The Pentagon is looking for thousands and thousands for an unmanned flying gun that might deal with airborne or ground-based targets.

DARPA, the federal government company that birthed the community which grew to become the web, is asking for $13.27 million in its 2021 fiscal yr finances request for this so-called flying gun. The high-tech army division has referred to as it Gunslinger.

“Gunslinger program will develop and exhibit applied sciences to allow an air-launched tactical vary missile system able to multi-mission help,” the entry within the Protection Superior Analysis Tasks Company finances proposal states. “This method will make the most of the excessive maneuverability of a missile system coupled with a gun system able to scalable results and engagement of a number of targets.”

In accordance with The Drive, which first reported the information, the army doesn’t present any details about how massive the proposed system might be nor the kind of weapons it might carry.

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“These mission units addressed [by Gunslinger] will embody counter-insurgency (COIN) operations, shut air help (CAS) and air-to-air engagements,” the finances paperwork declare.

The funding would go to “commerce research, to incorporate propulsion, munitions, sensors, GPS and communication,” The Drive reviews.

DARPA is well-known for looking for superior applied sciences that might additional the U.S. army’s objectives worldwide.

Final August, the secretive company posted a request for data on Twitter that included an ask for an underground lair. In January, a put up to the Federal Enterprise Alternatives web site sought ideas that might make the most of insect brains to regulate robots. Earlier this month, a staff from the College of Buffalo was awarded a $316,000 grant to review the mind waves and eye actions of avid gamers to assist construct a sophisticated AI that might management the actions of army robots.

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