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Israeli "Auto Kill Zone" Towers Locked and Loaded
The Sentry Tech towers are basically remote weapons stations, stuck on stop of silos. "As suspected hostile targets are detected and within range of Sentry-Tech positions, the weapons are slewing toward the designated target," David Eshel describes over at Ares. "As multiple stations can be operated by a single operator, one or more units can be used to engage the target, following identification and verification by the commander."
Originally posted by jaamaan
I see it as a wall that has been put up to control every one trying to get past it.
I think the berlin wall served a simular purpose, a political one.
The gun turrets arrest my attention specialy.
They say they are controled by humans but i think they a a smal step away from beeing controled by ai.
The first news of this wall beeing build was allready awfull, now it is mounted with these turrets i dislike it even more.
Originally posted by mdiinican
It's area denial technology. the gun turrets are fixed in place, making the system cover a finite area. This, in principle, makes the whole thing the equivalent of a land mine field that asks an operator before blowing somebody up. Maybe you'd prefer land mines, since they don't involve any electronics, and just indiscriminately rip people to shreds without warning, the old fashioned-way?
Even if it was fully under AI control to shoot anyone who got near, it would still just be a contemporary equivalent of a minefield. Putting those up is rude, yes, but not exactly a new idea, nor relegated only to Israel.