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6354 clicks; posted to Main » and Politics » on 27 Jun 2022 at 5:35 PM (12 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-06-27 4:46:12 PM  
115 votes:
When weapon manufacturers care more about freedom than the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
 
2022-06-27 5:09:54 PM  
54 votes:
Given the successes those drones have had against the orcs it seems like they will be selling like hotcakes to every country that does not already have a domestically produced equivalent.
 
2022-06-27 5:40:18 PM  
34 votes:

Mister Buttons: fragMasterFlash: Given the successes those drones have had against the orcs it seems like they will be selling like hotcakes to every country that does not already have a domestically produced equivalent.

Yeah, this is just a good PR move for them.  It's still all about the almighty dollar.


If it kills fascists, who cares?
 
2022-06-27 5:03:45 PM  
29 votes:
Good on them.

OK, now I feel a little weird, but seriously, that was a good move on their part.
 
2022-06-27 5:40:10 PM  
27 votes:
Even arms dealers are like "Fark the orcs."
 
2022-06-27 5:39:54 PM  
22 votes:

hubiestubert: Good on them.

OK, now I feel a little weird, but seriously, that was a good move on their part.


Whether they're just being manipulative and find the price of a few systems worth the PR, or if they're genuinely concerned thus this - sharp move either way

/hell probably both when you get right down to it
 
2022-06-27 5:38:03 PM  
16 votes:

fragMasterFlash: Given the successes those drones have had against the orcs it seems like they will be selling like hotcakes to every country that does not already have a domestically produced equivalent.


Yeah, this is just a good PR move for them.  It's still all about the almighty dollar.
 
2022-06-27 6:44:33 PM  
15 votes:

KangTheMad: Creepy Lurker Guy: indy_kid: Supposedly, every man of fighting age in Switzerland has a battle rifle and ammo at home.

Not entirely true.  At the conclusion of military service, soldiers are permitted to keep their service weapon if they so choose and not all of them do.

The real number of armed households is somewhere around 1/3.

They're also not allowed to have the ammo for it. The whole Switzerland Guns thing is a myth


They also have to keep it in a locked safe, and I think they come around and inspect your safe and your gun every once in a while.  I don't believe it is considered your gun, it is considered a Swiss Army's gun, and you are it's caretaker.

This is actually what a well regulated militia would look like, so I always think it is funny that NRA types like to bring it up.  They would have a melt down if they had the kinds of restrictions on their ARs that the Swiss put on their military rifles.
 
2022-06-27 5:41:40 PM  
12 votes:
That is just amazing. Also really says "hey you are a comedian, you shouldn't be raising money for weapons"

More empathy than SCOTUS
 
2022-06-27 5:42:54 PM  
11 votes:
At Baykar, killing Commies is a hobby.
 
2022-06-27 6:10:42 PM  
6 votes:

indy_kid: Supposedly, every man of fighting age in Switzerland has a battle rifle and ammo at home.


Not entirely true.  At the conclusion of military service, soldiers are permitted to keep their service weapon if they so choose and not all of them do.

The real number of armed households is somewhere around 1/3.
 
2022-06-27 6:29:53 PM  
6 votes:

Creepy Lurker Guy: indy_kid: Supposedly, every man of fighting age in Switzerland has a battle rifle and ammo at home.

Not entirely true.  At the conclusion of military service, soldiers are permitted to keep their service weapon if they so choose and not all of them do.

The real number of armed households is somewhere around 1/3.


They're also not allowed to have the ammo for it. The whole Switzerland Guns thing is a myth
 
2022-06-27 7:04:58 PM  
6 votes:

Mister Buttons: fragMasterFlash: Given the successes those drones have had against the orcs it seems like they will be selling like hotcakes to every country that does not already have a domestically produced equivalent.

Yeah, this is just a good PR move for them.  It's still all about the almighty dollar.


Yup Ukraine is one big commercial for the future weapons. Showing what garbage Russia stuff is too.
 
2022-06-27 5:53:02 PM  
5 votes:

kkinnison: That is just amazing. Also really says "hey you are a comedian, you shouldn't be raising money for weapons"

More empathy than SCOTUS


Of course they have more empathy, they have to care about how they look and aren't packed full of ideologues who want to remove every right they can from regular people.

These people have to live in reality.
 
2022-06-27 6:30:57 PM  
4 votes:

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: hubiestubert: Good on them.

OK, now I feel a little weird, but seriously, that was a good move on their part.

Whether they're just being manipulative and find the price of a few systems worth the PR, or if they're genuinely concerned thus this - sharp move either way

/hell probably both when you get right down to it


I think it is a good thing, but you are right.  Right now every country on Earth is wanting to buy the drones as soon as they can, but they are also looking at their armored reserves, which in most countries are old Soviet era stuff that is even worse than what the Ruskies are using, and thinking they need to upgrade those to something better as well, and it is not going to be Russian or a Chinese knockoff of something Russian.
 
2022-06-27 6:36:07 PM  
4 votes:

hubiestubert: Good on them.

OK, now I feel a little weird, but seriously, that was a good move on their part.


Right? I didn't expect to get choked up today over a twitter announcement from a Turkish military contractor, but here we are.
 
2022-06-27 6:37:28 PM  
4 votes:

fragMasterFlash: Given the successes those drones have had against the orcs it seems like they will be selling like hotcakes to every country that does not already have a domestically produced equivalent.


Hey, free advertising.
 
2022-06-27 6:49:35 PM  
3 votes:
The war is dragging on into months now, and time is not on the side of Ukraine.

Something has to change, or Russia will eventually prevail by sheer size alone.
 
2022-06-27 7:11:19 PM  
2 votes:

groppet: Mister Buttons: fragMasterFlash: Given the successes those drones have had against the orcs it seems like they will be selling like hotcakes to every country that does not already have a domestically produced equivalent.

Yeah, this is just a good PR move for them.  It's still all about the almighty dollar.

Yup Ukraine is one big commercial for the future weapons. Showing what garbage Russia stuff is too.


Unfortunately Russian equipment is generally much more affordable than Western stuff. They've got their market cornered. You're not opening up a McLaren dealership in Pigsknuckle, Arkansas.
 
2022-06-27 5:52:55 PM  
1 vote:

fragMasterFlash: Given the successes those drones have had against the orcs it seems like they will be selling like hotcakes to every country that does not already have a domestically produced equivalent.


IMHO, Baykar is the Tesla of drones. First on the market with a cool toy, but folks can buy the components from Alibaba in bulk.

They can also reconfigure existing software like Ukraine did with the Uber app.

So, they're a player for now, but smart governments will be combing their schools (including high schools) for makers and black hats to produce their homegrown versions.

The US, China, Israel, and several others will dominate the large UAVs that can loiter for hours or days, and have full-spectrum optics, but the homegrowns are sufficient to harass an enemy and target vehicles and rail lines to disrupt the supply chain in the opening hours of a conflict.

Supposedly, every man of fighting age in Switzerland has a battle rifle and ammo at home. Add to that a FPV drone that can rely coordinates, or be used as a suicide drone, and they are a serious force multiplier. No central command to hack, no way to jam without cutting your own ability to communicate.
 
2022-06-27 6:26:23 PM  
1 vote:
Everyone wants to defeat the Russians and humiliate Pooty Poot
 
2022-06-27 6:42:05 PM  
1 vote:
Dang catchy tune, too.
 
2022-06-27 8:22:49 PM  
1 vote:

Shirley Ujest: Maybe, when the dust settles over there, we can send all our unwanted babbies over to the Ukraine too.


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got that problem solved already
 
2022-06-28 7:04:50 AM  
1 vote:

studebaker hoch: gameshowhost: Shirley Ujest: Maybe, when the dust settles over there, we can send all our unwanted babbies over to the Ukraine too.

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got that problem solved already

O'rly?

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And shoop it.   Poorly.



Oh wow, what amazing powers of observation.  I was all set to totes believe that pic wasn't a parody photoshop....   Thanks for pointing out the obvious with little circles and arrows there.
 
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