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Widespread use of reliable passive exoskeletons would be far, far more useful.

Although I believe something like this should be produced for parades as a demonstration of technological advancement lmao
 

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In the command and control area, activities were carried out to develop domestic and national leg robotic systems with the robotic autonomous infantry assistant concept, which is envisaged to be used in the combat environment of the future. Also Joint studies were carried out with the relevant subcontractor ecosystem and universities.

A protocol was signed for the coordination of the activities to be carried out with the SSB and the working areas with the authority of need (probably the TAF).

Source: ASELSAN 2022 annual report
 

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  • Aselsan Tunga: Medium Class, 2. Level UGV prototype production commenced
  • Aselsan Ertunga: Medium class 2. Level long range UGV development commenced
 

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GREAT, THEY’RE PUTTING FLAMETHROWERS ON ROBOT DOGS NOW



Smokey Bear's Worst Nightmare



A company called Throwflame is selling a robot dog that has a flamethrower strapped to its back, which can shoot terrifying, 30-foot streams of fire.

It's called the "Thermonator" — and it looks like a disaster waiting to happen if it were to fall into the wrong hands.

"Thermonator is the first-ever flamethrower-wielding robot dog," reads the company's product description, adding that it can "deliver on-demand fire anywhere!"

Although, we're pretty sure that Smokey Bear might have a bone to pick with that last bit.

To be fair, the folks at Throwflame aren't explicitly marketing the robot as a weapon. And judging by the company's "Clout" page on its website, a lot of its various flamethrowing tools have already been used in movies and TV shows for cinematic special effects.

Still, just because something isn't marketed as a destructive weapon doesn't mean it can't be used as one, whether intentionally or by accident.



Spawn of the Chaos Bots​

The flamethrower, as Gizmodo notes, appears to be attached to a Unitree Go1 robodog, a quadruped that has some autonomous capability.

There's a reason why Throwflame didn't opt for the bigger and possibly more capable Spot robot, built by Boston Dynamics. While most robodogs rightfully illicit surveillance concerns, Boston Dynamics strictly prohibits the overt weaponization of their robots.

Besides, at about $70,00o a pop, Spots are extremely expensive. The Go1, on the other hand, goes for a comparatively measly $2,700 to $3,500, and an ARC Flamethrower will cost anywhere between $699 and $899 extra.

While it's unclear what the Thermonator's sticker price will ultimately be, the company has opened a waitlist and says it'll start shipping them in Q3 of this year.

But if you're thinking about getting one, maybe don't. We've got enough uncontrolled wildfires raging across the continent as it is.

 

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Otokar Alpar UGV

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About 2 years ago, Otokar signed a cooperation agreement with Milrem Robotics for the development of unmanned and remotely controlled land systems. The system launched today appears to be a scaled MBT design with similar approaches to Milrem's Type-X concept.

On the other hand, on the same day as the launch, FNSS also sent the message that "I am here". They shared a mini clip about the Shadow Rider, which was designed on the M113 chassis, on social media.


Both systems address different design, sustainment, logistics and mission concepts. It is very important that the leading players in the land vehicle systems sector start serious R&D investments in this field, which will yield good results.
 

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Cool. Battle doctrines should be changed thanks to Turkish defense industry!
I don't want to ruin the party but what would be if they added two Carl Gustaf recoilless gun.
UMTAS is expensive weapon on the other hand 30mm cal couldn't blow up walls, tiny houses.

Carl Gustaf uses very capable, rapid and cheap ammunitions. Since the vehicle unmanned, you aren't afraid of infiltrate in hostile villages. Just destroy'm all from Carl Gustaf.
 
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