Drones might be used for urban warfare in the future
The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is researching the possibility of building a drone fleet designed for urban warfare, according to Engadget.
Conducted under a program known as Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET), DARPA envisions a future where instead of deploying infantry units on the ground in a city setting, a fleet of drones equipped with guns and other military technologies will fight instead. That could save the US military from needing to deploy thousands of troops on the ground instead.
While the US Defense Department (DOD) has used drones for decades, this represents a prominent new use case for them. Traditional uses of drones in the military include aerial photography and battling smaller aircraft. However, a fleet of drones used in ground combat would be a new step — one that may not be that difficult for the DOD to take. – READ MORE