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Old 16th Nov 2022, 22:33
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Lanius anti personnel drones

The future now… watch the film in the link.

The Israeli company Elbit Systems demonstrated its new development of a loitering munition, which is designed for manpower destruction, in particular, in built-up conditions.

This drone was named Lanius and is characterized by the developer as a highly maneuverable universal tool for destroying the enemy in the street combat conditions.

At the same time, Lanius is attracting increased interest due to the extremely interesting concept of a hunter drone whose purpose is not the enemy's equipment, but his manpower. To do this, first of all, an actual sports quadrocopter was used. And to destroy the enemy, a high-explosive fragmentation warhead of directed action is used.

But, the main feature of Lanius is a developed system of artificial intelligence. The drone analyzes the space, detects obstacles and targets, thanks to which it can be used even indoors. Thus, its use does not depend on the skill of the "pilot", and its participation in the destruction of the target is already purely formal, the drone can independently identify the enemy, approach it, take the necessary position, and the operator is only required to pull the "trigger".
https://en.defence-ua.com/weapon_and...nius-4867.html
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Maybe the tank ain’t dead just yet…
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The problem with the Israeli military is that this weapon could sound the death knell for the now almost broken chain of moral responsibility.
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this weapon could sound the death knell for the now almost broken chain of moral responsibility
The Russians have already achieved that with just the use of a knife and sledge hammer, videos available.
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They’re coming - it’s just a matter of when and where, not if……

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How times have changed. It were only a little over fifteen years ago on this very forum that I were being ridiculed by some for suggesting the dangers of drones..
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Presume a small drone could carry a grenade straight into a target.
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Originally Posted by N707ZS View Post
Presume a small drone could carry a grenade straight into a target.

Like this?

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Old 23rd Nov 2022, 09:38
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Small drones are the pain. Like flying land mines.
Too small to use more sophisticated defence weapons against them and still capable enough. So cheap to be used in masses. Wait until they get networked to each other.
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Ukraine has been using COTS drones for some months, with a home made carriage and release mechanism to hold grenades that have been modified by fitting 3D printed tail fins. Brilliantly ingenious and simple in concept, and seemingly both cheap and effective. I believe the modified drones they are using are just a couple of thousand dollars or so, the grenades are ones they already have lots of and one of their backyard workshops came up with the 3D printed fins and fuzing system. Got to really admire their ingenuity.

This video gives an idea of what they were doing about 5 months ago:

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That looks like a dangerous loading practice, if it fell would it explode? For me it would be on the floor and stand back on start-up and launch. Delivery looks a bit Biggles.
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That looks like a dangerous loading practice, if it fell would it explode? For me it would be on the floor and stand back on start-up and launch. Delivery looks a bit Biggles.
Risk is always relative though, isn't it?

Sure, it looks as shonky as hell, but these are people living where the alternative to taking risks like this when fighting back is being shelled out of existence. The video below perhaps gives a better insight into some of the bigger and more effective "drone bombers" Ukraine has developed. Definitely effective, but there is no way anyone has produced a proper safety case for them, I'm sure.

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small drones are the pain. Like flying land mines.
too small to use more sophisticated defence weapons against them and still capable enough. So cheap to be used in masses. Wait until they get networked to each other.
​​​​​​​https://youtu.be/djudvxjh6yi
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I cannot see what your post contains except for my quote, unfortunately.
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I cannot see what your post contains except for my quote, unfortunately.
Looks fine here, it's a YouTube video, may be it's being blocked your end?

The video URL is here, just cut and paste the URL below into a browser and it should play OK (I've stuck inside code tags to stop it auto displaying here):

Code:
https://youtu.be/DjUdVxJH6yI
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Countermeasures already exist:

Door Fly Curtain Screen

A bargain at only £3-99! Of course you could double that for a mil customer.
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Next we'll be carrying shields like Roman soldiers and using them to duck behind - hoping it's not dropped directly down of course




"Frequently bought together: Door Fly Curtain Screen + 7 Ltr Parasol Base + Smart Solar 50 String LED Lights" ... well something's afoot
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Originally Posted by Old_Slartibartfast View Post
Ukraine has been using COTS drones for some months, with a home made carriage and release mechanism to hold grenades that have been modified by fitting 3D printed tail fins. Brilliantly ingenious and simple in concept, and seemingly both cheap and effective. I believe the modified drones they are using are just a couple of thousand dollars or so, the grenades are ones they already have lots of and one of their backyard workshops came up with the 3D printed fins and fuzing system. Got to really admire their ingenuity.

This video gives an idea of what they were doing about 5 months ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3_dmhGU5UE

Looking at it, the traditional side release of the ‘bomb’ induces an initial tumbling motion that would effect accuracy. I wonder if a vertical hold bomb rack would be more effective ?
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