IRAN’S nuke chief was assassinated by a killer robot machine gun kitted out with artificial intelligence and controlled by a sniper miles away, reports claim.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a senior official in Iran’s nuclear programme, was shot 13 times while driving on a road to the east of capital Tehran in November 2020.
He was reportedly in a car when he was shot 13 times[/caption]
At the time of his death, Iran claimed that the killing was carried out remotely with artificial intelligence and a machine gun equipped with a “satellite-controlled smart system” that was being “controlled online.”
Almost a year later, a New York Times report, confirms it.
The report, states the weapon was “kitted out with artificial intelligence and multiple-camera eyes, operated via satellite and capable of firing 600 rounds a minute.”
According to the paper, there had been several previous plots to take out Fakhrizadeh over the years and eventually, a remote attack via a robot machine gun was decided.
The machine gun was placed into the back of a blue Nissan Zamyad pickup truck, hidden beneath tarpaulins and decoy construction material.
The truck was also equipped with cameras to give a full picture of the target and its surroundings as well as explosives meant to blow up and destroy the evidence.
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The reason AI was programmed was to compensate for the 1.6-second delay between the moment the camera images reach the sniper and for the sniper’s response to reach the machine gun.
There was also a decoy car resting on a jack with a wheel missing nearby, also equipped with a camera.
The attack took place on November 27 shortly before 3:30 p.m.
The machine gun fired multiple bullets, hitting the front of the car below the windshield and then the sniper fired three more times after adjusting the gun, hitting Fakhrizadeh in the shoulder.
The target reportedly stepped out of the car and was shot three more times.
However, the explosion that was meant to destroy the killer robot did not fully destroy the evidence, giving Iranian officials clues as to how the attack happened.
Iran later claimed the top nuclear scientist was killed by a killer robot but witnesses told state television that a truck had exploded before a group of gunmen opened fire on Fakhrizadeh’s car.
The attack happened on November 27, 2020, in the city of Damavand[/caption]
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