‘Drone swarms’ led by F-35 jets will overwhelm Britain’s enemies, Defence Secretary announces

Britain’s new F-35 jets will be able to deploy “drone swarms” to “confuse and overwhelm” enemy forces by the end of the year, Gavin Williamson has said.

The Defence Secretary has announced groups of unmanned aircraft will seek to penetrate enemy air defences, all controlled by a pilot in one of the RAF’s new F-35 stealth jets.

Air defence radars and surface to air missile sites will be the most likely targets, as the drones seek either to spot the enemy positions using cameras or force adversaries to ‘light up’ their equipment by switching on their radars to attack the drones.

Any position emitting radar energy or seen by drone cameras could then be attacked by missiles from the F-35 or other…

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