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Iraq Is Preparing an Armed Robot to Fight ISIS

Published on August 23, 2016 by   ·   No Comments
The armed robotic system on display at a security and defense exhibition in Baghdad in early 2016.

The armed robotic system on display at a security and defense exhibition in Baghdad in early 2016.

The Baghdad Post says the machine-gun-wielding unmanned ground vehicle will be used in the effort to retake Mosul.

A video posted with the story shows off a wheeled vehicle about the size of a small car. Dubbed loosely Alrobot, (Arabic for robot) it has four cameras, an automatic machine gun, and a launcher for Russian-made Katyusha rockets, and can be operated by laptop and radio link from a kilometer away, the story says.

“The armored robot seems to be part of the Iraqi military arsenal in the offensive to liberate Mosul from ISIS,” according to Elliot Zweig, deputy director the Middle East Media Research Institute who watched the video.

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