The Royal Marines have unveiled there new drone
Wonder what poor sod was ordered to act as the wounded marine to try it out:rofl:
Looks like the blanket stackers can take it easy - no need to damage kit in stores, the drones can do it when they drop stuff on the stony ground.
Get flown back by drone from the front line in some God forsaken hell hole after having your leg blown off only to be taken out by a sniper from 600m with a 50 calibre HDR.
I clearly play way to much COD MW
What a way to travel in the summer! (If we ever have one), better than an electric car.
Can see these taking off (pun intended) for pleasure flights in the warm countries.
Not entirely sure how this would work if a troop is being airlifted out of the fight it is usually due to a significant injury so they are going to require life saving treatment.
There are some fascinating stats about the British Militarys life saving treatment of its troops in Afghanistan. The British MERT teams (Medical Emergency Response Team) are amazing! With fully kitted out trauma hospitals in Camp Bastion, which UK hospitals have adapted their A&E departments to replicate.
I just struggle to see how replacing a helicopter that is basically an ambulance with a rotor for an unmanned hammock suspended from an unmanned aircraft.
However the link is an apple news link which wouldn’t open on my android phone so the article may have explained most of my thoughts.
…and it makes the “bootnecks” look very withit
God I used ti hate storing ship with them…They stuck their heads down and would work like stink whereas 'Jack" liked to take his time!!
It redirects here:
Possibly triage is begun at the medical base and flying hammocks sent for those with incapacitating but not life threatening injuries - broken limbs, wounds that can be sorted with field dressings etc. That would free up the medevac helicpters for the serious cases.
Having said that I think if I had a paper cut or a bruised ego I’d demand a ride in a proven aircraft with a well-trained operational pilot in command. I may be wrong but the drones may be flown by people with skill levels little better than mine - and far more gung-ho!
I know our current UAV pilots flying Over Afghanistan and the like are actually based in Navada USA they are not taking part in casevacs but air support dropping hell from above.
RAF does this with their UAVs from one of their airfields in Lincolnshire.