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How do you predict military conflicts will change or be fought in the short term future?

What sort of special training would a specialised anti-terrorist unit have/need?
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#2
I see lots of robots being used, and human beings being obsolete within twenty years.

Anti terror corps will use non lethal area effect weapons to capture terrorists.
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Quote:Originally posted by moif
I see lots of robots being used, and human beings being obsolete within twenty years.


Do you really see tecnology becoming that advanced within twenty years?

Do you now of any projects to build robot armies and soldires.

Also how would they identify an enemy? At a guess I'd say movement (as in shoot anything that moves), then useing an indetification system to avoid shooting fellow robot soldires, but that would be unaceptable to the general public as anything that didn't have the protection of said identification system would be killed (alothough civilian deaths in war are already plentiful much of the time).

Personally I belive that even with easily avalible robot armies, humans will be used, especially by poorer less industrial countries, for a good while after that in more specialised roles.
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#4
Technology is already that advanced. Its the industrial capacity to manufacture the specialized components, as well as field testing the militray prototypes which is going to take another couple of decades.

Don't get to hung up on the word robot either. I'm not talking about androids walking about with machine guns killing everything they see.
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Quote:Originally posted by moif
Technology is already that advanced. Its the industrial capacity to manufacture the specialized components, as well as field testing the militray prototypes which is going to take another couple of decades.


I would argue that the industrali capasity is already there, it's just a matter of cost. The components will, at least initially, require skilled labour, which has a higher cost. This dosn't mean that they cannot be produced, even not mass produced, but it means they cannot be mass produced in high enough numbers to be really effective.

Quote:Originally posted by moif
Don't get to hung up on the word robot either. I'm not talking about androids walking about with machine guns killing everything they see.


What are you thinking of then?
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#6
Ak me in January DB. I'm moving tomorrow and now this computer is going in a box!

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Quote:Originally posted by moif
Ak me in January DB. I'm moving tomorrow and now this computer is going in a box!

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Enjoy your move moif.
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The soldier (at least in the US military) will be better informed about the major aspects of the battlefeild (the enemy, the terrain, and the weather). This will come about due to smaller and smaller body mounted computers as well as raw information being passed up the chain of the command to the leaders, who make decisions about the overall course of action to take.

I further see more smaller robot surveillance device units being used at lower and lower echeloens, possibly as low as company levels.

Another feature that will come into play is a small remotely controlled vehicle that will follow units into combat (say a ATV type vehicle following a platoon, carrying additonal equipment, more ammo and such).

If you want a sci-fi movie with this direction is the begining of Alien 2, with the Marine LT. able to monitor the location, heart rate and camera mounted on each Marine.
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