Friday, January 8, 2016
Protection From Sea Launched Drone Bombs?
Now that we've started the conversation about Autonomous Air Vehicles we need to ask deeper questions on how we protect ourselves from sea launched versions of same. Especially as it relates to the ability to mask these things radar and infrared detection. You also have to account for the event of large numbers of them coming at you at the same time.
This is, I believe, exactly why my Max-Tac, hybrid dirigible train platform would be the ideal solution. Not only would mile long trains, with unlimited on station time, offer idea, downward facing flat surfaces for the usual phased array, and large apeture infrared detection systems, it would also have the support capacity for the Drimes (see below) that would protect them.
The other option you get when fielding clouds of rechargeable drones is that they could also be used for line of sight signal interruption as a detection mechanism; pretty much like the laser trip wires you see in bank heighst movies, only in this case you would have a three dimension matrix of trip beams to catch anything flying through.
Hybrid Dirigible Blimp, or "Hydrimp."
"...They would be protected by swarms of Drimes, or drone proximity mines. There would litteraly be thousands of these, say, 5 to 10 kilo Drimes surrounding the train. The train would support them by deploying tethered recharge/control nodes that would be set up to handle the recharge turnaround of something on the order of 50 to 100 Drimes.
The Drimes themselves would employ a claymore type, shrapnel explosive, with active directional control, to provide the best bang to payload ratio, while still allowing for significant battery load..."