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DSEI 2021: Blue Bear emphasises swarm control

19th September 2021 - 10:00 GMT | by Ian Parker in London

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Fixed-wing Red Kite UAS. (Photo: Blue Bear)

UK SME Blue Bear has put a 20-drone swarm through its paces.

Walking around DSEI 2021, it is evident that the UAV market for defence continues to enjoy sharp growth but controlling autonomous or remotely piloted aircraft is still a challenge.

Dr Yoge Patel, CEO of Blue Bear Group, spoke on 15 September at a seminar session entitled ‘Commando Forces - Moving Forward for Competition’, during which she emphasised the importance of swarm control technology.

Blue Bear Systems says it has proven its latest swarming drone technology by operating 20 fixed-wing drones to form a collaborative heterogeneous swarm in beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) operations.

Building on a previous 12-drone swarm, the latest

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Ian Parker became an aerospace and defence journalist in 1980 on Flight International and started …

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