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Army to deploy robots that shoot (CNET)

The Army next March will begin to deploy Talon robots from Waltham, Mass.-based Foster-Miller. The robots will be mounted with M240 or M249 machine guns, said a Foster-Miller spokesman. The units also can be mounted with a rocket launcher. Defense agencies have been testing an armed version of the Talon since 2003.

I wonder which part of the world they will see first action in?

(Via Slashdot)

Update (12/3 – James Joyner): Donald Sensing has more, including photographs.

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  1. McGehee says:

    To quote The Muppet Show’s “Swedish Chef,” my bet would be “NorK, NorK, NorK!”