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U.S. Army Testing New Remote-Controlled Tower Hawk System

It usually requires six soldiers across 8 or 12-hour shifts to man a single perimeter weapon station. But machines are soon going to replace soldiers in guarding a perimeter. The U.S. Army is currently testing an unmanned, remote-controlled Tower Hawk System that uses tower-mounted weapons for base perimeter security. The testing began on Sept.25 and goes on through Oct.8 at an expeditionary base camp in Fort Bliss, Texas.

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What is NIE?

The U.S. Army said in a press release that the tests are part of the Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 16.1. NIE is where a 14-member coalition of most NATO countries...