Army of 2030 is army of robots: expert Yakovenko on theoretical change in future format of warfare
Valeriy Yakovenko, co-founder of DroneUa and expert in unmanned technologies and robotics, has commented on the likely change in the future format of wars and noted that the army of 2030 will be an army of robots
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"People should not be present on the battlefield, it is dangerous, and robotics will replace them. Over the next 4 years, the achievements that Ukraine is making and demonstrating on the battlefield will be scaled up. This will be the moment when a small group of people will manage large arrays of various equipment that will carry out their missions on the battlefield," the expert believes.
He noted that not only will the processes change in terms of management and the number of people involved in these processes, who are directly at risk, but the parameters of robotics use will also change.
"The wars of the future will not be about huge stories with big equipment, like the Black Sea Fleet, which no one needs. We are talking about small devices that can defend water areas or territories, surgically removing invaders from the land that needs to be liberated. So now we are really talking about transforming the entire security world, the entire formula. The army of 2030 will be an army of robots," Yakovenko said.
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