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Saturday, 19 December 2009

This Snake Is The Apple of IDF's Eye!

Meet the Military Robot Snake,  a fine six-foot-long electronic specimen covered in camouflage, winding its way through rocks and tree stumps.

Its "head" is a flat camera lens ringed by LED lights but it can also prop up its front sections vertically to peer over obstacles.

But this Israeli 'Monty the Python' is really remotely-controlled by a soldier, who uses a laptop both to guide it and to see and hear what it's feeding back.

The Israel Defence Forces plan to equip combat units with search-and-surveillance models, which could also be useful to find survivors trapped within collapsed buildings.

Future models might be used to plant bombs in enemy facilities.  Hmm, now this sounds like a first class WMD to me!

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