RUSSIA is holding a defence expo in Moscow to hawk its latest military wares. And guarding the entrance is something straight out of science fiction: a battle mech.
We’ve seen them in Star Wars, and Avatar. And the popular Battletech game franchise is entirely built around the concept of walking armoured and armed machines.
It seems Moscow was impressed.
One of its leading arms manufacturers, Kalashnikov — world-renown for its rugged assault rifles — says it is attempting to turn the concept into reality. According to pro-Moscow media outlet Russia Today, Kalashnikov is showing off a 4m tall mechanised walker at the Army-2018 international forum.