Russia’s Military Challenges US and China By Building a Missile That Makes Its Own Decisions

Russia is developing new missiles and drones that will use artificial intelligence to think for itself, according to weapons manufacturers and defense officials, in a bid to match military might against the United States and China. Tactical Missiles Corporation CEO Boris Obnosov said Thursday that the new weapon, which he did not name, would be released within the next few years and would take inspiration from Russia’s greatest military rival, the U.S. Speaking at the annual Zhukovsky-based MosAeroShow (MAKS-2017), Obnosov told attendees that he studied the U.S.’s use of the Raytheon Block IV Tomahawk cruise missile against Russia’s allies in Syria and sought to emulate its advanced technology, such as the ability to switch targets mid-flight, in an upcoming weapon. Related: Russian senator praises Trump for backing Kremlin in Syria by cutting ties to ‘moderate’ rebels Daily Emails and Alerts – Get the best of Newsweek delivered to your inbox “Work in this area is under way. This is a very serious field where fundamental research is required. As of today, certain successes are available, but we’ll still have to work for several years to achieve specific results,” Obnosov said, according to the state-run TASS Russian News Agency. Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech…


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