as idiotic as it sounds… but the drone wars of Star Wars and the shit from iron man 3 could actually become reality…

… why do you think Google just sponsored a robot challenge? http://www.theroboticschallenge.org/

Maybe to help older people wipe their asses… or maybe to kill people US and RU do not like, without even being anywhere near.

of course it does not stop there…

Update: 2019-03: https://www.defensenews.com/global/asia-pacific/2019/03/18/us-india-collaborating-on-air-launched-drone/

„Sierra Nevada Corporation has been selected for the final phase of the Defense Advanced Research Agency’s (DARPA, budget US$2.97 billion[1]) Gremlins program, which aims to launch and recover reusable drone swarms using manned airborne aircraft far outside of enemy ranges, according to a May 9 press release from the company.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) will provide Gremlin Air Vehicles with an autonomous docking system, allowing the drones to be retrieved by a C-130 transport aircraft they complete their mission. They would then be carried home and prepared for reuse within 24 hours.“

“The unmanned air vehicles utilized in these future operations will carry a variety of different sensors and other payloads, working together to manage and conduct complex, highly adaptive operations in contested environments,” said Tim Keeter, Dynetics deputy program manager and chief engineer.

„The potential to overwhelm an adversary continuously with multiple volleys is tremendous.”

„Miller said there are several concept designs for different payloads that they’re using to put in front of various stakeholders based on their mission sets.“

https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/uas/2018/04/18/dynetics-wins-38-million-contract-for-gremlins-drone-program/

https://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/life/technology/us-military-working-squads-autonomous-drones-called-gremlins/

„Security system of the Russian Khmeimim air base and Russian Naval CSS point in the city of Tartus successfully warded off a terrorist attack with massive application of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) through the night of 5th – 6th January, 2018.“

„regardless of the direct implications this new tactic has on Russia’s Syrian operation, it does give us our first glimpses of a new age in modern warfare – one where dense swarms of low-cost drones armed with high-explosives will be able to wreak havoc on targets.“

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17698/chinas-is-hard-at-work-developing-swarms-of-small-drones-on-multiple-levels

XQ-58A Valkyrie long range high subsonic unmanned air vehicle

XQ-58A Valkyrie long range high subsonic unmanned air vehicle

https://www.c4isrnet.com/air/2019/03/14/introducing-skyborg-your-new-ai-wingman/

Links:

Killer Drones: https://dwaves.org/2018/07/13/ai-what-can-it-do-today-brain-computer-simulations-and-killer-drones-ban-update-new-made-in-israel-killer-drones/

Drones as Weapons of Assassination: https://dwaves.org/2018/08/05/drones-equipped-with-c4-tried-to-kill-the-president-of-venezuela-were-stopped-by-snipers/

Drones as parcel delivery: https://dwaves.org/2018/08/06/ebay-tariff-horror-dhl-deutsche-post-hermes-online-frankieren-im-laden-bar-bezahlen-wie-unterscheidet-sich-eine-warensendung-von-einem-paeckchen/

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