Air Force's cruise missile swarms could overcome enemy defenses

The U.S. Air Force is asking Northrop Grumman and Lock-heed Martin to develop a next-generation cruise missile system, dubbed Gray Wolf, to make distributed attacks over a wide area.

The U.S. Air Force is asking Northrop Grumman and Lock-heed Martin to develop a next-generation cruise missile system, dubbed Gray Wolf, to make distributed attacks over a wide area. The idea is to have a missile system that can launch in groups, interact with each other, select targets, and overwhelm any enemy defenses it encounters. The swarm of cruise missiles will be low-cost and modular, so that apart from being outfitted with warheads, they can carry sensors, electronics, cameras, or decoys to mimic larger aircraft.

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