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In Photos: Bizarre Prototypes of Military Equipment Are Revealed in Accra, Ghana

A video has emerged online revealing bizarre prototypes of military contraptions during a parade session in west African nation, Ghana. 

At the event, said to have taken place in the capital, Accra, a robot ‘walking tank’ shaped like a pair of human legs and a giant armoured vehicle with leather seats inside were among the items on display.

There were also people walking in military fatigue-coloured exoskeletons, in what appeared to be a product launch by manufacturer Kantanka. 

It is unclear whether the new products have any connection to the official Ghanaian military. 

Walking into war: Three men walk in their heavy exoskeletons with an armoured vehicle following behind them during what appeared to be a product launch in Ghana 

Walking into war: Three men walk in their heavy exoskeletons with an armoured vehicle following behind them during what appeared to be a product launch in Ghana 

Empty suits: The military equipment after the men wearing them had taken them off, showing the heavy equipment on the legs 

Empty suits: The military equipment after the men wearing them had taken them off, showing the heavy equipment on the legs 

Footage from the event shows the men in exoskeletons taking cumbersome steps in their heavy gear. 

The uniforms were coloured in military khaki, with heavy-looking boots attached to a backpack, and helmets with a visor. 

A closer view of the tank shows men poking their heads out of the top of the vehicle in gunning positions. 

People are then seen climbing into the back of the armoured vehicle via a back door which folds into stairs. 

Inside the tank there are rows of leather seats against either wall with two aircraft-style chairs at the front. 

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According to Graphic Online, a state-owned newspaper website, in Ghana, the launch took place in Accra on Sunday, December 30. 

The footage appeared to show large crowds milling around in marquees at the event.  

It was reportedly part of an exhibition with the theme: ‘Advancing the frontiers of science, creativity and technology through religion to transform society’. 

Members of Ghana’s parliament and the traditional ruler of the Ashanti kingdom were reported to have attended the launch.  

According to Kantanka the military exoskeletons on display were ‘manufactured locally’.  

A piece of military gear shaped like a pair of human legs
One of the soldiers wearing the exoskeleton

Military might: A piece of military gear shaped like a pair of human legs (left) and one of the soldiers wearing an exoskeleton at the launch event in Accra (right)

Belly of the beast: The rear door of the tank folds out and becomes a set of stairs, which allowed guests at the event in Accra to have a look inside 

Belly of the beast: The rear door of the tank folds out and becomes a set of stairs, which allowed guests at the event in Accra to have a look inside 

Under guard: Troops holding weapons and wearing more regular military uniform guard the tank as it is shown off to visitors in Ghana 

Under guard: Troops holding weapons and wearing more regular military uniform guard the tank as it is shown off to visitors in Ghana 

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