The Army Will Make Mecha Real

Tanks and Zakus

Previously I reported that the Russians are developing real-life bipedal combat mechs not unlike AT-STs from Star Wars. Now, the US Army is getting in on the act, only they’re going bigger. Think AT-ATs.

The U.S. Army is looking to finally replace their M1 Abrams battle tank as rival nations are rolling out newer and more advanced tanks.

Instead of doing the boring thing and simply looking to make a presumably bigger and more badass tank, our military is looking at practically everything in terms of a successor to their main point vehicle used in combat.

Brigadier General Ross Coffman, head of Army vehicle modernization, said (via Defense News) that our Army is looking at “everything from a ray gun to a Star Wars-like four-legged creature that shoots lasers.”

You read that right – we could very well possibly have walking mecha in service under our military, but the main goal is that whatever succeeds the Abrams has to be the deadliest weapon on the battlefield.

A Space Force. Combat mecha. Remember when some doubted that Donald Trump would make anime real?

If you want a look at a possible future projected from just these kinds of events, wait till you read Combat Frame XSeed.

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