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  • September 17, 2021
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Part of: Prelims and GS III – Security; Sci and tech

Context Recently Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled a remote-controlled armed robot REX MKII.


  • The army robot is capable of patrolling battle zones, tracking infiltrators, and opening fire on enemy targets.
  • It is operated by an electronic tablet and can be equipped with two machine guns, cameras and sensors.
  • It shall provide logistical assistance to troops by carrying ammunition supplies, critical medical equipment, water, and food, as well as evacuating injured personnel on stretchers. 
  • The system can also gather intelligence through a situation-awareness system 
  • The unmanned vehicle is the latest addition to the world of drone technology, which is rapidly reshaping the modern battlefield.
  • These semi-autonomous machines allow armies to protect their soldiers, while critics fear this marks another dangerous step toward robots making life-or-death decisions.

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