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British Army announces Autonomous Warrior

22nd June 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The British Army will carry out a four-week Autonomous Warrior (Land) exercise in November, the UK Ministry of Defence announced on 20 June.

The exercise aims to enhance technology and military capability in the land environment, including autonomous last mile resupply.

The experiment will include testing of a wide range of prototype unmanned aerial and ground cargo vehicles designed to reduce danger to troops during combat.

Autonomous Warrior will also test new surveillance capabilities to improve the effectiveness of long-range and precision targeting by service personnel.

Gen. Mark Carleton-Smith, Chief of General Staff, said: ‘We need a more proactive, threat-based approach to our capability planning, including placing some big bets on those technologies that we judge may offer exponential advantage because given the pace of the race, to fall behind today is to cede an almost unquantifiable advantage from which it might be impossible to recover.

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