Imagine a ‘swarm’ of small drones flying in formation leading the advance into enemy territory doing surveillance and hindering hostile forces before the ground troops arrive. This is exactly what the US Marine Corps envisions with the Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Swarming Technology also known as LOCUST.

Watch LOCUST in action! (This is so cool!)

Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, the service’s commanding general for combat development, on Tuesday detailed the plan, with hopes it would not only slow down the enemy but save Marines’ lives.