Author Kyle Mizokami notes that the US Army is currently working on three types of automatic combat units. They will differ in size, technical equipment, and tasks performed.
This direction is especially important since similar drones are being developed in Russia and China. Mizokami emphasizes that the country that first provides the troops with the necessary number of combat robots will receive a significant advantage.
The article also quotes the words of Major General Ross Hoffman, who compared the new developments with General Patton’s “army of ghosts” during World War II.
“When you are in the dark and hear the approach of these cars, while not fully realizing exactly where they are, it becomes scary,” he said.
The “Ghost Army” was a unit of American troops during the Second World War, the main purpose of which was to disguise as another allied army and mislead the enemy. The soldiers used fake tanks, trucks, and false radio broadcasts.