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In the Russian TSNIITOCHMASH tested the prototype of an active exoskeleton, during which the man was able to successfully hit the target with a machine gun, holding it with one hand. About the Agency TASS said the chief designer of the life support system of military combat equipment part of state Corporation rostec organizations Oleg Faustov.
According to him, the main problem is the lack of compact and powerful energy source, however, research in this area is ongoing. That battery currently limits the application of the exoskeleton and does not allow the military to seriously consider its use in combat.
Faustov explained that in the near future, active exoskeleton helps soldiers carry more equipment and weapons, move faster and more efficiently to carry out combat missions.
The idea of the military, active exoskeleton can occur by 2025 in the equipment of the soldier “Warrior-3”. At the present time to equip the second generation of the “Warrior” that comes to the troops, created a mechanical exoskeleton does not come with servos, but allows you to relieve the load on the musculoskeletal system during the migration of a backpack weighing up to 50 pounds.
The development of combat equipment “Warrior” began in Russia in the 2000s, and was completed in late may 2015. The kit includes a field form of new generation materials, protective equipment, small arms, sighting systems, communication systems, navigation and command and control. It also includes backpacks, heaters, camouflage capes and stuff. In October 2014 he signed a three-year contract for the supply of “Warrior” to the troops.
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