China’s AI-Driven Smart Waterflows Elevate Non-Lethal Weapons

In Central China, scientists have developed the world’s first “smart” water-market gun controlled by artificial intelligence. This technological achievement can significantly affect the use of non-lethal weapons. Beijing considers such weapons to be critical to strengthen control over disputed water areas, as well as to reduce the risk of armed clashes.

The use of AI for controlling non-lethal weapons can open new opportunities to resolve territorial conflicts, reducing the likelihood of escalation to more destructive forms of armed confrontation.

According to the research of Chinese border guards, the use of water-flows in disputes in the South China Sea will increase and intensify, potentially changing the rules of the game in this sensitive region.

WODEUTE, which operates from a high-pressure pump, is capable of attacking targets at a distance of over 100 meters, creating a pressure of more than 1.2 megapascals – equivalent to the force of an African elephant’s step.

In recent months, Philippine ships have faced watermark attacks by Chinese coastal guards multiple times. In a recent incident, the frontal glass panel of the cab was broken, resulting in injuries to several crew members.

New development, conducted by the research institute of sea electric traffic in Juan, enables the water user to automatically recognize targets and adjust the stream power and trajectory based on feedback from the photoelectric chamber. The tool also features motion sensors that analyze ship movements to adjust ballistic parameters.

The accuracy of hitting sea targets is complex due to unpredictable winds, complex hydrodynamics, and potential mechanical errors. However, Chinese researchers have made significant progress in improving the accuracy of water-flows by using methods of reverse calculation and artificial intelligence self-learning.

During shooting tests, the smart Vodutet demonstrated the ability to damage surface targets with just a two-meter error, even in rough seas and high winds, making it 33-54% more accurate than traditional automatic water cannons.

China is actively advancing water interim technologies, focusing on automation and increased power, strengthening its position in the use of this type of weapon.

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