U.S. Army to expand testing of armed ground robots

The U.S. Army has conducted its first-ever live-fire exercise involving a ground-operated robot that was armed with a .50-cal. machine gun, with more testing planned for the next couple of years. The “robot” was an unmanned M113 armored troop carrier; the test took place last July and August at Camp Grayling in Michigan as part [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.