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Old 01-02-2018   #1
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Default Tactical Logistics /non-combatant Drones

No precedent thread found, so stand-alone for now.

While this is a great idea for an NGO, also seems like a good way to push fresh Combat LifeSaver Bags (or ammo boxes) up without risking one of your guys getting shot.

'Uber for blood': how Rwandan delivery robots are saving lives
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A Silicon Valley robotics company has teamed up with the Rwandan health ministry to hasten the delivery of vital medicines to hospitals in remote areas
https://www.theguardian.com/global-d...ng-blood-drone

Figuring someone else must have had the same thought, checked. Turns out it's called the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV).

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Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert O. Work (center) asks questions about the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV, a rectangular-shaped quadcopter that currently carries up to 300 pounds of cargo. (Photo Credit: Jhi Scott, ARL Public Affairs)
“In a firefight, when a Soldier is running low on ammunition, resupply is critical,” said Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Guenther, an enlisted advisor at the laboratory. “I’ve had situations where speedballs were dropped off to me by helicopters.”
In the military context, a “speedball” refers to a bag of supplies, usually ammunition, dropped from a plane or helicopter to soldiers in the field.
“What are the implications of that?” asked Army researcher Tim Vong. “We’re working with users in the joint community to look at this concept.”
https://scout.com/military/warrior/A...tion-101456371

See also https://www.theverge.com/2017/1/18/1...ply-autonomous

How long are you Chinese guys going to wait before stealing this idea?
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Sven has a fine blog post about this topic.

Aerial drones are no doubt part of the future combat supply mix.

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Meet the Counter-Measure.

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As drones increase in availability, more organizations and governments are looking for ways to protect assets from nefarious drones. Fortem has developed a system called DroneHunter that, well, hunts drones. Literally. DroneHunter involves detecting and then removing drones by shooting them down or capturing them with another drone. This is dogfighting with drones.
https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/08/fo...-rogue-drones/

I can't wait for the Counter-Counter Measure.
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