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 [times] more expensive is kind of crazy!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."
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.
Do those military people need to study some basic business?