Are drone swarms the future of aerial warfare?

The technology of swarming – drones deployed in squadrons, able to think independently and operate as a pack – is in its infancy, but armed forces around the world, including in the UK, are investing millions of pounds in its development.

According to analysts, drone swarms of the future, could have the capacity to assess targets, divide up tasks and execute them with limited human interaction. Analysts predict, we might see rudimentary versions of the technology in use within a decade. That might include swarms of drones operating on multiple different frequencies, so they are more resistant to jamming or swarms, that can block or shoot down multiplethreats more quickly than the human brain can process.

Drones are a cheap way to boost the sheer size of a force.



  1. untold history on September 23, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Turkey is already using swarm technology with kamikaze drones and drones armed with machineguns and 40mm grenade launchers. In syria they have used 20 drones controlled by 1 operator and those drones have AI technology that means, they can coordinate task between each other, some can be used for observation while other drones do the engagement. They have even safe recognition technology build in

  2. Rune Rebel on September 23, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Hmm. Interesting video. Thumbs up 🙂

  3. matthewwilliamsmatty on September 23, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Yes but only for amazon

  4. Clamos Pro on September 23, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Drone is nothing to China…one shot USA will be end of the day…China is big..big than USA

  5. liam the englishmen on September 23, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Spend the money on millions of homeless across America and the millions unemployed. Just walk in any major American city and you will see the homelessness and filth that is comparable to the slums of India and other 5th world nations that eat mosquitos for dinner …….why the hell are we spending a dime on military instead of Americans

  6. James Shaffer on September 23, 2020 at 12:12 pm


  7. N.W. Jonkhart on September 23, 2020 at 12:12 pm

    Now they are still deployed from cargo aircraft. Soon there will be cruise missiles that will release swarms 1500-2500 km from the launch vehicle/vessel/aircraft. Bye bye area denial plans, bye bye Chinese aspiring dominance in the Indo-Pacific.

  8. V DOG on September 23, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Iran likes these swarm tactics.

  9. Peter J Mallia on September 23, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    I Iike your channel because you do a lot of UK-sentric weapons like the Type 45s 26s and 31s and you are always respectful to your subject matter, I also think you have a soft spot for the Royal Navy.

  10. jishimoari on September 23, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Nice, now I just wanna know even more about drones…

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