Satisfaction with the advent of unmanned aircraft in military and intelligence spheres would probably premature. One thing is when the ability provided by the UAV, are at your disposal, the other — when they are the enemy. How to resist annoying armadas of drones, many of which are so small that they do not even sees radar? This is one of the important issues of modern military science.
UAV can be «virtually» destroy, if during the flight disrupt its onboard sensors to score communication channels, data and control signals to silence the system GPS, from which the UAV becomes blind and infirm. Destroy it truly is possible only on the physical level, destroying the rocket projectile of ordinary gun, and in the near future and a laser beam gun.
Information suppression systems using the standard electronic warfare, excellent methodology in also using the latest technologies in electrical cyber attacks will be applied to all, without exception, drones — and huge and small. But the choice of means of physical destruction is not so exactly, and then have to deal with aspects of the «price-effectiveness.»
Missiles on their wish
One thing to high impact or intelligence UAV — for such purpose and severe munition not sorry. But his shoot down missiles, even the «cheapest kind», shoulder-launched, every little thing will be expensive, as many have much churn, and yet every little thing has a tendency to swoop «flocks» and waves. To combat that requires flocks nibudt cheaper and poproizvoditelnee.