Here Come the Kamikazis, But They’re American, and They’re Drones
PG Newser – The Department of Defense is searching from some Marvins of the sky, that is, depressed robots, depressed robots willing to kill themselves. Ok, so we’re really just talking about suicide drones, and the Department of Defense wants them, and they want them bigly.
The National Interest Online – In a Joint Urgent Operational Needs Statement submitted to the Department of Defense in 2016 (and first reported by Defense One this month), U.S. Special Operations Command put in a request for $24 million in funding for 325 Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile Systems (LMAMS), precision-guided munitions intended to loiter above a battlefield before dive-bombing their targets below. | Get the Full Story
Russians in the Central African Republic? You Betcha!
World Affairs Journal – In December 2017, Russia secured an exemption to the Security Council arms embargo, allowing Moscow to deliver arms and training for what a UN panel of experts describes as part of a multinational effort — including the European Union Military Training Mission — to boost the capabilities of the CAR’s military and security forces. | Get the Full Story […] | Get the Full Story