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    Default Patriot missile, wasted on a drone!

    Small drone 'worth $200' shot down by Patriot missile worth $3m, says US general

    A small quadcopter drone was shot down with a Patriot missile, which usually cost around $3m (2.5m), a US general has said.General David Perkins told a military symposium "a very close ally" used the surface-to-air missile to bring down the drone.
    "They shot it down with a Patriot missile," the general said, in comments shared by the US Army on YouTube. "Now that worked, they got it, okay, and we love Patriot missiles."

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    The general added: "That Quadcopter that cost $200 from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against the Patriot."
    However, he questioned the economic consequences of the strategy.
    "I'm not sure that's a good economic exchange ratio," he said.
    "If I'm the enemy, I'm thinking, 'hey, I'm going to get on eBay and buy as many of these $300 quadcopters as I can and expend all the Patriot missiles out there'."
    While General Perkins did not give any further details about the strike, he said the unnamed country was "dealing with an adversary," suggesting it was not a test.
    Huh, so someone thought it was okay to shoot a missile on a drone! destroying something with another that is 15k [times] more expensive is kind of crazy!

    Do those military people need to study some basic business?
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    It might have been carrying a dangerous payload. Something like...orange soda!
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    Hopefully they won't shoot by mistake a bird in the future!
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    Quote Originally Posted by н-υ-п-т-ε-я View Post
    Small drone 'worth $200' shot down by Patriot missile worth $3m, says US general



    Huh, so someone thought it was okay to shoot a missile on a drone! destroying something with another that is 15k more expensive is kind of crazy!

    Do those military people need to study some basic business?
    15K more expensive? I'm no mathematician, buy you might want to try a calculator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Blazin1 View Post
    15K more expensive? I'm no mathematician, buy you might want to try a calculator.
    He meant fold, as in, 200 x 15k. Not 200 + 15k. For a non-native speaker he was close enough.

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    His English is fine when he wants it to be.
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    fixed! I forgot one word
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    Quote Originally Posted by н-υ-п-т-ε-я View Post
    fixed! I forgot one word
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    I'm betting it was Israel vs palestine.
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    What can we say? That drone needed some freedom....
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