Watch the Navy's LOCUST launcher fire a swarm of drones

The Navy’s new LOCUST (Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology) launchers fire a swarm of drones that can jam enemy communications, and waste enemy resources by drawing fire. The launchers are capable of tube-launching 31 drones in just 40 seconds. The drones can fly autonomously but can also be controlled manually.

At just $15,000 a unit, the drones are expendable and can be used in dangerous situations. LOCUS is now in its development and testing phase.

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50 Comments

  1. mobiusrazgrim on February 23, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    USM concept of "low cost" is fucked.
    These can probably be bought retail for <500each.

  2. Honk Honk on February 23, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Most likely 15k each as the military cant rely on china for manufacturing. Sweatshop labour reduces prices hella.

  3. QBL Otaku on February 23, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    This is something from Call of Duty Black ops 2 kill streak

  4. 19MAD95 on February 23, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    That shot at 0:48 reminds me of Neon Genesis Evangelion

  5. John James on February 23, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    What the difference between this and a missile

  6. Will Patterson on February 23, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Russians have electromagnetic beam weapons to fry them.

  7. Noob$lay3r on February 23, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    For a measly $10k commission, I’d design something that costs $1000 a unit

  8. Andrew Bahr on February 23, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    I built one that can backflip at like 70 for about 150. And yes thats $150.00 not $15,000.00 lol

  9. mtruo001 on February 23, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    How is 15k/drone determined to be expendable

  10. Istiaque Ahmed Khan on February 23, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Just imagine, 50000 of these are coming at your direction, armed with high quality explosives.

  11. Duckling Chief on February 23, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Years of RTS wasn’t a waste of my life after all

  12. Gibbz Cpt on February 23, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    Looks like the drones from scene where they attack the president in Angel Has Fallen.

  13. Budget Bikes on February 23, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    These companies that sell tech to the military make so much money. Bet the don’t even cost 1,000$ to produce, and they sell them to the military for 15k each. This is why we spend 10x more than anyone else. Every single military contractor is nothing but profiteering blood suckers.

  14. Capt. Mc Devil on February 23, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    In the future drones can will be a kamikaze drones
    Dropping themselves and creating a huge explosion just like a droping a mortar

  15. Defence News Analysis on February 23, 2021 at 11:38 pm
  16. IlllIIl lIIlIII on February 23, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    The US spreads freedom and human rights.

  17. Karl Shrestha on February 23, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    I wonder if they can Defeat Amazon’s Mothership Blimps

  18. Anto Ochibbo on February 23, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    At 15k each and expendable… I don’t think the enemy will be the one wasting resources

  19. Defense Intelligence Agency Daughter on February 23, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    These are the satellite drones destroying oxygen levels mimicking covid-19 symptoms like hypoxia, heart failure and blood poisoning. Americans are getting murdered every hour by United Nations Military Pilots. Meanwhile China and Asian pacific islands are having few fatalities from Covid-19 Death Satellite networks. This is mass murder, war crimes and treason in my Native American tribal lands. The U.S. Military pilots are now being assassinated by the United Nations/Chinese communist regimes and English MI5/MI6/MI7 Nazi regimes. U.S. Military pilots destroyed the United States for their government hookers.

  20. Sagnik Deb Sarkar on February 23, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    https://youtu.be/Q6hjrD4jyVE

    India successfully tested swarm drones ..

  21. Serge Pajcin on February 23, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    15k wow

  22. Ashutosh Choudhari on February 23, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    You know what will be a sick fail safe?
    That these drones are fitted with plastic explosives inside their frame with a watch dog timer. Just in case the condition for the watchdog timer to reset fails in case of enemy getting their hands on the drones(army loosing communication with them), they can be destructed. Just imaging the enemy when they feel they have defeated the army, then start collecting those drones to do future research on them. And just then, these drones explode one by one quickly.

  23. Jinnah Khan on February 23, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    That the show I did got me frist brake at booing that my joke is t .I was running out of time.

  24. Syamil Zafran on February 23, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    The future is now oldman

  25. Abhay N on February 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Close in weapons system and Directed energy are probably the only solutions available for such drones

  26. peter bukovec on February 23, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    15k for a styrofoam model plane with a camera?! xD xD You can get them for 150$ in any hobby shop! xD xD

  27. Mar Kazain on February 23, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    Our taxes can fly wow

  28. N8riz on February 23, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    You know how many paper airplanes you can get with $10,000 dollars?

  29. gaurav kumar on February 23, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    So in future
    Robots will kill robots
    Hmmmm

  30. Jason Smith on February 23, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    They show a foamy which I could buy at the shop for under $300 including battery. Where’s the $15k cost come from?

  31. Ian Nikolas Canalita on February 23, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    Russian CIWS eating an expesive meal

  32. Richard Lew on February 23, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    I’m thinking they’re different variants of UAVs instead of just the $15,000 drones

  33. Galvatorrix on February 23, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    15k a piece but it’s "Cheap" enough to be expendable…

  34. Clone Trooper on February 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    15k is pretty cheap considering they are using tax payers money lol

  35. Sher Tanumihardja on February 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Put a warhead on the tip of the drone. Look at Nagorno-Karabakh war

  36. Sgt Willy on February 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    There is an US army video posted that shows Raytheon Coyote shooting these things down. They forgot to mention that in this video….easily defeated….do not expect a defender to cower and hide.

  37. Normal human person on February 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Tape explosives on them and have a swarm from bo2

  38. Mau G on February 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Nice. This is how AI / ML / Drones will destroy humanity. Congratulations.

  39. AJ Racing on February 24, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Chinese will produce it arround 5K 😀

  40. JOHN BEJARANO on February 24, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Hey guys! What they really meant by savings is that instead of spending 15billion on an aircraft carrier, now the navy will only spend 1 billion on a tiny drone carrier

  41. w5monkey on February 24, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Low cost 15k drones…. That’s government for ya

  42. John led Sanchez on February 24, 2021 at 12:05 am

    Hello gerard butler

  43. Sublime Fermion on February 24, 2021 at 12:06 am

    What’s the range of this UAV?

  44. Klaus_Klavier on February 24, 2021 at 12:07 am

    Didn’t ghost recon breakpoint revolve sound drone swarms being a bad thing?

  45. Axton on February 24, 2021 at 12:08 am

    Hostile swarm, inbound

  46. KATIPUNERO BALL on February 24, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Cute flying drones

  47. brandfecund on February 24, 2021 at 12:13 am

    So when are we getting this in COD

  48. Cmdr Ross BSG-37 on February 24, 2021 at 12:14 am

    So….. how long til Arsenal Bird gets into Developement? Ace Combat is coming to the real world 😅

  49. Vin One on February 24, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Well to combat these, planners should aim to destroy the launchers and command/control structure.

  50. Rick Sanchez • 78 years ago on February 24, 2021 at 12:19 am

    Coming to a neighborhood near you

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