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Drone strikes were halted in November 2011 after NATO forces killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in the Salala incident
wikipedia / salala incident
It also scares the crap out of me. Think about it. Any amateur with about 20,000 g's and a funny twitch can become a lethal sniper like the pro's with no training. This rifle literally needs you to hold it steady and match shapes. My 4 yr old is half way there. The website claims to have all kinds of checks and balances in place to prevent the insane or underage from purchasing this rifle, buuuuuuuuuut if it smells like BS, and looks like BS, then it's probably.....
Consider the future evolution of this.
Certainly base defense and even infantry combat might be entirely different---the soldiers are carrying the iPads with comm picking up the infrared imagery from the microdrone superimposed on satellite photo. Combat will be easier than a video game, more like "click to highlight target". The target sets will be continuously tracked.
I'll say it I guess.. I won't be impressed until this tech gets to the level of a real life aimbot...and can open my beer
edit on 24-1-2014 by SynchronousSnake because: (no reason given)