Consider the use of radar guided guns. The radar guided guns make use of artificial intelligence in the form of support from a computer, but then the actual weapon deployment is in the hands of the person using that technology. In the Antwerp X project, for instance, the gun battery was used. For the use of this gun, the targets were acquired by means of SCR-584 radar. The SCR584 is radar that was developed by the MIT. Used in parallel with an electronic analogue computer, the guns were used in the defense sector.
The guns equipped with SCR 584 were capable of automatic tracking and advanced ground radar during the time of the Second World War. They had better use in the field and were able to counter flying targets as well. Furthermore, they reduced the manpower that was required to guide anti-aircraft guns during the war. This form of an auxiliary use guarantees that the number of men in the war could be reduced. Men could be protected from harm because of the use of these weapons but then the systems themselves were never too autonomous so as to negate the need of men altogether for deploying the weaponry.
Consider the homing missile as an example. A homing missile is similar to a guided missile except in some aspects. It usually makes use of an infrared homing system. The infrared is used as a form of guidance system here. IR emission is usually detected in such a system from the target. These forms of missiles are intelligent heat seekers. They seek heat that is usually radiated by target, such as the heat of engine, enemy radar or even a person. In the case of guided missile, some form of targeting is provided by the missile such as the radar gun discussed earlier.
In the use of more developments in AI in such homing missiles, it has been observed that plug and play style of cruise missiles are being used that is strategically advantageous in combat situation. Military commanders want strategic choices when it comes to using missiles and these AI additions help them in making their own missiles for specific requirements. The missiles are modular. Therefore, engineers would be able to quickly change the payloads when necessary. This will increase the destructive level of weapon. This form of AI use is an auxiliary use. It is used only for adapting to payload or adapting based on distance measurements for target strike to be effective. This is a commendable use.