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Army buys 300 killer drones to loiter with lethal intent

Australia will import so-called “loitering munitions”, otherwise called kamikaze or killer drones, from US defence manufacturer AeroVironment, despite having exported 300 similar but locally-made systems to Ukraine in 2022. The Australian Defence Force finally came good on its pledge to acquire the controversial technology on Monday, revealing it will buy …

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Robots, drones replacing officers in lethal encounters

During the six hours Trent Leach was hiding in an abandoned church in downtown Las Vegas on Sept. 21, police said, he fired 20 rounds, striking a SWAT vehicle and the window of an occupied apartment. The Metropolitan Police Department sent two robots in to find Leach, a 4-by-4-foot one …

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