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2008-09-25 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Georgia Claims to Have Shot Down Russian Drone
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Posted by Fred 2008-09-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [453 views ]  Top

#1 Are they really that difficult for an army to shoot down or otherwise disable? Seems like short range missles could be taught to focus in on small, slow moving objects that fly up to about 20,000 feet. Can't knock them down with AK-47's by guerill's, to be sure, but if you have even a bit of the gear of a modern army, they seem vulnerable.
Posted by Richard of Oregon 2008-09-25 12:51||   2008-09-25 12:51|| Front Page Top

#2 Can't knock them down with AK-47's by guerill's,

I'd think that soviet/russian 14.5mm would do just the trick, and they're both cheap and plentiful in the third world and in ex-soviet republics.
Posted by anonymous5089 2008-09-25 13:00||   2008-09-25 13:00|| Front Page Top

#3 Why would you announce you'd done it? Far better to keep it quiet and just pick off as many of them as you can. Don't give the Russians free intel about what happens to their drones.
Posted by Silentbrick">Silentbrick  2008-09-25 16:47||   2008-09-25 16:47|| Front Page Top

#4 Don't give the Russians free intel about what happens to their drones.

Because true or not, the propaganda value of it is greater for Saaki than any potential intel value.
Posted by General_Comment 2008-09-25 23:15||   2008-09-25 23:15|| Front Page Top

#5 ION GEORGIA, TOPIX > US has warned RUSSIA it will take strong punitive measures iff Russia does NOT withdraw all of its troops from ABKHAZIA + SOUTH OSSETIAN SECURITY ZONES by OCTOBER 10th.

Also from TOPIX > SCHROEDER [Germany]: GEORGIAN ADMISSION INTO NATO MAY SPARK WAR WITH RUSSIA; + BELGIAN MP'S DEMAND NATO NOT ADMIT GEORGIA [at this time] + BEIJING ORDERS WEST CHINA MILITARY FORCES ON HEIGHTENED ANTI-TERROR ALERT.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2008-09-25 23:29||   2008-09-25 23:29|| Front Page Top

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