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Re: LCASD - the drone everyone's been clamoring for

Unread postPosted: 16 Jan 2017, 03:06
by arian
So basically a Firebee.

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Re: LCASD - the drone everyone's been clamoring for

Unread postPosted: 16 Jan 2017, 19:27
by smsgtmac
arian wrote:So basically a Firebee.

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LOL. That pic is from one of my unit's test programs not long before I was transferred in. The first UAV guided weapons launch success. When the Predator launched its firdt Hellfire, I had to remind the shimy AF Lt PAO that what she wrote up as a 'first time' was the first operational use, but not allbtogether that new. And now the world has forgotten we used to have enlisted UAV controllers right up to the early 1990s. History in America is a black hole whereby we constantly relearn old lessons. :D

Re: LCASD - the drone everyone's been clamoring for

Unread postPosted: 16 Jan 2017, 23:19
by popcorn
What's that black round thingy atop the vertical tail? Also, notice the different nose jobs.

Re: LCASD - the drone everyone's been clamoring for

Unread postPosted: 16 Feb 2017, 00:45
by arian


Something like it flew last year.

Re: LCASD - the drone everyone's been clamoring for

Unread postPosted: 16 Feb 2017, 03:04
by popcorn
Somewhat intriguing they're using a Harrier to control the drones. Marines must be keen on the thing.

Edit - turns out the ALQ 231 Intrepid TIger Pod is a USMC piece of kit and testing it on the drone is in support of their efforts to deliver a distributed, networked EW capability.