While everyone lives in the year 2019, Ghanaian soldiers are already in the year 3019.
Ghana is not the most advanced African country, ranking 11th in the continent in terms of nominal GDP. The publication The New York Times in the spring of 2018 called the economy of Ghana one of the fastest growing in the world. On December 30, the 38th annual technological exhibition was held in the capital, Accra. And there they showed “military equipment of the future,” including exoskeletons and combat robots.
Shows of new technologies are supported by the local car company Kantanka. Its founder is the African Quadvo Safo Kantanka, who proclaimed himself the apostle and founder of his own religious teachings. For 2018, he presented, for example, a three-wheeled sports car and a limousine, combined with a motorcycle. Products Kantanka periodically fall into the collection of unusual transport, but in Ghana, he is considered a famous inventor.
The theme of the latest technology exhibition was “Expanding the boundaries of science, art and technology through religion.” Kantanka showed the representatives of the government and the army of Ghana the prototypes of their military developments. The main one was the working prototype of the “largest armored personnel carrier in the world”. The African inventor took care of the comfort of the soldiers: the armored car’s interior is completely trimmed with white leather.
Ghanaian media have paid the most attention to the armored personnel carrier, but Western journalists have paid attention to the soldiers who accompanied the transport. They were dressed in “exoskeleton” from Kantanka with massive armor and weapons on their backs. The video from the presentation shows that the fighters in it are not very comfortable.
Another set of “exoskeleton” showed no man. The technical characteristics of the costume are unknown.