U.S. Military Patrolling Africa Camps with ‘Drone Buggies’

Posted August 1, 2016 at 4:35am

CNBC reports that “the U.S. military is using an unmanned robotic vehicle to patrol around its camps in the Horn of Africa.”  

“The remote controlled vehicle is the result of a 30-year plan after military chiefs approved the concept of a robotic security system in 1985.”  

“Now the Mobile Detection Assessment and Response System, known as MDARS, are carrying out patrols in the east African country of Djibouti, under the control of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.”  

“The area is known as home to a number of hostile militant groups including the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab.”