Snip from a January 2016 DefenseNews story: "The U.S. Navy's LOw-Cost Unmanned aerial vehicle Swarming Technology (LOCUST) is a prototype tube-launched UAV. The LOCUST program will make possible the launch of multiple swarming UAVs to autonomously overwhelm and adversary. (U.S. Navy photo via YouTube)."
USN research teams have run simulations and determined that certain types of attacks would leave Navy vessels vulnerable from small drones flown in good weather from multiple directions simultaneously. LOCUST is designed to address that.
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