TEL AVIV – The IDF will begin deploying unmanned vehicles to secure Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip, the army’s Hebrew website reported on Sunday.
“The vehicle patrols the area, collects information and identifies irregularities while a female soldier drives it from a war room,” Captain Avidav Goldstein said. “This vehicle can replace the foot patrols carried out by soldiers next to the fence.”
According to Goldstein, the IDF is the first army in the world to use such vehicles and they represent a “technological breakthrough on an international level.”
The armored vehicle will be connected remotely to a special operations room manned by two soldiers, one controlling a steering wheel and pedals similar to those found in the vehicle, and the other processing the information received by it.
The head of the Robotics Division in the IDF Ground Forces Lt. Col. Leon Altritz told the Algemeiner in a September interview that robots would make the missions more efficient and less dangerous.
Watch a video on one of the vehicles in action below (via nrg):