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May 30, 2021

A rogue killer drone ‘hunted down’ a human target without being instructed to, UN report says

Posted by in categories: drones, government, military, robotics/AI, terrorism

Oh, joy. You can take the drone out of 2020, but you can’t take the 2020 out of the drone.


A “lethal” weaponized drone “hunted down a human target” without being told to for the first time, according to a UN report seen by the New Scientist.

The March 2020 incident saw a KARGU-2 quadcopter autonomously attack a human during a conflict between Libyan government forces and a breakaway military faction, led by the Libyan National Army’s Khalifa Haftar, the Daily Star reported.

The Turkish-built KARGU-2, a deadly attack drone designed for asymmetric warfare and anti-terrorist operations, targeted one of Haftar’s soldiers while he tried to retreat, according to the paper.

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