Navy's New 'Cannon' Launches Swarms of Tiny Drones
The U.S. Navy's latest technology may revolutionize how war is fought.
The Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology program (LOCUST) fires small, disposable drones out of a rocket launcher-type mechanism. Once airborne, the autonomous drones begin communicating with one another and flying in formation.
Kurt "The Cyber Guy" Knutsson explained on "Fox and Friends Weekend" that up to 30 drones can be launched from the device in under one minute, swarming the enemy.
"These are disposable drones. The two wings pop out from these tubes, and they communicate together using extraordinary technology the Navy has been working on," Knutsson said, adding that this technology could be used for reconnaissance or attacking.
"I would say to our enemy now, 'Watch out!'" Knutsson said. "Because this technology is due for primetime in about 2016."
"The enemy is going to be looking up, going, 'What in the heck is going on?' Because they will simply just circle around, go do exactly what they're intended to do," Knutsson explained.
"This technology, mark my words, will be at the forefront of future military conflict."
Watch more from "Fox and Friends Weekend" above and see footage of the LOCUST program being tested below.
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