Swarm Troopers: How small drones will conquer the world



Swarm Troopers tells the exciting and terrifying truth about the drone revolution: how small, cheap drones bring unprecedented destructive power to the battlefield, making manned aircraft obsolete.

Swarm Troopers: How small drones will conquer the world, explores how small unmanned aircraft are already transforming warfare, with hand-launched scouts like the Raven and lethal tactical drones like Switchblade already in use by US forces. A bigger revolution is on the way, as swarming software allows a single operator to control large numbers of drones, and smartphone technology means they can be built for $1,000 each — by anybody, not just governments. This book 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 smartphone technology, swarm software, miniaturized munitions and energy-harvesting that allows small drones to fly forever. It also looks at why current air defense cannot stop the swarms, and what drone swarms will mean for the balance of power and future wars. This is the world of Swarm Troopers. 

If you like this informative look into drones, be sure to check out Drones: An Illustrated Guide to the Unmanned Aircraft That are Filling Our Skies


About the Author

David Hambling is a technology journalist and author based in South London. He writes for The Economist magazine, New Scientist, WIRED, Aviation Week, Popular Mechanics and Popular Science among others. His first book, Weapons Grade looked at the surprising military roots of modern technology.

Product details

  • Paperback: 322 pages
  • Publisher: Archangel Ink; 1 edition (December 16, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1942761740
  • ISBN-13: 978-1942761747