Black Dart is the U.S.' Answer to Drones

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The US military has been experimenting with the use of drones for almost a century, but it’s only recently that technological advances have made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) a game changer in warfare. Today, at least 79 countries field drones; 23 of those countries arm them.

Earlier this year, VICE News was one of the first media outlets ever granted access to the US military's annual Black Dart exercise, a decade-old joint exercise that focuses on detecting, countering, and defeating UAVs.

As we watched tens of millions of dollars worth of military equipment go up against $1,000 drones, Black Dart demonstrated the way rapidly evolving drone technology is challenging the military's most basic assumptions about controlling the air. (One civilian drone maker we visited told us that the technology he has at his fingertips is outpacing some R&D efforts at big aerospace contractors.) And so Black Dart continues to encourage innovation in the effort to keep the US military one step ahead in the cat-and-mouse game between drones and drone killers.

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Well that documentary provided absolutely nothing

Author — gavin miller


Black dart is like the cops in South Park. They're going to make police drones and one of them is going to shoot an unarmed drone and everyone is going to riot.

Author — Toylia Moskvin


How many freedoms per second do these u.s drones shoot?

Author — Said Amiri


The real question is how fast can they deliver condoms from amazon...

Author — Flying Steel


Before you watch let me save you some time. Black Dart is the US military program trying to figure out how to shoot down enemy drones. End of documentary.

Author — David Evans


Well that was 11 minutes of absolutely nothing.

Author — Armand Rodriguez


I'll save you all the suspense, they're going to use an EMP it's the most logical and cost-effective

Author — RC-SkunkWorX


They start talking about black dart at 7:20. The rest is just things that everyone knows about drones.

Author — Drew1231


the main question is; whose the babe on the stairway at 6:21?

Author — ColeYounger16


So why haven't they sent one of these drones up Soros' ass long ago?

Author — Chuck You


As the industrial-military complex laughs all the way to the bank.



I was so 'underwhelmed with information" !

Author — Ferdoski


Showed us everything BUT "Black Dart"

Author — The Citizen


"checking out some drones?" - Vice Journalist

Author — Mai Thomas


This in part what I did my masters thesis on.

Author — maxsmodels


First, learn how to protect your technological intelligence from being stolen... before you do anything.

Author — PowerTuber 3.0


Famous magician trick: Look over here!!! (this “classified” tech is NOT what they are counting on at all).

Author — James White


Actually what you presented as a minigun was a 20mm chaingun

Author — Kendall


2:43 i've heard that somewhere before but don't remember where

Author — sean


10:22 And it only took 50 years to figure out how to combine a small electric motors and a rc prop to make

Author — Samuel