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Submission + - Patriot Missile shoots down $300 quadcopter drone (bbc.co.uk)

maroberts writes: In a stunning display of the capability of Patriot or a demonstration of massive overkill, depending on your point of view, a US ally has used a Patriot missile to successfully shoot down a quadcopter drone, reports BBC News

The party responsible was described by Gen Perkins, a United States General with responsibility for training, as "a very close ally", leaving it up to the general public to guess which of the 12 allies using Patriot batteries would commit such an awesome demonstration of asymmetric warfare.

Comment Protection (Score 1) 130

As I recall the inflatable module has a multilayer lining to protect from radiation and micro meteors and other stuff. I don't recall fuel tanks having the same concerns. Also the inflatable module used for comparison is a prototype and full size inflatable modules will be substantially larger.

All in all I don't see how a second stage tank will compete.

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