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Moving to Forbes.com

I’ll now be covering defense for Forbes.com (I’ll still be writing for Uncommon Defense, too, though not as often). You can find me on Forbes here.

Think Drone Swarms Are Scary? The Newest Weapon May Be “Drone Meshes”

One potentially fearsome new weapon is the drone swarm, a flock of hundreds of small unmanned aerial vehicles working together like a hive mind to overwhelm a target. But U.S. thinktank RAND has another idea: a “targeting mesh” of small, unarmed drones that would saturate a target area with sensors that would identify high-value targets … Continue reading Think Drone Swarms Are Scary? The Newest Weapon May Be “Drone Meshes”

Flying Bomb Trucks: Will “Arsenal Planes” Make Bombers Obsolete?

Suggesting fighter and bomber pilots are truck drivers isn’t very nice. But military aircraft are essentially delivery trucks. They fire cannon, drop bombs, take photographs or haul cargo. But ultimately, their utility is a function of the payload they carry. So if a lumbering transport aircraft can haul missiles as well as a sophisticated bomber, … Continue reading Flying Bomb Trucks: Will “Arsenal Planes” Make Bombers Obsolete?

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