CHILLING video shows the Chinese military unveiling more of its high-tech weapons as tensions with the West rage on.
Beijing flaunted its military technology in the new video, which shows a robotic dog armed with a machine gun, a small ball scout drone and a soldier with an exoskeleton.
The technology is believed to be manufactured by Chinese defense firm Kestrel and clips of the drills were shared on Beijing’s state-supervised social media site Weibo.
Footage from the exercise shows a soldier mounting a control panel on the wall of a building before another force then rolls in the small ball-like drone.
The sphere then opens up and becomes a tiny vehicle, which then explores the building and beams the information back to the men outside – allowing them to map the structure and see inside like an x-ray.
The video then continues as the robotic dog – known as the “Striker” – storms the building with a heavy machine gun on its back.
The robot is followed by a Chinese soldier carrying a large rifle with a Robocop-esque powered exoskeleton on his back.
He follows the robo-dog inside as they scout the building to see what the fight might be like in the future.
It comes as the People’s Liberation Army is rapidly modernizing – investing heavily in modern technology and drones, fearing it could one day wage war with the US.
Tensions around Taiwan and the South China Sea rage on — and Chinese President Xi Jinping is siding with Russia as they engage in massive joint war games involving 50,000 troops.
It is understood that the exoskeleton is intended to assist a soldier when carrying a heavy weapon and backpacks on his back – and help distribute the load across the machine.
The soldier should then be able to fight longer and harder without fatigue – with a skeletal structure leaning across his back and arms.
And the robot dog is said to be able to run at a speed of up to 15 km/h – although the part of the kit looks very similar to the machines made famous by Boston Dynamics.
The video shows the dogs operating alongside troops and tanks in large-scale war games.
The robots can also be equipped with grenade launchers on their backs and can even be used to deploy even smaller drones.
Footage released by Kestrel even shows one of the dogs being delivered by a large drone helicopter before trotting into the war zone.
Drone trucks, capable of transporting heavy loads to the war zone, are also under investigation by China.
In addition, Chinese companies are also developing small drone tanks – with miniature tracked vehicles armed with machine guns.
Autonomous heavy lift helicopters are also being tested by Beijing.
And clips from previous Chinese war games show how all these pieces of equipment work together in the possible future of warfare.
Russia and China are currently engaged in a massive war game involving 50,000 soldiers, 60 warships and 140 aircraft.
The exercises are being personally overseen by Vladimir Putin amid the war in Ukraine.
Putin was seen clutching his chair in a claw-like grip while his feet constantly twitched as he delivered a bizarre speech in front of teenagers.
He appeared flushed as he spoke on stage after flying more than eight hours from Moscow to Kamchatka.
Russia’s top military chief, General Valery Gerasimov, is overseeing the exercises, which involve troops from several former Soviet states, as well as India, Laos, Mongolia, Nicaragua and Syria.
China’s armed forces are led by the Type 055 destroyer Nanchang, the largest ship of its kind in the Chinese Navy.
Beijing has already deployed 2,000 soldiers and around 300 armored vehicles, 21 warplanes and three warships to the war games.
Beijing’s mouthpiece, the Global Times, said the maneuvers mark the first time the country has sent all three branches of its military to participate in exercises with Russia.
It called the exercise a “show of the breadth and depth” of the two countries’ military cooperation.
The war games come as Moscow and Beijing step up defense ties after Putin orders the invasion of Ukraine.
China has refused to criticize the invasion, and experts see it as a prelude to its own invasion of democratically-ruled Taiwan.
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