Stealth is a great protector, and I'm really concerned by the motive sound levels in every video I've seen that hasn't had a dramatic marketing soundtrack added.
Indeed. But just to pick two of those: motion and sound detectors. AJAX is big and noisy. Actually, that applies to all of the solutions you've just listed.I agree with you about the value of stealth but contemporary technology has changed the context - smart CCTV, motion detectors, passive and active night vision equipment and even sound detection, not to mention satellite, aerial surveillance and drone tech.
How does a UAV give you away less than an MMS? It's all context.In defence of the Ajax family*, while the vehicles are considerably bigger than CVR(T), the UAV/UGV you can operate out of the Ajax is considerably smaller than CVR(T).
Also a UAV buzzing around doesn’t give away your position away like a MMS.
That said, if you had some king of articulated arm you could stow a “M”MS in a fairly small volume.
I’d not put too much stock in noise based on videos.you noticed too that every video since the first has had a driving rock track added to drown out the horrendous racket the thing makes.
A stealthy head unit on a pole miles away? Ok.MMS I’m sure can be detected by radar and would be obvious if seen
didn’t the Russians hack UAVs so they found where they landed? Or locate the controller with EW?
Yes it is but the noise when the music is absent is astounding. It clatters along.I’d not put too much stock in noise based on videos.
Cheesy music on videos of military kit is pretty much standard, so I wouldn’t read too much into that either.
A UAV hovering over a house doesn’t imply that there is the control point behind it. UGVs are pretty quiet, and you’re unlikely to hear a UAV from reasonable distance. I‘d guess a couple of hundred meters tops with normal background noise. Plus you can carry a spare UAV much easier than a Spare MMS.How does a UAV give you away less than an MMS? It's all context.
Me looking through the top foliage of a woodland block, or just peeping over the top of a building or hill several kilometres away is going to be a bugger to spot. And quieter than a buzzing UAV. And more robust.
Have to say I'm struggling with the concept of any armoured vehicle I've ever known, being quiet?A stealthy head unit on a pole miles away? Ok.
Yes it is but the noise when the music is absent is astounding. It clatters along.
Given you a funny and it's a reasonable conclusion, but like a stopped clock, the law of averages state that Photex has to be right by accident sometimes. This is one of those times.Given that it’s you saying that I can conclude that it regularly sneaks up on church mice.
That's because it was nailed together in a tiny forklift truck factory.Given you a funny and it's a reasonable conclusion, but like a stooped clock, the law of averages state that Photex has to be right by accident sometimes. This is one of those times.
I have been reliably informed (by someone "working in Wales") that AJAX makes far more noise than than the AFVs it replaces (not just on telly), and even after years of tweaking it's an awful platform.
If we're not bothered by its size or mobility because we want to spot the enemy first with fancy sensors, engage them with a big gun, and if that fails, survive behind armoured protection....
Doesn't that mean what we need is a tank?