Rostec exoskeleton technology in the works for robotic Russian military future infantry program
MOSCOW – As if “stealth camouflage” adaptive camouflage and visual cloaking tech isn’t enough, Russian military defense contractor Rostec just demonstrated operative passive exoskeletontechnology for Russian Ratnik-3-type future warfighters. Defense Review reports. Defense Review reports.
The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:
10 Sept. 2018 — Rostec engineers reportedly also are developing an active exoskeleton, and they’ve already designed a prototype. So, it would appear that US military infantry warfighters are going to have their hands full.
Co-developing the Rostec robotic passive exoskeleton technology was the Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Building (TSNIITOCHMASH), which is part of Russia’s Rostec State, and GB Engineering.
Made from lightweight carbon fiber, the passive exoskeleton hardware enhances the soldier’s physical capabilities for strength, speed, and endurance, while also protecting the warfighter’s spine and joints. The Russian exoskeleton also is height-adjustable, and enables the soldier to carry more than 100 pounds of extra weight during long marches and assaults.
Dr. Hans C. Mumm