- Thirteen nations have the Patriot air-defence system
- The country that used the missile had no other option to down the UAV
General David Perkins, commanding general of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, acknowledged that a US ally used a Patriot air defence missile to shoot down a quadcopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
The general made his remarks during a 13 March briefing at the Association of the US Army (AUSA) Global Force exposition and symposium in Huntsville, Alabama.
"We have a close ally dealing with an adversary using a small quadcopter UAS [unmanned aircraft system].
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