I was just wondering why a weapon of this type isn't available for production? Aside from the fact that weapons aren't activated yet for combat, but it would seem like an auto gun would be good for securing locations.
I searched for this topic with no success so if it has been beaten to death already just point me to the thread.
Aside from Hal's empty example (did you ever see a toilet used in SW canon? doesn't mean they don't exist!), we could go on forever about what is in canon that isn't yet here. There's a gazillion items/weapons/ships that we could make the argument for. Point is, if it's not here now, wait until R&D or new CP lists or whatnot. Otherwise, carry on.
They were also in the Jedi Knight series (at least Jedi Outcast, and I believe Dark Forces II as well).
One thing I thought was, with delayed real time (taking hours to walk a few city squares) it would seem a bit unbalanced to be able to shoot people as soon as they're in range when you aren't even around.
Thanks for the input, I would assume that it would be an R&D item on of the existing tri-pod weapons. To be honest, what sparked this thought was the auto-weapons used on battlefront 2, so it was something I looked to see if was even available.
Just a good security weapon to have to protect your assets.