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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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IAG will display its full range of armored and tactical vehicles at Eurosatory 2018

International Armored Group (IAG) will present its full range of armoured and protected vehicle at Eurosatory 2018, the International Land and Airland Defense & Security Exhibition that will take place in Paris (France) from the 11 to 15 June 2018. Visit IAG, Hall 6 booth H-138 to see its full range of military and security vehicles produced by the Company as the Jaws 4x4 APC (Armored Personnel Carrier), the RILA 4x4 MRAP (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) and the Guardian MAX 4x4 Light Tactical Vehicles.