More on Israeli drones

The following information has been taken from Earth First Journal. see the full article here

As well as drone aircraft,  Israel military employs unmanned vehicles by air, land, water and subterranean tunnels. Yuval Azulai, a defense analyst at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv predicted earlier this year that, by 2035, Israel will be able to “plan almost any military operation using autonomous unmanned devices; it will be possible to carry out most military operations using such devices; and unmanned devices will operate in swarms. In other words, hundreds of devices, of different kinds, will communicate with one another in real time, will react to the changing reality, and will attain the desired outcome on the battlefield, with no human presence on the scene.”  And while Israel is a leading producer, user and seller of military grade aerial drones here are a few of Israel’s deadly non-aerial robots currently in use:-

Guardium

Guardium is an unmanned ground vehicle — placed in the field for the first time in 2009 — that drives itself up and down the Gaza and Lebanese borders.  Covered in armor and decked out with the latest suite of sensors and surveillance gear, it has replaced the presence of human soldiers walking the border beat.

Protector USV

A significant portion of Israel’s naval fleet is comprised of unmanned speed boats strapped with  weapons: .50 caliber machine gun, 7.62 mm machine gun, 40 mm grenade launcher.

MTGR

An MTGR (Micro Tactical Ground Robot) is a creepy crawler. Israel’s 16 pound version is used as a kind of tunnel rat to enter the complex of tunnels Hamas and other Palestinian groups have created in, under and around the border with Israel. They have camera’s with 360 degree views, day and night capabilities, one or more robotic arms, GPS, a laser rangefinder to measure dimension, large batteries and decent speed capabilities. An MTGR can place explosives and remove booby traps.

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