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Swarm drones could become the U.S. Army's new weapons of mass destruction

Swarm drones could become the U.S. Army’s new weapons of mass destruction?

Could swarm drones become the U.S. Army‘s new weapons of mass destruction? According to The National Interest, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been working with the drone industry to develop ‘distributed, secure and trusted-computing for heterogeneous swarms of autonomous vehicles’, better known as drones.

Swarm drones could become the U.S. Army’s new weapons of mass destruction?

Peter Suciu writes for The National Interest that:

Freelance researcher and analyst Zachery Kallenborn, who specializes in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons, CBRN terrorism, drone swarms, and emerging technologies, published a paper “Are Drone Swarms Weapons of Mass Destructions?” that asked that question.

The paper was prepared for the United States Air Force Center for Strategic Deterrence Studies, and it addressed what exactly is a WMD.

He [Zachery Kallenborn] added that while swarms could serve as strategic deterrent weapons, the availability of other defenses make them less ideal for this role, especially compared to nuclear weapons. In that regard, the swarm drones are more of an offensive weapon. Ominously, this could include a scenario where, “particularly nefarious states may be drawn to drone swarms and AFADS as genocidal weapons.”

You can read the entire article here.

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