In Libya, a Kargu-2 drone, produced by the Turks, neutralized a human target completely autonomously, according to a UN report. This is a first in the use of lethal autonomous weapons.
Here is a piece of news that makes UN Security Council experts tremble. In one of their reports, identified by the site, the institution comes to reveal that in Libya, a attack allegedly targeted and targeted a fighter from the rebels led by General Khalifa Haftar. This attack by is not trivial, because it was carried out in a completely autonomous way by the . This is a first when the ethical questions around Lethals are beginning to arise with the deployment in many weapons of a new bestiary of more or less automated lethal weapons. Designed by a Turkish company STM, the quadcopter drone is a Kargu-2.
Fatal link loss
Able to carry out suicide attacks with its explosive charge, it is particularly suited to the fight against terrorist operations. According to, during the operation, the single-handedly engaged several targets including vehicles and soldiers, resulting in the killing of a retreating soldier. Set in autonomous mode, the link was completely cut to his operator and he therefore continued his targeting maneuver in order to neutralize what he considered to be the enemy. The tragedy is that no one therefore had the capacity to prevent him, even at the last second, from completing his fatal mission.
This would be a malfunction rather than a will of the military since this autonomous function can normally be stopped at any time by the operator. A revelation that will undoubtedly addwith a view to establishing a