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  • One of the most realistic robo-soldiers to date

    Posted on April 12th, 2013 Andrey Mikhalchuk No comments

    The fact this robo dude is wearing military outfit is plain scary.
    It resembles the apocalyptic images from the Terminator movie so realistically. But in 2013 he is not a sci-fi, but a real thing.
    Not sure why does he need a gas mask…

  • Cylon

    Posted on March 18th, 2009 Andrey Mikhalchuk No comments

    CylonThe Cylons are a cybernetic civilization at war with the Twelve Colonies of humanity in the Battlestar Galactica science fiction franchise, in the original 1978 and 1980 series, as well as the 2003 reimagining.
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  • Russia admits it has no capabilities to develop drones

    Posted on March 6th, 2009 Andrey Mikhalchuk No comments

    TipchuckAccording to this post (sorry, available only in russian) Russian defense ministry admits that after spending 1bln roubles ($25000000) russians are still unable any functional drone. So it looks like the US and Israel remain absolute leaders in the UAV development and no other countries are even close to them. Even new French drone is basically a copy of Heron-1. The BLA-05 “Tipchuck” show here doesn’t look like a serious military tool with its 2hrs of flight time.

  • Pakistan to use drones against extremists

    Posted on February 25th, 2009 Andrey Mikhalchuk No comments

    MQ-1 PredatorSounds quite unexpected turn, but according to Associated Press Pakistan requested USA to provide drones so Pakinstan, not the US will control its borders and do the strikes when necessary. According to Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi “Pakistan, and not the United States, should have control of the missile strikes that have killed high-level extremists but also civilians”. So it is possible the next time we hear about civilians killed in such strikes it could be all Pakistan’s fault.

  • France successfully tested its first military UAV in Afghanistan

    Posted on February 22nd, 2009 Andrey Mikhalchuk 2 comments

    SIDMFrance successfully tested its first military UAV called SIDM (Système Intérimaire de Drone MALE) in Afghanistan – military’s favorite playground these days. This highly autonomous all-weather surveillance UAV is based on IAI Eagle-1 platform and can stay in the air for up to 24(!) hours at the altitudes 5-8km and recon in 1000km range.