salttee wrote:The Russian Airbase at the Latakia airport in Idib province was attacked by a mini swarm of 13 drones which were launched from more than 50km away.
This looks like a first ever event, the first of what will probably become a near commonplace event in the future.
https://www.sciencealert.com/swarm-home ... ussia-uavs
salttee wrote:I don't know who Tyler Rogoway is, he isn't the story. The story came from the Russians, I don't know of any challenge to its veracity. If you don't want to see the significance in this event, so be it.
salttee wrote:I'm sure that you're correct, about the Panstir's, but to me that just adds icing to the cake. The point is, this was the first time this type of attack was tried; you can be sure that it won't be the last time you'll hear of swarms of homemade drones being used, and the technology will keep getting better. IMO, this is a milestone event, one for the record books.
UAV Swarming / swarm intelligence is a field of robotics research. Using appropriate software, our aerial robots can ascend synchronously, communicate with each other in mid air and create cross-references. Fixed formation group flights and complex acrobatic group flights are thus possible.
UAVs flying in cooperation can create networks, transfer information, transport, or dance. They can be used as mobile radio stations or WLAN transmitters in regions lacking infrastructure or for spectacular air shows for marketing campaigns – to this date, knowledge about the usefulness of this technology is primarily theoretical, and it has not really been implemented yet. The AscTec Hummingbird is swarming world champion and holds the existing record with 60 synchronously flying systems.
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