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UAV disguised as a bird shot down in Somalia

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Not far from the Somali capital Mogadishu shot down a drone disguised as a bird of prey, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta with reference to Twitter user The Verge.



“The aircraft intended for reconnaissance of a terrain even made wing-wing movements,” he writes.

According to local media reports, the drone "was launched by the national intelligence and security service." Information about who shot down this unique UAV, is missing.

Judging by the photo, the hand-made iron “bird” was set in motion by two propellers, the wingspan of its wings is about a meter.

The newspaper reminds that there is a civil war with 1988 in Somalia, which is being waged by numerous clan groups.

It is noted that the UAVs disguised as birds are also used by the US military. “Their unmanned reconnaissance Maveric also flies with wings, and its silhouette resembles a small flying predator. Maveric can be launched from hands or from a gun, it flies at a height of 100 meters, transmitting an image from a video camera to the ground. The developer company received a contract from the US Army to supply 36 drones for 4,5 million dollars, ”the WG reports.

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  1. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 18 July 2016 11: 31
    +21
    We need another stuffed camel with a camera to put and watch the road wassat
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z 18 July 2016 11: 33
      +5
      Information about who shot down this unique UAV is missing.

      Or maybe hunters - you want to eat!
      1. Alex_Rarog
        Alex_Rarog 18 July 2016 11: 46
        +6
        Predators are not taken for food!
        And the UAV is really interesting!
    2. Scoun
      Scoun 18 July 2016 11: 37
      +6
      but it turns out that in terms of the "realism" of the drone, the Africans bypassed the Americans with their "Maveric"
      It is noted that drones disguised as birds will be used by the US military. “Their unmanned scout, Maveric, also flaps its wings and resembles a small flying predator in silhouette.
      1. Temples
        Temples 18 July 2016 11: 40
        +2
        We need another stuffed camel with a camera to put and watch the wassat road


        STSI? laughing

        Ufologists of aliens flying on saucers are looking for.
        And they (aliens) have long been watching us in the form of crows, pigeons and sparrows. smile wassat

        Maybe Obama is also a drone? in the form of a black man!

        But in fact the topic is true.
        I think soon all who can UAVs will disguise themselves as birds. Especially intelligence.
        This is a fact.
        1. Koshak
          Koshak 18 July 2016 22: 04
          0
          Quote: Temples
          I think soon all who can UAVs will disguise themselves as birds. Especially intelligence.
          This is a fact.

          And under the insects
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYxTSVKT0QY
      2. Bulrumeb
        Bulrumeb 18 July 2016 11: 55
        +5
        exactly, amersky looks like I apologize for a cock with wings
      3. Mikhail3
        Mikhail3 18 July 2016 13: 53
        +2
        Quote: Scoun
        but it turns out that in terms of the "realism" of the drone, the Africans bypassed the Americans with their "Maveric"
        It is noted that drones disguised as birds will be used by the US military. “Their unmanned scout, Maveric, also flaps its wings and resembles a small flying predator in silhouette.

        Of course. Most likely, this drone was assembled by one person, ordering most of the materials and equipment via the network. The corruption chain turns out to be very short, so that the product’s parameters are higher, the price is lower, the terms are shorter ... In truth, you can sculpt such things right on the table, in any quantities, if you had a little hands.
        1. 34 region
          34 region 18 July 2016 15: 36
          0
          Michael! 13.53. If pioneers from an aircraft modeling circle will take up this business, then it is possible. Previously, models were just launched, but now with intent. This is the perspective of psychology.
    3. ramzes1776
      ramzes1776 18 July 2016 11: 39
      +5
      And if you put a camera on the turtle) After a year, all the information is within a radius of 1 km. you will know thoroughly laughing
      1. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 18 July 2016 11: 45
        +23
        Quote: ramzes1776
        And if you put a camera on the turtle
        Well, yes, a land robot in the form of a turtle, an underwater drone in the form of a crocodile .. What a flight for imagination!
        However, for a long time no one will surpass that creative Dutchman who made a quadrocopter from a stuffed beloved cat. Imagine if the Somalis saw SUCH in the sky? smile
        1. Riv
          Riv 18 July 2016 12: 18
          +4
          Ahrenet! And from a mother-in-law can a Dutchman make such a thing?
          1. Alex_Tug
            Alex_Tug 18 July 2016 12: 56
            +4
            Of mother-in-law better papelats. Only a gravitap is needed.
            1. Sergey777
              Sergey777 18 July 2016 14: 01
              0
              Quote: Alex_Tug
              Alex_Tug RU Today, 12:56 ↑ New

              Of mother-in-law better papelats. Only gravitsap is needed



              For the mother-in-law, the pepelats must be of a different shape (grave), and the gravitsap there is required in the form of an aspen stake. Although the mother-in-law is still quarreling, I have the first mother-in-law - there was a golden man, and the second s_ts_u_k_a was rare — I wouldn’t wish the enemy.
        2. Observer2014
          Observer2014 18 July 2016 12: 21
          +2
          Ami du peuple hi
          Well, yes, a land robot in the form of a turtle, an underwater drone in the form of a crocodile .. What a flight for imagination!
          However, for a long time no one will surpass that creative Dutchman who made a quadrocopter from a stuffed beloved cat. Imagine if the Somalis saw SUCH in the sky? smile

          The Samoly did not know how to react. But I would definitely be speechless laughingThis Dutchman is an idiot piece! fool
        3. GSVG 86-88
          GSVG 86-88 18 July 2016 12: 46
          +1
          It remains to guess what this Dutchman with his beloved wife will do ...
      2. Alex_Tug
        Alex_Tug 18 July 2016 14: 36
        0
        Here is the first prototype.
    4. Mikado
      Mikado 18 July 2016 17: 43
      0
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      We need another stuffed camel with a camera to put and watch the road wassat

      Th something I immediately remembered the stupid movie "Ace Ventura". He was disguised as a rhino there.
    5. Ze Kot
      Ze Kot 19 July 2016 21: 45
      0
      Quote: Lord of the Sith
      We need another stuffed camel with a camera to put and watch the road wassat



      It’s better to disguise yourself in a poop wink
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  3. Abbra
    Abbra 18 July 2016 11: 37
    +3
    That's right, the blacks were knocked out of the onions because they wanted to taste the fries ... Still, they would launch UAVs in the form of a flying elephant ...
    1. Darkoff
      Darkoff 18 July 2016 13: 31
      +1
      Yeah! And as an illustration, a copy of a realistic cave drawing is attached to the article ...
    2. Rash
      Rash 18 July 2016 16: 41
      0
      Still, UAVs in the form of a flying elephant would be launched ...


      Or flying cows. Then the saying "It's good that cows don't fly" will finally take on an ominous meaning ... wassat
    3. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 18 July 2016 20: 53
      +2
      Quote: Abbra
      Still, UAVs in the form of a flying elephant would be launched ...

      Elephants were "hammered" by the British during the WWII, the transport was masked. But with a bird, and even "live", of course, well thought out. A little tweak, and it can be made to "screech", "murmur", "twitter" or "croak". And if more .... Rzhevsky, be silent !!!
  4. Altona
    Altona 18 July 2016 11: 38
    +4
    In Somalia, everyone goes with guns. No wonder they shot down.
  5. Andrey77
    Andrey77 18 July 2016 11: 43
    +1
    A young aircraft modeller launched a plane ... The next day, the hero of news feeds. A day later - a terrorist!
    1. megafair
      megafair 18 July 2016 11: 51
      +1
      Yeah, a month later, working on a new version of Maveric in Darpa.
  6. pigkiller
    pigkiller 18 July 2016 11: 44
    +3
    And if you launch an UAV disguised as a pig over the positions of the APU?
    1. megafair
      megafair 18 July 2016 11: 48
      +4
      They will catch it, eat it, and only because of constipation they will understand that they ate the drone :)
    2. Abbra
      Abbra 18 July 2016 11: 52
      +8
      Great idea! It would be an experiment of the century!
      1. DMB_95
        DMB_95 18 July 2016 12: 22
        +2
        Quote: Abbra
        Great idea! It would be an experiment of the century!

        They must be made percussion, with a "bomb" load. fellow
      2. My doctor
        My doctor 18 July 2016 14: 24
        0
        Quote: Abbra
        Great idea! It would be an experiment of the century!

        And inflatable guinea pigs can actually be made, but in Ukraine they will be quickly lowered to the ground. I wonder if there are jokes about flying fat?
      3. Simpsonian
        Simpsonian 18 July 2016 17: 56
        +1
        such is better to send to ISIS in the mental
  7. engineer74
    engineer74 18 July 2016 11: 54
    +3
    Survived! Somalia overtook Ukraine by technology! Where the hell is this world heading! wassat
    https://topwar.ru/91796-ukrainskie-uchenye-obyavili-o-sozdanii-revolyucionnogo-b
    oevogo-drona.html
  8. Machete
    Machete 18 July 2016 11: 57
    0
    What just do not come up.
  9. Masya masya
    Masya masya 18 July 2016 11: 58
    +3
    Mask, do not mask ... you’ll get anyway ... sorry inspired ... lol
  10. dchegrinec
    dchegrinec 18 July 2016 12: 23
    +6
    The most powerful bird is the hang glider! We released the entire clip in him, while he let the man go. wassat
  11. Alex_Tug
    Alex_Tug 18 July 2016 13: 14
    0
    Soon in the army will appear fighting eagles)))
    Video of an eagle attacking a drone (unfortunately in Adobe).
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11153766/Hawk-attacks-dr
    one-flying-above-a-park.html
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  13. afrikanez
    afrikanez 18 July 2016 14: 06
    +1
    And they say the truth: the ruse for inventions is cunning! All the drones projects presented here (in the form of a cat, etc.) are worthy of the attention of the military of all countries. lol
  14. vv3
    vv3 18 July 2016 16: 38
    0
    Yes, it’s not a matter of what the UAV is disguised as, the matter is 1, what information it gives out, where, in real time or only records and information is read only after landing. In 2, what characteristics does it have: flight radius, time patrols, range of the information transmission channel, range of the control channel, noise immunity. For example, we have more than 40 types of UAVs, but they all do not give out information, do not determine the coordinates of targets in real time, do not give out coordinates to information systems, only do not flap wings , and the same ..... In short, the military are played, and if you need the coordinates of the enemy, send spotters to the battlefield to die ....
    1. Andrey77
      Andrey77 19 July 2016 19: 47
      0
      And that makes sense. The spotter, even quite dumb, will draw up a fire card. That UAVs do not know how.
  15. Dikson
    Dikson 18 July 2016 16: 38
    +2
    Something I remembered the cockroach from "The Fifth Element" .. In general, there are already a lot of videos where cameras catch birds .. Do they hunt foxes and wolves with birds? hook the camera and run ..))
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 18 July 2016 21: 02
      +2
      Quote: Dikson
      where the cameras cling to the birds ..

      The same peregrine falcon torment.
  16. Siberia 9444
    Siberia 9444 18 July 2016 18: 25
    +2
    Thought what it looked like The bird from the tomb of the pharaoh is the first drone on Earth.
  17. ovod84
    ovod84 18 July 2016 20: 48
    0
    Well, well done once knocked down and distinguish from a bird at a height difficult.
    1. Alex_Tug
      Alex_Tug 18 July 2016 21: 05
      0
      Actually, this photo is 3-4 years old. More interesting movie. And the photo is from a chain reaction series, someone The Verge posted the photo on Twitter and they dragged everyone. Why do I remember the photo? when I first saw I was surprised - "who puts the tiles like that."