22/06/2020

UK reveals progress in ‘swarming drone' development efforts

UK reveals progress in ‘swarming drone’ development efforts – link

Source: Jane’s

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  • The UK government has reported good progress on its three key efforts to develop future ‘swarming drone’ capabilities for the Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  • Answering questions in the House of Commons, Baroness Goldie, Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence (MoD), said that work is progressing well on the Project ‘Mosquito’ technology demonstration program, the ‘Many Drones Make Light Work’ program, and other efforts to develop network-enabled or ‘swarm’ drones
  • “Project Mosquito is a technology demonstration being conducted in two phases. Phase 1 is complete, and the Ministry of Defence is currently evaluating the proposals for Phase 2. As Project Mosquito is a technology demonstrator, it is not anticipated that the project will result in an operational capability
  • “The Many Drones Make Light Work project explores the technical feasibility and military use of a swarm of up to 20 small unmanned aircraft vehicles, operating under the control of one individual. The project is in its final phase, Phase 3, delivering a structured flight evaluation program of this new capability with the successful first trials held in March

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