Post by Harrison Hill Post by David Kleinecke
They have to be very nearby to catch a missile at launch and
the North Koreans (or whoever) will simply shoot down every
Of course they will. Drones are defenceless little packs.
Not necessarily. Hobby ones are, but:
'The MQ-9 Reaper costs $12 million ...'
'... In 2008, the New York Air National Guard 174th Attack Wing
began the transition from F-16 piloted fighters to MQ-9 Reapers,
becoming the first fighter squadron conversion to an all–unmanned
combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) attack squadron.'
'... MQ-1 Predator UAVs armed with Hellfire missiles have been
used by the U.S. as platforms for hitting ground targets. Armed
Predators were first used in late 2001 from bases in Pakistan and
Uzbekistan, mostly aimed at assassinating high profile individuals
(terrorist leaders, etc.) inside Afghanistan.'
'... The Hellfire missile is the primary 100-pound (45 kg) class
air-to-ground precision weapon for the armed forces of the United
States and many other nations.'
I'm guessing military drones can probably be fitted with sophisticated
jamming electronics, so they may not be so easy to take out. And I
guess also, that Wikipedia may not have access to the full
specifications of the latest drones.