US military gives go ahead to ‘Gremlin’ drones

Daily News Article - April 6, 2016


1. What is the idea behind the Gremlin program? (What are the expected benefits?)

2. On what current technology does DARPA aim to build?

3. How will the Gremlin program save money? (cut costs?)

4. What effect is the use of cheap drone aircraft expected to have on our enemies’ defenses?

5. Watch the video under “Resources” below. What is your reaction to this newest military strategy? (surprise, amazement, encouragement…) Explain your answer.

6. What do you think the military’s motive is for publicizing this program to our enemies? Will this cause other militaries to attempt similar programs to use against the U.S.? Explain your answer.