I have a piece in WIRED on how drone swarms are set to change the face of warfare.

Wired swarmThis looks in some detail at the US Navy’s LOCUST program. A swarm of thirty small drones is far harder to stop than one missile — and since the a Harpoon missile costs $1.2m and the Coyote drones used by LOCUST cost just $15,000 they may be able to do the same job far more cheaply.

It also looks at developments from the UK’s Swarm Systems and the possibility of a “peripheral reconnaissance swarm” to protect footsoldiers on patrol – you can read it here.