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originally posted by: Blaine91555
I don't know, but it seems to me that military drones are not cheap at all. I just looked at a small one like the police use that's $25,000+. Then you have the costs on the ground.
sounds like the drone from "Oblivion", except the oblivion drone is shoot first and don't worry about the questions!
originally posted by: Macenroe82
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
I’ve been doing some consulting work for an Israel based drone company.
Because I am under a NDA, I will leave their name out of this.
However once I’m released from my consultation duties
I will be proving to ATS that “Sky Net” is already here, with one hell of a write up.
Anyways, They are an industrial drone company that has moved into the Israeli air defence.
I can’t get into detail about what exactly what I’m helping on, but it consists of drones targeting other drones, ground personnel, and other aircraft.
With a little digging I’m sure any well versed sleuth here can come up with the company name. But their ultimate goal is to have these things every 5-10km in every major city as part of crime defence network.
Currently it costs $500,000 /year to rent just 1 of these system (you can’t own any of their drones)
Each one Is connected to a centralized IoT, based out of Israel.
There is no pilot needed for these. They land themselves in a 3 ton, blast proof metal box, a robotic arm switches out their payload and batteries in 30 seconds and they are redeployed.
I was in a conference call last week where I was shown one of the new prototypes in action at an African based mine site. There is A LOT of trouble down there. Major civil unrest in the mining areas. Heavy security is needed 24/7 with Armed guards patroling the area.
From the video, it showed a suspected Rebel group attempting to approached the mine sites fence - which the drone is constantly monitoring through micro-seismic sensors ( think Area 51s footstep detectors. Same thing. good up to 2 km)
The drone is triggered by the sensor and is deployed to the area. It monitored them, ran their faces through A database and allowed them to get within a certain distance from the fence.
Once the drone determined that these guys were a threat - yes the drone determines that.
It Issued its warning siren which depending on the threat it can give an allotted amount of time to leave the immediate area peacefully...unless gun fire is detected.
If gun fire is detected then it goes all out right then.
But if not, they have their chance.
In this instance, The armed guards came to the area to stop the attack. This drone - as mentioned is a prototype with no ordinance on it at this time.
It is mind blowing to think that a drone - which I’m a huge advocate for, as many here know, with my own UAV company, That AI will be making the determination if action is to be taken on someone based on a threat level.
Who needs emotion and understanding behind the controls, when AI will do the dirty work for you I guess.