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Killing By Drone: Hunting Enemies In Urban Combat

By: Seth Frantzman via Jerusalem Post

 

To a Technocrat, efficiency is like catnip is to a cat – it cannot be resisted even to the point of creating automated killing machines. Why get your hands dirty, anyway? And if you make a mistake and kill the wrong person? Well, just write that off to occasional collateral damage or friendly fire. This arms race cannot be stopped at this point. — Technocracy News & Trends Editor Patrick Wood

A new drone from Israel’s Elbit Systems called Lanius combines a number of technologies that put it at the forefront of how drones are transforming war.

At the same time, reports about the drone may raise questions about how this technology may make war more controversial as “robots” play a larger role in it.

The more armies and defense companies invest in new technology that enables combat to take place remotely — without soldiers interacting with civilians, for instance — the more it seems like “robot wars.”

Elbit Systems has said that Lanius is “part of the Legion-X robotic and autonomous combat solution.” Elbit is one of Israel’s three largest defense companies and is at the forefront of defense technology.

 

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