Autonomous Weapon Systems in International Humanitarian Law

  • Mohit Mittal
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  • Mohit Mittal

    Student at University of Petroleum And Energy Studies, Dehradun, India

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This article presents the main mechanisms and principles for the use of autonomous weapon systems in future combat operations. There is a decline in adequate human forces and a lack of civil society support from the push to introduce mixed robotic/human units. The main limitations of using them are keeping them under control and investing enough to keep them strong enough. This only mentions some of the characteristics, divided into tactical, operational, and strategic levels, that will be affected by the introduction of autonomous weapons systems in our armed forces or allies. Furthermore, these weapon systems cause more complex operations, and the remaining soldiers and their commanders will have to acquire technical skills and know the differences to emerge victorious in battles. Future wars will demand not human resources, but any suitable material to create new robotic weapons units. This will create new training exercises, doctrines, and even new sources of strategic value.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 5, Page 1568 - 1582


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