21st century combat calls for robots and non-kinetic weapons
The next-generation battlefield—whether high- or low-intensity—may not appear less busy to the unaided eye, but the number of soldiers and airmen immediately involved and in danger will shrink significantly. Instead of troop-carrying helicopters, manned reconnaissance and close air support aircraft, the battlefield and the air over it are going to be thickly populated with a few heavily armored manned vehicles, a lot of robotic ground vehicles, airborne standoff weapons and both ...
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