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Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle - SPUR

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posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:01 AM
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I present SPUR, the special purpose unmanned rifle weapons platform from Sword Defense Systems.

Sword Defense Systems

Similar in design to the Boston Dynamics Mule and Spot, this military adaptation sports a 6.5mm with an effective range of 1200m.
Here is the Mule and Spot for comparison



The military is investing significant resources into autonomous technology, and SPUR provides the capability to operate in complex natural or urban environments.

Like other equipment, SPUR requires a human operator.

What I am interested in knowing is if this type of military hardware will be given a wider degree of AI. Aerial drones for example possess a limited intelligence to pilot and guide the craft to and from operational areas, but as far as I am aware they do not possess any control over fire systems.



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posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:13 AM
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a reply to: MDDoxs

Skynet US Military is looking into giving more autonomous control from AI to new weapons platforms. In other news, Arnold Schwarzenegger is 74.



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:14 AM
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When are they gonna update it to give it tracking capability like the ones in Black Mirror?

“Good Doggy!”




posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: MDDoxs

Several years ago (at least five) they ran computer AI in a simulator against combat pilot training instructors. Computer beat them every time. Simulator versus actual functioning combat drone is a difference, but probably isn’t much of a difference.



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:27 AM
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a reply to: MDDoxs

There are countermeasures for this that are not too hard for a normal citizen to handle, or build from scratch.

#1, Jammers. If you jam all frequencies, these are worthless. Although I wouldn't be surprised if they had a fail program that had the robots kill everything without the correct type of camo or some crap. Jammers are an extremely effective weapon against anything relying on tech, and if deployed properly, the side using the jammers still have great way to communicate while the enemy has none.

#2, Paint and fire. Either one should render these inoperable, some faster than others. Same goes for chemicals like drain cleaner which would corrode sensors in minutes, or bleach which would oxidize multiple critical components. Things like booby traps would be the best way to deploy countermeasures, and defend yourself against this type of weapon.

Technology's weak point are that there are multiple attack vectors, and many things that are single points of failure. Communication points, power supplies, solenoids, etc, etc. You can also determine how they find their targets, and mitigate that feature. Its just sensors.

I am a trained IT security tech, and I have been paying attention to the developments with this stuff for over a decade. They can be killed, and it would be easier than dealing with a human. These are just scary looking mystery killing boxes to these who do not understand how they work. In reality, people (individual soldiers) are exponentially more dangerous.

Until they have high altitude AI weapons flying around that have zero human input required to kill, we're good to go.

If anyone deployed high altitude automated weapons running on AI, it would turn into a hacking war.

And were not even touching on things like energy weapons. Think things like microwaves that are illegal to use on humans in war, but can take out machines and equipment pretty easily. Waves carry energy, not matter. You can transfer destructive energy into machines like this through waves. Just depends which type is most effective.



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:29 AM
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originally posted by: Ahabstar
a reply to: MDDoxs

Several years ago (at least five) they ran computer AI in a simulator against combat pilot training instructors. Computer beat them every time. Simulator versus actual functioning combat drone is a difference, but probably isn’t much of a difference.


Yeah, but the humans were engaging the computer the way they would engage a human in combat. We do not need to follow the rules of war when engaging AI. We can use lasers and other things you cant use on soldiers.

They were basically flying with one hand tied behind their backs.



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:30 AM
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Oh yea,

It was not long ago that an Uber self driving car killed a woman.

Imagine what this doggy machine gun could do if it had a "malfunction".


The weaponization of autonimous robots, (robots that can be armed and tasked without human realtime control), is a real bad idea, and the world should collectively outlaw it completely.



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edit on 15-10-2021 by charlyv because: spelling , where caught



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: charlyv

IDK, I still want a pack of them around the house and under the porch. Good boy.



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 11:42 AM
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a reply to: Ahabstar

I get the humor, but know your are smart enough not to mean it.
Well... not yet anyway.



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 12:14 PM
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Well gee, I can't imagine any scenario where this could possibly have any negative drawbacks...
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posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: charlyv
Oh yea,

It was not long ago that an Uber self driving car killed a woman.

Imagine what this doggy machine gun could do if it had a "malfunction".


The weaponization of autonimous robots, (robots that can be armed and tasked without human realtime control), is a real bad idea, and the world should collectively outlaw it completely.



The robot that roams around Giant Markets is enough to give me the willies, and it doesn't really do anything other than roam around the store, as far as I can tell.
Let's not arm them.



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 01:18 PM
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Marty is a pain in the ass. Always in my way a reply to: butcherguy



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 02:08 PM
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And when its hacked?
I don't feel particularly safe around any electronics anymore.
this is bound to go sideways fast
such a shame these fabulous achievements of technology are always used to kill and murder
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posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 02:13 PM
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originally posted by: all2human
And when its hacked?
I don't feel particularly safe around any electronics anymore.
this is bound to go sideways fast
such a shame these fabulous achievements of technology are always used to kill and murder


what could possibly go wrong?



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 02:21 PM
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originally posted by: charlyv
Imagine what this doggy machine gun could do if it had a "malfunction".


Robocop. ED-209



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: TrollMagnet

Keep getting trained. Microwaves are reflected by metals. Booby traps? Start digging. This thing can take you down from a mile. What energy weapon from your collection is effective from a mile away? Better start buying and hacking obnoxious lasers like Styro Pyro. It will take a good sniper well versed in evading thermal imaging. I dont know many people shooting from a mile range. You will not see it. You wont know what got you



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 02:32 PM
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The Air Force has also discussed potentially operating Q-UGVs remotely from centralized command facilities via virtual reality headsets.

Recall that $22 Billion Army Contract awarded to Microsoft For Augmented MKULTRA Reality Headsets.

Not so fast: AUSA 2021: US Army ‘pauses' IVAS programme, fielding on hold:


US Army officials have halted plans to field a militarised version of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 augmented reality (AR) system to soldiers, placing a contract worth up to USD21.9 billion in jeopardy, Janes has learned.

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology's (ASAALT's) office paused the service's Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) and is “essentially doing a reset of that programme, figuring out what is the appropriate timeline and where is the technology”, Brigadier General William Glaser, director of the Synthetic Training Environment Cross-Functional Team, told Janes on 12 October.
Janes


S.W.O.R.D. = Special Warfare Operations Research Development headquartered in Sparks, Nevada.




In our infancy SWORD International set our mission in stone: SWORD International will provide the United States military, law enforcement and first responder communities with the very best small arms solutions, utilizing the most advanced materials, coatings and manufacturing processes available. SWORD International will always manufacture its product solutions proudly in the United States of America. SWORD International will spare no expense, nor cut corners and we will never sacrifice excellence for profit, because lives depend on it. “Rangers Lead The Way”


S.W.O.R.D. = Secret World Organization for Retribution & Destruction.



U.S. Space Force Inaugurates $12.8 Million SWORD R&D Laboratory in New Mexico

The U.S. Space Force opened a new, state-of-the-art facility, under the command of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), which looks like it’s going to become one of the most important centers for space warfighting innovation.

SWORD = Space Warfighting Operations Research and Development; at Kirtland Air Force Base which that base is shrouded in UFO conspiracy lore.



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 02:36 PM
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originally posted by: JIMC5499

originally posted by: charlyv
Imagine what this doggy machine gun could do if it had a "malfunction".


Robocop. ED-209


still lmao at the idiot exec who picked up the gun.



posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 02:41 PM
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The human condition needs to graduate from warmongers to peacefull co-existence. Leon Musk thinks it is too late, as the AI advencements have already been implanted in major areas of defense. However, presently, it is still the human being in control.

This is a good opportunity to dwell on this subject because it could blossom into something so scary, we may think Covid was benign by comparison .

The only way we can advance, is to stop killing our own kind. If animals had more cognitive ability, they would say to us: What the # is wrong with you? ... oh, and we happen to be here as well...
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posted on Oct, 15 2021 @ 02:42 PM
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originally posted by: PapagiorgioCZ
a reply to: TrollMagnet

Keep getting trained. Microwaves are reflected by metals. Booby traps? Start digging. This thing can take you down from a mile. What energy weapon from your collection is effective from a mile away? Better start buying and hacking obnoxious lasers like Styro Pyro. It will take a good sniper well versed in evading thermal imaging. I dont know many people shooting from a mile range. You will not see it. You wont know what got you


Did you know thermal blankets can be fashioned into clothing that GASP!!! hides body heat from Cameras? Shocking i know! And that with a metal wrench and a transformer you can cause a EMP in a local area if it explodes?

All tech has weaknesses to be exploited. Civies are not going to have access to microwave jammers or lasers though. Now 50 cal AP rounds thats another story.




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