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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:49 AM

Report: Remote controlled machine gun used in Iranian assassination

Methinks someone watched the Breaking Bad finale:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/30/iran-says-nuclear-scientist-killed-by-remote-controlled-device

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Reply Report: Remote controlled machine gun used in Iranian assassination (Original post)
Bradshaw3 Nov 2020 OP
bronxiteforever Nov 2020 #1
Bradshaw3 Nov 2020 #2
bronxiteforever Nov 2020 #4
sweetloukillbot Nov 2020 #3
yellowcanine Nov 2020 #5
Bradshaw3 Nov 2020 #6

Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 10:58 AM

1. A video in the below article on Turkey's machine gun drone

Turkey’s New Drone Comes With a Machine Gun
Turkey has unveiled a new drone, the Songar.
Songar is Turkey’s first armed drone and is equipped with an onboard machine gun.
The drone is advertised as a defensive weapon but could be used offensively.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a30212669/turkey-machine-gun-drone/

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Response to bronxiteforever (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:18 AM

2. The one in the attack was mounted on a car

It probably could have been retro-fitted from the one used in drones.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:34 AM

4. Songar has a range of 10 kilometers.

Drones are extremely hard to stop. There is a concern that armed groups could copy the technology and produce their own improvised versions, says Robert Bunker at the US Army’s Strategic Studies Institute in Pennsylvania.

Songar may also open up new uses for drones, says Bunker. For example, he says that machine-gun drones could lay down suppressive fire to keep defenders’ heads down while other drones carry out attacks on more substantial targets such as infrastructure or vehicles.


Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2227168-turkey-is-getting-military-drones-armed-with-machine-guns/#ixzz6fICdFX8G

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:19 AM

3. Weren't they saying a couple days ago that motorcyclists attached bombs to the car(s)? nt

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 01:36 PM

5. Wow. The explanations are all over the place. Wasn't it just yesterday it was 16 dudes on

motorcycles?

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 02:27 PM

6. Original source was Iranian

So who knows. But interesting story.

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