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  1. Pathfinder

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    M1A2 tanks with Trophy active protection system.

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    @Pathfinder

    Hey guys. I know it is very hard to dig out information out of you guys. I was sitting thinking. How fast can you reload these missile. If it gets very busy u will soon be empty with the 8 sloth. But i liked the video. Look like you guys have something quality there.
     
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    According to this link it takes 8 minutes to reload. That is actually pretty quick if you think about it.

    http://www.army-technology.com/projects/avenger/
     
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    @Pathfinder Thank you for the answer and the link. It say it takes -
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    8 missiles in less than 3 minutes
     
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    The Avenger is nifty, but isn't seen too often today. Some newer versions have been posited, one with a directed energy weapon, another with modern missiles like AIM-9X and Hellfire, and even one with an M242 cannon, but their short range limits their usefulness on the modern battlefield.

    It's easy to point to something like the Islamic State, its affiliates or similar outfits and their use of small tactical uavs and say that Avenger fits the bill perfectly as a low level air defense weapon, but in the US Army and US Marine Corps there are other programs going on right now for counter uav operations.

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    C-RAM systems - they carry the risk of indirect fire. A bullet fired that doesn't hit something has to be accounted for and poses a risk to civilian infrastructure or friendlies.

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    -5kw laser weapon system - they are also a risk due to their capacity to damage or degrade satellites or harm aircraft within their beam path. That's been a major factor with the deployment of larger air defense lasers especially.

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    The last system being proposed for a low level counter uav system in the USCM and US Army is a missile system - here you've a risk of UXOs or fragmentations, not to mention the high cost of missiles versus gun systems or lasers.

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    The current theater counter uav system is a jammer, but it puts out a blanket of coverage that's a no-go zone for all uavs including friendlies, so it's hardly ideal hence the push for a kinetic or directed energy solution.

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    Avenger is cool, but the role it was intended to be used for is becoming the purview of newer systems like the Multi-Mission Launcher above so its time with the US Military might be coming to an end.
     
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    @Akhlut thanks for feedback and nice pictures
     
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