Government ploughs £2.5m into drone swarm technology

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The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has awarded £2.5m to a consortium led by Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd to develop drone swarm technology. The ‘Many Drones Make Light Work’ project is the largest single contract awarded by DASA to date. The funding will steer the project for around 20 UAS into the final stage of development, which will ultimately be managed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). DASA hopes a swarm will support lower operating costs, greater system efficiency as well as increased resilience in the following areas: situational awareness, medical assistance, logistics resupply, explosive ordinance detection
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