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Jul 17, 2019

‘Mutually assured destruction’: US working on real ‘Death Star’

Posted by in categories: military, robotics/AI, space

The Pentagon is quietly calling for tenders to build what some are calling a real-life version of the infamous Star Wars Death Star.

It’s no moon, but the idea is to put into orbit a robotic hub with an optional military crew. So, will we soon witness the power of a fully armed and operational battle station?

The Defence Innovation Unit (DIU) is a body tasked with thinking big, thinking bold — and investing in the technology necessary to turn such thoughts into reality.

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