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Saturday, August 29, 2015

DARPA’s next-gen drones will launch and land on other airplanes. While they’re moving

Gremlin dronesThe Pentagon says it's going to bring together the best minds in aerospace design this fall to help build a fleet of small, robotic airplanes.

These won't be your ordinary unmanned drones, though. Instead, the idea is to launch a veritable swarm of these tiny planes from the back of a much bigger plane.

That's right: The military wants to turn large C-130 cargo planes into makeshift aircraft carriers.

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