British drone makers from the GFS Projects, who have been given a research contract from the U.S. Army, will be flying (literally) back across the pond to partake in the Grand Challenge in August. They will be entering one of their 31-inch diameter saucers which they feel, according to the competition rules, is an “autonomous or semi autonomous system designed to detect, identify, monitor and report the position of a wide range of threats within a complex military urban environment, including within individual buildings.”
So if you think you espied a UFO kicking around the planet sometime, you may be seeing the real thing.
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We remember mentioning that instead of Korea limiting its gamers, they should have used their skills to assist their country. It looks like the U.S. Army paid attention. While it already allows Doom II and other shooters to be used in training, it has now created the (TRADOC) Project Office for Gaming, or TPO Gaming, that will add more modern visuals.
Col. Jack Miller, the service’s director claims, “I haven’t seen a game built for the entertainment industry that fills a training gap.”
We think that’s a great excuse to create and play games at taxpayer’s expense. Go Army!
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