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Army tests machine-gun sentry robots in DMZ


By Kim Deok-hyun
SEOUL, July 13 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's Army said Tuesday it has deployed a set of machine gun-toting sentry robots on a trial basis at a guard post on the southern side of the military buffer zone with North Korea.

The robot, developed by a consortium of South Korean firms led by Samsung Techwin Co., can be used to detect, warn and provide suppressive fire against intruders along the Demilitarized Zone, Army officials said.