How will drones by implemented onto the FUTURE TANKS

There are many directions from the lessons in Ukraine and the current and unknown research+development for how the way drones can be integrated onto tanks and mechanized warfare in general.

Would future tanks use a mother-ship drone connected by wire which holds a repeater to mitigate jamming + extend the range of other drones which it controls, collecting&sharing targeting information and battle intel? Or will it use simple and few drones with separate roles for attacking, spotting? Or just Kamikaze drones like the Greek Leopard 1A5s are being upgraded to hold.

What is most likely? Does /k/ have any ideas?

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they need more autistic people like you anon in research and development

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Drones are very much a passing thing. The thing is in the arms race between drone and tank, the tank will always win because it can keep piling on EW and active protection until the drone threat is completely nullified. We can see this in Gaza where IDF tanks are largely immune to drones.
    They only work in Ukraine because one side is literally on a shoestring budget and the other are moronic ape men who have never themselves invented a technology in 2000 years and only ever teched up by stealing it.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every Mechanized assault or defence in Ukraine has relied on information acquired from Drone video live feeds, video feeds which Tank crews have no access to, and so rely on external Drone crews using walkie talkies relaying the information of what they see to the tank crews.

      Imagine being inside a strong box, being only able to see through its slit and outside this box you are forced to imagine the things which are trying to explode you. I'd like an internal drone operator inside of my tank giving me some peace of mind instead of a loader with a stress disorder and tasked with something repetitive

      i cant show the video where this occurs because the .mp4 says corrupted but its a video of bradley driving through a wall and crushing a russian from the advice of a drone team guiding them

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The idea is that forces eventually get the command and conquer tactical map and the minimap. We are almost there in many ways as we already have 3D printers.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        well thats cuz everyone is using tanks designed in the 80's and somehow adding new electronics is a decade long project

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Every Mechanized assault or defence in Ukraine
        >*taps the part of his post that goes : "They only work in Ukraine because one side is literally on a shoestring budget and the other are moronic ape men who have never themselves invented a technology in 2000 years and only ever teched up by stealing it."

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          There has also been videos of Russian drone crews guiding tank columns on where to shoot where to move esp during this kharkiv offensive. but its a lot more rudimentary in vocab, and a little more emotionally charged in language lol

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What do modern western militaries use to relay information to tank crews
          a birds eye view relaying information to them?
          no..?
          radios?
          oh..
          bros....

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >What is frequency hopping

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what if i attach a rocket motor to my kamikaze drone

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        TV guided missiles and bombs? Those already exist decades ago.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah that's what I'm trying to get at.
          The future though will have no TV guided kamikaze drones. just automated drones with unjammable ai and covered in aluminium foil.

          but no man in the loop missiles already exist like dual mode brimstone and can be fired in a general direction or can follow laser
          drones will be its man in the loop and orchestrate these missiles instead for other drones

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What if I use the anti-drone laser on my tank as a power charger and commslink for a fixedwing spotter drone. In fact, make the tank a howitzer with guided shells.

      It beats APS. It beats drones. It beats tanks. It beats bunkers and troops in the open. About the only thing it can't beat is rocket artillery firing smart submunitions so I'll datalink it to other laser-howitzer-dronecarriers for networked point defense.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    spotter drone with a targeting laser + laser guided shells would let tanks fight from much further away

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It would be a simple calculation solving the distance of a leg using the Pythagorean theorem.
      But an issue would be that the drone would have to be EXACTLY above the tank to achieve atleast a direct hit 5 kilometres away or more.
      A drone attached to a wire would be able to see around 50 kilometres away in perfect weather and flat ground. But imagine the wind that would ruin the drones measurements relative to the tank.

      A solution though would be to not use the length of the wire to use in the calculation for the length of leg B (distance of tank to target) via the knowledge of leg A(length of wire) and hypotenuse (distance of drone to target) but instead a laser which points towards the drone into a laser receiver attached to the drone which would have to calculate offset almost every millisecond and then use a calculation which I don't think exists yet to eventually translate the distance from tank to target

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        sounds expensive

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you'll never be able to use the Pythagorean theorem to calculate this because you will never be calculating from a right angle.

        you'd use the law of cosines

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Drone tanks that deploy drone-dogs that contain AT explosives that run under the enemy tanks and explode.
    With a Drone mothership overhead that deploys FPV drones.
    the drone tank and drone mothership will autonomously communicate and share information on enemy positions.

    there will also be drone dogs with snipers on their back that can use AI imaging to head shot you from a mile away WHILE you're moving.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i realise why /k/ says what they see instead of what they think now

      where the frick do i go to join a think tank

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Every tank needs a mine plow or a dozer blade as well

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Drones are overrated, most tanks will be done.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    18 months ago
    >hahaha cope cages
    now
    >hmm how can we implement sophisticated anti drone barriers on our mechanised forces

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DUUDE.. THIS IS WHY I FRICKING HATE IDF AND UKRAINIA FRICKING CYBERWAR FRICKS!!! THEY ARE NOT EDUCATED THEY KNOW NOTHING!! THEY ARE JUST HERE TO SLIDE THREADS AND CHILL!!

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Drones probably won't be integrated into tanks, but instead will work in conjunction with tanks.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A small drone landing lad (lillipad?) on top of or behind the turret seems easy to implement and useful. You could also integrate it into the tank's radio system for potentially longer range and/or jamming resistance.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Drones would likely be used from a utility vehicle/truck with the electronic suite required on the bed or in a trailer as separate support element. Direct integration with a tank is not exactly a great idea. Since in all likelyhood, you could be using the space required to directly enhance it's combat capabilities as well as further complicating the TC's duties.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The tanks become drones. No crew.

    Less armor because nobody gives a shit if a drone is destroyed.

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