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Israel has been hit in recent years by thousands and thousands of rockets, mortar shells, and missiles. And that could be just a preview of the onslaught Iran may one day unleash. So Israeli military leaders have begun early planning for a new, robotic defense system, armed with enough artificial intelligence that it "could take over completely" from flesh-and-blood operators. "It will be designed for... autonomous operations,' Brig. Gen. Daniel Milo, commander of Israel's air defense forces.
Israel already uses a blend of Arrow and Patriot interceptors to handle incoming rockets and missiles. This new command-and-control program would be "superimposed over all those defenses" -- and over new ones to come.
“It will be designed for man-in-the-loop as well as autonomous operations,” said Milo, the officer spearheading the vision within Israel’s user community. “But right now, our emphasis is on algorithms, not autonomy. Man-machine interface is the name of the game, because the more clever we make the interface, the more successful we’ll be in providing operators and commanders the situational awareness they’ll need to make very tough decisions...”
The Israel Army may equip its combat soldiers with GPS systems.
Industry sources said the army has been discussing the procurement of GPS indicators from an Israeli firm. The indicators would enable commanders to track their soldiers in real-time.
"One of the main problems of a field commander is that he doesn't know always know where his troops are," a senior officer told the Jerusalem Post.
"With this indicator, commanders and pilots would know that the building they are about to bomb is clear of fellow IDF troops."
Originally posted by SimonSays
They spend $100,000 on each patriot missile to shoot down
and unguided rocket which costs $4,000 each.
The common figure given for U.S. aid to Israel is $3 billion per year—$1.2 billion in economic aid and $1.8 billion in military aid.
Recently Americans have begun to read and hear that “Israel receives $3 billion in annual U.S. foreign aid.” That's true. But it's still a lie. The problem is that in fiscal 1997 alone, Israel received from a variety of other U.S. federal budgets at least $525.8 million above and beyond its $3 billion from the foreign aid budget, and yet another $2 billion in federal loan guarantees. So the complete total of U.S. grants and loan guarantees to Israel for fiscal 1997 was $5,525,800,000.
Originally posted by MikeboydUS
reply to post by biggie smalls
we interrupt this thread with the following:
So 1.8 billion in military aid to Israel
and we give 1.3 Billion in military aid to Egypt. Hmmm.
and Iraq gets 18, not 1.8, Billion in military aid.
we now return you to Cyberstein Systems doomsday AI thread.