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AUVSI 2016: Raytheon prepares UAS swarm

3rd May 2016 - 00:05 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in New Orleans


Raytheon is planning several experiments this summer which will involve unleashing a swarm of its tube-launched Coyote UAS.

As many as 30 of the small disposable unmanned systems will be launched within one minute as the company looks at the future opportunities for the unmanned system.

The company is working with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) on the upcoming tests as part of the part of the Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (LOCUST) programme.

‘The objective of this programme is to launch a large number of UAVs and operate them as a swarm,’ said John Hobday, Advanced Systems Development at …

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