Ethical concerns have long been at the centre of discussions on autonomous weapons systems
, but a number of pertinent principles of International Human Rights Law have been invoked to argue for their prohibition.
By 2006, with the fielding of MSD version 2, the Army had 40,000 devices that supported over 50 weapons systems
, including some in the tactical wheeled vehicle fleet.
Israeli ambassador Alon Ushpiz said his country follows very strict guidelines in exporting weapons systems
and there was no question of reversing its policy of not supplying military hardware to Pakistan.
The weapons system
locked onto the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by using radar for a rough approximation of the location of the targets, then fine-tuned the tracking using an optical system, the report added.
Any surface combatant large enough to accommodate the close-in weapons system
could also carry the laser.
While the GAO also found that that DoD's acquisition polices do not require obtaining technical data rights when procuring major weapons systems
, the GAO noted that both the Army and the Air Force are working independently toward drafting guidance.
The B-1B should be the first major weapons system
the Air Force eliminates in reaching the desperately needed defense cuts proposed by President Clinton.
Each new generation of weapons systems
presents new and unprecedented challenges in terms of both measurement methods and test environments.
DoD experts repeatedly emphasize that in the development of new systems, few minority-owned companies can be found to meet the exacting specifications of complex weapons systems
and their supporting electronics.
adversaries, defending that weapons system
has become an ongoing war,
The ECM set provides realistic simulation of present and projected ECM threats for the purpose of evaluating ECM capabilities of weapon systems, training weapons system
operators, and during developmental testing of new weapon systems.