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"Centurion": in the West they are discussing the promising possibilities of the Russian equipment "Sotnik"

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Earlier, Rostec announced that Russia is working on a new generation of equipment for military personnel - a promising modification of the Ratnik, called Sotnik. This information attracted the attention of not only domestic, but also foreign experts. In the Western media, the term chosen for the promising equipment of a soldier of the Russian army was translated as "Centurion", discussing its characteristics and potential capabilities.


They are discussing the innovations that will be inherent in the "Sotnik", according to plans, capable of being in the army by 2025.

The equipment will differ in a number of elements, including the possibility of automated control of a miniature drone. In fact, we can talk about an analogue of the American microdron, which is being tested today, including in American units on Afghan territory. Such drones are equipped with cameras, including night vision cameras, and transmit to the soldier's tablet a "picture" with the situation within a radius of up to 200 m. Microdrones can be effective, for example, in urban areas, "informing" the tactical link about the location of the enemy (for example, terrorists) in this or that building.

In the case of the Russian "Sotnik", the image from the mini-drone is planned to be transferred not to a tablet, but to special glasses, which will also become part of the equipment of a special forces soldier. For obvious reasons, this is much more convenient, plus it saves time when analyzing information received from UAV cameras.

It was noted that the special glasses of the "Sotnik" will be able to receive and exchange other data - for example, maps of the area, with marks on targets detected by the same drone. That is, one drone distributes data to all military personnel of the link.

An important difference between the new generation of Russian equipment for the RF Armed Forces is an electrically controlled material with a “chameleon” function from Ruselectronics. The material, as already clear from its characteristics, is capable of changing its color depending on the environment. The US appreciated the Russian approach to the implementation of such material, noting that the capabilities of the "chameleon" for the military in Russia were demonstrated 2 years ago. Indeed, a helmet with the implemented chameleon technology was demonstrated during the Army-2018 exhibition.

The “Centurion's” suit is going to be made using infrared stealth technology. In other words, the enemy will not be able to identify the fighter using classic thermal imagers and infrared sensors.

Earlier it was reported that the "Centurion" will receive mine boots, as well as a system for tracking the state of the soldier. The system can transmit data on how the fighter is feeling, for example, by monitoring the heart rate and breathing rate. Experts in the United States note that the Pentagon is also conducting work of a similar nature, which may ultimately reduce the time it takes to evacuate a wounded soldier from the battlefield or the territory of a special operation.
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  1. Doccor18
    Doccor18 12 August 2020 12: 20
    -1
    I read it ... The future is near ...
    Only one doubt, how much will such equipment cost for a soldier, for hundreds and thousands of soldiers? ...
    1. loki565
      loki565 12 August 2020 12: 26
      22
      I read it ... The future is near ...
      Only one doubt, how much will such equipment cost for a soldier, for hundreds and thousands of soldiers? ...

      Rather, it is special equipment for MTR
      1. lucul
        lucul 12 August 2020 13: 40
        11
        Rather, it is special equipment for MTR

        Annealed)))
        1. mcst
          mcst 12 August 2020 22: 07
          +2
          For the emperor! )
      2. vVvAD
        vVvAD 14 August 2020 08: 08
        0
        The equipment is definitely needed.
        It will be good if we introduce it into the special services in the required quantity before others.
        But it is not worth taking it to competitions (as in the case of the T-80 instead of the T-14): there is an unreasonable advantage, and familiarization of representatives of different countries with our know-how - do we need it?)
    2. Yuriy71
      Yuriy71 12 August 2020 12: 30
      -4
      And you work properly and transfer taxes and everything will be fine with the army!
      1. TAMBU
        TAMBU 12 August 2020 12: 45
        -12 qualifying.
        everything will be fine with yachts and villas in Spain ...
        1. Operator
          Operator 12 August 2020 12: 57
          +1
          In the Madrid region of the Russian Federation, of course.
        2. BLADFROST
          BLADFROST 13 August 2020 07: 51
          -1
          Yachts are in Sochi too, so what !?
      2. Cyril732017
        Cyril732017 12 August 2020 17: 25
        -9
        Before spending huge money on defense, you need to create for people the standard of living that they want to protect.
        K.G. Mannerheim
        1. Interlocutor
          Interlocutor 12 August 2020 22: 13
          +3
          Before spending huge money on defense, you need to create for people the standard of living that they want to protect.
          K.G. Mannerheim


          Oh well. Will there be something to defend by that time?
          1. Cyril G ...
            Cyril G ... 12 August 2020 23: 51
            0
            No. Will not.
        2. BLADFROST
          BLADFROST 13 August 2020 07: 54
          +8
          Not the standard of living, but the level of quality education above all. We see already insatiable consumers, at the first opportunity ready to betray for a piece of iPhone!
        3. kori
          kori 16 August 2020 15: 09
          0
          "Who does not want to feed his army,
          He will idolize someone else's ”(c) Napoleon Bonaparte.
    3. Civil
      Civil 12 August 2020 12: 43
      -36 qualifying.
      I hope to be the first to complete the troops of the National Guard. All the best there.
      1. Kalmar
        Kalmar 12 August 2020 12: 49
        10
        Quote: Civil
        I hope to be the first to complete the troops of the National Guard. All the best there.

        Why do they need all these joys? It is now relatively quiet in the North Caucasus Federal District, and it is quite possible to drive rallies in the rest of our immense part without infrared masking and mine boots.
      2. Rzzz
        Rzzz 12 August 2020 19: 20
        0
        Quote: Civil
        the first to complete the troops of the National Guard.

        FSO then too. They have the most needed service.
    4. Kalmar
      Kalmar 12 August 2020 12: 47
      -19 qualifying.
      Quote: Doccor18
      I read it ... The future is near ...

      I read it, I was sad. A miniature drone (have we already learned how to make at least full-sized ones?), Electronic glasses (do we do something like that?), "Chameleon" fabric, collection of biometrics ... Too many innovations, too much of this is now underdeveloped condition. As a result, there will be either a prefabricated hodgepodge of foreign components, or nothing at all in the foreseeable future.
    5. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 12 August 2020 13: 22
      -1
      Quote: Doccor18
      I read it ... The future is near ...
      Only one doubt, how much will such equipment cost for a soldier, for hundreds and thousands of soldiers? ...

      Thousands of soldiers won't be armed like that. Arming individual assault groups
    6. Vadim237
      Vadim237 12 August 2020 14: 08
      +1
      It will definitely cost 1,5 million per set - the first equipment will be received by the MTR and army special forces.
    7. halpat
      halpat 13 August 2020 08: 56
      0
      I have always been confused by these metal "rods" and "hinges" in different models-concepts of "exoskeletons".
      If dirt, sand, stone gets into the swivel joint and gets stuck, what to do?
      If a splinter strikes the "pull" and ... does not break, but simply bends, what to do?
      Classic technique has tons of horsepower, winches, jacks and all sorts of other things.
      And here there is only human strength in a bent or jammed "iron cage" and not to slip a snake into some crevice, hole, etc. ... it is doubtful and very dangerous (for life)
    8. shinobi
      shinobi 14 August 2020 03: 54
      0
      Read (namely a book, a film of bullshit) "Starship Troopers" by R. Heinlein. The book was published in 1959. But the seer already then described the general concept of future wars.
  2. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 12 August 2020 12: 27
    +1
    "Warrior", "Sotnik" .... waiting for "The Real Colonel" repeat
    1. akunin
      akunin 12 August 2020 12: 39
      +4
      Quote: Mavrikiy
      "Warrior", "Sotnik" .... waiting for "The Real Colonel" repeat

      the set will include an armored hat and a high-powered motor-jacket on the chest (for clear communication of the teams to the personnel). laughing
  3. Operator
    Operator 12 August 2020 12: 44
    -1
    My words are heard - "Digital Battlefield" (thanks to VO for your support)
    https://topwar.ru/33003-cifrovoe-pole-boya.html



    The main thing is not to forget to collect $ 1000 per dose from all foreign recipients of the Russian vaccine against coronavirus and send the funds received to finance the state defense order 2020-2030.
    1. Kelwin
      Kelwin 12 August 2020 13: 05
      +2
      +1) but little by piece, three at least. And a receipt for voluntary cooperation))
      Andrey, regarding the digital field, has the issue of fighter identification been somehow resolved? The pin code is not good, the enemy will recognize it on the fifth finger and cause chaos ...
      1. Operator
        Operator 12 August 2020 13: 23
        -3
        Hardcore Only - $ 1000 Gold laughing

        Identification on the battlefield is a trifle (before each battle, the PIN codes of fighters and vehicles are changed). The problem is different - digital radio communication between the soldiers and the command, which would not "burn" the location of the units on the battlefield. There is only one solution - equipping soldiers and equipment with phased mini-antennas, forming a narrowly directed radio beam to a repeater installed on a small UAV patrolling over the battlefield in the calculation of one per battalion / regiment (plus the n-th number of small UAVs in reserve in case the previous ones are shot down).
        1. Kelwin
          Kelwin 12 August 2020 13: 52
          +3
          Then at face value 78g))

          Well, what a trifle - the enemy took the fighter, gained access to the means of communication - further operational space, even though the radio game even false target designation, any misinformation ... And how to understand who is poking at the tablet. Even a double pin is not a guarantee, identification must be independent, otherwise it is a disaster.
          1. Operator
            Operator 12 August 2020 14: 14
            -1
            If the tactical computer of a fighter during a single clash falls as a trophy to the enemy, then there are no options - the enemy will have access to the general data allowed for a particular fighter.

            Protection against such a situation (in addition to changing PIN codes at the end of each clash):
            - control of the location of the fighter / computer using continuous direction finding of the radiation of his radio antenna, in case of receiving a signal from the current location of the enemy - blocking the pin code (if the fighter did not have the task of breaking through to the location of the enemy);
            - remote control of the fighter's pulse, in case of loss of pulse within a specified time - blocking the pin code;
            - periodic confirmation by the fighter of the reliability of the connection in the form of a password - a conditional phrase, in the absence of confirmation - blocking the pin code.
            1. BLADFROST
              BLADFROST 13 August 2020 08: 09
              -1
              Any radio emission is successfully tracked and the point is covered! You can fight in this way, but not with a strong enemy. If only the system issues an alert about death, or about the completion of a task, and monitoring the activity of "friends", then we can still talk about secrecy.
    2. Incvizitor
      Incvizitor 12 August 2020 21: 27
      0
      Serbs gathered to buy, they are at a discount.
  4. taiga2018
    taiga2018 12 August 2020 12: 53
    -1
    For such an expensive defender of the homeland, separate, cheaper defenders will be needed ...
  5. Sergey39
    Sergey39 12 August 2020 13: 02
    0
    War is becoming an increasingly expensive pleasure, which further and further pushes the likelihood of real hostilities with these novelties. They are only good for sale.
  6. RUnnm
    RUnnm 12 August 2020 13: 10
    -7
    Instead of papas, the generals from the paradise group will be given ...
  7. Narak-zempo
    Narak-zempo 12 August 2020 14: 09
    +1
    Hmm. The photo clearly shows an element of an exoskeleton. Why not a word about this in the article?
    1. Crash
      Crash 12 August 2020 15: 29
      +1
      Hmm. The photo clearly shows an exoskeleton element.


      The most anticipated part of the "soldier of the future" costume may be a passive exoskeleton. It has already been tested in real combat conditions and has proven its effectiveness. The exoskeleton increases the physical capabilities of the soldier, provides protection for the joints, the spine and can be adjusted in height and completeness for a particular soldier. The development as part of Rostec is carried out by TsNIITOCHMASH together with the company "GB Engineering".

      https://rostec.ru/news/ekipirovka-dlya-soldata-budushchego-ot-ratnika-do-sotnika/
  8. Quasipatriot
    Quasipatriot 12 August 2020 14: 32
    -3
    Quote: Operator
    My words are heard - "Digital Battlefield" (thanks to VO for your support)
    https://topwar.ru/33003-cifrovoe-pole-boya.html



    The main thing is not to forget to collect $ 1000 per dose and send the funds received to finance the state defense order 2020-2030.

    The money will be collected, but sent to the needs of the "true patriots" of Russia and those close to the "tsar" himself: two-story apartments in Moscow, penthouses, country palaces, thousands of square meters of land in picturesque places, yachts, luxury cars, etc. Otherwise, the braces will be unbent. And if the money reaches the state defense order, it will only go to the next military temple.
  9. L-39NG
    L-39NG 12 August 2020 15: 33
    0
    "West" such things are discussed by narrowly specialized magazines on military topics, specialists from the Ministry of Defense and amateurs of computer shooters. Inhabitants of the "West" these military things are "on the side". They discuss how and where to make good money in order to pay for housing, for food, for medicine, for their education and their children, and for a pleasant pastime. Well, so that the family, if adults.
    1. Avior
      Avior 14 August 2020 19: 10
      0
      Why do you think so?
      They have enough sites on similar VO topics, and amateurs there discuss similar problems
  10. yfast
    yfast 12 August 2020 15: 44
    0
    Everything rests on lagging behind in microelectronics. This is where the money should be invested, and not in an empty pipe stuck in the sea for my taxes.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 12 August 2020 17: 37
      0
      This year, 140 billion will be allocated for it, and what exactly is the backwardness of the microelectronics that the military is now producing?
      1. Voyager
        Voyager 14 August 2020 10: 57
        0
        They just blurt out and express discontent.
  11. yfast
    yfast 12 August 2020 19: 56
    -2
    Quote: Vadim237
    This year, 140 billion will be allocated for it, and what exactly is the backwardness of the microelectronics that the military is now producing?

    Is there any relevance in something? Name. It is necessary not to allocate, but to invest, and not to just anyone, but to those who have a reputation. Otherwise, they will stick stickers on Chinese goods and wait for another billion for revision.
  12. RED_ICE
    RED_ICE 12 August 2020 21: 52
    0
    And we both fought with homemade unloading and in sneakers will continue to fight)))
  13. Ax Matt
    Ax Matt 13 August 2020 02: 54
    0
    Yes, I already wrote everything ... here. All this will be in the MTR.
    https://ridero.ru/books/sem_dnei_budushego/
    "The future ... is already what will be tomorrow"
  14. Vlad Pervovich
    Vlad Pervovich 13 August 2020 10: 38
    0
    Quote: loki565
    I read it ... The future is near ...
    Only one doubt, how much will such equipment cost for a soldier, for hundreds and thousands of soldiers? ...

    Rather, it is special equipment for MTR

    no one will definitely cancel footcloths)))
  15. Vladimir Tarasov
    Vladimir Tarasov 14 August 2020 09: 16
    +1
    You’re kidding me, in our army the warriors did not get everything, but you mean the centurion! And the centurion, I think half of the Chinese components will be created, not of the highest quality, of course, which only watches from the warrior are
  16. Diviz
    Diviz 21 August 2020 10: 19
    0
    They have not yet created an autonomous small-sized power plant, so when it appears then all these projects with an exoskeleton will be embodied in reality.
    I read the news that our scientists have invented an engine that can work both in outer space and in air. Who knows the details.?