posted on Jan, 24 2014 @ 08:41 PM
That is pretty cool, but also a pretty basic idea. I know that DARPA was working on a system that could be attached to any vehicle or platform,
stationary or moving, and it supposedly can hone in on a target automatically, without having to have a user at the controls. So if one was attached
to the top of a humvee, as soon as a shot was fired, the system would return fire immediately. And if instead of a rifle an rpg was fired, or a
similar weapon, the system would shoot it down right in front of the vehicle, basically neutralizing the damage. Actually, that latter system already
exists, but I think they might be two separate systems...Not sure.
But if you think about it, the military paved the way with drones, and remote controlled, or independent ground units like this are the next logical
step. I would be willing to bet that similar concepts have been drawn up by various militaries, especially the US, considering the budget is larger
than any other nation in that regard. Because like I said, the idea is rather basic, and has been used in flying vehicles, which would be just as
complicated, if not more complicated, to build and test and get working properly.
I was kind of wondering how that vehicle was able to smash trhough a brick wall, although the brick wall in the animation was pretty short, lol. They
have sloping armor, which is usually used as a way to deflect incoming anti-tank projectiles. And I am wondering how thich the armor on such a vehcile
would be. I mean these vehicles look quite small, since in the animation they showed how they could be attached via trailers and pulled by APC's or
tanks or whatever.