With the formation of AUKUS, an alliance between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, several projects have emerged that will be developed over the next few years. Among the most notable we can mention nuclear submarines and new hypersonic missiles. And he added that, The trio of nations is seeking work on a project involving swarms of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with target identification capabilities..
Through a statement issued by the British Ministry of Defense (MOD), on May 26, it was announced that the first tests had been carried out on these UAVs. The work carried out included joint deployment of these drone squadrons, detection and tracking of military targets in a representative environment in real time.
All of these assessments and technology exchange projects are framed in two main pillars. On the one hand, Column 1 focuses on the efforts of the three countries to support the construction of a fleet of attack submarines (SSN). Instead, Column 2 focuses on promoting cooperation in various high-tech areas, such as cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, hypersonics, and anti-hypersonics. The document explains that through Pillar 2, Australia, the UK and the US have joined forces to accelerate collective understanding of AI and autonomy technologies, as well as how they can be quickly applied and integrated into platforms for conducting security operations.
The use of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) squadrons is already on the military agenda of many countries due to the advantages it provides when operating on the ground. Either because of the interdependence it can provide, or because of its ability to be controlled remotely, and its ability to transport precision-guided bombs, or rather to play surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence roles. They can also work with manned stealth aircraft, thus extending the range of sensors and increasing target detection capabilities.
Another feature mentioned by the media Asian times, is that these groups of drones can overwhelm enemy radars with multiple targets, forcing the enemy to use their limited air defense missiles and munitions on expendable targets while manned stealth aircraft launch attacks. For its part, the US Department of Defense has already initiated a program called Swarms of multi-domain self-adaptive swarms (AMASS) to develop swarms of unmanned aerial vehicles that can be launched from sea, air and land. AMASS aims to enhance the capabilities of autonomous drones, working together to destroy air defenses, artillery pieces, missile launchers and command centers.
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