TheNavy shows an artistic depiction of a drone swarm launched from a cargo aircraft. (Source: U.S. Navy)
Kris Osborn, National Interest: The U.S. Military's Ultimate Weapon Is Almost Here: The 'Swarm'
The Pentagon has been testing swarms of low-cost surveillance and attack drones engineered to jam enemy air defenses, blanket areas with small sensors or function as attack weapons, DoD officials said.
Using fast-developing computer algorithms for autonomous flight engineered to prevent mini-drones from crashing into one-another, the swarms are intended to perform a wide-range of strategically relevant missions.
The Pentagon’s once-secret Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO), aimed at harnessing promising technologies for nearer-term development than most acquisition programs, has already launched these drones from F-16 and F-18s numerous times in testing.
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WNU Editor: I have to see it to believe it .... but at least the concept makes sense and I am sure that with time these weapon systems will be developed and deployed.