As the new tactics of the battlespace change many war planners and tacticians are moving toward swarm tactics for offensive maneuvers. But what can you do to defend your position, fleet or team against the onslaught of a swarming maneuver onto your location? Well actually there are a number of things you can do.First you need to narrow the tip of the sword or the front of the swarm. The best way to do this is to section the swarm into a diamond grid pattern and defend accordingly. Now then what does a swarm look like when it is coming at you? Well we know from watching insects that the most affective swarm is in the shape of a bulb, think of a light bulb.
And using it is in the form of a wave like in the ocean.If you will attempt to control the attacking swarm formation by defending against it with every thing you got at a forced choke point you can re-align the swarms shape, pattern and structure to narrow it so you can focus on destroying it. Next to visualize this get out a piece of paper and a pen.Now draw a light bulb, which is skinnier than normal on the piece of paper upside down.
Next draw a diamond, which touches the widest points at the bottom of the bulb. Now draw lines and extend them from each side in all directions and make parallel lines to each of those lines. This is the diamond grid we will use when attacking the incoming swarm with a barrage of rapid-fire attack ordinance.We are going to fight the swarm at a time and place of our choosing and make a virtual target zone of it.
As the swarm moves thru your target grid we will be cutting it down to size and from each angle or line of fire. Consider each line an actual line of fire. It is imperative that the swarm targets a decoy for minimizing losses of course. In other words the original diamond or direction of the swarm needs to be point toward an asset you do not need or a robotic self firing mechanism you can afford to lose. Bait.
I hope you will consider the Lance Winslow diamond defense grid when you plan to remove a swarm completely from this linear time period. Think on this in 2006..