With the state-of-the-art technology that we have now, we couldn’t just dare to imagine how our modern-day tech can be used in a potential war. Looking back in history, we know the extent of the destruction that the previous wars had dealt in many countries. If there would be another war to unfold in the near future, we can assume that its effects would be much more drastic than all the previous wars experienced by mankind.
We already got some kind of blueprint in imaging a futuristic war. In fact, the entire world already had a glimpse of what a late 21st century war would look like, and that was during the Gulf War.
According to Sir Peter Anson and Dennis Cummings of Matra Marconi, Space UK Ltd. In Britain, it was the first real test under war conditions of the $200 billion US space machine and the first justification in combat of the $1 billion French and British investments in military space.
The Future Wars Led By The Robots: According To History, This Is Very Much Likely To Happen
According to Col. Alan Campen, former Director of Command and Control Policy at the Pentagon, the first instance where combat forces largely were deployed, sustained, commanded and controlled through satellite communications. If armies consist of more highly paid professionals due to the rise of labor costs, robots then become a battlefield bargain.
The spread of chemical, biological and nuclear arms create battlefields too toxic for human soldiers and so robot warriors can be custom-designed to perform in such environments. According to Maj. Gen. Jerry Harrison, former chief of the research and development labs of the US Army, the extremely low allied losses in the Gulf War set a standard that surprised many people. To replicate that in the future war translates into robotics.
One way to cut down chopper casualties would bee to launch fleets of low-altitude robots the size and shape of model planes, each with a specialized sensor of different types, each feeding data back to the field commander.
Henry C. Yuen, an expert in anti-submarine warfare, argued that weapons and equipment in harm’s way should, to the extent possible, be unmanned. He outlined plans for driverless tanks that would operate in teams under the control of a remote battle station.
The Downside Of Using Robots In A Future War Fought By Humans
The importance of the military in every country couldn’t be stressed enough. Through the years, countries have used robots to be the military’s allies, making the latter’s job easier in combat. However, the problem with remotely controlled robotic weapon is that they depend on vulnerable communications that link humans to less bright, but nicely responsive mechanical extensions of themselves. If communication breaks down, or is disrupted, sabotaged or manipulated by the enemy, the robot becomes useless or potentially self-destructive. If the ability to sense data, interpret it and make decisions is embedded in the weapon itself, the communication links are internalized and more secure.
Of course, we wouldn’t want to witness a destructive war in our lifetime. Just imagine not being able to access kissanime.space due to widespread damage in our cities because of the war.