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Apr 14, 2020

A 100-Drone Swarm, Dropped from Jets, Plans Its Own Moves

Posted by in categories: drones, military, surveillance

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What’s small, fast, and is launched from the bottom of a fighter jet? Not missiles, but a swarm of drones.

U.S. military officials have announced that they’ve carried out their largest ever test of a drone swarm released from fighter jets in flight. In the trials, three F/A-18 Super Hornets released 103 Perdix drones, which then communicated with each other and went about performing a series of formation flying exercises that mimic a surveillance mission.

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