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Small drone 'shot with Patriot missile'
« on: March 23, 2017, 12:52:15 PM »

A Patriot missile - usually priced at about $3m (2.5m) - was used to shoot down a small quadcopter drone, according to a US general.

"That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from did not stand a chance against a Patriot," he said.
Patriots are radar-targeted weapons more commonly used to shoot down enemy aircraft and ballistic missiles.
"Now, that worked, they got it, OK, and we love Patriot missiles," the general said.

Recently, there have been reports that some groups, for example in Iraq, have taken to attaching weapons to small, commercial drones and using them against security forces.

However, Gen Perkins suggested deploying large surface-to-air missiles as a defence was probably not economically wise.

Patriot missiles are normally used to shoot down enemy aircraft or other missiles