deejay wrote:So I hear that someone on the frontline modified local quadcopters to drop grenades. All local jugaad only. If you spot trouble then drop the grenade too.
agile COTS scare tactics for now, but will change soon - DJI phantom quadcopter by ISIS same one event crews in india use.
this is a bigger drone,
meantime our ponderous global tendah for such kit will wend its way past N changes in RFQ and MOD tables, with requirements escalating to reaper level but cost capped to dji phantom level
just like cellphones changed in 15 yrs from mid 90s to tools of the elite to low cost essential for everyone , drones have made that transformation.
on a recent trip I observed 3 instances of people using backpack quad drones to record vacation footage - one in the hills, one at the seafront hotel and one at a beach. one family was pio from south africa.
china is the global leader in consumer and prosumer drones and well on its way to being a superpower in military drones as well upto global hawk size.