Battle droids on the attack in Iraq

Ground-based battle droids, made famous by films such as Star Wars and Robocop, have begun to be used in Iraq.

7th June, 2008

Ground-based battle droids, made famous by films such as Star Wars and Robocop, have begun to be used in Iraq.

The US military last week commissioned its first battle robot for operation in the war-torn country.

The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (MAARS), dubbed the ‘Transformer’, can be armed with a host of battle weapons, including anti-tank rockets grenade launchers and a 7.62mm machine gun. The robot can also be equipped with mechanical arms, special...

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