The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
27 Nov. 2018 -- Stryker maker General Dynamics Land Systems has been testing an integrated sensor-shooter drone system mounted on the Stryker vehicle itself. A small, vertical-takeoff surveillance drone called the Shrike 2 launches from the turret of the vehicle to detect, locate, and track enemy targets.
Then, using a standard video data link, it can work in tandem with an attack missile to destroy the targets it finds. The technology is intended to expedite the sensor-to-shooter loop and function as its own hunter-killer system.
The Stryker-launched attack drones could make a difference in a wide range of tactical circumstances to include attacking major power mechanized formations and finding terrorist enemies blended into civilian areas.
John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics
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