With the formation of AUKUS, an alliance between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, a number of projects developed over the next few years. Among the most notable we can mention nuclear submarines and the new hypersonic missiles. Added to this, The trinomial of countries is looking to work on a project that involves swarms of autonomous drones (UAVs) powered by artificial intelligence (AI) with target recognition capabilities.,
On 26 May it was announced through a statement by the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) that the first test of these unmanned aerial vehicles had been carried out. The work carried out included joint deployment of these swarms of drones to detect and track military objectives in a representative environment in real time.
All these evaluations and technology exchange projects have been built around two fundamental pillars. On the one hand, Pillar 1 focuses on the efforts of the three countries to support the creation of a fleet of attack submarines (SSNs). Instead, Pillar 2 focuses on advancing cooperation in various high-tech areas such as cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence, quantum computing, hypersonics and counter-hypersonics. Through Pillar 2, the document states, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have collaborated to accelerate the collective understanding of AI and autonomy technologies, as well as how to quickly integrate them into platforms for conducting security operations. implemented and integrated.
The use of swarms of drones (UAVs) is already a topic on the military agenda of many countries because of the support they provide when conducting operations on the ground. Either because of the interconnectivity they can provide, or because of the possibility of being remotely controlled, their ability to carry precision-guided bombs, or rather fulfill surveillance, reconnaissance and intelligence roles. They can also operate alongside manned stealth aircraft, thus extending the range of the sensor and increasing target detection capability.
Another advantage mentioned by the media Asian Times, is that these groups of drones can flood the enemy’s radar with multiple targets, forcing the enemy to use their limited air defense missiles and ammunition on maneuverable targets, while manned stealth Aircraft attack. For its part, the United States Department of Defense has already started a program Autonomous Multi-Domain Adaptive Swarms-of-Swarms (AMASS) for the development of drone swarms that can be launched from sea, air and land. AMASS aims to advance the capabilities of autonomous drones, working together to destroy air defenses, artillery pieces, missile launchers and command centers.