South Korea has developed what's being called a super gun. The automated, turret-based, weapon-platform, can lock onto a human target three
The weapon is seen, primarily as an enhancement to the country's security capability, but is also being sold abroad. Laurie Lew takes a look.
This is the super gun, the Super aEgis 2.
The automated turret system can support a variety of weapons from a standard machine-gun to a surface-to-air missile. Its video capability can
identify and lock onto a human-sized target from a distance of 2.2 kilometers at night and three kilometers during daylight.
Its creator, South Korean electronics and weapons manufacturer DoDaam Systems, calls its combat robot a "Total Security Solution".
Park Sung-Ho, Vice President, Dodaam Systems, said, "Intelligent detecting and tracking algorithms are applied to the gun. It is a software detecting
and tracking object with artificial intelligence function we've developed."
Super aEgis 2 detects objects with its low-light camera, and a thermal imaging camera detects intruders.
The super gun is remotely controlled and can be installed on any type of vehicle or platform. It's expected to perform as part of South Korea's
military arsenal for about 650-thousand troops.
There has been no confirmation if the weapon is deployed along the border with the DPRK, where the sixty-year old Armistice Agreement specifies limits
for weapons deployment.
I'd rather people build these than bury land mines. Once you don't feel like guarding an area, you can just move the turret, but land mines are much
harder to get rid of. People keep getting blown up to this day by decades-old mines.
Originally posted by Screwed
What a collosal waste of technology.
Awesome advanced technology on such a primitive weapon.
This is a South Korean-produced autoturret. These things are pretty freaking deadly as is, especially if you can equip them with variable weapon
systems (anti-personnel/AA/SAM/ATGM/etc). It can lock onto a human target 2.2km away? If it has the range, then this weapon can take out targets at
a range that rivals the longest ever recorded sniper kills.
This is not a supergun. Personally, I really hate when stupid news agencies mislabel equipment like this with such tacky and misleading descriptions.
A supergun is basically a giant cannon that can shell a target many, many kms away. Specifically, they were designed to shell cities from railroads
or across ocean channels, like in WWII (or like the superguns that China has aimed at Taiwan). Gerald Bull was also notable for modern supergun
technology by starting project HARP and trying to develop the Iraqi superguns Big Babylon/Baby Babylon before Mossad put a bullet in his head. Though
with the development of advanced guided bombs, superguns are for the most part, obsolete...
It immedietly reminded of Sentry Machine Guns from a tower defense game.. put them on a border or a bottleneck with a shoot at anything that moves
program and those are gold! That's a warning to North Korea they won't be invaded
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