r/worldnews Sep 22 '22

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u/[deleted] Sep 22 '22

the ukrainians should put out videos and fliers to russian people saying, "Join the Ukrainian army to help free Russia"


u/zoinkability Sep 22 '22

Ukraine needs to produce the modern version of the WWII Safe Conduct Pass.


u/Konklar Sep 22 '22

They have. They're the size of business cards with instructions on how to surrender.


u/_zenith Sep 23 '22

Even has a QR code that links you into a Telegram channel!

Modern warfare is a trip


u/WifeKilledMy1stAcct Sep 23 '22

"Freedom is just around the corner... But first I'd like to tell you about RAID Shadow Legends."


u/Flomo420 Sep 23 '22

Surrender now and download to receive ONE THOUSAND gold, 3x XP boost and 20 bonus levels!


u/southernwx Sep 23 '22

Can you surrender multiple times?


u/DocNMarty Sep 23 '22

Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa.

Torture's not cool.


u/Daedalus277 Sep 23 '22

Stop perpetuating it, please.


u/Zebidee Sep 23 '22

Modern warfare is a trip

The drones blow my mind.

In one world you're taking videos at the skate park, in another you're directing artillery, using the same gear.


u/[deleted] Sep 23 '22 edited Sep 23 '22

We'll, the same type of software, at least; the basic algorithms for "twiddle the fans this way to do a flip" are mostly the same regardless of whatever else is going on.

That said, armed military drones are quite a bit beefier (ammo and shielding weighs a damn tonne), and have better connectivity features (some can be piloted by satellite), and have a level of prediction and on-board proximity detection and evasion (because a sat link is high lag, and you want a drone that won't accidentally crash itself while it waits for a packet to bounce home and back). Then there's all the metrics the thing sends back along with the video feed (position, velocity, range, etc).

Target drones are basically off the shelf kit, though. Usually they're for spotting a relatively close enemy so you can throw things at them without line-of-sight. No need for special tech for that; just need something you can fly out and up, and can send back a reasonable video feed. Don't even need 4k.


u/Zebidee Sep 23 '22

Target drones are basically off the shelf kit, though.

Yep, that's the type that I'm referring to - the commercial-off-the-shelf ones. Phantoms, not Predators. :)


u/_zenith Sep 23 '22

A lot of the videos we see of ordnance drops are exactly those small commercial drones, though. Lots of Mavic and Phantoms being used.

But yes also some R8 octocopters running Ardupilot.

(And then your actual military drones like the oft-memed Bayraktar TB2)


u/LMFN Sep 23 '22

People can pay money to put a message on a missile that's launched at the Russians.

The NAFO guys have their silly doge on a tank turret or something, Russians get blown up by missiles that say "Bonk go to horny jail." or some shit.


u/nashedPotato4 Sep 23 '22

trip >>>>>> tripwire