Dear god. I could rip this thing apart piece by piece and point out every flaw. But the most fundamental flaw: this is a machine developed by a civilian industry for the civilian sector in a nation which prohibits even handgun ownership. Do you think it honestly has military capability aside from firing BB's?Question: what impact willhave on NSEurope military RP in the future?
*Shiver* I'm so afraid of BB's. It's Japan, they probably misspoke and meant airsoft rounds, BB's are probably prohibited too. If you want real robots, look at the Korean sentry guns or the American Gladiator.'With the alignment set appropriately the system will fire BBs when the pilot smiles.’
As for the future of weapons development in the modern world, and the requirements of RP, we have an issue:
99% of RP wars are fought in third-generation style. They focus on tanks, fronts, divisions, set piece battles. However, modern RL wars are fought very differently. Wars between state entities are rare, and fourth generation warfare is more common. We might even be transitioning into fifth generation warfare, digital warfare by non-state entities against non-state entities. What this means for RP: Very little of the weapons developed between 1991-present by the West are practical in a third generation-style war. Nearly all of it is developed to combat non-state entities, or in regions where opposing forces are not technologically advanced enough to counter systems such as stealth. So, when people look at the F-35 or UGV's and think they'd be good tools for a third generation war, they need to think again. There is little use for robots when a war is between armies of hundreds of thousands of men using missiles, jets, and other weapons which can easily kill targets BVR.
Look at Syria, for example. They are using third generation tools to combat fourth generation warfare. It's very unsuccessful for a variety of reasons. For one, using 20,000 troops to bombard the largest city in their nation to stamp out the rebels will not defeat the rebels. They will find some ways to get out, they will continue fighting, and all the displaced citizens from the violence are more likely to take up arms against the government which is destroying their homes, schools, and places of employment. If they used American tactics; that is, the use of military intelligence combined with precision weapons, they could bleed the rebels dry without causing grievances to the citizens, who are thus less likely to join the rebellion. There is a reason for terrorism: large unemployed 20-25 year old cohorts have nothing else to do with their lives. The massive boost within these unemployed age groups could even potentially have been a cause for the Arab Spring, but that's demographic conjecture that can't be proven, and has nothing to do with the military.
In short, most players tend to stick with tech we know works in third generation warfare. Tanks, non-stealth jets, bombers, etc. Using fourth generation tech in third generation combat tends to lead to disaster in RP, and not the win people think will happen. Simply because that stuff, like F-35's, wasn't developed or built to fight a war against foes who are equal in technology. They aren't cheap enough or easy enough to duplicate to be useful in a war of attrition.