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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: 2) by DannyB on Thursday February 22 2018, @10:22PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday February 22 2018, @10:22PM (#642032) Journal

    Since everyone carries a device that geo-locates them in real time, when the radius of a virtual bomb is computed, and you fall within it, you can simply be sent a message to report for disintegration. Or maybe your mobile phone can just somehow kill you on the spot? That would result in seeing actual war casualties, but not having to build the mass infrastructure of disintegration machine to which people have to report if they have been notified they are a war casualty.

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  • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Friday February 23 2018, @12:04AM

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) on Friday February 23 2018, @12:04AM (#642100) Homepage Journal

    People don't know this, but Jeff Bezos' Amazon made a fire phone. Nobody bought it because they didn't want fire in a phone. Not many smokers anymore and our smokers all have lighters now. And Samsung made a VERY SPECIAL phone too, it could do fire or even explode. But they recalled that one.