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Iraq: after the UAVs it is time for the robots
Washington, USA - With 1 m height and endowed with tracks, automatic rifles and infrared cameras, they are even able to share data with the Predators
The UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are not the only military remote-controlled means being deployed in Iraq. The United States will also resort to remote-controlled robots soon, endowed with automatic rifles and laser pointer. US Government would intend to send 18 "SWORD" robots, with 1 m height and provided with tracks able to move over several obstacles. By an operational time-line of four hours...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency