Autonomous and Remote Warfare

I always thought the recent UK investments in nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers and related F35 fighter jets was old hat conventional warfare.

So will start to make notes on future autonomous and remote warfare machines.

Aircraft

Advantages without humans onboard:

  • Beat the normal G-force limits and be superior in dog fights and evasive maneuvers

Boeing’s autonomous fighter jet:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/27/boeing-autonomous-fighter-jet-2020/

Russia’s combat stealth drone Sukhoi S-70 Okhotnik:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-07/russia-hunter-stealth-combat-drone-unveiled-maiden-flight

The Kamikaze drone:

https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/26/kalashnikov-kamikaze-drone/

Submarines

Advantages without humans onboard:

  • Ability to dive much deeper as the body does not have to be hollow
  • Ability to keep submerged a no need for food supply
  • Much less vulnerable as humans breaks easier than mechanics

Self-killing Submarine:

https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/us-navy-developing-autonomous-submarines-can-kill-their-own

Tanks

Advantages without humans onboard:

  • Amour can be much stronger as the tank does not need to be hollow
  • Much less vulnerable as humans breaks easier than mechanics

https://futurism.com/military-build-deadly-ai-controlled-tanks

Political Issues

Lethal Autonomous Weapons: An Update from the United Nations