MEET THE US ARMY'S LATEST KILLER-ROBOTIC HUMVEES | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


MEET THE US ARMY'S LATEST KILLER-ROBOTIC HUMVEES

In the coming months, the United States Army is sending its first robotic Humvee to a field training exercise to see if the autonomous combat vehicle can accurately destroy targets, as part of a new experimental program to weaponize robots.

The killer Humvee, which is called the ‘Wingman,’ is part of the Joint Capability Technology Demonstration, or JCTD program, where engineers have developed autonomously piloted weaponized vehicles in hopes it will provide direct and indirect fire support for ground troops trapped in dangerous situations on the battlefield.

According to the Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, or TARDEC program, the goal behind the “Wingman” is to train soldiers and weaponized robotic vehicles to work together on the battlefield to confront America’s enemies. Army engineers say it will be Soldiers, not computers, which decide when the robotic Humvee fires a round.

“You’re not going to have these systems go out there like in ‘The Terminator’ [film],” said Thomas B. Udvare, deputy chief of the program. “For the foreseeable future, you will always have a Soldier in the loop.”

The Army Armaments Research Development and Engineering Center, or ARDEC, and the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division are also partners in the program, which was launched last year and funded with roughly $20 million after years of positive testing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I rather wish that the 20 million spent on this would have been invested in training government employees in the kind of logical, scenario-embracing moral thinking which leads to great, hard-won negotiations with other countries.

This would mean far less of our money going to the Merchants of Death for these kinds of weapons, and fewer wars would be fought by this country, because people hired by the government could think intelligently enough to prevent them!!!

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