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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, Interesting) by LVDOVICVS on Thursday February 22 2018, @07:29PM

    by LVDOVICVS (6131) on Thursday February 22 2018, @07:29PM (#641934)

    It was interesting to hear this expounded in a bigger vision than I ever had. I've told people for years that we should run at least the House of Representatives like jury duty. People can get picked for two years once in a lifetime, given a place to live and three squares a day in D.C. with travel vouchers to regularly get back and forth from home. With the result being that our country would get a lot more interested in providing a proper educational system if any Jo(e/sephine) Blow could be selected for Congressional duty.

    Like all my ideas, nobody cares. [sad trombone]

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