first published on October 16, 2020 by Will
A state-owned Chinese tech firm, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), released a video showing the implementation of kamikaze swarm drones.
From the video we can see that the devices can be deployed from both land and air platforms. We can also get an idea of the approximate size for each device.
Kamikaze drones, also called suicide drones, are what is known as a loiter munition. It is warhead that can be piloted remotely or programmed for autonomous operation. The device stays in the air for an extended duration of time waiting for the right target to present a preferable opportunity.
The term “swarm” suggests that several munitions are deployed at once with the intent of overwhelming enemy defense systems in hopes that at least one will make it through to the intended target.