Dynetics Planning First Gremlins Flight Test

Dynetics Planning First Gremlins Flight Test
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Dynetics is preparing to fly its new drone for the first time as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Gremlins program, taking another step to prove out the futuristic concept of unmanned swarms.

In the future, a host aircraft could launch and recover multiple Gremlins unmanned aerial vehicles that spread out for strike, intelligence, or other missions, and send information back to the user via radios and data links. Dynetics is in the last phase of its competitive DARPA program and has designed a docking device that comes down from an aircraft to retrieve the small drones after they fly a mission.

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