Originally Posted by gf0012-aust
Catchall thread for UAS developments and/or issues
commonly called drones by the press - who also refer to APC's as tanks, frigates as battleships, LHA's as aircraft carriers and long arms as machine guns
I was asked by "the guys" to come up with an Anti-UAS, as they have been doing a lot of exercises on "Swarm" attacks and stuff. So after having a bit of a think I went back to the 40mm grenade. Make a long story short, so have a gazillion other people.
At the moment we would like to test an existing 40mm Laser Guided Rocket Propelled Grenade
that tracks a weapon mounted laser range finder similar to this: http://www.insighttechnology.com/pro...m=proportional
It seems really quite useful.
The next development would be a small EMP generator in the war head... We decided to call it "GIMP"
(after having too much coffee) Generated Intense Magnetic Pulse.
No one knows how to do this...
But that kind of thing would (we feel) disrupt a UAS swarm attack, most readily. The idea would be to make the swarm attack almost a nuisance so you can get back to the business of killing bad guys.
The other thing, as soon as you look (non classified open source search) around the industry and apply "40mm" to it, you would not believe the amount of guidance systems that can fit into a 40mm footprint. The smallest diameter that doesn't cost too much seems to be 25mm, smaller than that and the price really goes up. I thought this was interesting, particularly with Australia's land 400 competition and the caliber of weapons being offered.