The robot dogs from Ghost Robotics and Sword International carry machine guns on their backs. They are called Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle (SPUR) and are marked with a Rifle in caliber 6.5mm Creedmoor from the manufacturer Sword fitted. The four-legged, unmanned machines (Quadrupedal Unmanned Ground Vehicle) will also as Q-UGV designated.
SPUR was first introduced on Wednesday at the US Army’s main annual meeting in Washington DC.
Specifications largely unknown
However, many details about the specifications such as the exact configuration of the 6.5mm weapon, the number of ammunition or the type of reloading are not known. It is conceivable that the weapon has a silencer so that it is more difficult for counterparties to filter out which direction the shots are coming from. According to Ghost Robotics, precise shots are also from a distance of up to 1,200 meters possible.
With the help of its four-legged design, the robot dog can also easily stabilize itself when it is pushed, for example. Laut The Drive There are also unarmed Q-UGVs that are already in limited use, for example in der Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. These would also be tested by other units.