CHINA LAUNCHED 119 FIXED-WING DRONES AND SETS NEW WORLD RECORD
China launched 119 fixed-wing drones and sets new world record. On June 11, 2017, China flew 119 UAVs and broke their old 67 swarm record. The purpose of these flights was to research swarm intelligence or synchronized communication between the drones. Fixed-wing drones have the ability to fly longer distances than your average quadcopter. These drones can stay up in the air longer thanks to their gliding capabilities. The 119 drones that China launched were lined up, and they were launched one by one. This type of drone technology can be used for agriculture, mining, mapping, and many other services besides warfare.