11th January 2017
US deploys biggest ever micro-drone swarm
Last October saw three F/A-18 Super Hornets deploy 103 Perdix drones from their flare canisters over China Lake in California. The miniature vehicles, which have a wingspan of 30cm and weigh 290g, then completed a series of missions together as a swarm. According to the Department of Defence (DoD), the Perdix drones demonstrated advanced swarm behaviours such as collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing.