Category KILLER DRONES

The USA Marines Want an Super-Portable Kamikaze Drone

This Organic Precision Fires drone could strike targets over 37 miles away.

The U.S. Marines want a flying drone that could both reconnoiter the nearby landscape, complete its mission by exploding dead on target, and is small enough to be carried by an individual Marine. The new Organic Precision Fires drone system would be extremely useful if small units of Marines find themselves cut off from friendly forces and unable to call in for air and artillery support.

After nearly two decades of chasing lightly armed guerrillas with ample air and artillery support on call, the U.S. Marines are gearing up for the possibility of big power warfare...

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China will or will not Adhere to Its Own Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes?

Maybe this is on the cards: Chinese drones roaming Africa’s skies, looking out for Beijing’s interests.

A team of militia members fly drones during a test in Shanghai, China image www.spy-drones.com

A team of militia members fly drones during a test in Shanghai, China, April 21, 2015. China is escalating research into military drones as its arms industry looks to increase export volumes, hoping to gain traction with cheaper technology and a willingness to sell to countries Western states are reluctant to. Picture taken April 21, 2015

In a previous article, “Is China Establishing a Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes in Asia?” we discussed how China has been reluctant to engage in the practice of targeted killings via the use of unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) or better known as (armed) drones...

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HD DOCUMENTARY ON THE FUTURE OF DRONES

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Killer robots. Invisible drones: not science fiction any more. Welcome to war.

Giving your soldiers superior technology has always been a significant factor in winning wars, but now it’s the technology itself threatening to do the killing.

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Time is running out for the UN to enforce a ban on invisible weapons and killer robots.

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Autonomous killer robots that can hunt down humans and make their own decisions about who to exterminate are not science fiction or a problem for the future. They are a threat now.

Any doubt about that can be removed by reading US Department of Defence budgets covering the past 12 years and by talking to scientists at the forefront of military-funded research. Having done so, the following scenario becomes frighteningly real.

I can assure you a lot more innocent civilians will be killed by drones if we take humans out of...

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Why we must stop killer robots before they are built

AI will do some great things for humanity, but its militarisation would spark an arms race image www.spy-drones.com

AI will do some great things for humanity, but its militarisation would spark an arms race. Photo: Bloomberg

More than 1000 of the leading researchers in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics have on Tuesday signed and published an open letter calling for a ban on offensive autonomous weapons, also known colloquially as “killer robots”.

The letter has been signed by many technologists and experts, including SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, physicist Stephen Hawking, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Skype co-founder Jaan Talinn and linguist and activist Noam Chomsky.

We can get it right at this early stage, or we can stand idly by and witness the birth of a new era of warfare

Musk, Hawking and Wozniak have all recently warned about the dangers that AI poses to mankind...

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SO NOW WE HAVE A ROBOTIC DRONE THAT PLAYS DRUMS IN A BAND

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US Air force STEALTH UAV armed with LASER GUN named General Atomics Avenger

The General Atomics Avenger (formerly Predator C) is a developmental unmanned combat air vehicle built by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for the United States military. Its first flight occurred on 4 April 2009. Unlike the previous MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) drones, the Avenger is powered by a turbofan engine, and

its design includes stealth features such as internal weapons storage, and an S-shaped exhaust for reduced heat and radar signature.[4] The Avenger will support the same weapons as the MQ-9, and carry the Lynx synthetic aperture radar and a version of the F-35 Lightning II’s electro-optical targeting system (EOTS), called the Advanced Low-observable Embedded Reconnaissance Targeting (ALERT) system...

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KILLER ROBOTIC DRONES FROM ISRAEL

Israel is the world’s biggest exporter of military drones, used around the world for everything from surveillance to precision rocket attacks on speeding cars in remote locales. Israel’s drone program hasn’t stirred as much controversy as its American counterpart, but not because their targeted killings are any less fatal. VICE sent Simon Ostrovsky to a drone testing airfield in Israel to find out what their latest eye-in-the-sky can see

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SOMALIA TERRORIST LEADERS KILLED IN TARGETED DRONE ATTACK ON THEIR VEHICLE

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KILLER ROBOTIC SPY DRONES SHOULD THEY BE ENGAGED TO KILL HUMANS???

Should robots be allowed to take a human life, without direct supervision or command?

Science fiction met reality at the United Nations in Geneva overnight, where this question was debated at a meeting of the Human Rights Council.

BAE's Taranis is a prototype unmanned combat aircraft with a stealthy profile that (with a human operator) can hit targets at long range. Some see it as a precursor to truly autonomous killer robots. Picture: BAE SystemsBAE’s Taranis is a prototype unmanned combat aircraft, with a stealthy profile that (with a human operator) can hit targets at long range. Some see it as a precursor to truly autonomous killer robots. Picture: BAE Systems

UN special rapporteur Christof Heyns told the council that countries are developing armed robots that can kill without the need for human choice or intervention, and they need to call a halt before it’s too late.

“The possible introduction of LARs (lethal autonomous robots) raises far-reaching concerns about the protection of life during war...

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HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS QUESTION THE USE OF WARFARE KILLER DRONES

In a letter to US President Barack Obama, America’s leading human rights organisations have questioned the legal basis for targeted killing and called for an end to the secrecy surrounding the use of drones.

The ”statement of shared concern” said the administration should ”publicly disclose key targeted killing standards and criteria; ensure that US lethal force operations abroad comply with international law; enable meaningful Congressional oversight and judicial review; and ensure effective investigations, tracking and response to civilian harm”.

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The nine-page letter, signed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International, the Centre for Constitutional Rights, Human Rights First, Human Rights Watch, and several other groups, is the most significant critique by advocacy gro...

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