The UAV swarm is a kind of unmanned aerial swarm operation supported by intelligent unmanned control technology and a network information system. This equipment has recently emerged as an important driver of changes in the rules of war. As a leader in operational research on the UAV swarm, it is important for the Chinese army to comprehensively understand the trends in its development, acquire useful experience, and grasp its theoretical system and key related technologies. To this end, this paper summarizes pioneering work by the US military on the UAV swarm operation, clarifies the context of its development, and focuses on its background, basic concepts, and developmental status. Combined with past research on the UAV swarm operation, the authors analyze six challenging problems that restrict the development of the UAV swarm, and discuss the feasibility of dealing with it to provide theoretical guidance and a technical basis for China to build a bee colony-based operation system and related capabilities in the future.
胡利平,黄晓阳,梁晓龙,齐 铎.美军无人机蜂群作战研究动态及应对策略[J].国防科技,2021,42(4):17-25；HU Liping, HUANG Xiaoyang, LIANG Xiaolong, QI Duo. Developmental trends in and countermeasures against UAV swarm operations by the US[J]. National Defense Technology,2021,42(4):17-25复制