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Drones Designed To Be "Shot Down"

Drones flown close to terrorist camps "crash" or get "shot down" and get carried to enemy headquarters
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There they relay location information, hidden cameras and microphones relay intel.

Of course they can be rigged to blow up but you'd be better off using the GPS coordinates to hone in with an airstrike after exhausting all the intel possibilities.

I'd like to think we're already doing this.

doctorremulac3, Jan 31 2016

Captured drone https://www.youtube...watch?v=b_F_NiqoFSk
A great opportunity here. [doctorremulac3, Jan 31 2016]


       This is potentially not at all a bad idea, if it's not already done. I suspect that, already, downed drones can still be tracked by their operators unless they're completely wrecked.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 31 2016

       Yea, you could have enough hardened redundant systems that you pretty much guarantee connectivity after all but the most devastating crash. However since they're designed to "crash" you could even control your impact. Have it drop a wing and helicopter in, throw off a bunch of phony debris, smoke bombs, painted on burn damage etc.   

       Hmm. Like the burning wreckage simulator smoke bomb idea. They just follow the smoke to the impact site. You could also have it put on a fireworks display going down. Have a big flash simulating a hit and have it trail smoke all the way in as well as sending up smoke after the landing.   

       Anyway, if we can't outsmart these idiots we're hopeless.
doctorremulac3, Jan 31 2016

       // if we can't outsmart these idiots //   

       I wouldn't call throwing a $650 billion military budget at them (whoever "they" are) exactly "outsmarting". But [+] for the idea, anyway.
Toto Anders, Jan 31 2016

       //if we can't outsmart these idiots we're hopeless.//   

       It's like trying to outsmart mosquitoes, or Japanese knotweed. Individually, they are a bunch of pigshit- thick towelheads. Collectively... well, the problem is that there is no collectively to attack.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 31 2016

       // they are a bunch of pigshit- thick towelheads. //   

       We are puzzed as to why you are so complementary and supportive of them.   

       // Collectively... well, the problem is that there is no collectively to attack //   

       There better hadn't be.
8th of 7, Jan 31 2016

       //they are a bunch of pigshit- thick towelheads.//   

       //We are puzzed as to why you are so complementary and supportive of them.//   

       Yes Max, no need to hold back and be P.C. here. You're among friends.   

       Although the comparison to pig shit may be unfair. Pig shit is loaded with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It's an excellent fertilizer and can even be dried and burned as fuel. Plus it's a byproduct of the glorious pig, our intelligent, adorable and tasty animal friend.
doctorremulac3, Jan 31 2016

       // tasty //   

       Ahhhh, bacon ....   

       You are of course correct. Pig excrement does have positive, practical uses of benefit to your species. It is indeed an excellent fertilizer, or can be anaerobically fermented to produce methane - a superb fuel gas - and a high-quality friable nutrient-rich compost.   

       That's another test to add at Ports of Entry; incoming passengers must walk through a "petting zoo" with a few tame miniature pot-bellied pigs, under a big sign saying, "Welcome to our country, we like pigs".   

       There might have to be an alternative route reserved only for observant Hebrews.
8th of 7, Jan 31 2016

       //you are so complementary//

In a way, [Max-B] does complement them quite well
hippo, Feb 01 2016

       Sigh. If they'd only initiated my Terrorist-Trap Country idea a couple of years ago.
RayfordSteele, Feb 01 2016

       decoy countries
pashute, Feb 03 2016

       Do 1000s of these simultaneously, so they can't get wise to it. Day of the Drones.
the porpoise, Feb 03 2016

       That's a factor, them figuring it out. You'd need to make sure word didn't get out that these things lead to an airstrike.   

       Which means you'd have to be targeting the area regularly enough that this precise targeted airstrike directed by your captured drone would look like just another attack.
doctorremulac3, Feb 03 2016


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