another day another failure Posted on May 5, 2023 by PrepHole Contributor another day another failure
the lack of footage wasn't because of "muh secret usage" but because they suck ass and FPV drones are 100 times cheaper and easier to use
Another piece of American tech that was hyped up as a war winner despite no evidence it was
Also remember all the lack of footage cope
Switch 300 has a pathetic warhead because muh collateral damage. Switch 600 may or may not have been good.
The 600 exists in minuscule quantities, and, similar to the 300, is very expensive for what it does.
Although the warhead is beefier, at least.
They never sent very many to begin with
Mutts are to busy giving Zelenskyy more moeny
why did you remove the pravda.ru headline?
Hahahahaha there’s people who see that number and believe it
SHOW BOBES AND VEGEN SER BASTERD BICH I CALL A GROUP YOURE SISTRE BENCHODE
>according to Candice Owens
nice source Ivan
There's $50 billion in real estate in Switzerland to spend money on? 'Candace Owens', more like candice dick be sucked harder…
It's just too underpowered for its cost. You get roughly the same result with cheaper drones, and you have more powerful stuff at similar price points.
US private drone development has been hampered by the lack of a common requirement guidebook. As I recall from an older thread, there is one now (can't remember the name), but it got adopted after Switchblade development was complete.
Switchblade is more than 10 years old, it was well ahead of it's time but it's living at the speed of consumer electronics so will fall behind fast. It's like trying to use an iphone 4 today.
Being old doesn't matter that much. There are loads of old-ass systems that still work very well.
Its biggest issue is the extremely limited performance compared to its cost. A 300 costs $58k for the drone/launcher + $30k for the control unit. $88k buys a lot of Steam Decks and commercial drones (plus the recycled AGL warheads to arm them) nowadays.
justify to me why I would pay $6,000 for an inferior fixed wing style of drone when you can produce a better yielding payload with minimal modification using consumer drones for less than half of that.
the switchblade program is outdated and FPV quads are the future.
That number is missing a 0. Yes, it really is that expensive. No wonder nobody wants it, especially that shrimpy 300.
>inferior fixed wing
Gliding drones have better loiter time with lower power requirements compared to quadcopters. Helidrones (which quadcopters are a subvariant of) require continuous power to remain airborne. Whereas, with fixed wings, you can do cheeky things like engine-off gliding.
the 300 has a 10KM range and 20 minute loiter time. this is unironically mogged by off the shelf DJI quads
Well, yes, because it's an old PoS. Worse, it's an unreasonably expensive old PoS.
You could design a modern glider, using off-the-shelf parts, that has 1.5 hours loiter and 50+ km range (so, basically, 5x the performance), for something like half the price of a 300. And, for that money, it would likely be hardened against jamming as well.
Both versions are total shit. Thank God for Ukraine war, or they'd spent billions on them instead of simply cloning Dji Mavics. Although, seeing how the army procurement is going, the will end up cloning Dji Mavics, that will perform worse, and be a hundred times more expensive.
h-haha yeah imagine still using a galaxy s5
what a fucking mega ultra instict cope
It seems that the technology itself is sound, it's just that the cost is way too much.
How long until we see a Chinese or Turkish switchblade knock-off being sold to every third world war zone?
To make it appear more legitimate they removed the fact it's from a Russian source, here's the original
What's wrong with being gnomish?
What's wrong with being brown?
Will you actually read and ponder if I explain it to you?
>bootlicking zelensky on PrepHole
you bros forgot that he is on the pandora papers right? he steals money since the day he rose to power
So does Putin. Who cares.
You need to take more English classes, rajesh
>You need to take more English classes,
or maybe shut up and accept that you are trash instead of shitting on other for no particular reason?
You’re an Indian - so not human - and your English is bad. Why do Indians think they have a leg to stand on while talking about corruption?
Post hand with your gun
I thought you thought we were all chud mutts?
>isreal evacuating garden gnomes prewar and refugees not leaving ukraine after the ear started because they aren't allowed to is the same as muzzie gangs in my hometown
How though? I want you to explain it to me
Damn he got purged before I could get my answer
>You’re a mutt
>this is who will save the white race from those orcs
That's a British training instructor.
I like how you darkened it so you can barely see the UK patch, really convincing. gay.
Nah it's still there, it's just behind the gun, the footage was cut so it can't be seen for propaganda reasons.
You just know it's in Bongland because of the yellow UK blank firing attachments
As seen. The poster is a gay liar.
The REAL saviors of the white race fight for the great bear!
>educated black man serving in the armed forces
>"OMG A moron"
Switchblades being phased out because there are better alternatives is not "failure", it's how things are supposed to work, you save facing obssesed chink
Switchblade needs loitering for it to be useful in regular war. Bigger is just a fancy HVT killer for SF.
Damn gay, that's an impressive level of misunderstanding, lurk moar
Ziggers are taking the BACKmut news well, it seems.
Patriot confirmed to have intercepted Russian hypersonic
PrepHole was shitting on vatniks years before you tourists began raiding this board
PrepHole was simping for syria back in 2016 tf are you talking about the only thing that changed is that PrepHole got invaded by reddiers
simping for syria =/= simping for Russia, nevermind the clankening in 2014
Yeah why is russia bad again is it because cnn told you to or was it reddit
>why is russia bad again
Russia is bad because Russians are violent retarded Untermenschen. People have been trying to warn us about them for the better part of a century.
>Russians are violent retarded Untermenschen
By that logic so would Ukrainians
>sucking up to a garden gnome
What did I expect
Why is it because your a butthurt belter or somthing?
>By that logic so would Ukrainians
Care to elaborate?
The nazis saw all slavs as sumhumans retard
How is that connected to Ukrainians?
Okay so your just a butthurt belter got it
I don't get it, are you going to explain yourself or you're here just throw some delusional bullshit around?
The Nazis were retarded and Russians are subhuman. Deal with it thirdie.
>By that logic
What logic? "I pulled it out of my ass" isn't logic.
Take English lessons before you post here again
I'm not american and I've been paying attention since 1996.
That's why /sg/ got banned, you fucking lying retard?
Let me spell it out for you since you gays never learn: A small loud minority (coming from 4chan) going to PrepHole shilling their bullshit narrative isn't PrepHole and never will be PrepHole.
How ironic that you call me a 4chan shill when reddit has been doing nothing but shilling for PrepHole for the last year or so
Just about the kinda drivel I expected coming from a butthurt belter
>le reddit meme
Every fucking time, reddit tourist. You aren't even a natural on 4chan.
So, that Switchblade huh?
how much does shit like the lancet and other loitering munitions cost?
I don't know where Europeans get the idea that most Americans are mixed. I mean technically I am a mix of a number of European countries but I'm not mixed with brown or yellow people.
Anon I have already saved this image and I will repost it with racist posts as often as possible to ruin your life
It's already my new Grindr profile pic
>I don't know where Europeans get the idea that most Americans are mixed
It's either idiots, or mockery of the american obssesion about being "white", when their % of brown people is highter than any euro country, nevermind that most people in Europe could trace their ancestry to the fucking roman empire if we had the records.
This is your average ukraine supporter lmao
yea some white guy unlike Russia supporters (brown)
Most russains dont use porn hub even that all that proves is that russains want to fuck black women
Zelenskyy is a garden gnome
>Porn is now reality
At least hes not on the front line kek
not anymore lmao was/were
Didn't he recently lose his hand or something?
>SME defence contractor loses biggest contract it has on highest profile product
>Thread suddenly full of shitposting low effort by even PrepHole standards
Just a coincidence I'm sure
>calling into question the validity of the claim
1945 (military tabloid) also reported on it and cited the Missiles Procurement budget, the obvious missing link is Afghanistan
>US is mostly out of the middle east and doesn't need a bunker/cave-popper in every squad
>Ukraine shows that most conflicts will center around controlling & removing armor anyway
>Started fielding 600s which are multi-purpose and only slightly more expensive, sure killing even a few soldiers safely from a mile away is a huge blow but killing them in their vehicle is an even bigger one
= No more 300s needed beyond existing stock, which is ~6000 even after donating ~1000 to Ukraine.
This is in line with the statement that it has "satisfied the Department of Defense fielding and replenishment requirements," I would not be surprised if half or more of the remaining 6000 were shoved over to special operations & CIA like a lot of ground attack drones were after Iraq.
>Man, this weapon we spent billions on developing kinda sucks. Let's not buy any more and cut our losses
Russia and China
>Man, this weapon we spent billions on kinda sucks. Let's spend billions more and parade our fleet of shit weapons around as not to admit defeat.
>billions on developing
keep in mind Switchblade was a private offering, total cost is <$200 million for 300s over the entire lifespan of the program and it all of it has been spent on units the military already used, transferred for use, or has in stock
Switchblade 600 got some R&D money/low quantity rapid procurement, but that's still only 26 million, not billions
I wager the cost for Russia to field their meme lancets in tiny quantities has been more than the entirety of both Switchblade programs
>buy relatively small production run of product
>let notrussians test it blowing up Russians
>recognizes that its OK, but not really the best value
>decide to cancel it and invest in what is better at blowing up russians
>somehow a failure
>let notrussians test it blowing up Russians
More Switchblade 300s were used in Afghanistan than Ukraine to date, and to great effect, which makes sense given that was the war they were meant for
>Under his leadership, the LMAMS team directly responded to operational needs with successful delivery of more than 4,000 Switchblade All Up Rounds, 50 Fire Control Units and 50 Training Simulators to Operation Enduring Freedom.
seems like hearsay from ukraine ("300 meh, 600 good") turned out to be true.
Because theyll buy switchblade 600
To be fair, I haven't heard much about those either, in recent times.
Come on, even I have better schematics for a loitering munition, I'm planing of making it with light wood and min maxing on the WW2 Stuka look.
They thing is that my current prototype needs a long runway to take off.
T. Nevada drone enthusiast
Usa should buy superior Zala Lancet.
>make an experimental weapon
>test it out
>find that it isn't good enough
Rest of the world
>make an experimental weapon
>brag about it for two decades
>never, ever use it in combat because you only bought 10 of them
>hypersonics get BTFO by based Patriot
>ziggers cucked out of their only potential victory
>H-HEY WHAT ABOUT THE SWITCHBLADES!!!!