| Get my pies
outta the oven!
Interesting. They have been looking at Ukraine and seem to be seeing the future is drones and other UAV’s and not manned attack helicopters:
We are learning from the battlefield - especially in Ukraine - that aerial reconnaissance has fundamentally changed," Army Chief of Staff General Randy George said in a statement. George said, "Sensors and weapons mounted on a variety of unmanned systems and in space are more ubiquitous, further reaching and more inexpensive than ever before."
The era of the attack helicopter is sunsetting a lot faster than most people thought. The war in Ukraine is a sobering wake-up of what a non-permissive environment looks like. Slower moving platforms like helicopters and close-air support aircraft are littered about.
Looking at the Pacific, the Army is struggling to find a way to get its combat forces involved. While Army aviation's heavy-lift will have a role, its attack and scout helicopters don't have enough range or, speed to survive, let alone even get into the fight.
Cancelling The Future Attack Recon Helicopter Was The Right Choice By The Army
Until effective anti-drone countermeasures catch up, drones have proven their worth on the battlefield. When a thousand dollar investment in a hobby drone is destroying multi-million dollar assets with relative impunity, it’s clear that they are the direction to go, especially for a smaller defending force.
This rears the ugly head of an obvious danger- incorporating AI into drone warfare. Eventually, electronic countermeasures will become more refined that are capable of more effectively combating remotely piloted drones. AI piloting drones hardened against energy based defenses is the logical solution, but the slope is slippery i feed. How do you charge AI with a war crime when it decides a child or mother with infant is a viable target? This is new ground that every nation watching current world events will be interested in utilizing for military forces. The implications are a bit frightening.
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'Hunter-Killers' are coming...
If Some is Good, and More is Better.....then Too Much, is Just Enough !!
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Maybe we can get our own AH 64 or Cobra mil surps.. . For deer season and all.
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yep. Fucking terrifying.
from the abyss
...scanning the interwebs for a focused EMP weapon....
"Great danger lies in the notion that we can reason with evil." Doug Patton.
|In Odin we trust
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than omnipotent moral busybodies" ~ C.S. Lewis
Drone based 'fireworks' shows with thousands of drones all perfectly coordinated really make the point. If this is available to the public, the game changes into who has the best strategy and AI.
The most frightening YouTube video I have ever seen was slaughter bots in 2017.
It may have been science fiction or a warning.
I am sure the technology is out there at this point.
Kill thousands with no boots on the ground and no damage to buildings or infrastructure.
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The drone swarm in Angel Has Fallen was terrifying
Ego is the anesthesia that deadens the pain of stupidity
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