My tax dollars at work?
More evidence that the US military budget needs to be drastically cut.
Sydney based robotics manufacturer Marathon Targets has delivered its first cyber troops to the US Marine Corp as part of a multi-million dollar contract. Marathon Targets won the $AU57 million contract last year with the US Marine Corps Systems Command to trial its advanced robot technology. Following certification, eight …
Oh, no - you're *exactly* wrong. These are totally reusuable - just glue on a new dummy when the old one is all shot-up, and they'll do an *incredible* job of teaching practical combat marksmanship - including how to avoid shooting people you *don't* want shot (like fellow soldiers and civilians) - thus saving a LOT of lives, civilian and soldiers alike.
An absolutely *perfect* use of defense spending.
"The free-ranging, armour-plated and networked robots are programmed to mimic human behaviour to provide a realistic, interactive training scenario for marksmen."
They're not realistic until they're capable of shooting back.
And sadly; "Andrew Stoner" is a real name. That's not irony.
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