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posted by Fnord666 on Thursday February 22 2018, @02:57PM   Printer-friendly
from the what-could-possibly-go-wrong? dept.

Turkey aims to produce unmanned tanks: Erdoğan

Turkey is targeting the production of unmanned tanks for its armed forces, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated. "We will carry it a step further [after domestically produced unmanned aerial vehicles] ... We should reach the ability to produce unmanned tanks as well. We will do it," Erdoğan said at a meeting held at the presidential complex in Ankara on Feb. 21.

Five Turkish soldiers were recently killed in a tank near the Sheikh Haruz area of Syria's Afrin district, where Turkey has been carrying on a military operation against the People's Protection Units (YPG) since Jan. 20.

[...] The Turkish president has repeatedly criticized certain foreign countries for allegedly being reluctant to sell unmanned aerial vehicles, armed or unarmed, stressing that unmanned systems could decrease casualties.

Also at ABC.

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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by PiMuNu on Thursday February 22 2018, @03:25PM (4 children)

    by PiMuNu (3823) on Thursday February 22 2018, @03:25PM (#641821)

    See also: Are Bots a Danger for Political Election Campaigns?

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday February 22 2018, @03:38PM (2 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday February 22 2018, @03:38PM (#641837) Journal

    Ban all servos and bots are no longer a danger to political erection campaigns.

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    • (Score: 2) by Bot on Thursday February 22 2018, @04:15PM

      by Bot (3902) on Thursday February 22 2018, @04:15PM (#641848) Journal

      Yep I promise (the sound you are hearing is the crossed IO pins behind my back shorting circuits a bit)

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 23 2018, @12:07AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 23 2018, @12:07AM (#642102)

      Slight problem with artificial muscles. [latimes.com] Not many servos required there.

  • (Score: 3, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 22 2018, @03:45PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 22 2018, @03:45PM (#641841)

    Would anyone notice? Most political elections are already the result of people endlessly droning on...