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"Iron Man Costume" will be tested in June

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The first prototypes of the new TALOS American combat equipment will be ready in the summer of 2014. The fact that their tests will begin in June this year, told reporters, William McRaven, Admiral of the US Navy. TALOS - Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit - has already been nicknamed the “Iron Man Costume,” in honor of the popular Marvel graphic hero in the US. The purpose of the development of this set of equipment is to increase the effectiveness of each individual soldier in a combat situation. It is planned to ensure this through two components - an exoskeleton, which provides the fighter with better protection and increases his power characteristics, and an electronic system built into the suit.


The concept of the new TALOS suit was first presented at the conference, which was held in May 2013. Represented the outfit Admiral William McRaven, who holds the post of commander of special operations forces. The idea of ​​creating intelligent protective armor for military personnel was prompted by the death of one of the American soldiers in Afghanistan. According to the admiral, one American soldier was killed by Taliban militants while entering the house, trying to free the hostage.

According to Admiral Mac Raven, 16 state agencies, 13 universities, 10 national laboratories, and also 56 industrial corporations are involved in creating the prototype TALOS. According to him, the development of this suit will be able to significantly increase not only the survival rate, but also the fighting qualities of American soldiers. It is reported that the TALOS suit will include an exoskeleton, a helmet equipped with a display, and smart armor. In this case, the suit will be able to monitor the vital signs of the serviceman, and even provide him with first aid for bleeding.

"Iron Man Costume" will be tested in June

In June, only the 2014 prototype of this costume will be ready for 3, the equipment itself will be accepted by the US Army only in the 2018 year (estimated period). Admiral McRaven stresses that at the present time it is only a matter of testing the exoskeleton from the TALOS costume. An exoskeleton is a device, the main purpose of which is to increase the strength of an ordinary person through the use of an external frame.

The overall design of the costume remains a mystery. But now we can say that its foundation will be the exoskeleton, which will create an additional level of strength and mass. According to Gareth McKinley, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the exoskeleton looks like the one in which actress Sigourney Weaver moved in the famous science fiction film “Alien”. At the same time, representatives of the US Army command of the US army note that the use of an exoskeleton will make it possible to endow the fighters with superhuman strength. The exoskeleton will help strengthen any movement of a fighter, including his overall mobility and speed.

It is assumed that the exoskeleton of the TALOS suit will allow the soldier to run over rough terrain and even make jumps, carrying on himself no less than 45 kg of various equipment. Outside, the exoskeleton is planned to be covered with durable protective plates that will reliably protect the fighter from shrapnel and bullets in a combat situation. There was also information that the climate control system would be built into the costume, which would warm the soldier in cold weather and cool it in the heat.

The composition of the TALOS suit will include a special armor helmet, which will receive a system for collecting and processing information, which will be promptly displayed on the protective glass of the helmet. All information on the protective glass of the armored helmet will be displayed using a collimator system with focus on infinity. Such a solution will ensure readability of information regardless of where the operator of the suit will look. It is reported that the composition of the output information will include intelligence streams from the UAV.


Enhancing visual parameters is just as important as enhancing the physical capabilities of a fighter. The composition of the TALOS suit should include the means that will improve the vision of the picture of the modern battlefield entirely. In particular, he will receive a portable night vision device with a review in 360 degrees. Looking into the eyepiece of such a device, a soldier will be able to obtain accurate information about the location of the enemy. The use of such devices will provide the operator of the TALOS suit with a clear advantage in solving specific combat missions.

The TALOS costume is not in vain compared to the Iron Man costume from comics and feature films. As in Iron Man’s equipment, a large number of sensors and sensors will be installed there that will be able to monitor heart rate, body temperature, and dehydration level. All information about the physical condition and health of a soldier they will be able to transmit to the command center. In addition, the suit will receive a special inflatable cuff. Sensor-guided cuffs can stop bleeding if a soldier is injured.

It should be noted that high-tech developments are not alien to the domestic defense industry. The Russian army is also thinking about using completely new means of protecting military personnel and using robotics. For example, in August 2013, information appeared in the Russian media that the Russian army would be equipped with special nanobronie. In addition, a set of the newest military equipment “Warrior” is currently being tested by the troops. The composition of this equipment of the soldier of the future includes sets of combat equipment, individual armor and energy-saving systems and life support.

Information sources:
http://www.vz.ru/news/2014/2/12/672269.html
http://www.inosmi.ru/usa/20131015/213874148.html
http://lenta.ru/news/2013/10/31/ironman
http://ifun.ru/view/249111
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  1. Cherepanov66
    Cherepanov66 18 February 2014 07: 33
    +19
    A platoon will be driven by a power station to charge batteries laughing
    1. Igor39
      Igor39 18 February 2014 08: 23
      +6
      So you can put an inertial generator in the receiver, recharge when firing.
      1. Aryan
        Aryan 18 February 2014 09: 40
        +4
        used to be suits from armani
        will now be from the cardan wassat
        1. atalef
          atalef 18 February 2014 12: 21
          +18
          Quote: Cherepanov66
          a platoon will be driven by a power station to charge batteries

          Quote: Aryan
          before there were suits from armanite now will be from cardan

          In fact, it will be completely funny when they do it. And it seems to me that they’ll do it.
          1. Rebus
            Rebus 18 February 2014 13: 53
            +3
            Quote: atalef
            In fact, it will be completely funny when they do it. And it seems to me that they’ll do it.

            They will undoubtedly do it ... But expediency raises doubts, again disproportionate value (in all likelihood). But in any case, this is a prototype, and it will take more than one year, or maybe tens of years, to finalize to the production model. Reliability and maintainability are also in doubt ... In general, we will see if it is too early to say anything.
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            2. atalef
              atalef 18 February 2014 14: 40
              +4
              Quote: Rebus
              But expediency is doubtful, again disproportionate cost (in all likelihood

              Stop dull on the money. It certainly stands. A bulletproof vest is the same thing neither deshovaya, nevertheless, its need is no longer in doubt
              Quote: Rebus
              But in any case, this is a prototype, and it will take more than one year, or maybe tens of years, to finalize to the production model.

              Dozens are unlikely, everything is now going much faster. Even 20 years ago - yes, what to remember - the 3rd technological revolution is happening before our eyes
            3. Blackgrifon
              Blackgrifon 18 February 2014 20: 13
              +4
              Quote: Rebus
              They will undoubtedly do it ... But expediency raises doubts, again disproportionate value (in all likelihood). But in any case, this is a prototype, and it will take more than one year, or maybe tens of years, to finalize to the production model. Reliability and maintainability are also in doubt ... In general, we will see if it is too early to say anything.


              The first generation has already been tested in Afghanistan - they were tested there.
              With mass production, the cost will fall significantly. And then, for the first time, the exoskeleton will be used in special units, and not among motorized rifles. The idea in itself is excellent, since in the idial it will give the infantryman the opportunity to be more protected and better armed.
            4. SerAll
              SerAll 18 February 2014 22: 12
              0
              Good evening everyone! It seems to me alone that the United States cannot "raise and educate a" hardy "soldier using physical training, exhausting training, but will use" hilyaks "with a new device! easier and you can make money on kickbacks ... And most importantly, they will not snap at Power like in Ukraine! took away the device and that's it! smoke bamboo, hold by the bush so that the wind does not blow away!
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      3. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 18 February 2014 13: 54
        +6
        You can do a lot of things. But you don’t charge so much. This is how much you need to shoot to recharge? Ammo truck smash chtol? And if the combat situation does not require such ammunition costs?
        It is assumed that an exoskeleton from a TALOS suit will allow a soldier to run over rough terrain and even make jumps, carrying at least 45 kg of various equipment.
        No doubt he can. But not for long.
        I'm wondering, but does this exoskeleton with drives have intelligible passive mobility? Or in case of battery discharge, each joint will have to painfully bend-unbend, overcoming the resistance of the drive gears?
        It's like driving a car with automatic and mechanic gearboxes. The first one is difficult to tow, but the second one is set to neutral and push as much as you want.
    2. T-100
      T-100 18 February 2014 16: 44
      +3
      And how to shit in them if that ???
      1. MBA78
        MBA78 18 February 2014 17: 21
        +3
        for sure, this should be attacked with laxative gases, and then special cannons like electron-virus ... so that the costumes go wild ... turn on the cameras and shoot the real mapet show
        and let this virus focus the picture in glasses into one powerful beam and along the retina of the left eye for disorientation ... immediately throw all your glasses
      2. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 18 February 2014 20: 46
        +1
        Quote: T-100
        And how to shit in them if that ???

        Or more precisely - how then to wipe yourself without breaking .. wassat laughing
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      4. Aryan
        Aryan 19 February 2014 07: 34
        +1
        And how to shit in them if that ???
        only nuts
        by statute soldier
      5. arane
        arane 19 February 2014 22: 35
        +1
        Press the button, squeeze, at the same time and hear
    3. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 18 February 2014 20: 50
      +7
      Quote: Cherepanov66
      A platoon will be driven by a power station to charge batteries laughing


      laughing
  2. alexmaneger
    alexmaneger 18 February 2014 07: 41
    +2
    Well, like small children .. It certainly can be and will be effective, but the question is how long it can work autonomously. Although if you recall the statement of the Amer’s military about why you need to walk so much, if there are helicopters in America for this, then let them fly the flag in their hands (and we will quietly lower it).
    1. atalef
      atalef 18 February 2014 12: 22
      +6
      Quote: alexmaneger
      then let the flag be flown into their hands (and we will quietly squint

      In general, it should be a shame from such words. because the inheritance of all * communists * lag behind those who * communize *
      1. fima
        fima 18 February 2014 13: 57
        +4
        yeah, we didn’t stole the blueprints of a nuclear bomb, and after that we lagged behind the development of nuclear weapons. All countries stole technology from each other, it always has been so
        1. Alexander Petrovich
          Alexander Petrovich 18 February 2014 16: 00
          +1
          That's right, we have them - we have them. Only when we steal something do they announce to the whole world that we wouldn’t have enough brains to develop stolen goods, although in reality - time.
    2. Setrac
      Setrac 18 February 2014 14: 26
      +1
      Quote: alexmaneger
      It certainly can and will be effective, but the question is how long it can work autonomously.

      This is discussed on a parallel branch. And how much can an ordinary person act autonomously without the supply of food and ammunition? Few. Armies do not fight autonomously, logistics is the cornerstone and the Achilles heel of modern warfare.
  3. mirag2
    mirag2 18 February 2014 07: 48
    +3
    The speculation about the weight of the batteries being carried is not right.
    Not to giggle, but to catch up and overtake, at least to achieve an equal level of technology is the ONLY thing that we are lacking now.
    And the liberals - billions are thumping at Skolkovo - to create a "cluster" there that will fulfill orders of foreign corporations for less money, because in the absence of a working industrial machine, Skolkovo's services will not be in demand on the domestic market.
    1. ramsi
      ramsi 18 February 2014 09: 19
      +1
      in fact, batteries are the main problem, so that this device becomes a real help, and not an expensive toy
      1. fennekRUS
        fennekRUS 18 February 2014 09: 35
        +3
        Well ... they know how to cut in America. so what is skolkovo not only with us
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        2. Landwarrior
          Landwarrior 18 February 2014 10: 29
          +1
          Quote: fennekRUS
          Well ... they know how to cut in America.

          Regarding the Yankee cut, we will give 100 points for handicap. lol
      2. Mikhado
        Mikhado 18 February 2014 13: 42
        +1
        [quote] in fact, batteries are the main problem, so that this device becomes a real help, and not an expensive toy / quote]
        And if you imagine a compact ICE generator behind your back, the issue of energy supply does not seem so insoluble anymore.
    2. tolan_petrovich
      tolan_petrovich 18 February 2014 11: 39
      +2
      We are also developing, but robots (in P. Krai), and they didn’t just drive the batteries !!!
  4. Samaritan
    Samaritan 18 February 2014 09: 07
    +2
    Quote: Igor39
    So you can put an inertial generator in the receiver, recharge when firing.

    Yeah, and the slogan is this: the battery goes down, kill the wrong one)))
  5. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 18 February 2014 09: 23
    0
    The era of the knights is returning.
  6. Landwarrior
    Landwarrior 18 February 2014 09: 31
    0
    And whose microcircuits will be? Chinese or Korean? lol
  7. smart ass
    smart ass 18 February 2014 09: 46
    +3
    Ssykun amerikos dress in any miracle costume, the result will be one, deplorable
    1. Bezz
      Bezz 18 February 2014 14: 32
      +2
      Quote: Clever man
      the result will be one, deplorable

      I read the comments and quietly wonder. Is it possible that our allies will have one answer to all the challenges of modern science in arming the ground forces - "But our Kalashnikov with wet sand in the barrel is breaking through the rail!" It's sad ... Especially if you "communicate" the secrets of the damned adversaries, there will be such super agents as Anna Chapman "and her comrades."
  8. Vasia kruger
    Vasia kruger 18 February 2014 10: 00
    +5
    While there is no sufficiently powerful and capacious and at the same time compact source of energy, you can not really strain, the suit will be just a toy.

    Scary another, this costume has ceased to be science fiction. While we are all trying to get rid of boots with footcloths (I have nothing against either boots or boots, it is the difference in the scale of the problems that scares).

    On the other hand ... well, they will make it, well, they will invent a battery ... so what? The price of such a mechanism, IMHO, will be the same as that of an armored vehicle. Accordingly, the soldier, so to speak, "will rise in price." I do not think that their use in the future will be large enough.
    anyway in the foreseeable future ...
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    2. atalef
      atalef 18 February 2014 12: 25
      +4
      Quote: Vasia Kruger
      On the other hand ... well, they will make it, well, they will invent a battery ... so what? The price of such a mechanism, IMHO, will be the same as that of an armored vehicle. Accordingly, the soldier will "rise in price" so to speak.

      In general, the life of a soldier will be more expensive. Of course it will not be used everywhere, but remember how literally yesterday they wrote in boiling water about the STAR - a two-medium machine.
      In general, this device will be cooler and cooler than the army, but as always - someone else's - threshing floor, ours --- having no analogues in the world - in short, quiet and modest - STAR.
      1. Mikhado
        Mikhado 18 February 2014 13: 36
        +1
        Let us unworthy Russians admire our achievements in the past, a little Israelite. Where are we to the radiant Jedi, wretched ...
      2. abc_alex
        abc_alex 18 February 2014 13: 38
        +1
        And how do you imagine the functioning of this "forced army will be" in the field? Can you imagine the service infrastructure of such a complex? It's not an AK-47, you can't wash it in a puddle. Well, how does an adversary zvizdanet at a mobile power plant with a tactical missile?

        Or do you think that all the armies of the world are guided by cleansing and the "war with the apes"? So calm down, the two-medium assault rifle is a development of the equipment of an existing and proven type of service.
        But the "iron man" is quite possibly another project of the "combat airship" or "flying anti-missile laser" type.
        1. Setrac
          Setrac 18 February 2014 14: 33
          +2
          Quote: abc_alex
          And how do you imagine the functioning of this "forced army will be" in the field? Can you imagine the service infrastructure of such a complex? It's not an AK-47, you can't wash it in a puddle. Well, how does an adversary zvizdanet at a mobile power plant with a tactical missile?

          Do not exaggerate, the Americans somehow use capricious in the war in comparison with the AK M-16e. In the nomenclature of the necessary army for warfare, one more item will be added - recharging the batteries. They will bring the charged, take the discharged for charging.
        2. atalef
          atalef 18 February 2014 14: 43
          +4
          Quote: abc_alex
          This is not an AK-47; you can’t wash it in a puddle. Well, how would an adversary sound a tactical missile on a mobile power station?

          You are all getting ready for world wars with the use of nuclear weapons. And the soldiers stupidly run around in the mountains for sweeps (and for more than a year) and carry 40-50 kg on themselves and die at the same time. tired and not combat ready. Have you thought about this?
          1. Alexey Prikazchikov
            Alexey Prikazchikov 18 February 2014 16: 04
            +3
            one year) and carry 40-50 kg on themselves and die at the same time. tired and not combat ready. Have you thought about this?


            Stop arguing with the idiots, just hammer and that's it, the main thing is that our higher-ranking people who really make decisions all understand this.
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      3. Rebus
        Rebus 18 February 2014 14: 15
        0
        Quote: atalef
        In general, this device is cooler and cooler than the army will be

        Strongly disagree !!! This "device" is more needed by people with limited mobility, for example, disabled people ... And why is it needed in the army? Imagine the calculation of an exoskeleton - one fighter and two technicians, otherwise there is no other way, the mechanics breaks down, and the electronics burns, anything happens in battle, and the operating conditions in battle are different from the range conditions. In general, a useful thing, but not in the army, but if in the army, then somewhere in the warehouse, carry weights.
    3. Evgeny_Lev
      Evgeny_Lev 18 February 2014 12: 30
      +2
      All the same good old science fiction.
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      2. atalef
        atalef 18 February 2014 12: 31
        +5
        Quote: Evgeny_Lev
        All the same good old science fiction

        Like lashes into space, scuba gear, and a mobile phone.
    5. BARKAS
      BARKAS 18 February 2014 14: 27
      0
      Most likely, only elite units such as "Delta" and others will receive this suit, the general equipment of soldiers in exoskeletons will not happen in the coming decades, so they apparently have enough money, with ordinary body armor at one time the Americans had that!
    6. hello
      hello 18 February 2014 16: 22
      0
      If a compact energy source is developed that makes this suit not a toy, then this energy source will find much more interesting applications than just individual armor. Then it will be a revolution. And so - it's just a show-off and a cut, plus scare the rest as with "Star Wars"
  9. saved
    saved 18 February 2014 10: 40
    +3
    Exoskeletons began to be developed not now, they have long been stirring up the heads of the military, and the point is not what the cost of one set will be, but how much and whom to equip them with. There is no need to equip the infantryman following the armor, but the commandos, saboteurs are another matter. The problem of recharging will be solved soon, especially since there are inertial methods, while the person moves, the generator is working to recharge. In the USSR, the so-called high-speed boots, acting on the principle of jumping at a distance of more than 3 meters, while developing a decent speed, the mechanism acted on liquid fuel (gasoline), the ignition occurred due to excess pressure during the jump. The Americans wanted to buy it at the collapse, but they didn’t sell it, (maybe they didn’t sell it.
    1. rolik
      rolik 18 February 2014 12: 05
      +6
      Quote: saved
      but a commando, a saboteur is another matter.

      A commando and a saboteur, it is first of all complete autonomy, secrecy and mobility-ease. I would like to look at the diversions in such chain mail, which can be heard for several kilometers. who carry a bunch of all kinds of junk behind them, and the equipment of which needs an equipped workshop. All this is good in the sterile conditions of the film, in the realities of harsh reality with its dirt of all kinds, is very problematic.
    2. fennekRUS
      fennekRUS 18 February 2014 13: 35
      +1
      while a person is moving, the generator is working on recharging — have you heard about the law of conservation of energy and efficiency? how many kWh does a fighter in a similar suit generate? or will we bother for a week, so that in 1 minute we burn the stored energy by turning on the suit?
      1. Setrac
        Setrac 18 February 2014 14: 37
        0
        Quote: fennekRUS
        while a person is moving, the generator is working on recharging — have you heard about the law of conservation of energy and efficiency?

        It’s hard for him, and the generator also works.
        1. fennekRUS
          fennekRUS 18 February 2014 15: 43
          0
          this quote from the post of salvation is above
          1. Setrac
            Setrac 18 February 2014 20: 51
            0
            Quote: fennekRUS
            this quote from the post of salvation is above

            Yes, I do not blame you, I agree with you.
    3. Gnufus
      Gnufus 19 February 2014 01: 14
      0
      about boots, high-speed walkers http://www.popmech.ru/article/3899-ya-kiborg/
  10. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 18 February 2014 12: 30
    +1
    Quote: Cherepanov66
    A platoon will be driven by a power station to charge batteries laughing

    NOT, they’ll insert a nuclear power plant in the ass!
    1. MBA78
      MBA78 18 February 2014 17: 45
      0
      yeah ... someone pressed the wrong button and
  11. sinukvl
    sinukvl 18 February 2014 12: 37
    +3
    Insanity grows stronger, it’s like you had to get hooked on comics. Judging by the photo of the fighter in the field, in this miracle of technology he resembles a jerboa baked in a column, neither can he hold a weapon normally, neither can he crouch or turn.
    1. MBA78
      MBA78 18 February 2014 17: 49
      0
      in a word - dragonfly_el turned out g .. colors
  12. heathen
    heathen 18 February 2014 12: 59
    +1
    For every cunning ... American "iron man" there is an EW installation :)
  13. iwind
    iwind 18 February 2014 13: 21
    +3
    Ohhh
    From retrograde to thinking, it turns out to be upholding in technology. There is no concept IMPOSSIBLE- this is the first thing to understand if you want to do something new.
    90% of the comments seem to be just like about UAVs, but in the meantime 3 or 4 X-47b will already use Aim-120d.
    And about the battery, this is a very far-fetched problem, in principle, you can use atomic batteries, they have been used in medicine for decades, and for a long time it's not high-tech now even more effective systems are being tested.
    PS "Grapes and Fox" in all its glory
    The fox was not sincere, but still:
    Kohl not want what you can not
    And live in your affordable hut
    You will find peace of mind in your soul.
    1. fennekRUS
      fennekRUS 18 February 2014 13: 47
      +2
      Yes, everything is so, but there is a nuance. can you calculate the energy output of an atomic battery per unit weight and the cost of such a battery with the necessary energy balance?
      To get 1 kW of energy into the power network of this suit (with a voltage of 1000 V in the wiring system), 3.3 million such batteries = 10 tons = 0.4 yards of greenery are required. the f-15 link with smart bombs will be at least no worse than a 10 ton infantryman.
      Ps for engineers-calculation intentionally primitivized.
  14. spirit
    spirit 18 February 2014 13: 46
    +4
    These prototypes are just the foundation for more serious developments in need. And when the next technical revolution breaks out. Someone will already have an excellent backlog in the field of exoskeleton, and someone will sit in a puddle and shout:
    What about batteries? . we didn’t agree so !! that will work without batteries crying .
    Thank God we still have visionary people in the Moscow Region and development is ongoing. therefore, as with drones, we will not fly. And this cannot please. smile
    1. fennekRUS
      fennekRUS 18 February 2014 14: 30
      0
      who argues? the idea is beautiful, that's just the FUNCTIONALITY is questionable. An infantryman in an exoskeleton, in my opinion, is more profitable to replace a drone. There is no need to adjust the "shell" for not the most successful human anatomy. Space is freed up for the combat load. Increases stealth, higher resistance to overload, the possibility of miniaturization. Read at your leisure. There, in the middle, they write about clever things, about the concept of future weapons -http: //royallib.ru/book/lem_stanislav/mir_na_zemle.html
  15. Bezz
    Bezz 18 February 2014 14: 39
    0
    I read the comments and quietly wonder. Is it possible that our allies will have one answer to all the challenges of modern science in arming the ground forces - "But our Kalashnikov with wet sand in the barrel is breaking through the rail!" It's sad ... Especially if you "communicate" the secrets of the damned foes, as some members of the forum write, there will be such super agents as Anna Chapman. ... And to implement it in Skolkovo, under the leadership of Chubais.
  16. alex-kon
    alex-kon 18 February 2014 14: 42
    +1
    I agree! Developments should be carried out, if only for the accumulation of material and attempts to solve various problems associated with the development. This is progress. But as for the adoption into service in 2018, it is too optimistic. Man has too complicated structure. So far, no one can repeat the exact movements of a person, while maintaining balance and control of the applied force in robots. Now try to cross it with a person, so that it does not interfere or hamper the movement. I think this is a question of more than one decade, given that no breakthrough technologies in this area have been observed so far. hi
    Therefore, the problem of batteries against this background is a trifle. laughing
    1. fennekRUS
      fennekRUS 18 February 2014 15: 57
      +2
      I cannot disagree (s). Not needed in the army, useful in medicine. Just the enthusiastic screams of those who have played in shooters (like “what are you all about the cost!” “Retrogrades”) require some explanation. People dreamed of wings for a long time, but they never grew, because there are no technical and economic prerequisites. The Tsar Cannon is also a miracle how good, one boom and five bags of cannonballs flew at the enemy. But life has made adjustments. Shall we continue to explore the manufacture of ultra-large muzzleloaders?
  17. Free Island
    Free Island 18 February 2014 15: 38
    +2
    ahhaha !!! people! I figured out how to get a bunch of dough from the US Department of Defense budget !!! Why would they create Iron Man from comics, spend a bunch of dough on this equipment? After all, there is a comic book hero in equipment that is simpler and cheaper, but much better than Zhelezyaki, it’s SUPERMAN !!!! An old shabby tracksuit with elongated knees, thongs are worn over it, a red scarf - THIS IS THE FUTURE OF THE US ARMY !!!!
  18. Uralets
    Uralets 18 February 2014 16: 34
    0
    Strange military - based on "Star Wars", then on Marvel's Iron Man. It would be better if they were equal to Captain America - the true standard of freedom and democracy, right .. But we know how such programs end - because of insufficient funding, they are scrapped. Although it's not about the armor - it's about the person.
  19. Rusik.S
    Rusik.S 18 February 2014 17: 13
    +6
    They laughed at the first tanks too, though they quickly stopped working as soon as they were used. Do not get attention to such developments, at least it's silly and short-sighted
    1. fennekRUS
      fennekRUS 19 February 2014 11: 26
      0
      Tanks were created under a viable concept of use, for breaking through the barriers of the front line. Therefore, they quickly found their niche and evolved, despite the shortcomings of the first samples. Justify the combat use of an infantryman worth as a link in fighter-bombers, in relation to the damage caused to them. There would have been a need for a super-soldier, long ago they would have done, regardless of the costs.
  20. tchoni
    tchoni 18 February 2014 17: 39
    +1
    Just unsubscribed on this topic in a parallel thread. I repeat. Over time, a thing will undoubtedly find its niche. (solving assault missions, etc., without taking off from the main forces). But it will only be part of the ground forces. Like tanks or army aviation. (Because they will find control measures quickly too)
  21. nod739
    nod739 18 February 2014 18: 24
    +1
    Quote: atalef
    In general, it should be a shame from such words. because the inheritance of all * communists * lag behind those who * communize *


    examples of mutual communification of mass, and the subsequent breakthrough, or at least an improvement in performance, are also mass, starting from tanks of the beginning of the century, ending with bombs of nuclear power plants and Buran ..
    I agree only as a whole, if all the time something to be reduced, then a priori catching up. )))
  22. ilichstar
    ilichstar 18 February 2014 19: 18
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    Chubais is not on them !!!
  23. Keeper
    Keeper 18 February 2014 19: 21
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    No matter how the Americans are hiding - behind the armor you need to have steel will and faith in victory! Russian fighters have it ... And the airborne forces goes to hand-to-hand combat in vests ...
  24. JonnyT
    JonnyT 18 February 2014 19: 41
    +1
    American brains can't handle it! They don't have enough brains and that's it! Enough brains for a "fancy dress"

    In general, it all depends on the level of nanotechnology, and the states are the world leader ..... new super light and strong materials, new miniature power supplies of large capacity ..... if that's all, then a decent suit will be .... .
  25. alexmaneger
    alexmaneger 18 February 2014 20: 18
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    Quote: Setrac
    Quote: alexmaneger
    It certainly can and will be effective, but the question is how long it can work autonomously.

    This is discussed on a parallel branch. And how much can an ordinary person act autonomously without the supply of food and ammunition? Few. Armies do not fight autonomously, logistics is the cornerstone and the Achilles heel of modern warfare.

    From a statement by the German military, General Mellentin writes: “In the Red Army, the rear forces do not have to worry about providing military units with uniforms, tents, blankets and other items that are so necessary for soldiers of Western armies. During the offensive, they can allow themselves to forget about supplying troops even with food, since the troops are "on the pasture"
  26. Power
    Power 18 February 2014 22: 27
    +1
    Russia is also taking in the creation of new equipment for the army. The creation of new "Frost-resistant" soldiers year after year ends in failure and new "landings"
  27. kreid2
    kreid2 19 February 2014 01: 22
    +1
    I think the main thing is lost in the discussion. In any case, this direction of development will change the tactics and strategy of using troops. The Americans are basically offensive tactics and they need to solve the problem of reducing losses with the possible high saturation of the enemy troops with artillery and grenade launchers. Here the variant of the fire of their artillery will be used at a distance of 50-100 meters from the front edge. The enemy simply will not be able to return fire. Artillery training in its positions will never end.
    We do not need to lag behind in this, but for us, taking into account the balance of forces, something else is more important.
    As the experience of the Iraqi company showed, the use of tactics that came from World War 2 with tanks and infantry in trenches does not solve the problem of creating a sustainable defense. On the other hand, the experience of using reserve positions and fox holes by the Chechens, if we take the Komsomolsky assault as an example, solves this problem. Why am I all this.
    By the way, the Chechens based on the Soviet-Sino-Korean experience developed a system for creating defense resistant to artillery based on individual shelters protected from voluminous weapons. Of course, the best option would be to use the exoskeleton and armor described in the article, but there are cheaper options.
    Total: for our army it is very important to create an individual armored cell mounted in a trench, equipped with devices for remote control of the terrain and target designation. The requirement for it is resistance to hit by a projectile of caliber 155 mm in a radius of more than 5 m, protection from temperature, high-explosive, and high-explosive action at the level of armored personnel carriers.
    its cost will be a hundred times less than the armored suit, but the result is the same.
    You can calculate how many shells you need to suppress with 80% probability the positions of the separation of 10 people 100X100 meters.
    1. fennekRUS
      fennekRUS 19 February 2014 14: 29
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      Think in the right direction. Experience 2 of the world is of little use for current asymmetric operations. To heap, study the experience of guerrilla actions more carefully. The mobile battle groups to which this suit is addressed work according to two schemes:
      1. Sabotage actions, disguised as civilians.
      2. Target actions, with abandonment and evacuation.
      Attention, a question! Where in these schemes NEED similar equipment? Rather, means of communication, camouflage, target designation, and stealth defeat are needed.
      uv put the next minus, dropouts. Without argumentation of one’s own position.
      kreid2In discussion, I think the main thing is lost About that and speech! WHY to create a 2 * 0,5 meter target filled with easily vulnerable mincemeat, if when combining exoskeleton technology (solving the issue of mobility and coordination) with the existing drone technology (secure control channels), you can get cyber with rational booking angles filled with powerful weapons at the output , impressive ammunition, and cheap electronics? And those same saboteurs will sit in a protected capsule, which you chant above.
      1. tchoni
        tchoni 19 February 2014 17: 19
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        tsytataMobile battle groups to which this suit is addressed
        Are you sure that he is addressed to them? Rather, it is a device of assault groups.
      2. kreid2
        kreid2 20 February 2014 01: 27
        +1
        Yes, this is an American tactic. I agree. They are developing for it. But as written below it is more likely equipment for assault groups.
        A bunch of escalibur shells plus infantry in armor. You don’t even need tanks, you can crush any defense. Although I agree for the complete set they will also need to add a disguise. But she also has weight!
        As for mobility and battery life, as many write here, this is not the most important thing. when you own the initiative you yourself choose when to use and when to move to reload.
  28. schizophrenic
    schizophrenic 19 February 2014 01: 23
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    That's when they make an exoskeleton comparable to a man and a reaction. For 3D field repair, a printer. Batteries are not a problem, and you can put an internal combustion engine. Double duplication of electronics, diapers and gas mask. In a hand-to-hand fight it is better not to come across and stop with a large calliber.
  29. brainkiller
    brainkiller 19 February 2014 08: 59
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    Quote: schizophrenic
    and stop with a large calliber.
    the problem is that he will already have a large caliber in his hands.
  30. Glaz8000
    Glaz8000 20 February 2014 04: 20
    +1
    And if you add 1-2 soldiers packed in such a suit to the regular infantry squad. Add armor to them, give them a cord or ag-17 or some other heavy weapon in their hands. Then at the squad-platoon level it will turn out to be very nimble, very mobile, protected from small arms, a combat support unit. And with a very decent wearable ammunition.
  31. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 20 February 2014 11: 45
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    Cut the budget and nothing more. In a real war, all these armor suits are only a hindrance. Using them against terrorists is another matter, and even that is debatable. If the BMP does not withstand modern ammunition, then what can we say about such equipment. It costs not a little money, but you can break it for a penny. What's the catch. Just boast, oh how smart we are, oh that's what they invented.
  32. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 20 February 2014 20: 08
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    How how ... In diapers will run!
  33. Peacemaker
    Peacemaker 20 February 2014 20: 24
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    Laughing at it inappropriately ... The equipment will be finalized and there will be another iron death machine that runs fast, shoots a lot and jumps high. The loser will be the one who does not have it ...