Swarm Stories July 31

Drone swarms were spotted flying above the Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona two consecutive nights back in late September 2019. Around 10 drones were spotted over the two nights, but no damage was caused to the power plant.

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Swarm Stories July 24

The University of Thessaloniki (AUT) in Greece will take part in a once in a lifetime program to build the county’s own custom swarm-capable drones as a part of Project Lotus. The drones will predominantly be used in surveillance and intelligence missions.

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Swarm Stories July 15

Engineers at Caltech have successfully designed a new method to control the movement of drones within a swarm to stop them from flying into one another. The new method relies on data to control the movement of the drones through cluttered unmapped spaces.

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Swarm Stories June 25

State-run Russian cybersecurity developer Concern Avtomatika JSC is now working on technology to deter drone swarms from flying over oil facilities. The move comes as a direct response to the drones that were used to take out the oil facility in Saudi Arabia, knocking out around 5% of the world’s oil supply.

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Swarm Stories June 18

The Turkish Army is set to receive over 500 Kamikaze Kargu drones from Turkey’s own arms firm Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik (STM). The drones were originally introduced into the Turkish Armed Forces’ inventory around a year ago.

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Swarm Stories January 9, 2018

The U.S. government has been concerned about this possibility and in another video, we were warned about swarms of drones being used to attack and now we learn that the first documented attack by a swarm of drones has actually taken place in Syria during the night of January 5. The Russian airbase, Khmeimim as well as a naval facility in the city of Tartus on Syria’s western coast were attacked by 13 drones launched from as far as 35 miles away, according to the Russian defense ministry.

With the use anti-aircraft missiles, the Russians were able to shoot down seven of the thirteen drones. Another six were hacked by a cyberware unit and taken under Russian control. There were no casualties or injuries at the two military bases.

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