Air Force “Gremlin” Drone Swarms Near Reality

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DARPA Gremlins 24 March 2016“MILITARY AND AEROSPACE ELECTRONICS”

“Gremlins program – inexpensive unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in volley quantities to saturate enemy defenses.

Officials of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $3.9 million contract Wednesday to Composite Engineering Inc.

U.S. U.S. Air Force researchers are moving forward with a project to use C-130 aircraft to launch drone swarms of networked and cooperating unmanned aircraft for electronic attack and reconnaissance missions from standoff ranges.

The Air Force Research Lab awarded the contract on behalf of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va. Composite Engineering is part of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc.

Composite Engineering specializes in high-performance aerial target drones, such as the Air Force BQM-167A and U.S. Navy BQM-177A next-generation subsonic aerial target.

The DARPA Gremlins program seeks to launch swarms of small UAVs with C-130 utility aircraft, and then use other…

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