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The Coming Swarm: Micro Unmanned Vehicles (MAVs)

As far as I can tell, the following video is legitimate and produced by the U.S. Force’s Research Laboratory. The brief vignette imagines the Air Force’s near-future drone capabilities, and in particular, the use of small, or “nano”-sized drones that … Continue reading

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UK military first to trial “Nano” helicopter drone – the “Black Hornet”

As I’ve written about previously, the future of drone warfare will see the adoption and proliferation of “micro” drones called Nanos, which can cooperate together in what the military is calling a SWARM ability. The advantage of using SWARMs of drones … Continue reading

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The Coming Swarm

Critical to the future of drone warfare, both in military and paramilitary spaces, is (a) increased autonomy (b) increased cooperation (c) decreased size. The following video of 50 quadrocopters working in unison is a ‘nice’ illustration of all three strands of this … Continue reading

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