Are drone swarms the future of aerial warfare?

As featured in The Guardian

Drone Warfare


Drones may one day develop the capacity to carry out targeted killings in swarms. But militaries are not certain to adopt such technology, says Jack Watling, a senior fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. Their reluctance would be more about expense than ethics. “If you think about the logistics of having a lot of sophisticated drones that can pick out individuals, process the data, communicate with each other, navigate a city … there’s a lot of moving parts to that and it’s very expensive,” Watling says.