Vision 60/SPUR quadrupedal war robot

October 2021

A robot dog armed with a sniper rifle capable of hitting targets from 3,940 feet away has been unveiled at the US Army trade show.

Manufactured by Ghost Robotics and arms manufacturer SWORD International, the 'Special Purpose Unmanned Rifle' (SPUR) can be remotely instructed to load, unload and fire.

SPUR is 'the future of unmanned weapons system — and that future is now', according to SWORD International.

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the head of Iran's nuclear programme, was assassinated outside Tehran using a remote-controlled machine gun operated by Israeli secret services.

Operator: Ghost Robotics
Developer: Ghost Robotics, Sword International
Sector: Aerospace/defence
Kill/main adversaries
Technology: Robotics
Issue: Ethics