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What awaits the Russian military equipment of the future

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The equipment of the soldier of the future has been developed over the past few decades in many countries of the world. In the USSR, similar developments began in the late 1980s, during the years of the war in Afghanistan. Already in Russia, several sets of combat equipment were brought to a serial state, the most famous and popular of which is the "Ratnik". As of the end of 2020, about 300 thousand sets of this equipment have already been delivered to the Russian army.


In Russia, work began on the fourth generation of combat equipment


Russian military equipment, also known as the "kit of the soldier of the future", is represented by two generations.

The first generation is the Barmitsa set. This set of equipment was developed specifically for motorized rifle troops, airborne troops and special forces, but it never became widespread.

The second generation in Russia includes the "Ratnik" kit, which has been supplied to the troops in large quantities in recent years.

The third generation of modern Russian military equipment is known under the name "Sotnik".

According to the press service of the state corporation "Rostec", the set of combat equipment "Sotnik" should be replaced by "Ratnik" in 2025. According to the director of Rostec, Sergei Chemezov, the best high-tech developments of domestic defense industry enterprises, including those that are part of Rostec, will be integrated into the third-generation equipment set.

Despite the fact that the country is in full swing the process of creating and testing the third generation of equipment for the soldier of the future, scientists, military and engineers are already thinking about the fourth generation kit.

At the end of January 2021, the press service of the state corporation announced that Rostec had begun research work on the creation of fourth generation combat equipment for the soldier of the future. Rostec structures - TSNIITOCHMSh and the Kalashnikov concern, as well as a number of other companies - have already been involved in the research.

While the work is at the initial stage, the process of determining the tactical and technical requirements is underway. Russian developers are currently analyzing the advanced combat kits of military personnel from around the world. At the same time, it is known that research work on the program for the development of fourth generation combat equipment is scheduled until 2035. The fourth generation equipment will have to replace the "Sotnik".

From "Warrior" to "Sotnik"


The main purpose of any set of equipment for a soldier of the future of any country in the world is to increase the combat effectiveness not only of a single soldier, but of the entire detachment. In Russia, these tasks are fully met by the second generation "Ratnik" set of equipment, which combines about 60 different elements: from small arms weapons to tactical flashlights and from body armor to communications and target designation.


The second generation equipment includes 6B47 combined arms armor helmet and 6B45 combined arms body armor. The helmet is able to protect the fighter from the PM pistol bullets fired from a distance of only 5 meters, as well as fragments flying at a speed of no more than 630 m / s. The bulletproof vest can withstand the hit of automatic 7,62-mm AK ammunition and the M16A2 assault rifle, as well as SVD sniper bullets (cartridge 57-N-323C) at a distance of 10 meters.

At the same time, an assault version of body armor with an additional level of protection 6B45-1, a special protective apron and splinter-proof shoulder pads is also available to servicemen. This version of the body armor already holds 7,62-mm bullets of armor-piercing incendiary cartridges at a distance of 10 meters, as well as fairly powerful sniper cartridges, for example, the popular American .338 Lapua Magnum (8,6x70 mm) from a distance of 300 meters. The weight of the "Warrior" consumable set with assault body armor without weapons and ammunition reaches 22 kg.

According to Chemezov, the weight of the Sotnik set will be about 20 kg. At the same time, Sergei Chemezov did not disclose any information about which body armor the given weight is given for, and whether the fighter's weapons are included in this value. At the same time, according to the head of Rostec, the combination of functions of individual elements and the use of innovative materials will reduce the weight of the kit by 20 percent.

The standard second-generation body armor is based on ceramic-composite armor plates, which are distinguished by a high level of strength with a relatively low weight. In the basic version of the "Warrior", a bulletproof vest capable of withstanding up to 10 hits of automatic bullets weighs about 7,8 kg, in an assault configuration the weight increases to 15 kg.


Soldiers in "Warrior" outfit

In the third generation soldier's outfit, special polyethylene fiber can replace the ceramic-composite armor. Lightweight polymer fiber and armor plates can increase the fighter's protection. The developers of the new armor, which became known as the "super thread", claimed that it outperformed similar Israeli and American designs.

The use of new armor, on the one hand, will help to lighten the set of equipment, on the other hand, to increase the protection class. It is reported that such armor will be able to cope with shrapnel flying at speeds up to 670 m / s, and will also help prevent fractures and contusions in the fighter. In the future, the appearance of armor that can withstand the impact of 12,7 mm bullets is possible. Including the M2 Browning heavy machine gun, which is widespread in the world.

Theoretically, such armor can be created with ordinary ceramic plates, however, moving with such protection will be extremely problematic. In any case, a certain margin of safety is already being laid in the Sotnik outfit set. It is known that this kit will receive a passive exoskeleton. Rostec reports that it has already been tested in real combat conditions and has managed to confirm its effectiveness.

The lightweight exoskeleton is made of carbon fiber and is able to effectively relieve the musculoskeletal system of a fighter, making it easier to carry loads weighing up to 50 kg (special equipment, raider backpacks, weapons and ammunition). Such a device is simply irreplaceable when conducting long marches (especially over rough terrain) or assault operations.


Possible appearance of combat equipment of the third generation "Sotnik"

Externally, a passive exoskeleton is a mechanical lever-hinge device that mimics human joints. Such an exoskeleton is called passive, since it does not have servos, power supplies and various electronics and sensors in its design. This makes the design simpler, more reliable and lighter. The passive exoskeleton is easy to operate and completely autonomous, while the weight of the kit should not exceed 4–8 kg.

Active exoskeleton and miniature drones


Obviously, without waiting for the 2030s, we can say that a promising Russian set of fourth-generation equipment will receive an active exoskeleton with servo drives and batteries. The weight and complexity of the device will increase, but the capabilities of the fighter will increase proportionally. At the same time, like any exoskeleton, it can be used not only on the battlefield, but also in the rear. For example, during construction work, repair and maintenance of military equipment, etc.

Drones will also be included in the fourth generation equipment set. In this case, we are talking about devices of small and ultra-small classes, differing in miniature dimensions. It is unlikely that they will be larger than the palm of an average person, and their weight, most likely, will not exceed the weight of an ordinary grenade under-barrel grenade launcher.

The miniature size of the devices will allow each soldier to be equipped with them, which will significantly improve their situational awareness in a combat situation. Such devices will receive electric motors and the ability to stay in the air for about 1–2 hours. Their main advantage should be mobility and speed of deployment. At the same time, it is almost impossible to detect such drones, as well as to hit with conventional weapons systems.


Elements of a passive exoskeleton in the "Centurion" outfit

Perhaps the drones will be included in the Sotnik outfit. At least at the end of 2020, information appeared that a third-generation nano-UAV was created in St. Petersburg. The weight of the miniature UAV was only 180 grams. In the future, fighters will even be able to use a swarm of such devices.

The future is also drawing closer to other inventions that are planned to be implemented and used already in the outfit of the Sotnik. In particular, Rostec reported that the Sotnik plans to use a unique electrically controlled material “chameleon”, for the creation of which specialists of the Ruselectronics holding are responsible. It is reported that this material will be able to independently change its color depending on the environment surrounding the soldier and the masked surface. For the first time, a helmet equipped with such a coating was shown during the Army-2018 forum.

Futuristic technologies include a special "anti-heat" suit that hides soldiers from infrared observation devices of the enemy, special "mine" boots and a set of sensors - a module for assessing the physical condition of a soldier. The latter must transmit to the commander all information about the state of subordinates: pressure, heart rate, pulse, breathing. Information about the received wound will be automatically transmitted to the commander and military medics.

Deliveries of "Sotnik" to the troops are scheduled for 2025. We have four more years at our disposal to assess which of the declared will be implemented now, and which will be postponed until the appearance of the fourth generation combat equipment. At the same time, by 2035 we will definitely witness the emergence of some more unique technological solutions.
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  1. KCA
    KCA 2 June 2021 04: 53
    +4
    is "special polyethylene fiber" high density polyethylene? It is, as it were, not particularly light, the name "high density" means this, I don’t know any other special polyethylene, I don’t think that it is much lighter than ceramics.
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 2 June 2021 05: 20
      +1
      High density polyethylene (HDPE) has various applications, while polyethylene fiber has slightly different properties and applications.
      1. KCA
        KCA 2 June 2021 05: 27
        +4
        So the fiber from it is pulled, and laid in dozens of layers, or even hundreds, what kind of ceramics is going on now, I don't know, I saw a bulletproof vest with ceramic plates in 1992, very light, from the neck to the genitals, and weighed a kilogram 5, held a shot from the SVD, but there was a big drawback, the plate for one hit, the kinetic energy of a bullet or fragment was extinguished by the fact that the plate crumbled into dust after being hit, and the second hit in the same place was just a hit into a rag
    2. Eug
      Eug 2 June 2021 06: 51
      +4
      Unlike "pure" (without additional layers) ceramics, VMPF has shock-absorbing properties (this is the structure), especially when it comes to products made of VMPF threads. Most likely, the finished product with the same volume will weigh less, but not much - which is still a huge plus. Especially if the cost does not increase.
      1. parma
        parma 2 June 2021 08: 18
        +1
        Quote: Eug
        Unlike "pure" (without additional layers) ceramics, VMPF has shock-absorbing properties (this is the structure), especially when it comes to products made of VMPF threads. Most likely, the finished product with the same volume will weigh less, but not much - which is still a huge plus. Especially if the cost does not increase.

        That's just Ballistically, polyethylene does not hold anything larger than pistol bullets (and not all of them hold) ... while there is no material for the BZ that can withstand multiple hits of "automatic" calibers ... moreover, if you look at the special forces of all countries - there is a massive refusal even from the elements of "soft" armor, in principle, everything is in "slabs", and not standard armor ...
        1. Civil
          Civil 2 June 2021 08: 30
          +2
          Quote: parma
          moreover, if you look at the special forces of all countries, there is a massive refusal even from the elements of "soft" armor, in principle, everything is in "slabs", and not standard armor ...

          We are talking about simple infantry, for example, it will be easier to organize conscripts in armor to attack, as it creates the illusion of security in them.
          1. parma
            parma 2 June 2021 11: 50
            +2
            Quote: Civil
            Quote: parma
            moreover, if you look at the special forces of all countries, there is a massive refusal even from the elements of "soft" armor, in principle, everything is in "slabs", and not standard armor ...

            We are talking about simple infantry, for example, it will be easier to organize conscripts in armor to attack, as it creates the illusion of security in them.

            Plates made of standard body armor provide acceptable protection from shooters (they are also used in plateniers), the refusal of special forces from the "soft" component is simple - side, shoulder, neck or groin packs do not provide protection against bullets, only from fragments ... For special forces, the chance to catch a shard is not high, but all these elements add mass to the vest and reduce mobility ...
            1. Klingon
              Klingon 3 June 2021 17: 35
              0
              conclusion: special forces need a BZ made of carbon nanotubes - that's what it will turn out to be something like Mitril wassat
          2. KCA
            KCA 2 June 2021 13: 37
            +4
            For simple infantry, armored vehicles with plates weighing 16-24-32kg, I lived in 24kg, the small paramedic got 32kg, half of its weight, or even a little more
            1. Bad_gr
              Bad_gr 2 June 2021 19: 34
              0
              Quote: KCA
              For simple infantry, armored vehicles with plates weighing 16-24-32kg, I lived in 24kg, the small paramedic got 32kg, half of its weight, or even a little more

              There was a program about the protection of special forces soldiers. One set weighing 90kg was mentioned. To the reporter's remark that not everyone can lift such a weight, and not that they would also perform combat missions, the specialist assured that when the suit is dressed and its weight is distributed, the fighter in this protection copes with his tasks.
            2. parma
              parma 3 June 2021 09: 29
              -2
              Quote: KCA
              For simple infantry, armored vehicles with plates weighing 16-24-32kg, I lived in 24kg, the small paramedic got 32kg, half of its weight, or even a little more

              Everything, as always, depends on the case - the parts in our case .. it is clear that no one will give the "plate maker" to the conscript, just like modern bulletproof vests (well, perhaps for some kind of parade) ... if you look at the photo of the war on 08.08.08 - there in general, it was a nightmare from the point of view of equipment, many vests were with an exhausted storage resource (the storage period of the BZ is 5-7-10 years) ... now it seems to be better, but the situation with the "armored vanegret" remained .. many in Syria and peacekeepers in Karabakh wear plate makers, bought at their own expense .. yes, this is not according to the charter, etc. and etc., but it is much more convenient, and therefore they close their eyes .. special forces generally all over the world in their own, in one photo there can be fighters in equipment of 3-4 different manufacturers, no one even has statutory helmets ... in general, a "centurion" like a "warrior" is certainly better than the equipment of the 00s, but there is a lag in quality and not small from the NATO countries, I will not talk about the number at all .. ...
              1. KCA
                KCA 3 June 2021 10: 13
                +2
                For half a year I was just running around in an armor obtained by the type of a bull pissing, me, a signalman, weighing 80 + 24 kg armor, a paramedic 60 + 32 kg skin, ceramic armor was one for the entire notorious 131 Maykop brigade, miraculously, miraculously in 1992 they didn’t let me into the mince either, I personally had the opportunity for 40 minutes to carefully study the plans of the attack on Grozny with the use of aviation and electronic warfare in 1993 on the maps, why then they didn’t knead the dorasses, I don’t know
                1. parma
                  parma 3 June 2021 12: 02
                  -2
                  Quote: KCA
                  For half a year I was just running around in an armor obtained by the type of a bull pissing, me, a signalman, weighing 80 + 24 kg armor, a paramedic 60 + 32 kg skin, ceramic armor was one for the entire notorious 131 Maykop brigade, miraculously, miraculously in 1992 they didn’t let me into the mince either, I personally had the opportunity for 40 minutes to carefully study the plans of the attack on Grozny with the use of aviation and electronic warfare in 1993 on the maps, why then they didn’t knead the dorasses, I don’t know

                  To be honest, I don't even know what kind of bulletproof vests it could have been ... 6b3 and 6b5 (our most widespread vests in Chechnya) weighed 12 and 16 kg maximum (if memory serves), 6b4 (of which there were few, after all, the most expensive BZ USSR) - a little more than 11 kg ... the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Internal Troops had their own vests, but the 131st army men ... although the principle - that the joint was issued, then nobody canceled it ...
                  In fact, you were even partially lucky, the bulletproof vests of these series had pockets for bk, AI and grenades, there was no need to wear RPMs, which do not add a drop of convenience with the BZ, but I must say that their load distribution is also terrible ...
                  In general, outwardly, my most favorite (from domestic) is 6b13 ... yes, it is not very convenient (I tried it on somehow), not too thought out, but brutal ...
                  1. KCA
                    KCA 3 June 2021 14: 04
                    +1
                    I don’t understand the marking, they gave it out like that in general, they just stuck it in my hands and that's it, this was during the Ossetian-Ingush conflict, where I spent the whole winter of 92-93, mine was 24kg with a collar made of multilayer fabric and below the genitals it was also of the “collar” type , there were pockets for magazines, 6 pieces, there were still strips for the belt, I, as a signalman, quickly inserted the belt from the P-274 coil into them, it made it very easy to wear the armor, how the paramedic wore 32kg, I can't imagine, but generally quite a convenient thing , you can sleep on the floor or on the ground, lay on your back and just like on a soft bed, the helmet, however, interferes, but you cannot take it off
        2. Eug
          Eug 3 June 2021 07: 22
          0
          As for me, you need to combine the layers. Well, what a joy - it is up to the specialists to decide. Or a "case" with pockets in which "plates" are placed. Something like this...
    3. Civil
      Civil 2 June 2021 07: 21
      +2
      Since the fighters already have drones, it means there will be similar air defense.
    4. Narak-zempo
      Narak-zempo 2 June 2021 11: 52
      +4
      Quote: KCA
      "special polyethylene fiber" is high density polyethylene

      UHMWPE is an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Strength is achieved due to the longer length of polymer chains compared to conventional polyethylene. This is not necessarily due to increased density.
      1. KCA
        KCA 3 June 2021 14: 12
        0
        The length of the molecules cannot be unrelated to the density of the material, rubber, for example, is for condoms, is for car tires, is the density the same? Somewhere the molecules are more compact, somewhere they are unwound to their full length, and the rubber molecule is tens of times longer than the molecule of any polyethylene, but it is only folded and therefore elastic
    5. Togilen
      Togilen 2 June 2021 12: 56
      +6
      Well, it remains to add that in the USSR then in the Russian Federation there were two experimental installations for obtaining UHMWPE - in Kazan and Tomsk, at the moment two of these installations have been stopped. In Tomsk, I went to the metal in general. And in VNIISV it was left with a gulkin's nose, so that the new "armor", like the current aramid, will consist of foreign materials.
      For example, for the production of aramid, 7 chemicals and polymers are needed, in the Russian Federation 2 (TWA) are produced.
      1. psiho117
        psiho117 4 June 2021 02: 31
        0
        Quote: Togilen
        at the moment, these two installations are stopped.

        There are also 6-7 small factories in different parts of the country. Scientific research institutes are different, private traders, etc.
        In terms of volume, of course, it was less than in Tomsk, but in total, the state defense order is being dragged on.

        But the raw materials are all foreign, yes. Shield to do request
        1. Togilen
          Togilen 25 July 2021 10: 36
          0
          Name at least one where she is. It will make my soul feel better.
          But I will say right away - they simply do not exist. And for reference, UHMWPE armor was produced only in Tomsk. National economic needs in Kazan.
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 2 June 2021 05: 01
    +9
    In the future, armor may appear that will be able to withstand the impact of 12,7 mm bullets. Including the M2 Browning heavy machine gun, which is widespread in the world.
    The armor may withstand, but the fighter will definitely be blown away! laughing
    1. KCA
      KCA 2 June 2021 05: 38
      +6
      This is the same if you poke a fighter in a super-superpermega helmet with a sledgehammer with all the dope, the helmet will remain intact, the head too, only there will be jelly in the head, and 12.7, the armor is intact, and the internal organs will change places
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U 2 June 2021 05: 39
        +2
        Quote: KCA
        poke a fighter in a super-superpermega helmet with a sledgehammer with all the dope, the helmet will remain intact, the head too, only there will be jelly in the head,
        You forgot about ringing in your ears, it is disorienting! laughing
      2. Kalmar
        Kalmar 2 June 2021 10: 01
        +2
        Quote: KCA
        the armor is intact, and the internal organs will change places

        Well, except that the soldier does not have to be collected all over the district in order to pack in a bag. Seriously though, I think we're still talking about the 12.7 bullet at its end; it is clear that from a short distance she will turn the armor inside out together with the warrior.
        1. cat Rusich
          cat Rusich 2 June 2021 23: 11
          0
          Quote: Kalmar
          Seriously though, I think we're still talking about the 12.7 bullet at its end; it is clear that from a short distance she will turn the armor inside out together with the warrior.
          special forces shield
          police shield
          special forces shield
          In SHIELD shape you can try and hold a 12,7mm bullet ...
          soldier
          1. Kalmar
            Kalmar 3 June 2021 09: 08
            +1
            Quote: cat Rusich
            In SHIELD shape you can try and hold a 12,7mm bullet ...

            Perhaps, having broken through such a shield, the 12.7 bullet will start tumbling and will more successfully get stuck in the armor with an acceptable over-the-counter action. Although the queue of those who want to check for themselves will obviously not be too large))

            One way or another, the military does not seem to use such products (few people want to carry an extra 25 kg on themselves, it is easier to fit an armored car, in my opinion). And those who use it, too, are unlikely to climb their breasts on a large-caliber machine gun - it would be wiser to use other means here.
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  3. andrewkor
    andrewkor 2 June 2021 05: 41
    +8
    And I liked the body kit for the foot (shoes). I had a sad experience when a crumbled cut-off stone hit a work boot with an iron toe, got off with a bruise. Another foot was clamped with a pack of aluminum profiles when unloading from the machine. A heavy piece of iron also collapsed right on the boot. Here it is important to immediately cool the bruise either with tap water or directly into the snow. In all cases it was bruised!
    It will definitely suit casters and blacksmiths!
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 2 June 2021 06: 29
      +3
      Quote: andrewkor
      It will definitely suit casters and blacksmiths!

      The steel toe cap in work shoes was not even invented in the last century! ))) But the exoskeleton for distributing the weight of the carried load or holding that "poker" or whatever it is called by the metallurgists, that would pierce the entrance, will be cool!
    2. vargo
      vargo 2 June 2021 08: 47
      +4
      Just imagined for a second you go into the shop, and there colleagues in the centurions work)) With machine guns and drones are circling, helping.
      (ps if I understood that it was only about bots)
  4. Gunther
    Gunther 2 June 2021 05: 42
    +11
    Quote: Author
    Bulletproof vest withstands hitting 7,62 mm AK ammunition and the M16A2 assault rifle, as well as sniper bullets SVD (cartridge 57-N-323S) at a distance of 10 meters.


    it's great when our soldiers have modern and comfortable equipment, but in connection with the armor, I remembered a Soviet anecdote about galoshes: "... the man is crumpled, but the galoshes are intact!"
    there was an article on VO from 2011, about "liquid armor" with the participation of certain nanoparticles, which somehow reminded badly of the red-headed fool:
    "In Russia, the development of" liquid armor "has been carried out since 2006 by the Yekaterinburg Venture Fund of the military-industrial complex and, according to them, in the coming years this product will already be on the market ....."
    https://topwar.ru/3126-texnologii-budushhego-zhidkaya-bronya.html?_e_pi_=7%2CPAGE_ID10%2C2160493984
    1. NDR-791
      NDR-791 2 June 2021 06: 01
      +11
      Quote: Gunter
      "... the man is crumpled, but the galoshes are intact!"

      That's for sure. It was so, it was quite hanging on the SMU:
      1. SERGE ANT
        SERGE ANT 2 June 2021 06: 16
        +15
        - Children, put on all the helmets, otherwise there was such a case: a boy and a girl came to the building, the girl put on a helmet, but the boy did not, a brick fell on their head. The boy died, but the girl just laughed and ran away.
        Little Johnny:
        - And I know this girl, she still runs around in a helmet and laughs.
  5. Gunther
    Gunther 2 June 2021 06: 10
    +7
    Quote: Author
    According to Chemezov, the weight of the Sotnik set will be about 20 kg.


    the cost, weight of the equipment, its technological equipment (electronics, unmanned aerial vehicles) presupposes a professional military man; a conscript, in my opinion, is not enough for a full-fledged mastering of military skill, especially as it concerns the crews of complex and expensive equipment ("armata", etc. )
  6. Catfish
    Catfish 2 June 2021 06: 10
    +3
    Does anyone know what kind of weapon a soldier has in the "Centurion" outfit?

    And was it not about this weapon in the VO that there was an article dated May 26 of this year?
    1. vargo
      vargo 2 June 2021 08: 49
      +2
      Good idea, by the way! Hmm, Interesting to see. And by the way, do not remind me when they want to hold a presentation?
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 2 June 2021 08: 51
        +3
        Unfortunately, I have no information about this. request
    2. psiho117
      psiho117 4 June 2021 02: 37
      +2
      Quote: Sea Cat
      Does anyone know what kind of weapon

      It seems like the people from Kalashnikov said that this is just a model.
      Purely for the exhibition, cobbled together to look fantastic.
      1. Catfish
        Catfish 4 June 2021 05: 47
        +1
        But ... request

        Well, what can I say ...
  7. Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 2 June 2021 12: 36
    +2
    Obviously, without waiting for the 2030s, we can say that a promising Russian set of fourth generation equipment will receive an active exoskeleton with servo drives and batteries.

    Doubts, doubts. The default active exoskeleton will be bulkier than the current passive ones. If they even weigh 6 kilograms, then the active one will weigh 15 kilograms because it will require greater strength of joints at the locations of the servos, the mass of the servos themselves, sensors, protection of certain elements of such an exoskeleton from fragments, etc. And this is not counting the mass of the battery - in principle today We cannot make a reliable, capacious and fire-safe battery for such a unit on our own and cannot mass-produce, Lithium-Ion and Lithium-polymer vryatli will satisfy in terms of size and military reliability, besides, our industry has not mastered modern designs on this basis and will hardly master it. Other types of batteries, even projected ones, do not give unequivocal confidence to assert that they will be able to fulfill this task in a military version and that within the limits of a decade, their designs will be mastered and worked out by sufficiently foreign industry (and even more so in ours).
    The battery will be large, poorly protected, heavy - it will take the place of the backpack, the load from which will have to either be shifted back (which will worsen the centering of the fighter), or distributed over the fighter - which will increase its volume (like the exoskeleton itself with drives) and overall dimensions.

    In short, I consider an active exoskeleton in the current and near-future state of servos and batteries to be fantastic, in the 2030s most likely it will not be outside the boundaries of experimental samples.
    1. Darkesstcat
      Darkesstcat 2 June 2021 14: 44
      +4
      Fallout promises to be invented by 2066.
  8. Just a Traveler
    Just a Traveler 2 June 2021 13: 41
    +3
    "Deliveries of the Sotnik to the troops are scheduled for 2025 ..."
    And at Mosfilm they have already begun with might and main)))))
  9. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat 4 June 2021 00: 31
    +1
    Futuristic technologies include a special "anti-heat" suit that hides soldiers from the enemy's infrared observation devices.

    Towards futuristic ??? belay
    This "futuristic" suit is already on the civilian market.


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