1st503rdsgt wrote:More gadget sights (CNN is reprint from Wired).
So what are you saying? It never happened? All these places are just making it up?
1st503rdsgt wrote:Anyways, awwwe, aren't they cute. Propellers and everything.
They don't contain high-explosive warheads that will detonate and the larger wing area makes them stay in the sky longer.
1st503rdsgt wrote:As for tests. Here's the video I believe you sent earlier of a 50kW test. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hs9vmlEd-A
Let us count the seconds from when the laser starts burning the fiberglass to when the drone finally loses control (I got to 15), and that was just a passing shot at altitude.
Do you know of any missiles with wings that large? Do you think a missile will fly along on fire like that, especially after the laser has burnt-out its guidance in a head-on encounter?
UAVs are designed not to explode, missiles are not.