Unmanned Systems 2015 was billed as the place to see a comprehensive collection of unmanned systems for every domain -— air, ground and maritime. This year, 600+ exhibitors crammed into the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta and strutted their stuff to more than 8,000 attendees. Here’s a few of the interesting technological developments on the show floor that caught our attention.
Speak softly and carry a big DshK
You could find this DshK, a Russian heavy machine gun roughly equivalent to a Browning automatic rifle, mounted to the bed of a pickup in the booth of Kairos Autonomi Inc. The pickup was supposed to mimic the technicals driven around locales such as Mogadishu. There is a spark plug welded into the shell chamber to render the gun harmless. Kairos makes systems that let ordinary vehicles be remotely driven, generally so they can be used for target practice with live ammunition.
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