What are Swarm Drones?


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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has chalked out the requirement for different mobile systems to counter threats in different operational scenarios, particularly those from multiple swarm drones.

About Swarm Drones

  • SWARM stands for “Smart War-Fighting Array of Reconfigured Modules.”
  • A Swarm Drone typically consists of multiple drones working in coordination, communicating with one another, and sharing information to achieve a common objective.
  • These drones can be of the same or different types, ranging from small quadcopters to larger fixed-wing drones.
  • The swarm’s strength lies in its ability to function as a collective unit, leveraging swarm intelligence algorithms and advanced software to operate seamlessly and efficiently.
  • These drones are equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and can communicate with each other as well as with the control station. 
  • All the individual drones work in unison to complete tasks using distributed coordination, with each communication sent out by one drone providing the others with up-to-date information about their environment and roles in the mission.
  • As their commands are based on real-time data, these swarms react quickly and precisely to changes in their surroundings.
  • Because of the large number of drones that may be members of a drone swarm technology, the swarm as a whole and individual drones can exercise great autonomy in seeking and engaging targets.

Q1) What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging branch of computer science concerned with building smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence.Artificial intelligence allows machines to model, or even improve upon, the capabilities of the human mind.

Source: IAF requires three systems to protect bases from attack by multiple swarm drones