Kamikaze drone is the latest.
If there is not a human inside knowingly crashing the aircraft against a target, it is not kamikaze. It is remote-guided weapon.
Then gain maybe the controls explode and kill the operator back in base when the drone reaches its target. Maybe the “news” people know something I don’t know.
I bet the Biden Administration is about to or already shipping Patriot Systems to Ukraine. Stupid and expensive you say? Par for the Pedo Joe and his controllers.
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Remote-guided weapon, or low-budget cruise missile, depending. Yeah, “Kamikaze drone” is a completely wrong label, unless the guidance system involves a male bee or something.
And this brings to mind some ideas I had back in the 90s about low-budget systems for stopping slow-moving aircraft. Helicopters can be discouraged using old-fashioned barrage balloons; little recon drones and mini cruise missiles need something a little more active, but a Patriot system (a) is overkill and (b) maybe wouldn’t even work on small targets – I don’t know what its capabilities are, but small, slow-moving targets are not what it was designed for.
Now I’m dimly recalling an early missile-guidance scheme involving a trained pigeon… and I think that was from history, not historical fiction.
Ah… ’twas indeed a real project, featuring none other than B. F. Skinner as the pigeon trainer. Another of those crazy ideas from WWII. Project ORCON; there’s a short film, of 1942 vintage, on archive.org and likely elsewhere.
Years ago the “news” had a segment about “remote controled” model airplanes that “could be filled with explosives “.. they filmed these tiny planes crash landing in a parking lot and “exploding”(tiny firecrackers). It was laughable.
Breaking news thats not .. another example of educational ingnorance. Oh , and cultural appropriation- kamikaze is a Japanese word..
“Kamikaze Drone,” how racist.
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