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Russia’s new ‘walking army robot’ unveiled by Kalashnikov is 4.5-tonne bulletproof ‘soldier suit’ with claws

The Mirror

Russia has unveiled a terrifying 4.5-tonne bulletproof robot that can walk and hold weapons in its giant claws – and looks straight out of sci-fi films like Avatar and Robocop.

The Avatar-style ‘bot was revealed by Kalashnikov at the Army 2018 Fair just outside Moscow, as a ‘demonstration of what is to come.’

The robot can walk and has space in a cabin for people to sit and operate the robot from inside and can hold and move objects with its claws, including weapons.  

The pilots are protected from bullets, debris and any other dangerous object behind the armoured glass and metal encasement.

The gold robot, which has been called Igorek, is still under construction and the creators do not wish to reveal all its characteristics until they have finished.

The Avatar-style ‘bot was revealed by Kalashnikov at the Army 2018 Fair just outside Moscow, as a ‘demonstration of what is to come’ (Image: CEN/kalashnikov.media)
The bot looks eerily like the mech suits that humans use in James Cameron’s Sci-fi classic to fight the Na’vi tribe (Image: 20th Century Fox)
People have also compared the robot to the ?D-209 (Enforcement Droid series 209) from the Robocop series(Image: Orion Pictures)

It looks eerily like the Amplified Mobility Platform (AMP) mech suits that humans use in James Cameron’s sci-fi classic.

In the 2009 flick the Pandora Utility Suit is used by the army as they try to take over the Na’vi.

While Kalashnikov are remaining tight-lipped on any further details at the moment, Igorek is likely to be used to magnify soldiers’ strength while providing protection from military and environmental threats – just like the AMP suits in Avatar.

The bot is covered in bulletproof glass (Image: CEN/kalashnikov.media)

Other people have also compared the robot to the ?D-209 (Enforcement Droid series 209) from the Robocop series.

Vladimir Dmitriev from the Kalashnikov group, said: “This robot is probably one of the hottest new models of the ‘Army 2018’.

“Currently it is only a demonstration of the path we are planning on following.

“We understand that there are robotic machines driving on caterpillar and wheel drive, we also understand that there will be demand for anthropomorphic automatic movable systems.”

The terrifying 4.5 tonne robot can walk and hold weapons in its giant claws (Image: CEN/kalashnikov.media)
Jake Sully fighting Colonel Miles Quaritch (Image: 20th Century Fox)
Neytiri, played by Zoe Saldana, and the human/Na’vi hybrid of Jake Sully, played by Sam Worthington

The Kalashnikov corporation is Russia’s largest rifle and assault weapons manufacturer. These days it produces some 95 percent of all small arms in the country and supplies more than 27 countries across the globe.

It found fame with the production of the AK-47 assault weapon – named after its inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov and colloquially known as the ‘Kalashnikov’

A 2004 report found that of the 500 million estimated firearms in the world, some 100 million were made by the Kalashnikov operation – and 75 percent of which as AK-47s.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/russia-unveils-menacing-45-tonne-13116054

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8 Responses to Russia’s new ‘walking army robot’ unveiled by Kalashnikov is 4.5-tonne bulletproof ‘soldier suit’ with claws

  1. flee says:

    I gotta get me one of those for Christmas.

    Then… I’ll send it to my x wishing her happy holidays.

    But if it breaks down …

    I have to buy Chi Knees parts to fix my personal Russian robocop.

  2. Mark Schumacher in LV says:

    I could have used one of those in one of my court appearances.

  3. More Russian BS – they do the same thing the old USSR did – bullshit. But we expect that from a nation of alcoholics.
    Note that the supposed “robot” outside stands on a platform which is painted the SAME TAN COLOR. Notice how far forward the platform extends in front of the robot. This fake must be BOLTED to the platform because the center of gravity is so far off; otherwise it would fall down on it’s face.
    All that glass is readily penetrated with armor-piercing rifle rounds. All you need is about 20ft of heavy chain and a tree or light post. Walk up behind it, wrap the chain around one leg and wrap the other end around a light post or tree. Robot takes just one step and DOWN IT GOES. Being so top-heavy with the center of gravity so far forward, it will not get back up.

  4. James M. says:

    It would be nice for We The People to buy one and send it to Washington.

  5. Ed Teach says:

    Yawnn.
    Now if it had a boycott Israel bumbersticker id be excited.

  6. Darkwing says:

    If the US of A goes to war with Russia, china or Iran and Russia puts these on the battle field, the US of A is totally FRELLED

  7. Sunfire says:

    Such technology would never be used to enforce tyranny. *rolls eyes*

  8. Mark H says:

    RPG proof?
    How about 2 trucks dragging a cable between them off the hitch?

    Tired of the what can we do scenario? start posting solutions.

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