Suggestion for designing UAV swarm

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Joined Sep 6, 2015
I am new to this field and I have been asked to design UAV swarm (two or three quad copters) in the following phases:
1. Software in the loop testing to verify quad copters stability and communication.
2. Hardware in the loop testing to justify model.
3. Rapid prototyping for implementation
The objectives of the project are:
1. Are completely autonomous
2. Communicate with each other
3. When sent to an area, they distribute survey area, perform operations (for beginners lets say they will record video of that specified area) and return to the base
4. (If possible) Live streaming will also be done.
In order to do this project I have 2 options.
1. I use ROS kinematics with Gazebo for SITL and HITL verification. Pixhawk 4 micro-controller will be used.
2. I use NI LabVIEW for SITL and HITL verification. cRio microcontroller will be used with PIX provided by LabVIEW.

Apart from GPS, GSM and Price problems, kindly recommend which one should I use with reasons!