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Swarm attack aircraft cheap enemy drones on the position of the us military is a “fatal problem requiring expensive solutions,” says The National Interest.
The publication notes that the United States is currently investing significant funds in technology to the elimination of such drones. As a long-term means are considered, for example, laser weapons and electronic effects.
The National Interest notes that the first example of using a swarm of drones in military action was the attack on the Russian base Hamim and Tartus in Syria.
Currently, the United States deployed a laser gun aboard the amphibious transport dock US Navy USS Ponce, the newspaper writes. Less powerful similar weapons mounted on armored vehicle the Stryker. The us military also tested a portable tool radar struggle Dronebuster. In Syria, the newspaper notes, were used EC-130H Compass Call — converted radar to attack a military transport plane C-130 Hercules.
The draft Pentagon budget for fiscal year 2019 will be allocated 188,3 million dollars to prevent the threat from flying drones of the enemy.
On the night of 6 January 2018 the base Hamim in Syria and the point of logistics of the Navy in the port of Tartus, where the Russian military, attacked the 13 drones. The defense Ministry said that seven of the drones managed to destroy the missile-gun complexes “Pantsir-S1”, the other aircraft neutralized electronic methods.
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