This post was prompted by a recent post, Northrop Grumman Reveals Sky Viper Chain Gun And New Suicide Drone For Future Helicopters (thedrive.com)
We have talked about loitering munitions before, and I think they represent both a threat we need to be prepared to counter and a possible solution to countering small, fast, highly maneuverable surface threats be they manned or unmanned. Switchblade “Loitering Munition”/Puma–Switchblade Sensor to Shooter Capability | Chuck Hill’s CG Blog
Their effectiveness has been proven conclusively in the recent conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. What the United States Military Can Learn from the Nagorno-Karabakh War | Small Wars Journal
The US military is looking seriously at these. Top Priority: Marines Want New Loitering Drones « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary
US Special Ops is experimenting with integrating them onto some of their small boats. US Special Ops buys AeroVironment’s anti-armour Switchblade 600 loitering munition | News | Flight Global
I’m not going to comment further, but I am going to provide additional links. There has been a lot of discussion about these recently.