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(Military Times)   Not news: U.S. Reaper takes out another drone in Syria. News: Another U.S. Reaper. Fark: Kamikaze style   (militarytimes.com) divider line
    More: Awkward, MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper, AGM-114 Hellfire, MQ-9 Reapers, MQ-1C Warrior, Houthi rebels, air missile, midair collision  
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2020-08-21 4:55:37 PM  
That's a pretty basic deconfliction screwup that should never happen.

Maybe a collision between the assets of two different countries?
 
2020-08-21 6:51:27 PM  
How am I supposed to keep a straight face when they name the things MANPADS?
 
2020-08-21 8:14:00 PM  
They obviously didn't use B4UFly.
 
2020-08-21 8:18:26 PM  
Come on baby, don't fear the reaper
Baby take my hand, don't fear the reaper
We'll be able to fly...

...or maybe not.
 
2020-08-21 8:19:09 PM  
So putting GTA on the drone pilots computer was a bad idea?
 
2020-08-21 8:21:30 PM  
Is some of the tech on these things sensitive enough that they need to guarantee their complete destruction after a crash?  What I'm getting at is: do you need to drone strike your crashed drone?  What about when your backup drone crashed into your primary drone?  Airstrike your downed drone, or just peel another drone off the drone-deck and send it in?
 
2020-08-21 8:22:05 PM  
They thought they had team kills turned off.
 
2020-08-21 8:23:46 PM  
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Oops, was that you?
This is about last night, isn't it
 
2020-08-21 8:27:28 PM  
Are there Bald eagles in Syria?

/they hate drones
 
2020-08-21 8:28:30 PM  
May the one who has not played Mario kart 64 to 99 wins cast the first stone.

You gotta go for it.
 
2020-08-21 8:28:52 PM  

edmo: That's a pretty basic deconfliction screwup that should never happen.

Maybe a collision between the assets of two different countries?


It's ok. The drones were different political affiliations.
 
2020-08-21 8:29:14 PM  
R.I.P Reapers

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2020-08-21 8:38:53 PM  
That's a pretty grim waste of money...
 
2020-08-21 8:40:36 PM  
Say what you will about hobbyist drones, at least we have to keep an eye on them when flying.
 
2020-08-21 8:48:27 PM  

gameshowhost: How am I supposed to keep a straight face when they name the things MANPADS?



You had me after the first 5 words.


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/call me!
 
2020-08-21 8:53:12 PM  
Guided weapon kills asset. Yup, okay.
 
2020-08-21 8:55:50 PM  

cyberspacedout: Come on baby, don't fear the reaper
Baby take my hand, don't fear the reaper
We'll be able to fly...

...or maybe not.


Not enough cowbell?
 
2020-08-21 8:59:51 PM  

gameshowhost: How am I supposed to keep a straight face when they name the things MANPADS?


MAN Portable Air Defense System

It's the generic term for all shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles (e.g.: Stinger, SA-7, etc.).
 
2020-08-21 9:22:20 PM  
There's a Mr. Reaper at the door...
 
2020-08-21 9:24:36 PM  

Bondith: There's a Mr. Reaper at the door...


I was told not to fear him.
 
2020-08-21 9:33:54 PM  
so how much healthcare could the cost of that reaper afforded Americans?
 
2020-08-21 9:36:58 PM  
YOU COME AT BINKY, YOU'D BEST NOT MISS.
 
2020-08-21 9:39:37 PM  

wantingout: so how much healthcare could the cost of that reaper afforded Americans?


List price is $15.9 million each.

So however much $31.8 million buys.
 
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2020-08-21 10:30:33 PM  

Bondith: There's a Mr. Reaper at the door...


I just came in to blame the salmon mousse, but you beat me to it.
 
2020-08-21 10:46:36 PM  

g.fro: gameshowhost: How am I supposed to keep a straight face when they name the things MANPADS?

MAN Portable Air Defense System

It's the generic term for all shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles (e.g.: Stinger, SA-7, etc.).


To be fair, that won out over Forward Area Anti-Aircraft Gunnery System.

/ super-elevate!
 
2020-08-22 12:30:20 AM  

wantingout: so how much healthcare could the cost of that reaper afforded Americans?


Based on modern rates, approximately 2 strep tests.
 
2020-08-22 12:46:36 AM  

Bondith: There's a Mr. Reaper at the door...


With a fkn ginsu bomb.
 
2020-08-22 1:35:08 AM  
Take that, Idlibs!
 
2020-08-22 1:36:41 AM  

g.fro: Bondith: There's a Mr. Reaper at the door...

I was told not to fear him.


Isn't this thread MISSING SOMETHING?

It, you know...needs MORE of something?
 
2020-08-22 1:48:27 AM  

khatores: g.fro: Bondith: There's a Mr. Reaper at the door...

I was told not to fear him.

Isn't this thread MISSING SOMETHING?

It, you know...needs MORE of something?


Cowbell?
 
2020-08-22 2:19:56 AM  
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2020-08-22 6:24:33 AM  
From TFA: The slow-moving aircraft, with a cruising speed of 230mph.

FARK: my plane's max speed is 88mph
 
2020-08-22 11:33:23 AM  

g.fro: khatores: g.fro: Bondith: There's a Mr. Reaper at the door...

I was told not to fear him.

Isn't this thread MISSING SOMETHING?

It, you know...needs MORE of something?

Cowbell?


Beat me to it......
 
2020-08-22 11:54:24 PM  

Dinodork: wantingout: so how much healthcare could the cost of that reaper afforded Americans?

Based on modern rates, approximately 2 strep tests.


I currently have strep, so I'm...fark no, I'm not getting a kick out of these replies. shiat hurts.
 
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