U.S Air Force F-22s and F-35s fighter will soon launch and control recoverable attack drones from the cockpit of the plane to expand air-combat operations, test enemy air defenses, conduct long-range ISR and even deliver weapons.
This fast-approaching Military technology, which calls upon advanced levels of autonomous navigation, is closer to reality due of DARPA’s Gremlins program which plans to break new ground by launching and recovering four drones from an in-flight C-130 next year.
“The team looked at how fifth generation aircraft systems like the F-35 and F-22 jet fighter respond to threats, and how they could incorporate Gremlins in higher risk areas,” a DARPA statement said.
source: nationalinterest. org