Anti-Drone warfare

The Ukrainian invasion has shown everyone in the world the effectiveness of small drones in combat, so its safe to say that future conflicts will be filled with more sophisticated and powerful drones. That means the worlds countries will have invest in anti-drone capabilities.

My question would be: whats the best way to integrate anti-drone capabilities at the squad level? In any military, an infantry squad usually has a rifleman without a specialization, so why not replace that rifleman with an EW specialist

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Signal jammers are a pointless and largely counterproductive technology. All they'll do is hasten the development of fully autonomous kill-bots, which could probably already be built using off-the-shelf technology, and which will be far worse to face than human-controlled drones, since they could be deployed in unlimited numbers.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's a dense enough power source to keep drones operating for more than a few days, primarily holding back autonomous warfare. Ethical issues too but ethics hasn't stopped humans from mass slaying/starving civilians by the millions. I foresee a lot of decoys that trick drones into wasting their ammo in the future.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Platoon or company level, perhaps, but it doesn't make sense to have a squad level EW specialist. Actually, Platoon level makes sense for SIGINT since you can have each platoon get a bearing on a signal for a triangulation. Then you call in the Mortars.

      Use inflatable decoys to distract kill-bots. It'll be a long time before they can see through those.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if a conceivable partial defense could exist in the future the weapon is pointless lol
      If Allah granted prayers you'd run the IDF.
      Even when autonomous software is ubiquitous, consider having no idea if the last 20 autonomous killbots you deployed have already rendered your targets into paste or if they all crashed into cardboard cutouts and wacky inflatable tubemen.
      Meanwhile their quadcopter is hovering directly above your heads and a human observer is giving real-time updates to artillery, and marking human-confirmed targets for their own 'unlimited supply' of suicide killbots.
      And you think it is pointless to jam this.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    anti-drone drones

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Basic SIGINT will become every squads equipment, just something that tells a grunt that a drone is broadcasting nearby

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The Ukrainian invasion has shown everyone in the world the effectiveness of small drones in combat, so its safe t
    the israeli has also shown just how useless drones are when facing an actually competent, well equipped and prepared army

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      israel is fighting ragheads with like 1% of resources russia has, with insane materiel advantage

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the israeli has also shown just how useless drones are
        they showed nothing you moron

        >the israeli has also shown just how useless drones are
        they showed nothing you moron

        >"nooo! not my heckin wholesome undergunned underdog freedom fighterino!!!"
        for a supposedly dirt poor militia of a blockaded mud hut town, hamas is actually very well armed. go compare it to any other raghead militias in the area, even the ones in syria that receives roach/CIA funding

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the israeli has also shown just how useless drones are
      they showed nothing you moron

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Which well equipped and competent combatant is Israel currently facing?

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I don't know about squad levels, but for a defensive position would pic related be viable if we could iron out it's kinks? Composed in a "battery" of let's say 3 units with its own radar tuned for smaller targets?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >50 barrels to do the job one could do

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >doesn't own a home defense weapon that can shoot 16,000 rounds per second
        >literally asking to be the victim of any criminal with a small drone swarm

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EW is probably a dead end for peer conflicts because the energy costs are exponential for distance and amount of spectrum covered. Seems it might be working in a situation like Gaza where one side has overwhelming superiority and the area is so small you can blanket the entire spectrum though. Also it's hard countered by just making them more autonomous.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Something like a specialized attachment. This is why I think the use of swarm drones is far-fetched. It would be too easy to knock out swarm drones with some fort of EMP weapon or unmanned anti-drone projectile weapon similar to flak for antiaircraft. The use of single drones will be much more difficult to deter. Have only a few soldiers specializing in anti-drone attached to an infantry unit might not provide an advantage, as drone operators would just target infantry that aren't close to the anti-drone soldiers.

    https://techlinkcenter.org/news/heres-the-armys-now-patented-emp-rifle-attachment-for-taking-out-small-drones/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is moronic due to the inverse square law. You'd have to get the pulse-forming network waaaaay closer to the drone unless you have a massive power source, which you ain't gonna get by firing a bullet into a piezoelectric generator.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >no dubs
        Opinion disregarded.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Doesn't understand physics
          >Has dubs
          Tough choice, to be honest

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >omg drones are a new threat!

    Really, right in front of my globalhawk?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There is difference betweem gorillion $ globalhawk with cutting edge tech and 50$ quadcopter from wish with shrapnel granade ductaped to it, isnt it?

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Integrating laser SHORAD against drones would be much more effective than just jamming drones

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The small drones have a very short range, so best way to counter them would be to triangulate the control signal and drop a few mortars on it.

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