The maker of the AK-47 made a robotic, AI gun system for RussiaGet the Full StoryKalashnikov Group
The maker of the celebrated AK-47 rifle has unveiled a new robotic gun system for the Russian military that will use artificial intelligence to size up targets — then shoot.
Reports from TASS and others show a turret system that can be installed on vehicles and operated by remote control.
Sofiya Ivanova, the director of communications for Kalashnikov told TASS, "In the imminent future, the group will unveil a range of products based on neural networks. A fully automated combat module featuring this technology is planned to be demonstrated at the Army-2017 forum."
The reported added that it will be a "fully automated combat module based on neural network technologies that enable it to identify targets and make decisions."
Another report in Defense One said it appears to be capable of firing 25mm rounds like those used in anti-aircraft guns.
Defense One's editor Patrick Tucker wrote that the Russians are eager to use battlefield robots while the U.S. is not.
Kalashnikov's AK-47 is the most widely used weapon in the world, considered simple to use and very hard to break or jam. The Examiner recently reported that the Pentagon would like the rifles to be made in the U.S.NOW WATCH: Watch Russia s newest fighter jet in action the MiG-35
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