Disposable drone hides inside shell of fake bomb and can be dropped from a fighter jet

Northrop Grumman is working on a drone that can be placed inside the shell of a cluster bomb that will spring into action after being dropped from a fighter jet or bomber.

Feb 1st, 2018

Northrop Grumman is working on a drone that can be placed inside the shell of a cluster bomb that will spring into action after being dropped from a fighter jet or bomber. The drone will fly, undetected, behind enemy lines as it collects and transmits information back to its base. It will then crash and destroy itself. Called “Remedy”, this U.S. military drone system has been under testing since late October, noted Defense One (DO). The first demonstration carried out by Northrop Grumman showed that the drone, which is inside the cluster bomb shell, can communicate and share data with the manned aircraft out of which it will be dropped. The next stage of testing, the report noted, will be to demonstrate Remedy’s ability to unfold and take flight mid-air. The drone is expected to be ready for production by 2019, after completing all stages of research and development.

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