“The US Army is looking to quickly develop and deploy new “mini-drones” able to launch from helicopters to find enemy targets, operate under enemy fire, and send instant target coordinates and key surveillance details.
It is referred to as the “Air-Launched Effects” and these drones are intended to operate in a range of different capacities to include of course Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance as well as counter-drone intercept.
They could even operate themselves as mini-drone explosive weapons in an attack mission.”
Comment: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) are clearly the name of the game in military R&D and procurement. The airborne variety are a game changer for countries or causes that lack an air force. I was in a government run war game simulation before 2015, when I asked to be debriefed from all clearances, in which the question being examined was the effect that the introduction of ROVs would have on a civil war in a desert environment. The effect was profound. It sounds like the results of the game were taken seriously. pl