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US navy shows off cannon-launched 'swarming' drones

The US navy has developed cannon-launched drones that can fly autonomously and "swarm", carrying out co-ordinated attacks.

It will enable the navy to carry out what it calls "precision low-collateral damage strikes".

The programme is called Locust, short for Low-cost UAV [unmanned aerial vehicle] Swarming Technology.

Video courtesy of US Office of Naval Research

  • 16 Apr 2015
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