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The high-tech soldiers of the future are already here.

Those soldiers whom you saw in science fiction films have now become a reality. Several years ago, many countries realized the need to modernize infantry troops and launched their own "soldier of the future" programs. Most of them have already more or less achieved their key objectives by deploying improved systems among their elite units and special forces.

More advanced weapons, improved sights, modular equipment, more effective protection, advanced communication technologies, computer and navigation gadgets - today all these subsystems transform an ordinary soldier into a high-tech warrior.

But all these are just words - but the specifics. Here are the most advanced soldiers of our time:

USA: Land Warrior Individual Battle System

The high-tech soldiers of the future are already here.

"FÉLIN" (Fantassin à Équipement et Liaisons Intégrés, Integrated Infantryman Equipment and Communications), French program Soldier of the Future

Russian "Warriors" with high-tech military equipment

Normans, the system of soldiers of the future of Norway

Future Integrated Soldier Technology (FIST) and Army 2020, the British Army Modernization Program for the 2020's and beyond

German IdZ - “Infanterist der Zukunft – Erweitertes System”, also known as “Gladius”

The “ISW Tytan” (Indywidualny System Walki Tytan), Polish military project Soldier of the Future

"IMESS", the program Soldier of the Future Switzerland

ACMS, Advanced Combat Man System, Singapore Program

“Voják 21. Století, Czech project

"LAND 125" is currently being deployed in the Australian Army

"Combatiente Futuro" (COMFUT), a program developed by the Army of Spain

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  1. biglow
    biglow April 24 2014 07: 39
    how all this will work in conditions of intense interference on the battlefield is a big question ...
    1. Siberian German
      Siberian German April 24 2014 08: 45
      I agree, it seems to me a lot of what is shown is slightly futuristic - ours look good, Germans and Asians. But the Poles didn’t understand what kind of guns.
      1. kplayer
        kplayer April 24 2014 15: 37
        5,56-mm "Beryl" Wz.96 (clone of AK-74) with a German 40-mm breech-loading grenade launcher H&K GLM (AG36).
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    2. ArhipenkoAndrey
      ArhipenkoAndrey April 24 2014 08: 52
      Yeah, and how much this good weighs, and this is to the detriment of additional ammunition, which, as always, is lacking at the most inopportune moment. It may be good for conducting short-term operations to combat terrorists, but with long-term databases and in isolation from bases, this can turn into good that is difficult to carry and it is a pity to throw senseless from unattended 0.
      1. kplayer
        kplayer April 24 2014 22: 26
        Why pre-suppose a devastating DB scenario followed by partisanism? When does the fuel end, do they also drop military equipment? Even for operations in isolation, air support is provided (from parachutes and helicopters), no one plans to abandon their scouts or paratroopers, otherwise they are not skillful and it is not worth carrying out raid and landing operations and generally launch a war.
        In any case, energy-consuming portable radios with NAVSTAR / GPS (GLONASS) and NVD receivers, incl. Thermal imagers are an integral part of modern equipment (not without excesses - I do not argue).
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    3. 222222
      222222 April 24 2014 10: 26
      Outfitting is of course very important for a future soldier but his spiritual strength ..
      see, read, you will not regret the time spent "Ukraine has instantly gained notoriety from the mercenaries."
      1. Apostle
        Apostle April 24 2014 11: 25
        Very little about the warrior.
        1. Deniska
          Deniska April 24 2014 13: 02
          Do not know did you notice you... Briton behind the pink door with Kalash
        2. 222222
          222222 April 24 2014 14: 56

    4. Kapitan Oleg
      Kapitan Oleg April 24 2014 12: 53
      And when do the batteries run out?
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  2. Igor39
    Igor39 April 24 2014 07: 45
    The simpler, the more reliable.
    1. Tektor
      Tektor April 24 2014 14: 57
      The simpler, the more reliable.

      But it does not give an advantage - and you are out. Optics is very important - the further you see, the longer your "arm" is. Panoramic hearing (super-ear) with fixation of the azimuth of the sound source is important. Electronic interaction with the commander is important: the ability for him to display a picture on-line from the sight of your weapon on the screen or eyepiece ...
      And recharging batteries - from individual wearable solar cells or fuel to the company. A solar cell measuring 20x15 cm produces 12 V 300 mA.
    2. luiswoo
      luiswoo April 24 2014 21: 40
      You give boomerangs! There is a lot of fuss with these bows: complicated in production, capricious, the bowstring is torn ... They only need a boomerang - dig a hole and fill game, and there’s nothing much to break.
  3. Alez
    Alez April 24 2014 07: 49
    Soldiers of the future, in conditions of partial isolation, surrounded, without supply, without power supplies, many electronic lifts will become useless. American women howl when there are tents with Conder, canteens with hamburgers and I almost forgot when there is fourfold superiority over the enemy.
  4. Recon
    Recon April 24 2014 08: 05
    First of all, autonomy is important. Until there are energy-intensive power sources for all this electronic junk, there will be little sense in a total war. Papuans drive - yes. But not more
    1. kplayer
      kplayer April 24 2014 16: 11
      And what kind of weakly motorized army is this, but with the electronic junk that you described, and where only fuels and lubricants for troops find interesting?
      Are Papuans like those who live in Afghanistan or Vietnam? A war will always remain a war, not an easy walk, and a guerrilla war is somewhat more complicated and worse than frontal conflicts, especially in the conditions of dense urban development, the jungle and in mountainous conditions. There are limited-time operations of special forces.
      1. Recon
        Recon April 24 2014 19: 25
        Believe me, I know what I'm talking about. You misunderstood.
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  5. Free wind
    Free wind April 24 2014 08: 26
    Camcorders on Nrvezh outfit on a helmet, sticking out too much in the top. Maybe they will be removed later. Superiority over the enemy must be. Both the leaders of the State and military leaders should strive for this. Multiple superiority over the enemy in the direction of the main attack is a prerequisite for almost any offensive. Well, these tweezers help to quickly find the enemy, destroy him. And what is no less important is the interaction of soldiers and commanders on the battlefield. At least these devices will help reduce losses from "friendly" fire. Well, the human conditions of life and normal nutrition have not prevented anyone yet.
    1. Belimbai
      Belimbai April 24 2014 09: 11
      I think this is NVD.
    2. Belimbai
      Belimbai April 24 2014 09: 11
      I think this is NVD.
    3. GRune
      GRune April 24 2014 09: 30
      In my opinion, this is NVD in a stowed position, although I can be mistaken ...
    4. kplayer
      kplayer April 24 2014 16: 53
      You were mistaken Norwegians do not have video cameras in the photo (night glasses, a communication headset, not all IR beacons)
  6. smart ass
    smart ass April 24 2014 08: 38
    The most important thing for a soldier is not a bunch of reasons to hang on, but whether he is ready to die for his country.
    1. Free wind
      Free wind April 24 2014 08: 49
      Fight for your country, fight !!!!!! And if you have to, then die !!!
    2. ArhipenkoAndrey
      ArhipenkoAndrey April 24 2014 09: 05
      Rather, is he ready to win for his country, and let the enemy die.
  7. ArhipenkoAndrey
    ArhipenkoAndrey April 24 2014 09: 04
    Such a mass of equipment requires constant maintenance, transportation, you look at their weapons, hung up until you can not, how much does it weigh? What is its effectiveness in intense combat, how much under such a load of equipment can an average soldier take extra ammunition, for how long will the battery last after using electronic warfare equipment, after which all this will turn into a heap of iron? There are more questions than answers about convenience and short-term effectiveness. It can strike from an ambush, but against an unsuspecting enemy, but run in all ammunition?
  8. Cormorants
    Cormorants April 24 2014 09: 09
    The fact that energy-consuming and expensive is yes, it is quite possible their time has not come yet, but this does not matter, the main experience in the development of these products, ours doesn’t have much of it yet. good luck to our designers and engineers.
  9. Aleksandr12
    Aleksandr12 April 24 2014 09: 24
    Something all cumbersome, not convenient. Many specimens are too far beyond the dimensions of the weapon, it is inconvenient to carry. Yes, and our "snacks" were not shown in the pictures, as if there was nothing but collimators. But what about thermal imagers, night vision devices and other equipment installed on the AK?
  10. Aleksandr12
    Aleksandr12 April 24 2014 09: 33
    Also pay attention to the photo of the British soldiers of the future. There are people with AKC in the background. Apparently, in the year 20 they want to adopt it laughing
    1. Pavellio
      Pavellio April 24 2014 12: 33
      After some kind of referendum laughing Autonomous United Republic of Great Britain and Northern Ireland laughing
  11. Gagarin
    Gagarin April 24 2014 09: 36
    A rather rare shot, our AK-107 fighter has an interesting development, but alas, it has not become widespread.
  12. SLX
    SLX April 24 2014 09: 55
    A set of popular prints that the Internet scours, and no information for the work of the mind.
  13. ZSP
    ZSP April 24 2014 09: 56
    I don’t know, I don’t know, but what means of electronic suppression and jamming will not be used ?!
    otherwise it will turn out
    Quote: Recon
    from this electronic junk, in a total war there will be little sense.
  14. Taoist
    Taoist April 24 2014 10: 17
    Well, you can treat the issue as you like - it is clear that such "senses expanders" will be used and improved. Even without becoming truly massive, nevertheless, in any case, an individual fighter will try to provide
    1) tactical communications at the level of department-platoon-company
    2) combat navigation - with the possibility of remote task setting

    Everything else (including sophisticated sighting systems) is likely to be used to a limited extent for command personnel and special forces.

    the first two tasks are solved relatively simply and do not significantly increase the weight worn by a fighter - in general, in my opinion, it is optimal to create a communications and navigation complex integrated in a combat helmet - provided that of course not increase its weight - and today it is almost the limit of long-term endurance of a person. The solution to the issue of autonomous power supply of such devices is also solved quite simply - at least based on existing semiconductor fabrics.

    But all that from above is already a non-trivial engineering task - both in terms of weight and size characteristics (which we clearly see in the top photos) and in energy consumption. (this music will be eternal - if I replace the batteries) And most likely it will be finally solved only with the creation of full-fledged armored suits or exoskeletons - which will allow to place and carry this additional load without reducing the mobility of l / s.
  15. il2.chewie
    il2.chewie April 24 2014 11: 09
    To the right of the warrior in the hands of Kalash?
    1. Deniska
      Deniska April 24 2014 13: 03
      Yes, with a folding butt))) I carefully looked and also immediately caught my eye))) Russians are not current in the South-East Ukrainian ... but also somewhere near London))
  16. Good cat
    Good cat April 24 2014 11: 10
    Anything on the soldier, but if you are going to quit after flying over an unarmed unarmed aircraft, will it help him ???
    1. Anatoly. RUS
      Anatoly. RUS April 24 2014 15: 41
      They will hide in the "sewer" wassat
  17. Bugiman
    Bugiman April 24 2014 12: 59
    It seems to me, or are sights heavier than weapons? Ridiculous ...
  18. kplayer
    kplayer April 24 2014 15: 31
    The Czechs surprised with their old Vz.58 (7,62x39) instead of the new 5,56 mm CZ 805 Bren
  19. rotor
    rotor April 24 2014 15: 47
    The tactical electronic map should not be displayed on a tactical tablet uncomfortable in battle and not on a helmet helmet that can be lowered down, but directly on the protective bulletproof glass of the multifunction helmet, where the image will fall from the projector in a visor! There you can also project an image from multispectral sights, which will allow the fighter to shoot “from the belly” or from an angle more accurately than combining the line of sight with the line of sight.
  20. Alexey Prikazchikov
    Alexey Prikazchikov April 24 2014 16: 06
    Well, nothing like that against the background of other programs of "soldiers of the future", we do not look like that. The main thing is to convey to the crew and everything is okay, I thought we were already hopelessly behind.
  21. rotor
    rotor April 24 2014 16: 17
    A soldier of the future must be shrouded in armor that makes him both invulnerable and invisible. He is omniscient and knows where the enemy is thanks to tactical maps. He sees the enemy through the walls, and he is seen and heard by the assistant operator and the commander. He is armed with a smart weapon that knows no miss, wherever he takes refuge. The servo boosters of muscles will help him to walk and run tirelessly. He controls dozens of tireless robots that carry his luggage, fly above him in the air, conduct reconnaissance, and even destroy the enemy themselves.
  22. Analgin
    Analgin April 24 2014 16: 38
    The future belongs to exoskeletons and autonomous support drones. And if the second kmk can be seen relatively soon on the battlefield (at least as carriers of an additional ammo, or even semi- or completely independent "killhunters" with traditional engines), then to power the first ones, you will need batteries of such a capacity, which so far have only dream.
  23. Massik
    Massik April 24 2014 20: 19
    Yeah, the Russians judging by the pictures are the poorest in optics, everyone else looks like aiming guns on automatic machines.
  24. roma-belij
    roma-belij April 24 2014 21: 18
    I don’t know how it is now in the troops in general, but I personally was not ashamed of equipping "polite people"))
  25. Russian 77
    Russian 77 April 24 2014 21: 44
    This is crap. Where will they take batteries in a month? These are soldiers of the Maidan
  26. Astrey
    Astrey April 24 2014 22: 09
    The American concept, as it seemed to me, is clearly designed for very high-quality soldiers in physical terms. Russian is already carried over by fighters of "average" conditions. Development vector on the face.

    Some kits should be given to hunter-hunters. Their point of view is quite professional, comments will be useful.
  27. bublic82009
    bublic82009 April 24 2014 22: 11
    the equipment is heavier. here is the trouble in what? all this electronics needs batteries. But how many are enough?
  28. kplayer
    kplayer April 24 2014 23: 17
    The Spaniards are a walking nightmare! The Swiss simply bought components from the French FELIN.
  29. Roman 57 rus
    Roman 57 rus April 25 2014 02: 59
    After a week in the swamps and forests, half of the weapon gadgets shown in the photo will be just a JARK aggravating and fettering movements.
  30. And Us Rat
    And Us Rat April 25 2014 16: 45
    The Chinese have been forgotten ...
  31. Boudallino
    Boudallino April 30 2014 08: 42
    All these gadgets are of course a good thing, but they should be used only in cases of emergency. I hope that the Engineers who come up with all this first of all care about saving the life, and not about how to quickly take it away smile