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Helicopter Door Gunner vs. Drone – Helicopter Door Gunner Shoots Down Drone in Mid-Air

Afghan Air Force MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters in action

In the recent times, Drones have become a major concern for US Army. You might think why is that if US itself controls a number of military drones of advance technologies like MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk. The reason isthat US Military is having a tough time with ISIS Drones.

Helicopter Door Gunner vs. Drone - Helicopter Door Gunner Shoots Down Drone in Mid-Air

While dealing with drones has become a major problem for military, many ideas like the following have been surfaced.

  • Jammers that can disrupt the drone’s signal
  • Shooting lasers to hurt drones in mid flight
  • Ammo that can damage drones

Other than that there is one particular way that is currently being used by troops at the front lines. The way t tackle this hostile is shooting down these drones from any military helicopter with one of the following machine guns that are mounted on the choppers for the door gunners.

Helicopter Door Gunner vs. Drone - Helicopter Door Gunner Shoots Down Drone in Mid-Air




  • M240
  • M2
  • M3

All of these machine guns can clear your trouble for drones in a pinch.

While there is a chance that these old school methods won’t work, but military still makes use of them in case they need them.

Our today’s video presents a door gunner at the United States Navy Rotary Wing Weapon School to receive this realistic training non how to best deal with drones. The aircraft is the MH-60 Seahawk helicopter while the gun used to gun down the drone is M240.

Watch the video down below.

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Afghan Air Force MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters in action

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