- Post 17 October 2012
- By Liz Klimas | TheBlaze
(Image: Lt Col Leslie Pratt/U.S. Air Force)
We’ve seen swarms of miniature drones flying at one time in coordinated efforts, but amping up the size of the unmanned aerial vehicles to those actually designed for weaponized warfare and the ability to fly many at once becomes more complicated. In fact, the U.S. Air Force just set a new record for the number of Predator and Reaper drones flown at the same time. In total, there were 10.
According to the Air Force’s Air Combat Command website, this new record for a non-combat drone swarm was set Oct. 2 by the 29th Attack Squadron, 9th Attack Squadron, and the 6th Reconnaissance Squadron at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico.
“In the last year alone, the work the operations and maintenance RPA teams accomplish every day has grown by two-thirds, from six to 10 lines,” Col. Kenneth Johnson, 49th Operations Group commander, said according to the post written by Airman 1st Class Michael Shoemaker. ... continues...