Περισσότερα από 20 drones αξιολογήθηκαν κατά τη διεξαγωγή πειραματικής στρατιωτικής άσκησης με τη συμμετοχή σμήνους μη επανδρωμένων εναέριων οχημάτων (UAVs) για την επίτευξη ταυτόχρονων Αντικειμενικών Σκοπών (ΑΝΣΚ) σε περιβάλλον ταυτόχρονης δράσης, πέραν του ορατού ορίζοντα (BVLOS).
[…The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has recently completed an exercise with a swarm of 20 drones in the largest collaborative military-focused evaluation of swarming unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the UK to date. The exercise was the culmination of Dstl’s Many Drones Make Light Work’ competition, which was funded under the Ministry of Defence’s Science and Technology Portfolio through the Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA). The exercise, based at RAF Spadeadam in Cumbria, showcased the progress made in phase 3 of this drone swarm project, which was undertaken by an industry team led by Blue Bear Systems Research that included Plextek DTS, IQHQ, Airbus and Durham University. The scope of the contract was for an Integrated Concept Evaluation activity to explore the technical feasibility and military utility of a swarm of up to 20 small UAVs operating collaboratively. The swarm consisted of five different types and sizes of fixed-wing drones, with different operational capabilities, together with six different payload types. Three operators in Blue Bear’s Mobile Command and Control System (MCCS) managed the entire swarm whilst simultaneously handling different, collaborative payload analysis tasks. The UAVs flew simultaneous Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) cooperative missions, with Blue Bear collaborative autonomy ensuring that all aircraft contributed to overall mission goals. Throughout the 2 weeks of trials, more than 220 sorties were undertaken…]