AUTONOMOUS FORD TRUCKS * Israel: Armed vehicle to patrol Gaza's border
* Tel Aviv - Autonomous Ford Trucks to patrol Gaza’s besieged border
Ford F-350 pickup trucks with remote driving technology and plans to disperse them along the border of the besieged Gaza Strip... The trucks, called Border Protector Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs), are each equipped with a 360-degree surveillance camera as well as four cameras that supplant a driver’s eyes on the road... G-NIUS – a joint venture between Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Elbit Systems that enjoys funding by the Israeli defense ministry – developed the “Border Protector” specifically for Gaza. Testing began in July 2015 and ended in February 2016... The Israeli military plans to deploy the new UGVs semi-autonomously in the next few months. It will release them along Gaza’s border with complete autonomy soon thereafter...
(Photo: The Israeli military’s new unmanned ground vehicle is self-driving and will be fitted with a machine gun) -- Tel Aviv, Israel - Fox News/IMEMC News - September 8, 2016