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Iraq to Assist with Robot Testing

Posted 9 Mar 2003 at 16:20 UTC by steve Share This

The only way to really test a new weapons system is in war and Iraq seems to be on the verge of becoming one of the biggest testing grounds for military robotics in history. A new TimeDispatch article provides an interesting list of hardware that may be tested during the upcoming war. In addition to new uses for existing robots like the Global Hawk and Packbot, There are a lot of new technologies lined up for trials: The Dragon Eye UAV, the fully autonomous JASSM stealth missile which recognizes targets from memory, the Sensor Fuzed Weapon (a smart cluster bomb that should allow one plane to wipe out 30 acres of tanks), and the long rumoured, non-lethal e-bomb that will use an electromagnetic pulse generator to destroy equipment without harming humans.

Might I Say..., posted 10 Mar 2003 at 14:35 UTC by dude_plasma » (Apprentice)

Thanks to Saddam Hussein for graciously volunteering his country to be a testbed for our technology. Can't wait for the results. Unfortunately, innocent people will lose their lives probably. May there be mercy for the innocent.

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