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Drone Swarms as You Know Them Are Just an Illusion—for Now

Liam CobbPhoto by: Liam Cobb Look at all the pretty drones. Hovering above sports stadiums from Houston to Pyeongchang, many hundreds of them have lately sparkled in artful murmuration. On a recentTime magazine cover, 958 drones pixelated the sky. The world record, 1,374 LED-bedazzled microbots, was set by Chinese company EHang UAV in May. So-called drone swarms—the phrase people have taken up with gusto—are having their biggest, buzziest year ever. It’s an evocative word,swarms, and innocuous enough when applied to one ofIntel’s drone light shows. But it’s tinged with alarm—if drones can dance at twilight, they can also attack. Sure enough, a gang outside Denver sent a small fleet to harass FBI agents on a raid earlier this year. In Syria, rebels reportedly sicced a squadron of quadrotors on a Russian base. To the media, both events were swarms. Take comfort, then, in this buzzkill: “The swarm is really an illusion,” says Mac Schwager, an assistant professor at Stanford who studies mul…

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GeoSpectrum Technologies to supply underwater sound systems for RoKN

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Elbit Systems’ wholly owned subsidiary in Canada, GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc (GTI), has been awarded a contract by STX Engine Co to deliver an undisclosed number of its Underwater Sound Source Systems (USSSs) and related software packages to the Republic of Korea Navy (RoKN).
In a statement on 31 May Elbit Systems said the USSSs, which are based on GTI’s Towed Acoustic Target, will be supplied by the end of 2018.
The system consists of an acoustic projector body, winch, handling package, and power amplifier, and will be used to test sonar systems for the RoKN’s harbour underwater surveillance system, the company said.
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