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Autonomous killer drones set to be used by Turkey in Syria

Technology 20 September 2019 By David Hambling The Turkish army is increasingly using drones in combatSoner Kilinc/Anadolu Agency/GettyTurkey is to become the first nation to use drones able to find, track and kill people without human intervention. The country recently started producing armed, human-operated drones and is reported to have used them hundreds of times…



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20 September 2019

By David Hambling

Turkish soldier using a drone

The Turkish army is increasingly using drones in combat

Soner Kilinc/Anadolu Agency/Getty

Turkey is to become the first nation to use drones able to find, track and kill people without human intervention.

The country recently started producing armed, human-operated drones and is reported to have used them hundreds of times in north-west Syria. Now, Turkish defence company STM has announced that the nation’s army will start using its Kargu drones early next year.

These 7-kilogram quadcopters are intended to be used as part of a cooperative swarm. A video posted on YouTube in July shows 20 Kargu …

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