CICADA is an inexpensive one-time flying machine. In the course of the tests, 57,600 products were launched, which in free fall flew over 11 km and passed in the immediate vicinity of the target, after which they landed in different places.
The main purpose of cicadas is to collect intelligence information using the most advanced electronic equipment. It is also planned to use them as part of a “robotic swarm,” which will be very difficult to combat.
At the same time, tests of unmanned surface drones are conducted, which also, united in “flocks”, will guard especially important sea-going vessels. But that’s not all. The attention of military experts was represented by drones, which were fired from under water with the help of a cruise missile “Tomahawk”, where they are hidden in a special tube. After leaving it, the drones unfurl their wings and rush towards the target.