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Friday, May 28, 2021

Autonomous Drones Attack

This will likely be a big piece of the defense and military future.

Drones May Have Attacked Humans Fully Autonomously for the First Time

New Scientist, David Hambling. May 27, 2021

  A recent report by the United Nations Security Council's Panel of Experts reveals that an incident in Libya last year may have marked the first time military drones autonomously attacked humans. Full details of the incident have not been released, but the report said retreating forces affiliated with Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army, were "hunted down" by Kargu-2 quadcopters during a civil war conflict in March 2020. The drones, produced by the Turkish firm STM, locate and identify targets in autonomous mode using on-board cameras with artificial intelligence, and attack by flying into the target and detonating. The report called the attack "highly effective" and said the drones did not require data connectivity with an operator.  .. " 

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