The use of the word ‘swarm’ as it relates to drones, or unmanned aircraft systems is one of the most misunderstood and often misused terms in the security industry.  The authors provide insight on the important components of a definition for readers to consider, as well as a suggested definition for a drone swarm.  This article was originally published in the Joint Air Power Competence Centre publication- The Journal of the JAPCC, Edition 34, Summer 2022.

Date of Publication- July 2022

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Authors- Lieutenant Colonel Andre Haider, GE A; and Lieutenant Colonel Andreas Schmidt, GE AF

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