Thursday, October 27, 2016

U.S. Marines Want To Use Expendable Robots As Force Multipliers In Future Conflicts

Marines work on armed MUTT robot in MIX-16 experiment.

Breaking Defense: Marines Seek To Outnumber Enemies With Robots

PENTAGON CITY: Since World War II, the US military has always expected to fight outnumbered. Soon, however, expendable unmanned systems may change that. For the first time in 70 years, America could have numbers on its side. That turns traditional assumptions about tactics, technology, and budgets upside down.

“It does flip things,” said Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, deputy Commandant of the Marine Corps. “We’ve been down the path of each system getting more expensive, more complicated, and therefore we’re buying less of them….What we see is the opportunity with unmanned systems to provide more mass.”

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WNU Editor: The added benefit is that robots are not afraid of being shot at. This is a must read article on how the U.S. will be fighting wars in the future.

5 comments:

Andreas Klein said...

We all understand advantages of robot soldiers. There is only one little problem: every body will build them because tenths of countries will have very soon that tech. In this new situation, the generals will feel more liberated to command armies: "we don't use our citizen's lives and for their citizens we don't care".

Andreas Klein said...

Better use more money and tech to prepare space habitation for humans so the next war won't kill all the human race but only 99%.

fazman said...

But just like planes, tanks etc some countries will be years ahead in development and tech and destroy the others.

Andrew Jackson said...

"Use the weapons you're enemies lack" Alexander Suvorov!

Andreas Klein said...

We all understand advantages of robot soldiers. There is only one little problem: every body will build them because tenths of countries will have very soon that tech. In this new situation, the generals will feel more liberated to command armies: "we don't use our citizen's lives and for their citizens we don't care".