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. Tycondaroga100 on August 5, 2020 at 9:28 am

    What does "low cost" mean in military terms? only $90,000 each?

  2. Marline Harrold on August 5, 2020 at 9:29 am

    Thanks. <3

  3. kartikey sinha on August 5, 2020 at 9:29 am

    I really feel sad for the guy who has to control 30 drone at once

  4. Appalachian 2018 not a vlogger on August 5, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Yea my tax money I break my fckn back for is expendable

  5. HeliRy on August 5, 2020 at 9:34 am

    I can’t wait till we start hearing the "war stories" of drone pilot "veterans"

  6. Den Notver on August 5, 2020 at 9:35 am

    LoL. This is the stuff they are LETTING you see. They have way more advanced technology in place.

  7. Yo Daddy on August 5, 2020 at 9:36 am

    "low cost"

  8. Vapor HTrail on August 5, 2020 at 9:37 am

    There’s a videogame reference here somewhere

  9. byron yorks on August 5, 2020 at 9:38 am

    spending your hard earned tax dollars ever so wisely.

  10. Rehman Sattar on August 5, 2020 at 9:40 am

    For 15000$ I can complete my education in CS and do research for anyone for the rest of my life. But 15000$s for WAR are expendable. 🙁

  11. D H on August 5, 2020 at 9:45 am

    I bet their cheaper at Michaels. You can use a 40% off coupon.

  12. Jeff Caligari on August 5, 2020 at 9:46 am

    I didnt get my patent documents.
    Its OK, this is all they can afford now after the world shut their banks down after finding out it was all stolen.

  13. Vic Cao on August 5, 2020 at 9:49 am

    10000 for a foam rc plane? seems legit

  14. Drive 99 on August 5, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Coming to a muslin country soon stay tuned

  15. Reese Hummel on August 5, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Pretty sad when $15K is considered "cheap".

  16. Jimmy Noname on August 5, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Under 10k? That should be easy. Order from hobbyking

  17. Paul Tremblay on August 5, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Nice choice for name and the acronym make it perfectly normal

  18. One Word on August 5, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Every Navy Ship Should have these launchers. Including Carriers. They should be launched in Persian gulf to counter Iranian speedboats.

  19. 清德賴 on August 5, 2020 at 9:52 am
  20. Jesse Mitchell on August 5, 2020 at 9:53 am

    Only the US would consider 15k per drone to be expendable. but god forbid the government give dirt poor people a few hundred dollars a month without bunch of ignoramuses calling them leeches.

  21. ykdickybill on August 5, 2020 at 9:54 am

    War pigs ! When will you children learn ?

  22. Xavia on August 5, 2020 at 9:54 am

    15k is expendable, it’s 60million in my currency=66 cows= 2 Toyota MarkX…. Wow, I didn’t know my dreams are expendable🙆

  23. Big Bot on August 5, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Nah they ars just testing the launchers for the Arsenal Bird

  24. Troy Gardner on August 5, 2020 at 9:56 am

    I don’t see what tube launching has any relevancy over just a drone that self takeoffs…as any toy RC (<$500) can do.

  25. Tony Good on August 5, 2020 at 9:56 am

    It won’t be long now……

  26. Ebony on August 5, 2020 at 9:56 am

    In circumstances,if this can save 1 or 2 or 20 serviceman bogged down, damm . That is cheap.

  27. Andrew Gordon on August 5, 2020 at 9:57 am

    Replacing the radar jamming payload with the payload from a CBU-72 sub munition would get you a fuel/air explosion that chases down its victims. Although it would have to be miniaturized to fit on the drone the concept is sound.

  28. Darryl Hetherington on August 5, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Ya kidding right???? Where did all the polystyrene planes come from??? The launcher fires out double wing guided missiles and then we are …oh wait…Everybody watches this on a 5" screen and has absolutely no detail….FAKE presentation…but who cares

  29. jairo Sanchez on August 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Remember gi Joe, that cool scene with fire fly releases small fly drones to attack that was cool, trip out how they show us in movie’s for one day it’s a real thing it won’t scare us and accept it

  30. Le reddit silver member on August 5, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Why’d they do a mashup of highly advanced folding winged drones and some hobby flyers in some cow pasture lol

  31. jeanluc305 on August 5, 2020 at 10:02 am

    The big white drones look like the Skywalker x8 body kit, that a lot of hobby rc pilots use. Im sure it is the exact same thing. Funny that the military also uses this

  32. Adreneline on August 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Wtf do they mean 15k they can build them for much cheaper

  33. jason shugart on August 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Cheap enough to be expendable….not sure how to think about that

  34. Dadson worldwide on August 5, 2020 at 10:03 am

    1
    $15 k my a$$ it’s more like $1,500 to build, without weapons at the most.

  35. Alex Orehowski on August 5, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Utter garbage on par with F-35 program. 15k$ Styrofoam that can be jammed out of sky with simple home-made system. These only have 20 miles flight range which means you have to deliver them fairly close to the enemy. The launch of a few drone may be hardly detectable, but a swarm generates significant magnetic field. Advanced radar systems can easily pick it up and triangulate launch site. Retaliation from self propelled artillery will take less than a minute, and travel distance for rockets. With the cost of $1000-12000 per rocket (30-60 kg payload), it’s way cheaper and more deadlier than a styrofoam junk.

  36. G Scott on August 5, 2020 at 10:09 am

    The launcher is showing "Switchblades" launching but the in-flight and other shots are NOT the switchblade. Whoever put this together must be kin to Wally (Dilbert) – too lazy to match up the right videos and images.

  37. Alex Ronny on August 5, 2020 at 10:12 am

    The chinese one problably below $1 K
    https://youtu.be/p1eWmE3draU

  38. El Tankster on August 5, 2020 at 10:12 am

    Bad ass

  39. Eric Buzard on August 5, 2020 at 10:13 am

    this shit costs as much as my car, and they claim it’s "low-cost"… are you fuckers serious? scrap that program… absolute waste of funding.

  40. Miikka Koskela on August 5, 2020 at 10:14 am

    God I just love american engineering!

  41. Cristi Mons on August 5, 2020 at 10:16 am

    Looks like it can fire rpg like in c&c game

  42. ya yaya on August 5, 2020 at 10:19 am

    what is the point of the usa military now that their country has been invaded and completely overrun with foreigners? do they only exist to destroy anyone who opposes turning everywhere and everyone on earth into the same thing, like the epitome of "diversity" that is california, or the philippines that they will ultimately become? where was the military to stop the complete hijacking of prosperous america creator majorities media, blacking out and shaming any opposition especially nationalism or socialism or any other form of unity, brainwashing youth to fight for the total sellout of their own nation, their own futures, opportunity and prosperity? given away to others who do not create nicety in their own places. it is exactly the perfect plan that enemies of a nation would concoct to tear them apart from the inside out. promoting the communist society that forefathers always warned about; founded upon disunity and arrested development of the prosperous people using forced "diversity", open envious malevolence for and slighting of them in their own place, and impossible "equality" to mask the theft and redistribution of their wealth. its only the people that made the nice places. obviously it is still only the people that make a place. now the nicety creators places are all overrun with treasonous governments and globalist moneymens armies of more-ideal-consuming "dreamers" and envious malevolent flawed mindless western emulating foreigners futilely trying to escape their own people and the shit places they always create. when they all have always had their own places to do what they want with. the manipulations you now see 24/7 in nations created by prosperous tribes are just the others trying to get a piece in the mass redistribution of wealth from what the prosperous people created for themselves and their own in their own places. it is the grandest theft, that would have resulted in total war in any other tribes nations, even before foreign allegiant obamas 2013 2nd term doubling of already insanely doubled nation destroying immigration to 1m/year. after all of human history it was the very purpose of all the tribes finally getting nations, even states and cities of their own, with legitimate borders for a place for their common people, to avoid the tribal conflict that now erodes western civilization. well demonstrated after hundreds of years of the others refusing euro nations systems of modernization, standardization, domestication. well demonstrated by the forever self proclaimed jewish religious race who even received their own country so recently based on this. like all the others proud nationalist people who fight to maintain their own peoples place and culture. the prosperous euro founded nations are denied that basic right. all under the fraud of obsolete 1800s immigration for endless growth economics, millennia stagnate peoples overpopulation, and ecological doom. the world is full and the others must develop, moderate, and fix their own places. else true world diversity that is only maintained by all the tribes having their own places, is destroyed, and everywhere continues on the path of mimicking "californication" to become another disunited overpopulated mindless consuming shit cesspool with overrun by others with quality and way of life in constant decline. just like happened in the once great peoples places of california, hong kong, singapore, london, and south africa. the same redistribution of wealth and mindless westernization that is now in in full swing in other prosperous tribes nations like yamato peoples japan, joseons korea, and han peoples china & taiwan.

  43. Shaquedelilic SS on August 5, 2020 at 10:20 am

    2 films edited through out each other

  44. Thinking Tech on August 5, 2020 at 10:20 am

    It’ll cost 30$ in china

  45. Tamer Uygur on August 5, 2020 at 10:22 am

    where is the jammer, band power? good scenario but the effect really need to be discussed.

  46. Ace Anarchy on August 5, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Bf4 UCAV anyone?

  47. Stavinair Caeruleum on August 5, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Expendable eh? Then I don’t think they’d mind I snag a few they basically aren’t wanting back lmfao. Free souvenir!

  48. star cruiser on August 5, 2020 at 10:26 am

    That looks like stuff they slapped together from hobbyking.com

  49. M. Saleh on August 5, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Can they make them explosive.
    ENEMY HUNTER KILLER DRONE INBOUND!

  50. USA Military Channel on August 5, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Don’t mess with the USA

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