It’s an acronym even a pharaoh could fear. Developed by the Office of Naval Research, LOCUST (for “Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology”) is a drone swarm launched from tubes. In March, ONR tested the tube-launched drones, and in early April, they tested their swarming ability. In the future, American warships may launch swarms of up to 30 autonomous, swarming drones. There’s even a demonstrated planned for 2016.