November 02, 2020

China appears to be testing a brand new military exoskeleton

Featuring Samuel Bendett

Source: Task and Purpose

Journalist Jared Keller

China's military is apparently testing a new exoskeleton to help soldiers haul heavy loads with relative ease, according to footage broadcast on Chinese state-owned television.

Video footage released last week by the China Central Television 7 (CCTV 7) channel shows People’s Liberation Army soldiers at the country's Wuxi Joint Logistic Support Centre using powered exoskeletons to carry 80 kg (175 pound) crates, Jane's reports.

CCTV 7 reportedly stated that the crates contained "obsolete weapons," per Jane's, suggesting that PLA soldiers pictured were employing the novel exoskeletons for ordnance disposal operations.

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  • Samuel Bendett

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    > Samuel Bendett is an Adviser with CNA Strategy, Policy, Plans and Programs Center (SP3), where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. His work involves research on...