Isos wrote:Detecting means half of the work done. You still need to intercept it.
Syria is a bad exemple. It is at war and the hmeimim air base is the only big one so you can be sure it has at least 10 or 20 layers of defences, plus it is in the area fully controled by Assad withpopulation watching also.
A base in the middle of nowhere is harder to protect. If the guy comes and hides in the hoods he can easily launch its drones and get away on a motorcycle. In peace time it's even easier to launch a surprise attack.
If you are a small/medium country with lesd than 10 big air bases where all your air force is, then 20 guys with 2 drones each armed with 3 or 4 grenades can decimate your air force.
Actually it's not the big drones that are changing the war but the small civilians which are very easy to use and very nasty.
You are correct on that. But don't think for a moment they have not figured this out. Hence why they are so active in anti drone technology these last few years. They would have taken all of this into consideration. And Pantsir is perfect system that is used heavily in airforce bases for this very reason.