:32 AM  
Well happy hunting, boys. Hopefully you won't be seeing too much of this guy...

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2017-08-09 12:50:50 AM  
The walking human overloards  are not welcoming the new flying robot overlords.

Think of how much farkers enjoy hearing stories about rednecks shooting their guns in the air, for whatever reason.  Bigger guns, full auto capabilities, more rednecks and this time they believe they are saving the country from the mooslim terriers. Yeah, talk about your shiat shiats shows. 12 yr old charged with 1st degree murder when he flies his toy too near the fence of an unused base and GI Bro gunna save Murica and  misses with his rpg that lands on a beach and blows up a family in 2....1....
 
2017-08-09 12:55:10 AM  
If I recall correctly, there was a prototype replacement weapon called the OICW that had a time-delay fuse grenade launcher.  Something in that vein would be ideal.  Acquire the target, calculate the distance, and detonate below it, and let a cloud of shrapnel take it out.  A blooper style smart rifle would be great for that kind of thing.  And if you just used a nice hard plastic for the shrapnel, it would be enough for drones, since they aren't armored yet, and it wouldn't hurt anyone on the ground.  This is for the small quadcopter style drones, of course, not predator style large drones.
 
2017-08-09 12:55:26 AM  
Sandia Labs has been working on this problem.  They won't talk about it, but it is fairly obvious they are detecting in flight transmissions between the drone and the transmitter.  Then using a vulnerability to get in the middle and take over, or otherwise down the multirotor.

They've got a pretty cool rig using off the shelf systems.  Surface Pros in the lids of pelican boxes.  From the times theyve come over to the rc field, they we're particularly interested in dog and gps waypoints.
 
2017-08-09 12:57:14 AM  

gilatrout: Sandia Labs has been working on this problem.  They won't talk about it, but it is fairly obvious they are detecting in flight transmissions between the drone and the transmitter.  Then using a vulnerability to get in the middle and take over, or otherwise down the multirotor.

They've got a pretty cool rig using off the shelf systems.  Surface Pros in the lids of pelican boxes.  From the times theyve come over to the rc field, they we're particularly interested in dog and gps waypoints.


farking autocorrect

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dog is fpv
 
2017-08-09 12:58:07 AM  
Dual 10 ga shotties with th 34/36 inch goose barrels... on a high tripod mount in back of a hummer! Sweet! Rat patrol here I come!
 
2017-08-09 01:00:38 AM  
Hunter S. Thompson would've loved the target practice.
 
2017-08-09 01:05:09 AM  
My fellow AirBnB guest is an Officer in Training as a Drone Pilot for the US Navy, so I'm getting a kick...
 
2017-08-09 01:06:06 AM  

How dry I'm not: I'm a bit curious about exactly how they'll shoot them down. They're rather small targets, and it's not like they're going to have the base security-forces running about firing birdshot loads into the air all willy-nilly-like.

Fire-hose would do the trick nicely, I imagine.


Leaf blowers are often enough to bring them down.
 
2017-08-09 01:07:24 AM  

LouisZepher: How dry I'm not: I'm a bit curious about exactly how they'll shoot them down. They're rather small targets, and it's not like they're going to have the base security-forces running about firing birdshot loads into the air all willy-nilly-like.

Fire-hose would do the trick nicely, I imagine.

Leaf blowers are often enough to bring them down.


not to mention detect them in the first place.
 
2017-08-09 01:07:29 AM  

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I'm more thinking:
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Do we still have those in storage in the desert?  I know the last active duty one was what, the late 90s?
 
2017-08-09 01:09:46 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: MaudlinMutantMollusk: [media.giphy.com image 305x250]

I'm more thinking:
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Do we still have those in storage in the desert?  I know the last active duty one was what, the late 90s?


throw a vinegaroon or tarantula at the drone operator.  That should work
 
2017-08-09 01:14:25 AM  
Problem solved:
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2017-08-09 01:17:58 AM  

secondpsych: Problem solved:
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Ooooo.  That could solve my dove problem.  Having a biatch keeping them out of my larger bird feeders here.

gilatrout: throw a vinegaroon or tarantula at the drone operator. That should work


That plan could backfire.
 
2017-08-09 01:25:27 AM  
A couple of lasers, strategically placed around the bases, would be perfect. Shrink them down so they can be mounted on a vehicle and you have a drone killer without collateral damage.
Super Killer Laser Gun: LaWS Laser Weapon System Live-fire, Testing(LaWS) - US Navy- Armed Forces
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/It looks like a video game.
 
2017-08-09 01:29:45 AM  

dewzke: Hunter S. Thompson would've loved the target practice.


Oh my god, yes.  And he'd be drinking heavily and drugged to the gills while he did it.  And he'd probably be good at it.
 
2017-08-09 01:35:44 AM  

Whatthefark: A couple of lasers, strategically placed around the bases, would be perfect. Shrink them down so they can be mounted on a vehicle and you have a drone killer without collateral damage.
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/It looks like a video game.


Definitely getting into PewPewPew territory here.
 
2017-08-09 01:37:35 AM  
Another option for base defense in hostile or semi-hostile territory is the CRAM system. Take the same platform that the Phalanx CIWS system is based on and put it on a couple of trailers. This has been shown to be effective in reducing collateral damage from incoming mortar rounds and would easily be able to engage larger hexacopter style and fixed wing drones. Shallow engagement angles would be more dangerous as the self-destructing fusing may not be effective, but at higher engagement angles would prevent a stream of 20mm shells from crashing into the surroundings
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h
CRAM shooting at IDF, Mortars, Rockets
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2017-08-09 01:38:04 AM  
Skyshield 35 Ahead Anti Aircraft Artillery System
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2017-08-09 01:39:49 AM  
Locutus of Borg frowns on your shenanigans

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2017-08-09 01:41:38 AM  
If you just want the consumer-style drone to go away, jam the command & control link and the majority of them will return to where they were turned on and will land safely. If you want it to crash, jam the GPS since they likely don't have sufficient INS code in place to handle a world without GPS. Supposedly, EMP or laser systems exist and are mixed in effectiveness. A shotgun with birdshot is an excellent selection if the drone is in range, but many can get rather high and scoot along rather quickly.

Best is to have a SW update to the radar sites that can track mortars being fired on the battlefield. A consumer drone isn't so different in size, but it's moving far slower. It's cool to be able to shoot down a drone misbehaving over a military installation; but, it's far better to have police cruisers on the scene when the drone lands back with its owner. Don't target the arrow--go after the archer.
 
2017-08-09 01:42:45 AM  

Whatthefark: A couple of lasers, strategically placed around the bases, would be perfect. Shrink them down so they can be mounted on a vehicle and you have a drone killer without collateral damage.
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/It looks like a video game.


Always put plenty of turrets around your bases:
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2017-08-09 01:43:23 AM  

Swampmaster: Dual 10 ga shotties with th 34/36 inch goose barrels... on a high tripod mount in back of a hummer! Sweet! Rat patrol here I come!


What the Fark is a drone Troy?
I don't know, but I gotta feeling Dietrich's behind it.

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2017-08-09 01:47:00 AM  

Whatthefark: A couple of lasers, strategically placed around the bases, would be perfect. Shrink them down so they can be mounted on a vehicle and you have a drone killer without collateral damage.
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/It looks like a video game.


Until you reach civilian air space. Lasers respect boundaries even less than bullets.
 
2017-08-09 01:48:12 AM  

How dry I'm not: I'm a bit curious about exactly how they'll shoot them down. They're rather small targets, and it's not like they're going to have the base security-forces running about firing birdshot loads into the air all willy-nilly-like.

Fire-hose would do the trick nicely, I imagine.


My father was a waist-gunner on a B-17.  He said that part of his training was skeet-shooting off the back of a moving truck.  I vote for that.
 
2017-08-09 01:49:36 AM  

CoysOdie: Swampmaster: Dual 10 ga shotties with th 34/36 inch goose barrels... on a high tripod mount in back of a hummer! Sweet! Rat patrol here I come!

What the Fark is a drone Troy?
I don't know, but I gotta feeling Dietrich's behind it.

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2017-08-09 01:53:29 AM  

Sliding Carp: How dry I'm not: I'm a bit curious about exactly how they'll shoot them down. They're rather small targets, and it's not like they're going to have the base security-forces running about firing birdshot loads into the air all willy-nilly-like.

Fire-hose would do the trick nicely, I imagine.

My father was a waist-gunner on a B-17.  He said that part of his training was skeet-shooting off the back of a moving truck.  I vote for that.


That seems rather dangerous, and I shot an M2 and M4 from moving vehicles all the time as an infantryman. All our targets were generally lower, so bullets would find the sand/dirt. My gut tells me that using a shotgun and pointing upwards or in odd directions would end up with someone else on the truck catching birdshot to the helmet, face, or chest. No thank you, sir.
 
2017-08-09 01:54:30 AM  
Don't blame them but was this an existent problem? (further consideration quite likely...hobbyists, spies, papparazzi). I imagine sniping drones to be a pleasurable target experience.
 
2017-08-09 01:58:00 AM  
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I just flew in from LA, and boy are my wings tired!
Females can be a real pain sometimes. Take my Queen. Please.
I'm playing this hive all week folks. Try the honey.
 
2017-08-09 02:05:24 AM  

MasterAdkins: Yeah, can't say as I blame them. I'm surprised it took this this long.


There's a new president in town.
 
2017-08-09 02:05:56 AM  
It's relevant but not asked for but Eye in the Sky with Meryl Strep sucked dudong balls....really gave the warped view of US air capability
 
2017-08-09 02:22:59 AM  
I love the tech but I am more than ok with this. Make it really humiliating just train some fookin falcons to take them down.
 
2017-08-09 02:34:16 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: The walking human overloards  are not welcoming the new flying robot overlords.

Think of how much farkers enjoy hearing stories about rednecks shooting their guns in the air, for whatever reason.  Bigger guns, full auto capabilities, more rednecks and this time they believe they are saving the country from the mooslim terriers. Yeah, talk about your shiat shiats shows. 12 yr old charged with 1st degree murder when he flies his toy too near the fence of an unused base and GI Bro gunna save Murica and  misses with his rpg that lands on a beach and blows up a family in 2....1....


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2017-08-09 02:51:51 AM  
I'm all for the military shooting down or jamming drones in their airspace, but the danger of a drone / plane collision is vastly overstated.

The odds of a collision are astronomically low even if the drone pilot WANTS to hit the plane and beyond that the damage the average size drone would do is minimal.
 
2017-08-09 03:30:48 AM  
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2017-08-09 03:36:02 AM  

4th Horseman: Just another Heartland Weirdass: The walking human overloards  are not welcoming the new flying robot overlords.

Think of how much farkers enjoy hearing stories about rednecks shooting their guns in the air, for whatever reason.  Bigger guns, full auto capabilities, more rednecks and this time they believe they are saving the country from the mooslim terriers. Yeah, talk about your shiat shiats shows. 12 yr old charged with 1st degree murder when he flies his toy too near the fence of an unused base and GI Bro gunna save Murica and  misses with his rpg that lands on a beach and blows up a family in 2....1....

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I was going to go with too many Nyquilitas, but he could be shiatposting
 
2017-08-09 04:09:04 AM  

How dry I'm not: I'm a bit curious about exactly how they'll shoot them down. They're rather small targets, and it's not like they're going to have the base security-forces running about firing birdshot loads into the air all willy-nilly-like.

Fire-hose would do the trick nicely, I imagine.


Trained seagulls.

Though seriously I don't think it would be difficult to make a big ass military drone that can fly faster than any civilian one and pluck it out of the air.
 
2017-08-09 04:13:03 AM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: The walking human overloards  are not welcoming the new flying robot overlords.

Think of how much farkers enjoy hearing stories about rednecks shooting their guns in the air, for whatever reason.  Bigger guns, full auto capabilities, more rednecks and this time they believe they are saving the country from the mooslim terriers. Yeah, talk about your shiat shiats shows. 12 yr old charged with 1st degree murder when he flies his toy too near the fence of an unused base and GI Bro gunna save Murica and  misses with his rpg that lands on a beach and blows up a family in 2....1....


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2017-08-09 04:15:24 AM  

Cpl.D: If I recall correctly, there was a prototype replacement weapon called the OICW that had a time-delay fuse grenade launcher.  Something in that vein would be ideal.  Acquire the target, calculate the distance,

calculate the 'lead' because drones move and detonate below it, and let a cloud of shrapnel take it out.  A blooper style smart rifle would be great for that kind of thing.  And if you just used a nice hard plastic for the shrapnel, it would be enough for drones, since they aren't armored yet, and it wouldn't hurt anyone on the ground.  This is for the small quadcopter style drones, of course, not predator style large drones.

FTFY
 
2017-08-09 04:21:24 AM  
This sounds like an excellent opportunity to form the US Falconry Corps. Captive breeding of American Eagles, trained to strike drones.

Who's up?
 
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