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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: 3, Informative) by Runaway1956 on Thursday February 22 2018, @06:43PM (1 child)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday February 22 2018, @06:43PM (#641907) Homepage Journal

    God, I want one. Of course, no one would ever let me in one - I'd be lucky just to get close enough to take pictures. But, I want one, all the same. I don't even care much what model - XXX would be the ultimate, but I'll settle for anything with an AI and a hellbore. Maybe I can find some hot chick with the training and intelligence to fix one up, so that it's not braindead most of the time. Can't remember her name now, but that's my kind of woman!

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 23 2018, @12:14AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 23 2018, @12:14AM (#642105)

    No SHIT they wouldn't let you in one "The Bolo was a heavily armed and armored fighting machine with the latest AI systems, and was to conduct operations with very little need of human intervention."

    You think an AI tank would welcome a sweaty greasy human inside? lawl

    Git back to yer ship scrub.