Metal Gear Comes to Life at Russian Weapons Showcase

A Russian weapons firm is outwardly attempting to convey us into the period of Metal Gear warfare. 

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RT (by the use of IGN) is reporting that Russian weapons producer Kalashnikov Concern is engaged on an idea for a mechanized walker robotic that some say resembles the design of Metal Gear. The incontrovertible fact that the idea design for the robotic is hanging out new a Hind helicopter actually would not damage the comparability’s validity. It additionally considerably resembles the ED-209 from Robocop. 

Of course, this prototype is not fairly as imposing as Metal Gear REX, but it surely does have its charms. Standing at four meters tall, this bipedal robotic is managed by a human (for now, no less than) and might apparently be used for engineering operations in addition to army functions. We’re assuming that the fingers you see within the prototype image can be changed by assault rifles or laser beams within the fight mannequin, however perhaps they weren’t fairly so daring as to point out that mannequin this early within the recreation. 

At the second, this robotic would not appear to be combat-ready (or prepared in any respect). However, Kalashnikov Concern does intend to proceed creating the design within the coming months and years, so do not be stunned if we really hear reviews of this factor getting used on the battlefield someday within the close to future. Whether or not this Russian weapons producer is engaged on an area mannequin for Donald Trump’s Space Force (the official motto for which we hear is “pew-pew”) can be up for debate. 

As it stands, although, we have got to say that it seems like you might journey this factor with a clothesline, and the bot’s cumbersome higher physique offers it a type of cardboard field look that feels extremely harmful when the consumer is doing one thing like strolling downhill. 

Still, it is horrifying as hell to assume that the world of Metal Gear is not actually that far off. 

Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed sequence of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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