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Silent Ruin

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Army Cyber Institute


Our science fiction prototype begins in the year 2027. Yugaria and Novistrana have united, crossing a red line for Razkavia. Tensions are high as both NATO and Razkavia conduct training missions on each side of the border. When both group’s front-line autonomous forces deviate from their submitted plans...the robots engage … triggering a full conflict.

The fight is fast. With superior electronic warfare capabilities, the Razkavians launch a cyber attack that jumps the autonomous forces and targets the manned tanks. Razkavian tanks roll into the city and converge on the U.S. Embassy...

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Silent Ruin



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