Robot Motherships To Launch Drone Swarms #drone #droneday
A military contractor has been tasked with building a drone ship that can launch swarms of “loitering munitions.” I’m conjuring up bullets hanging out smoking cigarettes but the reality is way more sci-fi dystopian. Via Forbes:
These various projects all suggest that the same idea has taken root across several services: that swarming drones now represent a powerful new capability. One U.S. General recently suggested that they may become impossible to counter without AI or machine assistance.
While such systems are under development, and until their actual effectiveness is known, we will see a period of transition. Large-sale fielding of swarms and counter-swarm systems seems likely, the question is which ones and how they can best be used in conjunction with manned systems
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