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In the USA, the Russian military equipment "Ratnik" was evaluated

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In the USA, the Russian military equipment "Ratnik" was evaluated

At a time when the United States is failing its attempts to create a functional combat suit for the military, Russia is already using exoskeletons. Modest but effective technology helped the Russians gain an advantage over the Americans. David Hambling writes about this in the American magazine Forbes.


The author reports that the Russian army is already fully using the "Ratnik" combat equipment developed by the Central Scientific Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TsNIITochmash). At the same time, the equipment uses an exoskeleton without an engine, which removes the load from the soldier and allows him to move and run freely with a load of 45 kg.

The American development of the TALOS combat suit, which began in 2013, came to a halt due to the lack of rechargeable batteries capable of supporting the suit for many hours. At the same time, the Russians, developing a non-motorized (passive) exoskeleton, are quietly gaining experience and with the advent of a suitable power source they will begin to use it based on the developments made.

Russian developers have already come up with various original schemes to improve the exoskeleton - adding everything from chameleon protective paint to microdrones. The third generation version, known as the Centurion, is promised by 2025. But as for the goals set, they are quite realistic.

- said Samuel Bendett, an advisor to the Russian program of the Center for Naval Research and an expert on Russian unmanned systems.

According to him, in the USA it is certainly easier to get huge funds for development, but the Russian step-by-step approach also has its advantages.
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  1. A. Privalov
    A. Privalov 22 August 2020 09: 11 New
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    Motorless exoskeleton ...
    Right. My grandmother's hand sewing machine from the Podolsk plant (nee "Singer") served 49 years without a single repair.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 22 August 2020 09: 26 New
      +8
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Motorless exoskeleton ...
      Right. My grandmother's hand sewing machine from the Podolsk plant (nee "Singer") served 49 years without a single repair.

      Well, yes, a simple, constructively correctly developed solution, while being of high quality - works flawlessly yes

    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 22 August 2020 09: 57 New
      +6
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Motorless exoskeleton ...
      Right.

      There is a sewing machine ... There are children's machines that use inertia ... There is a scooter, a bicycle, where human power is used ...
      This direction is not devoid of certain prospects.
      1. dorz
        dorz 22 August 2020 12: 05 New
        +7
        Movers at German airports have long been using exoskeletons sad smile

        1. Stalllker
          Stalllker 24 August 2020 12: 50 New
          +2
          And how does it reduce the load ???? Hands "free", legs too. He does not provide any help to the knee joint. Rather, it is this person who has a problem with his back and no more, namely in the lumbar region. Shoulders and then elastic
    3. APASUS
      APASUS 22 August 2020 11: 24 New
      +3
      Quote: A. Privalov
      Motorless exoskeleton ...

      What's wrong? In fact, you can use the properties of a spring, an air cylinder and a bunch of purely physical properties of materials.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 22 August 2020 12: 17 New
        +2
        Quote: APASUS
        In fact, you can use the properties of a spring, an air cylinder and a bunch of purely physical properties of materials.

        And in the non-motorized "Fortis" from Lockheed Martin, the principle of the lever is used at all.
        Just do not say this to an Israeli, otherwise the collapse of the picture of the world will happen to him. laughing
    4. IS-80_RVGK2
      IS-80_RVGK2 22 August 2020 12: 40 New
      0
      The case when I wanted to say one thing, but said another.
  2. Masha
    Masha 22 August 2020 09: 13 New
    45
    2060 You arrive home after an excursion to Mars, remove the exoskeleton, instruct the bathtub to fill up and teleport to the bedroom. At this time, you yourself copy the memories of the excursion from your brain to a flash drive. Then you climb into the bath, and it is ice cold. You completely forgot that the hot water was turned off for two weeks ... wassat
    1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 22 August 2020 09: 25 New
      +1
      2060 You arrive home after an excursion to Mars, remove the exoskeleton, instruct the bathtub to fill up and teleport to the bedroom. At this time, you yourself copy the memories of the excursion from your brain to a flash drive. Then you climb into the bath, and it is ice cold. You completely forgot that the hot water was turned off for two weeks ...

      For the sake of decency, it would be worth mentioning that you are not the author of this joke.
      1. Masha
        Masha 22 August 2020 09: 33 New
        19
        I do not pretend ...
        I know this as an anecdote .... and anecdote is folk art wink love
        1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
          Sidor Amenpodestovich 22 August 2020 10: 19 New
          -2
          Quote: Masha
          I know this as an anecdote.

          This could be indicated as a source.
          1. Masha
            Masha 22 August 2020 10: 26 New
            +9
            Sorry, of course ... but I thought it was understandable ... repeat
            1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
              Sidor Amenpodestovich 22 August 2020 10: 35 New
              -12
              Quote: Masha
              Sorry, of course ... but I thought it was understandable ...

              That is, you deny yourself the ability to come up with something like that? This is completely non-obvious, and you may be underestimating yourself.
              In addition, the local contingent is hardly well versed in Internet folklore.
              1. Masha
                Masha 22 August 2020 10: 40 New
                15
                I rated myself poorly ...
                I underestimated, so to speak ...
                I have not justified your hopes ...
                Well...
                So be it... crying
                1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
                  Sidor Amenpodestovich 22 August 2020 10: 47 New
                  -7
                  Quote: Masha
                  I did not justify your hopes ...

                  I wonder what hopes I could have regarding you?
                  1. Masha
                    Masha 22 August 2020 10: 51 New
                    10
                    You know better! yes and the assumption is a thankless job ...
                    1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
                      Sidor Amenpodestovich 22 August 2020 10: 56 New
                      -9
                      Why then did you decide that you did not acquit them?
                      1. Masha
                        Masha 22 August 2020 11: 00 New
                        +7
                        Really justified ???? belay
                      2. Sidor Amenpodestovich
                        Sidor Amenpodestovich 22 August 2020 11: 04 New
                        -9
                        How would you like?
                      3. Masha
                        Masha 22 August 2020 11: 20 New
                        +8
                        What is justification?
                        Someone, something to prove?
                        Here for the flood we will fly!
                        You don't have to go to the grandmother ... love
                      4. Andrei from Chelyabinsk
                        Andrei from Chelyabinsk 24 August 2020 15: 06 New
                        0
                        Quote: Masha
                        Really justified ????

                        Quote: Sydor Amenpospestovich
                        How would you like?

                        Do you answer the question with a question?
                        Well, what should I say? I don't know what you mean, but you still have to go ...
  • Insurgent
    Insurgent 22 August 2020 09: 55 New
    +5
    Quote: Masha
    2060 You arrive home after an excursion to Mars, remove the exoskeleton, instruct the bathtub to fill up and teleport to the bedroom. At this time, you yourself copy the memories of the excursion from your brain to a flash drive. Then you climb into the bath, and it is ice cold. You completely forgot that the hot water was turned off for two weeks ...

    Live for today yes And he, in fact, is not so bad in Russia, given that only hot water was turned off for two weeks. But you can probably endure it somehow?

    In our city, even before the war, water problems were a constant scourge. Drinking "by the hour", there is no talk of hot at all ...
    When the dill was squeezed out, the water seemed to have improved, but now, apparently due to the shelling of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Gorlovka, there is no water in the tap at all in my area, almost two months ...
    But if you have a pack of cigarettes in your pocket,
    So everything is not so bad for today.
  • halpat
    halpat 22 August 2020 09: 59 New
    +2
    Quote: Masha
    2060 You arrive home after an excursion to Mars, remove the exoskeleton, instruct the bathtub to fill up and teleport to the bedroom. At this time, you yourself copy the memories of the excursion from your brain to a flash drive. Then you climb into the bath, and it is ice cold. You completely forgot that the hot water was turned off for two weeks ... wassat

    Although I read the ad printed in your ZhEK on "Yatrani", pasted at the mailboxes.
  • Sancho_SP
    Sancho_SP 22 August 2020 09: 20 New
    +2
    And yet there are even passive exoskeletons somewhere in the troops? Or that beautiful system with a direct feed of a tape and a machine gun from a backpack?
    1. Ponchik78
      Ponchik78 23 August 2020 19: 05 New
      0
      Yes there is. https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/6020997
  • Aleks2000
    Aleks2000 22 August 2020 09: 39 New
    -1
    Wah. We already have the 3rd generation of Ratnik ...
    And they don't have a type, although at VO from time to time they say that there is ...
  • Alien From
    Alien From 22 August 2020 09: 43 New
    +4
    One kind of warrior is already scary ...)
  • Mouse
    Mouse 22 August 2020 09: 52 New
    +1
    Silently envy how?
  • yfast
    yfast 22 August 2020 10: 07 New
    +1
    Will someone walk in this? It's hot in summer, cold in winter, there are no janitors, if only for a two-minute assault. The bullet from the tower ricochets in the neck.
  • aszzz888
    aszzz888 22 August 2020 10: 19 New
    -1
    The American development of the TALOS combat suit, which began in 2013, has stalled due to lack of batteries capable of providing many hours of work of the suit.
    Did you try to shove the battery from Kamaz? laughing At the worst, a tank. wassat
    1. Free wind
      Free wind 22 August 2020 10: 28 New
      +5
      What is the difference between accumulators from a tank and a KAMAZ one?
      1. Dr. Frankenstucker
        Dr. Frankenstucker 24 August 2020 18: 33 New
        0
        Quote: Free Wind
        What is the difference between accumulators from a tank and a KAMAZ one?

        Sounds more brutal))
    2. demo
      demo 22 August 2020 11: 13 New
      +4
      Ladies close your eyes and ears!
      Did you try to shove the battery from Kamaz? laughing At worst, a tank. wassat
      How do you imagine a tank battery at the worst end !? what
      Sorry again!
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 22 August 2020 12: 47 New
        -1

        demo (van)
        Today, 11: 13
        NEW

        +1
        Ladies close your eyes and ears!
        Did you try to shove the battery from Kamaz? laughing At worst, a tank. wassat
        How do you imagine a tank battery at the worst end !? what
        Sorry again!
        Everyone understands to the extent of his licentiousness. hi
    3. Dr. Frankenstucker
      Dr. Frankenstucker 24 August 2020 18: 03 New
      +1
      Quote: aszzz888
      Did you try to shove the battery from Kamaz? At the worst, a tank.

      powerful joke.
  • Angelo Provolone
    Angelo Provolone 22 August 2020 10: 54 New
    +3
    The American development of the TALOS combat suit, which began in 2013, came to a halt due to the lack of rechargeable batteries capable of supporting the suit for many hours. At the same time, the Russians, developing a non-motorized (passive) exoskeleton, are quietly gaining experience

    the bar has been raised by Hollywood. Now the American command for less simply does not agree:
  • Angelo Provolone
    Angelo Provolone 22 August 2020 10: 59 New
    0
    inspired by ...
    what kind of actors? like Rourke: a man like a man, fit

    What kind of cinematography do we have?
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 22 August 2020 11: 11 New
      -2
      And what will happen if the shit, also snitches on his turnips as much as Rourke got in his life?
  • Note
    Note 22 August 2020 11: 27 New
    +3
    Physics is an exact science. And whatever springs do not put where, the force of action is equal to the force of reaction. When working with a load, it can facilitate some movements in certain planes, but no more. And to move in rough terrain is not only pushing but also pulling. So this exoskeleton, as part of the warrior, centurion, etc. program, is just an attempt to wishful thinking. And this is not only and not so much in our country, but in all countries involved in these developments. As for all the rest of the husk, such as microdrones, protective paint, and so on, we are unlikely to be "far" away from other developers in the world.
    1. dauria
      dauria 22 August 2020 11: 47 New
      -1
      Physics is an exact science. And whatever springs do not put where, the force of action is equal to the force of reaction.


      In vain they dragged physics. Biology makes excellent use of the law of conservation of energy - there is recuperation.

      ATP + H2O> ADP + H3PO4 + energy
      ADP + H2O> AMP + H3PO4 + energy

      And these formulas work perfectly in the opposite direction, storing "useless when moving" energy, like springs. With the same walking or running.
      As if trolleybus jumps on bumps are not converted into heating of shock absorbers and air in tires, but converted into electricity and returned to the network.
      1. Note
        Note 22 August 2020 12: 02 New
        +2
        What are you talking about? What biology? Have you driven a hybrid car? Have you seen what kind of bulky inverter installation there is? What kind of electric motors and a huge battery? How does the process of converting mechanical energy into electrical energy occur? And the process of storing it and giving it back to the power of movement? This is a very advanced technology today and is still very crude, even for a car. Just don’t think I don’t want to hurt you at all.
        1. dauria
          dauria 22 August 2020 12: 11 New
          0
          This is a very advanced technology today and is still very crude, even for a car.

          Stop it .. You perfectly understand what this is about. An ordinary rocker is the same "exoskeleton". Distributes the load differently and helps not to strain excess muscles.
        2. yehat2
          yehat2 23 August 2020 12: 05 New
          +1
          what stands on the hybrid Toyota Prius can already be called archaic.
          it is a century old technology. Remember the battleship Potemkin? This is that level.
          the problem is that when the USSR was destroyed, already starting from the 70s, investments in fundamental science of all mankind became scanty, and those that were - were more related to demonstrations or very strange topics than to real progress. Since the 70s, because the Gorbachev group systematically destroyed investments for several years in order to create the preconditions for perestroika, and other countries, in comparison with the USSR, moved very little towards science. It is worth adding that the USSR was diverted for a lot of time by the war and its recovery after it, and then it was forced to invest huge budgets on the narrow topic of the military. And a lot of things that appear now are ideas and technologies that are 50-100 years old.
          For example, mobile phones have already been tested in the 30s of the last century.
          The same Musk, all that is now doing is astronautics 30-50 years ago, there are a minimum of new ideas.
          Only the perfection of materials and production is higher, but the level of engineers is evident that it has dropped dramatically.
          And the same thing in Toyota - devices are used there, slightly modernized taking into account new realities, but essentially old and archaic. Even in the late 80s, the unified field theory went very far from what is used now, but a new USSR is needed, capable of concentrating efforts in order to transform that research into practical developments.
          Let me give you another example - superconducting magnets. Tesla tried to study them. Remember how many years ago it was? And this resigned rapid development only at the end of the last century. And it is considered cutting edge technology.
          This is what "highly advanced technology" is. We are in deep stagnation - just at the end of the steampunk era, before the introduction of internal engines begins. combustion and electricity. Compare t44 (1943) and t72b3 (2018). Between them for almost 75 years, and they look very similar.
          But something starts to shift - for example, in astronautics we are testing and making prototypes of 3 engines of fundamentally new types.
          Finally, I just want to remind you how many very promising developments in the USSR during perestroika died. Yes, one EKIP technology could revolutionize aviation.
      2. Angelo Provolone
        Angelo Provolone 22 August 2020 12: 13 New
        0
        Biology makes excellent use of the law of conservation of energy - there is recuperation

        How does this living organism use recuperation? Something new ...
      3. bar
        bar 22 August 2020 22: 04 New
        +1
        In vain they dragged physics. Biology makes excellent use of the law of conservation of energy - there is recuperation.

        Physics matters too
      4. Zufei
        Zufei 24 August 2020 10: 41 New
        0
        Do you want to do it specifically to recover the energy of bumps on the road?
  • Graz
    Graz 22 August 2020 12: 25 New
    +3
    Samuel Bendett, Advisor to the Russian Program of the Center for Naval Research and Specialist on Russian Unmanned Systems.
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    however, foreign advisers in the MO is something new
  • Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 22 August 2020 14: 44 New
    0
    Russian ingenuity has long been leading the West into a stupor. We are not looking for easy ways, and therefore, we have always found the most effective and simple solutions, which are rarely capable of in the West with their initial goal - profit first of all.
  • yehat2
    yehat2 23 August 2020 12: 07 New
    0
    Quote: Note
    Physics science exact

    who says so, apparently skipped physics)))
    especially quantum.
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  • silver_roman
    silver_roman 24 August 2020 10: 47 New
    0
    Only now I have not seen that it was right everywhere in the troops.
  • Maxim364364
    Maxim364364 24 August 2020 10: 48 New
    0
    Of course, they left a lot of room for names, after the Centurion - Khorunzhiy, then, for example, Poyesaul, Lieutenant, Lieutenant.
  • voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 24 August 2020 11: 18 New
    0
    In any case, the energy must be spent. Whether the battery, the compressed gas, the engine, the muscle strength ...
    Miracles do not happen.
  • Klingon
    Klingon 24 August 2020 13: 52 New
    0
    Quote: APASUS
    Quote: A. Privalov
    Motorless exoskeleton ...

    What's wrong? In fact, you can use the properties of a spring, an air cylinder and a bunch of purely physical properties of materials.

    By the way, yes, here's how they showed a girl with rubber-driven hand prostheses. and everything worked. and further. Top-notch CFRP ankle prostheses and no motors. people run great in them
  • Klingon
    Klingon 24 August 2020 13: 57 New
    0
    Quote: Stalllker
    And how does it reduce the load ???? Hands "free", legs too. He does not provide any help to the knee joint. Rather, it is this person who has a problem with his back and no more, namely in the lumbar region. Shoulders and then elastic

    used a trimmer? try to mow the grass just by carrying it in your hands ... - I think you will get tired of it quickly. But if you put on a "harness" and fasten the trimmer to it, you can work normally for two hours. The weight is still there, but it is distributed differently. Physics you understand wassat
    in a passive exoskeleton the same principle