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    Robot soldiers bound for Iraq - bbc

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4199935.stm

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    The americans are sending in remote robots with MACHINE GUNS
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    Its not a robot, its a bloody great big radio control car with a gun on.

    I would love to see some examples of how accurate this system is, also how easy it is to get in a position to take a shot. Just waiting for the first one to be stolen, my mate was working with pilotless artillery spotting drone in Kosovo and the locals stole bits when they found one.
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    From that report the robot is a joint venture between the MOD and a US holding corporation. But at £106,000 a unit i doubt this country will ever get to use them.

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    Zakky edit. Sorryguys...please dont be offended by me taking it out...just nt thebest of tastes. Hope ya dont hate me
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    Seriously - I think this is in extremely poor taste to be joking about killing REAL people.

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    me too...pls delete or I'l do it

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    I dont have a problem with joking about it, we had a thread on suicide bombers in a VW Polo. possibly in mutch worse taste as suicide bombers do happen, wheras this is highly unlikey to be used.

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    the thread is poor taste? Just a factual pointer really
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    I do...its not too cool really.

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    not the thread...the thread is good..its the Counter Strike comment that I object too.

    Sorry...each to his own.the trouble here is that the "each" is me and Josh

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    I'm in the middle east right now. Do you think they'll send one out to replace me?

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    in realtion to this

    http://forums.hexus.net/showthread.php?t=36576


    anyone get that T-1000 feeling?
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    No problem from me. You're the forum administrators. It's entirely reasonable for you to set the standards for the members to adhere to.
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    Cool

    If I offended anyone I apologise, wasnt the intention.. I meant it one way, you guys obviously read it as another... sorry

    Quote Originally Posted by rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishey
    From that report the robot is a joint venture between the MOD and a US holding corporation. But at £106,000 a unit i doubt this country will ever get to use them.
    £106k... hmmmm yeah I doubt our country will get them, we cant even afford to give our guys the essential equipment, nevermind stuff like that..
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    thing I was thinking was that this again allows the US military to continue its policy of 0 casualties on its side but masses of casulaties on the enemies, I think this robot encourages them to cause more casualties without any risk to themselves, which is ably demonstrated by their 'bombing' campaigns. No offence to the brave marines that assualted Najaf as that was tough but this will only cause them to be more dissassociated from the death they cause.
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