The Space Force might have become a reality, but the U.S. Air Force is closer than any other branch to getting a futuristic weapon.

Last November, the Air Force tested the X-61A Gremlin Air Vehicle. A remotely-piloted aircraft (RPA), the Gremlin is designed to be used in mass and to be deployed from a C-130A aircraft.

More specifically, the Gremlins are aimed at overwhelming the defenses of an enemy; they also provide intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), electronic warfare (EW), signals intelligence (SIGINT), and strike capabilities to commanders.