US military is developing 'Gremlin' drones to overwhelm enemy defenses

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  1. Yusuf

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    Each drone could be reused upto 20 times

    Drones would 'swarm' together to carry out missions on the front line

    Launched in mid-air from larger aircraft and then retrieved in same way

    They were the mischievous creatures blamed for causing mechanical failures and faults on aircraft during World War Two and later the destructive monsters in a hit film franchise.

    So Gremlins might not seem like the first choice for a fleet of robotic aircraft being developed by the US military.

    But the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is developing swarms of re-usable drone aircraft that can work together to perform a mission, which it has called the Gremlins program.

    Darpa said the program has been deliberately named Gremlins after the imps that British pilots during Wold War Two adopted as their good luck charms.
    Darpa said the program has been deliberately named Gremlins after the imps that British pilots during Wold War Two adopted as their good luck charms.

    The idea is to replace the expensive and increasingly vulnerable multi-function combat aircraft which currently perform a range of different missions.



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    It seems they've never seen or heared about new Russian microwave cannons - Krasukha-2 and Krasukha-4, which can flood the given space sector with a dense microwave radiation that will create the same effect as time-lasting EM pulse. This will destroy all the decoys and UAVs in that sector because decoys and UAVs don't have the proper EMP protection to reduce their costs.
    All the other "real" targets will be kindly serviced by the proper AD systems.
     
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