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Gremlin Drones Launch

Flying Aircraft Carrier with a Drone Payload Gremlins Launch The US Defense Department's Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA is building a flying aircraft carrier.  It's a transport and bomber style aircraft carrier capable of launching and recovering swarms of fighter, killer drones in mid-flight.  The flying aircraft carrier, which may itself be a drone, is a key component of the military's Gremlins drone program, a strategic part of future warfighting. The options for in-air, recovery of the drones include recovery bays on the carrier wings or recovering them in the cargo bay. Tests in 2019 Tests to demonstrate launch and recovery of swarms of drones from a C-130 will take place in 2019.  The first phase of determining the feasibility of the program ended successfully in March.  Second phase involves full scale test demonstrations.  Dynetics and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems are contracted and now designing prototype drones. The TERN Drone Tech DAR