Swarm

Swarm

Photo illus. forest by Pixabay

Drone swarms have been usually tested in open environments without obstacles, or with the location of those obstacles pre-programmed. Highly cluttered environments such as...
US Army Swarm Illustration by US Army

Later this year, U.S. forces will study UAV swarms within Project Convergence, which will be conducted with the Marine Corps and the Army.  Edge 22...
THOR hammer, Photo by AFRL

When used for hostile purposes, drones and unmanned aerial vehicles can pose a significant threat. Nowadays, even skimmers available on the free market can...
UAV swarm photo illustration by US Army

As part of the Project Convergence experimentation effort this fall, the U.S. Army is preparing to demonstrate an offensive drone swarm capability. This capability...
UAV, photo by General Atomics

In an intriguing experiment, an unmanned aircraft was used with virtual tools to perform swarm action. ASI-GA, a provider of remote-controlled aircraft systems, is...
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High-power microwave (HPM) weapons provide non-kinetic defeat of targets. The US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) will develop a new HPM weapon system prototype,...
photo drone swarm illus. by Pixabay

Directed microwave energy has emerged as a promising solution against swarms of drones. However, the bulkiness of conventional microwave weapons makes them a pain...

Operational, intelligent swarming aircraft autonomy will be integrated into US Air Force unmanned platforms. The combat-proven Hivemind autonomy software will advance the autonomous collaboration...

Impressive drone swarm capabilities were showcased in a US military exercise. Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RIS) has demonstrated an active drone swarm operating in...
Photo illus. UAV from Virginia Guard Public Affairs Flickr

In partnership with the U.S. Army’s Integrated Fires and Rapid Capabilities Office, Raytheon Missiles & Defense successfully showcased several counter-unmanned aircraft system capabilities during...

Aircraft inspection by drones has transformed maintenance norms and is being introduced by airlines around the world. Whereas maintenance specialists previously had to perform...

An advanced counter drone system is concluding an operational assessment. Drone swarms have posed a challenge to both high-cost weapons systems and small arms,...

The development of autonomous swarm technology is moving one step forward, with capabilities rapidly nearing availability for future operations. Researchers, roboticists, and technologists deployed swarms...
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A new collaboration will tackle two major challenges in drone operations beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS): to remotely, globally and simultaneously control over...

Urban canyons — with their high vertical structures, tight spaces, and limited lines of sight — constrain military communications, mobility, and tactics. Unmanned air...

As countries race to invest in “loyal wingman” drones to help protect pricier crewed fighter jets, China has revealed its own model.  The loyal wingman...

The “largest-ever” research, design, development, demonstration, test, and evaluation collaboration between the US and Indian militaries has been signed,  According to the Pentagon, the Air...

New technology will increase the safety of autonomous flights during commercial operations.  The autopilot and detect and avoid (DAA) system will allow unmanned aircraft to...
Photo illis: UAV in urban environment

The global military drones market is expected to grow from $12.85 billion in 2020 to $14.61 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth...

Innovation in terrestrial swarm robotics. Swarm robots need a crash- and stumble-free navigable area in which to perform. The success of robotic swarms in...

As the danger from drone swarms evolves, US military services are working closely to ensure emerging technologies will be ready to support warfighters’ needs....

The U.S. Army announced a major milestone in its anti-drone efforts, claiming it achieved its first “air-to-air non-kinetic defeats” using Coyote Block 3 drones.  During...