RT @hackermaderas: #CYberpunkisNow Drone Swarm Vehicle - China recently unveiled a new armored vehicle capable of firing 12 suicide drones to launch attacks on targets/conduct reconnaissance operations at the Beijing Civil-Military Integration Expo 2019.
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I've yet to see a drone that could reach speeds fast enough to making turning difficult from momentum. That's just a manoeuvrability difference, it's still basically the exact same idea as a wire-guided missile. These just maybe use rotors instead of a solid rocket after they pop out of the tube.
One has a human in the loop, making corrections in flight (drone) while the other is guided by either onboard sensors (heat/radar) or rides a path, like a beam rider missile (First gen Hellfires) without a human controlling it.
Uhh. You might be hitting a bit wide of the mark there chief. Television Guided Missies are corrected by humans while the munition is in flight. For example the Martel AJ 168. There's multiple different guidance systems for missiles that don't fit with your definition either. CLOS, MCLOS, SMCLOS, and SACLOS guidance systems all use manual control.
Yeeessss... But there isn't a human in the loop, directly piloting them. Kinda but not really.
Maybe method of flight, combined with loiter time and human in the loop? This is being a bit stickier than I first thought.
I remember a guy who used to operate a submarine(would that make them an ex-marine? Im not sure) talking about how if the military are showing new tech, then its almost always obsolete. Either they have something better, or its been countered by other countries.
That said, i dont see how this is a big deal. Looks like a jeep. The more interesting thing is the drone tech. Still, i do not see how 1-2 people could operate 12 drones at once. I guess the spotter drones designate targets?
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China has unveiled a new armoured vehicle that is capable of firing 12 suicide drones to launch attacks on targets and to conduct reconnaissance operations on Tuesday at the Beijing Civil-Military Integration Expo 2019.
The wheeled vehicle uses what the company calls "Missile-vehicle integrated technology." It carries 12 pneumatic launch tubes that fire drones into the air, which then spread their wings and become operationally controllable.
Among the 12 drones the vehicle can launch, four of them are the smaller SULA30 reconnaissance drones that can stay in the air for more than an hour.
Reminds me of the Slaughterbots video. Autonomous killer drones may be the future of crowd control and warfare, and it's scary AF, especially when a human rights thrashing country like China starts to adopt these.
My first thought too.
I mean with the predator drones we have today that use facial recognition to identify targets, the only difference between them and an autonomous killing machine is basically a line of code that says "if match percent is X or higher, fire"
Soon, or already, there will be drones with facial recognition and cyanide-tipped needles. One drone could kill hundreds of targets, then hide on top of a building and recharge with solar. Drop 100 or 10,000 on a city and take out only the people you don't like. It's coming.