Far from what we can come to think, the truth is that militias from the Middle East have seen how it can be more than interesting, and even economically profitable, to use drones that they can acquire, for example at Amazon for slightly less than 200 euros, modify them from quite rudimentary but effective way, for later use them as weapons in his particular war.
Due to this, it is not surprising that armies such as the United States, present for years in this war zone, are very aware of what may happen in the skies of the area in search of any possible discovery that can be made both in a visual as by using a radar since, literally, they attack them with drones. As you can see, the contests evolve and they do not understand budgets although, from there to shooting down a drone with a Patriot missile ...
They shoot down a drone using a $ 3.5 million Patriot missile.
This is precisely what has happened this last week in the Middle East where an ally, this is how General David G. Perkins of the United States Army has described it, used a Patriot missile, specially designed to shoot down other missiles, which makes it very effective against small targets moving at high speed, to shoot down a drone that was flying over the area.
The problem comes when we put into perspective that someone, to call it somehow, may decide to shoot down a drone, as we say, of just under 200 euros, with a missile that today has a market price of about $ 3.5 million per unit, something that shows that other types of much more effective and especially economic methods must be developed to stop these drone attacks.