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Taking Down Drones With A $38,000 Stinger Missile Feels Like Overkill

Taking Down Drones With A $38,000 Stinger Missile Feels Like Overkill

Last week, an amateur drone pilot landed his DJI quadcopter on the deck of Britain’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier. The incident was accidental, but highlights the irony of how difficult it is to neutralise threats from smaller aircraft like drones that are slowly filling the skies. But perhaps…

Monster Machines: Raytheon’s Modular Missile Defence Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

Monster Machines: Raytheon’s Modular Missile Defence Snaps Together Like Lego Bricks

As the number and variety of air, space and surface-based threats to our naval fleets continue to proliferate, defending against them all is getting harder and harder. But equipped with this new unified threat detection system from Raytheon, our Arleigh Burke-class destroyers will know what’s coming from 30 times farther…

Monster Machines: This Multi-Launcher Spits Out Missiles Like A 12-Barrel Revolver

Monster Machines: This Multi-Launcher Spits Out Missiles Like A 12-Barrel Revolver

While the Phalanx has proven an immensely effective self-defence system for the US Navy, it’s far from a watertight solution. To intercept incoming threats that the Phalanx can’t handle, the US Navy is investing in a rotating missile-launcher that lobs a baker’s dozen of self-propelled missiles at anyone dumb enough…