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The U.S. Navy has unveiled a five-year, $100 million program to create unmanned helicopters capable of resupplying troops and rescuing injured soldiers from the battlefield.
The Wall Street Journal reports that over the next decade, the military is aiming to create autonomous aircraft that can help soldiers carry out night raids, search oceans for trouble, and select targets for attack.
Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the Navy’s research chief, has called the advances in autonomous helicopters “truly leap-ahead technology.”
“What we’re talking about doing with full size helicopters—and we’ve done it—we’re talking about delivering 5,000 pounds of cargo,” he told The Journal.