U.S. Military Seeks Missile That Delivers Explosive Drones to a Target

Posted January 20, 2017 at 3:40pm

Business Insider reports that “the US military wants a missile that can carry explosive-packed drones to a target hundreds of miles away, according to a contract solicitation from the Pentagon.”

“Earlier this month, the DoD announced it was soliciting proposals for this new missile system, which would be fired by the Army’s existing MGM-140 Tactical Missile System or the M-270 Multiple Launch Rocket System. But unlike traditional armaments, the Army wants this missile packed with unmanned quad-copters that will be released, fly to their target, land, and blow themselves up.”

“‘The ultimate goal is to produce a missile deployable, long range [unmanned aerial system] swarm that can deliver small [explosively formed penetrators] to a variety of targets,’ the solicitation reads. ‘This will serve as a smart augmentation to the standard missile warhead.'”