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.
- 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.
- The swarm as a whole and individual drones can exercise great autonomy in seeking and engaging targets.