DARPA graphic displaying SWAP pods mounted on an RQ-7 Shadow drone (Image: DARPA)
DARPA plans to re-purpose RQ-7 Shadow UAVs to provide even the most remote US forces with Wi-Fi connectivity
The Defence Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to extend connectivity for forward military units with the use of small Wi-Fi-hosting drones. The aim of the Mobile Hotspots project is to provide a reliable, mobile source of bandwidth to all echelons of the military on a scale unthinkable using current methods.
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