"That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot", said Gen. David G. Perkins, during a speech posted to YouTube on Monday by the US Army.
Perkins did not provide details on which USA ally used the Patriot to shoot down the drone.
As Perkins noted, the disparity between the price of the Patriot and the price of the drone calls the overall wisdom of the tactic into question.
"I'm not sure that's a good economic exchange ratio", Perkins said.
Radar-guided Patriots are meant to intercept other missiles, which would theoretically make them suitable for small, nimble targets like drones.
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Patriots are radar-guided missiles created to shoot down enemy missiles, travelling at five times the speed of sound to strike its target.
The general did not say where the strike took place or which ally was involved.
Thirteen countries now have Patriot air-defense systems, according to Jane's.
The news comes amid reports that small drones are being armed with grenades and are being used by Islamic State to blast Iraqi forces and target refugees trying to flee Mosul.
Justin Bronk, a researcher at the Royal United Services Institute told the BBC that the case exposes in stark terms the challenge which militaries face in attempting to deal with the adaptation of cheap and readily available civilian technology with extremely expensive, high-end hardware designed for state-on-state warfare.
Because of that, Perkins said, drones are a commander's problem - because there are a lot of cheaper ways to shoot down a drone than with a giant anti-aircraft missile.
A store-bought quadcopter drone has been shot down by a Patriot surface-to-air missile.
Audi was responsible for designing and manufacturing some of the engines that enabled the Volkswagen to cheat on emissions tests. Ingolstadt-based Audi said it had every intention and interest in getting to the bottom of the emissions-cheating scandal.
The criminal offence carries a maximum penalty of a year's imprisonment and election watchdogs could overturn the result. It is understood Staffordshire Police has also sent a file, but this could not be confirmed by the CPS.
Kate told Toby (Chrissy Metz, Chris Sullivan) that Jack's death was her fault, and we started to see what happened that night. There's a possibility that Jack could stop to help something and to the right thing and end up killed in the process.
Two teams from the group, which also includes the United States and Venezuela, will qualify for the semi-finals. After five quiet innings, Yoshitomo Tsutsugoh broke the silence with a home run in the sixth.
According to local reports, the driver and his passenger, a 40-year-old woman, were both hospitalised with only minor injuries. Security cameras caught the moment a SUV plowed into a gas pump, causing it to burst into flames at a station in Seattle.
The computer will reportedly be 40 times more powerful than what has been used in previous Tesla Inc vehicles, reports AutoCar . Tesla is about to unfold Tesla Model Y , a new compact electric-powered SUV built on the same platform as Model 3.
While he admitted that Alejano may have a following in the military, this does not mean that they also share his political views. Impeachment complaints have been filed against presidents in the Philippines before, with mixed results.
But incredibly, she said that they escaped with only minor cuts and bruises after the blast, which injured about eight people. Ten people were reportedly hurt during an eruption of the volcano, which is the highest and most active in Europe.
But if you're now worrying that the world might be inherited by spiders, remember that in turn, they are a source of prey as well. The study team also revealed spiders kill a lot more insects in forests and savanna than in other environments.
More than 320000 dead in six years of Syria war: monitor
The Trump administration is significantly increasing the number of US personnel inside Syria to support the assault. Their current focus is to encircle and ultimately capture Raqqa - Islamic State's base of operations in Syria.
Cuonzo Martin resigns from Cal, reportedly headed to Missouri
He has been rumored for many different jobs including Missouri and IL , who both fired their underperforming head coaches. Martin went on to play at Purdue and later had a four-year National Basketball Association career with the Atlanta Hawks.