Not really models, but they fly!

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Steve Mansell
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Not really models, but they fly!

Postby Steve Mansell » January 15th, 2017, 12:20 am

From BBC news online: ... o-oct-2016

The US military has launched 103 miniature swarming drones from a fighter jet during a test in California.
Three F/A-18 Super Hornets were used to release the Perdix drones last October.
The drones, which have a wingspan of 12in (30cm), operate autonomously and share a distributed brain.
A military analyst said the devices, able to dodge air defence systems, were likely to be used for surveillance.
Video footage of the test was published online by the Department of Defense.

"Perdix are not pre-programmed synchronised individuals, they are a collective organism, sharing one distributed brain for decision-making and adapting to each other like swarms in nature," said William Roper, director of the Strategic Capabilities Office.
"Because every Perdix communicates and collaborates with every other Perdix, the swarm has no leader and can gracefully adapt to drones entering or exiting the team."

Reminds me of the Avicraft Panic Team!


Alan Cantwell 1131
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Re: Not really models, but they fly!

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 15th, 2017, 9:38 am

Oh my god, theyve invented the Borg :shock:

Bob Thompson1894
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Re: Not really models, but they fly!

Postby Bob Thompson1894 » January 15th, 2017, 4:28 pm

more like Terminator....its those things that attack you in the 3D show at Universal!

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