Swarm Troopers tells the exciting and terrifying truth about the drone revolution: how small, A single hundred-million-dollar fighter cannot fight with a swarm of thousands of cheap drones, or match its destructive power against ground targets.
Swarm Troopers gives you instant insight emerging technology, like the lethal SwitchBlade drones deployed by US Special Forces in Afghanistan, and ISIS' grenade-dropping consumer drones.
Your guide in this entertaining and informative journey is technology journalist David Hambling (WIRED, Popular Mechanics, Aviation Week) who mixes history, curious anecdote and surprising statistics with penetrating analysis. He shows how drone swarms are evolving the ultimate weapon: precise, deadly and unstoppable . And why no existing defense can handle them.
Swarm Troopers looks at the history of drone warfare, the rise of big drones like the Predator and how they are being eclipsed by smaller unmanned aircraft. And how the future is being shaped by consumer electronics, swarm software, miniaturised munitions and energy-harvesting that allows small drones to fly forever.
What will drone swarms will mean for the balance of power and future wars? Who will be the winners and losers? The answers may surprise you.
Swarm Troopers are coming. Are we ready for them?
"Military readers the world over should find this a highly relevant title" -- Andy Kay, Soldier magazine
"Swarm Troopers represents a good basic primer and introduction to this emerging threat — and new Army capability — area" - 'Infantry' magazine.
"A First-rate, non-technical overview of a rather frightening subject - 9/10" - Andrew May, FT
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