(NSN) A small drone was shot down with a Patriot missile, which usually cost around $3m, a General David Perkins told a military symposium.
“They shot it down with a Patriot missile,” Gen. Perkins said in a video shared by the US Army on YouTube. “Now that worked, they got it, OK, and we love Patriot missiles.”
“That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot,” he said.
Patriot missiles are radar-guided missiles designed to shoot down other missiles, meaning they’re suited to small, fast-moving targets like drones. However, Gen Perkins suggested deploying large surface-to-air missiles as a defence was probably not economically wise.