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Drone swarms
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Drone swarms


Militaries around the world are advancing with AI-powered drone swarms, making their way into the modern battlefield. As drone systems are usually far cheaper and thus more available to non-state actors than other advanced munitions, this technology is considered one of the more worrying weapon developments. Current swarms typically consist of small, homogenous drones, all communicating with each other, locating targets, directing airstrikes, and performing complex maneuvers. Compared to the current state of development, drone swarms in the future may strongly differ in both size and equipment (e.g., a variety of interchangeable sensors, weapons, and other payloads). Moreover, we may also see self-healing techniques by modifying a swarm to accommodate the loss of a swarm member and self-destruction carried out...

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