Polish Army explosive bee drones

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  1. BethsZygote

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/10/us-poland-mini-drones-idUSKBN0M610P20150310


    WB electronics, which already manufactures surveillance and target acquisition systems for the Polish army, teamed up with another firm, Optimum, to develop drones with camera systems capable of attacking small targets with explosive charges.

    The system, called 'Bee', can be configured to fit a number of the small-sized drones on to a military vehicle, such as the Rosomak (Polish for 'Wolverine') armored personnel carrier (APC).

    The range of the drones controlled from a tablet-sized interface is around two kilometers with a flight time of 30 minutes.

    One design, which WB Electronics say is unique to their system, is a camera head capable of thermal vision and laser target designation at just 300 grams (10.5 ounces) in weight.

    "There is no other head this small in the world with two in-built cameras and which is also electromechanically stabilized by a gyroscope in two dimensions. This is an absolutely unique solution," WB Electronics Director For Research and New Technologies, Wojciech Komorniczak, said.


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    Other drones in the system are designed to attack targets from the air by flying close to them and exploding. Another solution in the prototype phase is the 'Warmate' drone that is meant to act like a guided missile providing a real-time video feed of its target.

    "The innovative feature of our solution is that this drone can first identify the target and make sure that it is in fact the enemy our opponent, so that we don't strike innocent people," Komorniczak said.

    The 'Warmate' drone is planned to be incorporated in the 'Bee' system in the future and is a cheaper and more versatile alternative to commonly used missile systems, the company says. Its full weight is planned to be several kilograms and when stowed away in a special container is meant to be easy to carry.
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    Insert Polish Army joke here, this still seems pretty awesome and scary at the same time.


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  2. captbill

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    OK, here's a Polish Army joke but it was real.

     
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    wow...like in COD advanced warfare
     
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    "Are the bees in trouble?"
     
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    My worst nightmare.....Polish killer bees that kill u with one bite.
     
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    Dorb Lovable Old Pig VIP Gold

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    And yet they held out for 3 weeks using WW1 equipment and tactics while most every other European country was bending over backwards to have the nazis shove it in deep.
     
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    Looks like somebody must have a sensitive spot for polocks. Whatever floats your boat, little man.
     
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    Stern related because a Polish horse drone killed the HSS.
     
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  9. Dorb

    Dorb Lovable Old Pig VIP Gold

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    Nope, I put down Beth all of the time.
    I just dont like assholes who tell half truths and rewrite history.
    Maybe you got beat up by a Polock and so this is your way of getting revenge?
     
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    Here's another little known Polish fact: they broke the enigma machine code well before the Brits but they kept it secret because they feared Hitler would turn their country into a mass graveyard and kill literally every single Polish citizen.
     
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    Well, Poles are smarter than Brits, but the second part of your statement about keeping it a secret makes no sense.
     
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    :spit:
     
  13. Dorb

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    Nah, Wiggy did that all by himself.
     
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    You might have heard that Poland was occupied by the Germans, no? Let me know how they could have told the allied forces when The Nazis were in control of everything.
     
  15. Dorb

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    UMmm......radio transmitter for one. The nazis were never in control of everything in the countries they occupied.
    They didnt have the manpower and were spread way to thin.
     
  16. Beth143nacho

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    That terminator series gets more real every day
     
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    Internet, skynet, all we are missing are the robots and the Japanese are hard at work developing them.
     
  18. BethsZygote

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    Id watch the half truths. Poland was squeezed from two sides, but saying the held out longer than most every other European country is not exactly the Full truth.
     
  19. BethsZygote

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    please go away (and read history).

    FWIW, Poland DID NOT break enigma before they were invaded, but they were farther along than any other nation. Polish work on breaking enigma certainly helped Bletchley Park.
     
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    Did they ever solve that screen door on a submarine problem? HEEEYOOO...