China selling autonomous drones
SLAUGHTERBOTS China is unleashing killer robots and stealth drones that carry out targeted airstrikes without a human pressing the fire buttonThis lack of control makes these drones even more dangerous in the hands of terrorist regimes.
The killer weaponised drones and pilotless aircraft fitted with AK-47 rifles are being exported to Asia, Africa and combat zones in the Middle East
In the US, drones are capable of basic autopilot, performing simple tasks like flying in a circle around a target.
But China is being “more aggressive about introducing greater levels of autonomy closer to lethal use of force,” he says.
One example is the Blowfish A2 drone, which China exports internationally and which Mr Allen says is advertised as being capable of “full autonomy all the way up to targeted strikes.”