We've written about the Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot before, but this shot from Newsweek's "Weapons Porn" gallery was just too tempting. The BEAR lifts 227kg — enough to get a wounded soldier off a battlefield, or me out of a seafood restaurant.[Newsweek]
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