Reply to post: Re: Why would a foreign power waste time and effort inflicting chaos on the UK

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones

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Re: Why would a foreign power waste time and effort inflicting chaos on the UK

in the event of a conflict, what's cheaper, a couple of missiles, or a couple dozen drones?

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In terms of cost-effectiveness? A couple of missiles.

It's hard enough to bring down an aircraft with purpose built missiles that it took most countries around 40 years to figure out how to do it more often than not.

Drones are a psychological threat and a nusiance, but relatively unlikely to actually produce serious damage... or to hit a moving aircraft at all.

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