10 Jan '17, 8pm

Pentagon Launches 103 Unit Drone Swarm

WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has successfully launched a swarm of over 100 drones operating together through artificial intelligence, the largest such effort in DoD history and a major step forward for the department’s capabilities. The test, completed in October but only revealed by the Pentagon this week, involved 103 of the small Perdix drones, created by the Strategic Capability Office (SCO), which made autonomous decisions on how best to execute a series of objectives. During an October 27 speech, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter hinted at “a large step forward” in autonomous swarming capabilities. At the time, Carter and SCO head William Roper declined to go into further detail, but this appears this test is what they were discussing. The Perdix is an unmanned system, roughly the length of a large hand, which comes with two sets of wings, a small battery pack, and a buil...

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