The production of weapons of war, Elon Musk's next idea?

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Weapons of war production, Elon Musk’s next idea?

JIM WATSON/AFP The billionaire had promised in the past that he would never get into the arms business

Will we ever find weapons made by Elon Musk during military conflicts? As usual, the Tesla boss is polling public opinion on Twitter, between serious project and buzz.

“Drone War I”: Killer drones compete for supremacy in Ukraine< /h4>

In the context of the war in Ukraine, new weapons play a fundamental role on both sides. Both for intelligence and for attacks, the latest technologies are put to the service of war. Elon Musk, who wants to have a role in all crucial aspects of the planet, spoke on Twitter about this, especially regarding the impact of drones in the war in Ukraine, and in particular the use of Shahed drones Iranians, the “kamikaze drones” used by Russia, effective in locating enemy targets and guiding artillery fire towards them.

Elon Musk shared an article from The Independent on the matter, along with the mention “Drone War I”. According to Lemon Press, Musk wishes to point out that the drones used in this war “are not very sophisticated, despite their particularly massive use.” Musk then responds to a question posed in the comment, about 'Possible Tesla drones: “Should I make weapons? Ideally, no”.

The Tesla drone will not take place?

Other comments to this publication recall that the billionaire had promised in the past that he would never get into the arms business. While most seem to discourage him, some Twitter users believe that Musk's arrival with tools and weapons of war for both sides of the conflict would help avoid a one-sided situation that would cause more death and tragedy. /p>

For a user, for example, building Tesla weapons would achieve “peace at the lowest possible cost.” To which Elon Musk responded “exactly”, casting doubt on Musk's military plans. The hitek site also notes that the boss of Tesla is not new to the industry. In 2018, a flamethrower was marketed through The Boring Company, a tunnel construction company founded by Elon Musk in 2016.

Musk no longer wishes to provide free aid to the 'Ukraine via Starlink

Last February, when the conflict began, Elon Musk announced that the Starlink service was now in operation in Ukraine and that other terminals had been sent to Ukraine. But according to Elon Musk, this help could not be infinite. Once the publicity stunt was successful, and when the war in Ukraine seemed like it could not have a quick end, Musk remarked that the cost of the operation was now approaching $20 million a month, which prompted him to reconsider his generosity efforts.

According to documents obtained by CNN last week and revealed in an October 14 article, Musk approached the Pentagon last September to take over from his charity operation. “We are no longer in a position to provide free terminals to Ukraine,”, he reportedly said, trying to get rid of an ever-increasing bill. To find other sources of funding, the billionaire even offered the option of private donations to allow the continued deployment of Starlink in Ukraine.