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January 09, 2018

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Swarming drones are a problem for traditional IAMD systems (operationally and economically). Lasers and HPM are partially a response. I also think there's a space for counter-UAV UAVs. If there's a swarm of UAVs, send another swarm against it and use lasers or HPM as ground-based support.

I'm less worried about traditional drones then ones that can spend most of their time on the ground and launch autonomously when targets are nearby. Those types of drones could be quickly seeded throughout a battlefield (like FASCAMs) and function like hidden mobile mines waiting for targets to come nearby. Those could be very difficult to defend against.

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