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Canadian sun test exoskeletons with a current generator

Canadian Army soldiers have become more non-volatile. According to the portal, the Ministry of Defense of Canada has purchased for the army an experimental batch of exoskeletons with the function of the current generator PowerWalk.

Canadian sun test exoskeletons with a current generator

As part of a deal with Bionic Power, the Canadian army will receive 30 kits for PowerWalk. Shipment devices will be held before the end of this year, and at the beginning of the next soldiers will receive them for testing. The transaction value is estimated at Canadian dollars 1,16 million ($ 0,9 million).

PowerWalk is mounted on its feet and in walk mode it generates a current with power 10-12 W, which allows for an hour to accumulate enough electricity to charge four smartphones. In addition, the manufacturer claims that PowerWalk allows you to reduce the load on the legs of a fighter while jumping and descending on mountain slopes, as well as the risk of injury and stretching.

The equipment of a modern soldier can include 7-9 kg of batteries - the PowerWalk device will allow to abandon some of them. In addition, by generating electricity on their own, a soldier becomes more energy-independent and mobile. Earlier, the US Army bought an experimental batch of PowerWalk devices. "Warspot"
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  1. Chertt
    Chertt 18 December 2017 11: 52
    So now, any Canadian military is not only a fig NATO, but also a walking source of energy
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 18 December 2017 12: 09
      Quote: Chertt
      So now, any Canadian military is not only a fig NATO, but also a walking source of energy
      So here you are, "green energy"! laughing
      1. dik-nsk
        dik-nsk 18 December 2017 12: 17
        in walking mode it generates a current of 10-12 W, which allows you to accumulate enough electricity in an hour to charge four smartphones
        and if the valiant Canadian army will drape, it will also be possible to sell for export))
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 18 December 2017 13: 18
          I recall a frame from a movie:
          "- Why is it that your gate is so tight?
          - You opened the gate, and I had two buckets of water poured "

          Of course, an autonomous current source for the military is needed. But, in my opinion, twisting the dynamo knob for this (all the more so moving the legs of the exoskeleton, where you still drag the exoskeleton, dynamo and drive gear from the exoskeleton to the dynamo together with the drive) is idiocy.
          A foot soldier is primarily a passage through impassable places, and there excess cargo is an enemy sabotage. Moreover, this exoskeleton is superfluous in battle.
          If NOT impassable places - transport is used, and you can stick dynamo on it.
          But on the exoskeleton, it is necessary to hang not dynamo, but armor and a servo. And the servo drive will have to be attached and batteries (or engine, gas tank and dynamo). We get a man-tank (a la "Iron Man")
      2. SOF
        SOF 18 December 2017 13: 30
        Quote: Ami du peuple
        So here you are, "green energy"!

        ... it is green ...
      3. Lexus
        Lexus 18 December 2017 16: 21
        I'm afraid that's not all)))))
    2. Lexus
      Lexus 18 December 2017 12: 10
      I recalled a joke about masturbation squatting. As the saying goes, "and you are satisfied, and you will dance."
      We are waiting for deliveries to / on. Checkmate LDNR! bully
      1. d ^ Amir
        d ^ Amir 18 December 2017 12: 22
        and we their battery exoskeleton shook !!!!!!
  2. chidoryan
    chidoryan 18 December 2017 11: 56
    everything, water went to the hut; exoskeletons go to the troops. Che there, when our Fedor enters the troops?
  3. Fedorov
    Fedorov 18 December 2017 11: 57
    For a change
  4. aszzz888
    aszzz888 18 December 2017 12: 04
    may include 7-9 kg of batteries
    ... "And tied to a dynamo?" (from)... laughing
  5. Kerensky
    Kerensky 18 December 2017 12: 06
    And what? The laws of physics canceled? A soldier, generating energy, spends his. Doesn’t want to carry batteries, - this "generator" will also carry stewed meat.
    1. ProkletyiPirat
      ProkletyiPirat 18 December 2017 14: 43
      Quote: Kerensky
      The laws of physics canceled?

      Quote: Kerensky
      A soldier, generating energy, spends his.

      again not, quite the contrary.

      Because gladiose wassat ! But seriously, when a person is moving, he spends a lot of energy on maintaining weight. Actually, the idea is simple to disgrace, let's create resistance with an external element, not with the muscle in the leg, and we will convert this energy into an electrical impulse, but already into a current.
      Here the truth arises the question of the convenience of such a walk, otherwise it may result in an effect like after a long ride on a bicycle (who rides a lot will understand). hi
  6. Mestny
    Mestny 18 December 2017 12: 11
    Understood nothing.
    Typically, designers of such devices try to lighten the load. And then vice versa - it turns out extra, to charge the batteries.
    And indeed, why does he just walk?
    As in a joke about two braids and a flashlight on his forehead, that would mow at night.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 December 2017 12: 16
    It turns out that the Canadian military should not carry out combat training tasks, but generate electricity for smartphones. Well, at least some benefit. Put this "miracle of technology" for the Ukrainians, they will pump you so many watts that the power station will not be needed.
  8. KCA
    KCA 18 December 2017 12: 24
    An electric generator is not described, most likely a chemical converter built into diapers, which is good to disappear, since it will be described anyway
  9. Maalkavianin
    Maalkavianin 18 December 2017 12: 31
    I am an amateur in military science, but in my opinion, the use of such exoskeletons in real military operations is not justified. It may be suitable for the engineering troops. What would reduce the load on the soldier. I do not even know. Expensive is a pleasure.
    1. KCA
      KCA 18 December 2017 13: 00
      Yes, in addition to the cost of exoskeletons, they will also teach warriors to play a turtle or a bug lying on their backs, the exoskeleton’s efforts and reaction will in any case differ from that of a muscular one, stumbled a little, lost its balance, the body will habitually react, and it’s hard to imagine what kind of fortification exoskeleton
    2. missuris
      missuris 19 December 2017 03: 25
      cheap) if you remove kickbacks, launders, taxes and cast the skeleton from abs plastic, but not from major carbon fiber, then 30k will not be there. there should not be 1k.
  10. san4es
    san4es 18 December 2017 13: 57
    Canadian Army personnel have become more non-volatile.

    ... Run Forest! Run! bully

  11. Lycan
    Lycan 18 December 2017 15: 21
    Reminds a recent "project" Mask about a car with a turbine:
  12. Kerensky
    Kerensky 18 December 2017 21: 43
    Well, let's take it (we remember that the devil is in the details).
    30 sets of PowerWalk.

    Are standing
    1,16 million Canadian dollars ($ 0,9 million).

    Well then it will be cheaper of course. Each kit produces
    current with a power of 10-12 W,

    Take a calculator? Or is everything clear?
  13. missuris
    missuris 19 December 2017 03: 20
    Canadian mini-wash) $ 30k for a plastic exoskeleton for legs)
  14. ROM1077
    ROM1077 19 December 2017 09: 18
    dangerous guys, and I look at the comments, many here joke off to not recognize the obvious backwardness of Russia in these technologies .... what a pity you look ...
    1. bk316
      bk316 19 December 2017 11: 13
      dangerous guys

      Well, walking batteries are horrible wassat
      The truth will move like disabled people, but you can charge the conders with lightning and lightning ....
      What a pity they look, who doesn’t understand such elementary things ...
  15. bk316
    bk316 19 December 2017 11: 10
    Half of VO readers, as usual, read only the headline.
    Well, for the lazy: usually exoskeletons are created to make it easier for a soldier to move through the energy of batteries, fuel cells, etc. n. AND THIS CONVERSE charges the batteries due to the energy of the soldier.
    My knee is damaged (look at my avatar hi ) and therefore I use such a device. Believe me, running through the intersection with him will not succeed.
    You don’t need additional stew, and the laws of physics are not violated by the way, if anyone is interested I can explain.
  16. Nikolay Fedorov
    Nikolay Fedorov 19 December 2017 16: 52
    Now ours will make sense to take Canadians captive - charge their smartphones. Captured one Canadian - charged four smartphones. yes
  17. vadimtt
    vadimtt 20 December 2017 15: 14
    Well, so that now a soldier will be able to walk with the calculation of only 30 km out of 40, but the cell will be charged lol