It was never intended for that.
There is no bomb drop mechanism, any kind of targeting system, or any way to determine the detailed location of target/bob drop point.
It is an ad hoc made Fred Flinstone level "upgrade" for a sole purpose only - to increase the damage level in terror attacks.
No, you are right, it was never intended for that, but the Orcs have had 8 months at least and probably longer to figure out how to add GPS guidance to these things with the military signal no doubt rather than the civilian receivers to get this thing working... it already flew waypoints so adding Navstar should boost accuracy to the point where it needed to be shot down or it might have hit something rather important.
It is preprogrammed for it's mission before starting. "on board computer" that carries the data is the same level as for Su-17, and operates the same principia. Needs to be taken out, programmed in a special station, loaded back and voila. It uses only the inertial navigation subsystem.
It does not transmit any data back to the station, just flies at designed route. Recon suite is a camera, IR receiver and EM receiver that are being activated by a time shutter - on board mechanical clock with preset time to "operate".
The original had to return with the data for analysis, but a suicide drone does not so you effectively double its range for a one way mission.
I have marked at least 8 Tors covering the base and a full divisional set of S-400.
One of which probably shot it down.
Yes, the US missile shield did LET airliners attack, the shield didn't fail, it didn't respond by choice.
Not true at all, they didn't know what was happening at the time because they were not expecting it, but they bomb countries around the planet, how could they not expect to be attacked?
Especially when OBL had already tried several times to hit the WTC and failed.
The point I was trying to make was the drone covered a lot of distance, it should have been intercepted several times before it got to the air base. Unless it was launched in Russia nearby.
Why... do you think it would appear on radar with a big circle around it saying this belongs to the bad guys?
Airliners operate with transponders which makes them appear on civilian radar and identifies them as civilian aircraft... how hard would it be to put a civilian transponder on this drone and fly it through a civilian air corridor pretending to be innocent before descending to very low altitude near a nearby runway and continue to the target from there at very low altitude?
Do you think the Orcs will play fair?
All the missile shield has to do is let through 1 nuke and Moscow is toast.
It would take more than one nuke to destroy a city the size of Moscow, and the air defences around Moscow would be harder to penetrate... and such an attack would be suicide.
Maybe they will upgrade a shiton of su-27 since they know they are low on numbers for their su-30 and su-35.
Against drone attacks ground launched SAMs makes more sense.
Selling Javelins... sounds like the worms are turning... and like they weren't already selling Javelins...