US army ‘will have more robot soldiers than humans’ by 2025


BARCELONA, SPAIN - MAY 09:  The Terminator robot is seen in the paddock following qualifying for the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Circuit de Catalunya on May 9, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

The US Army has long mooted plans for a robotic revolution and has rolled out autonomous warships as it attempts to stay ahead of competitors such as China and Russia.

John Bassett, who worked for the British spy agency GCHQ for almost two decades, said the US was considering plans to employ thousands of robots by 2025.

The security consultant told a meeting of police and counter-terrorism officials in London: “Intelligent robotic weapons – they are a reality, and they will be much more of a reality by 2030.