THE FUTURE IS HERE! RUSSIA SUCCESSFULLY TESTS EXOSUIT ENABLING WEARER TO SHOOT MACHINE GUN 1-HANDED | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

THE FUTURE IS HERE! RUSSIA SUCCESSFULLY TESTS EXOSUIT ENABLING WEARER TO SHOOT MACHINE GUN 1-HANDED

The passive exoskeleton is already part of the Russian Army’s Ratnik (warrior), or ‘future combat system’, which also includes a range of surveillance, communications, and defensive equipment. The active exoskeleton may become part of Ratnik by 2025, according to Military-Scientific Committee Chair of the Ground Forces Aleksandr Romanyuta.

An exoskeleton is an external skeleton-like structure that follows the shape of the wearer’s body and partially encases it. It has joints and other mechanisms allowing it to strengthen the body’s natural movements.

‘Wearable robots’ are being developed worldwide for both military and civilian use. Medical exoskeletons could assist the movement of disabled or injured patients. Robotic suits could also allow construction workers to lift heavier loads.

Earlier the Russian military said that future wars will be determined by unmanned combat systems fighting on land, in the air, at sea, and in outer space, while the days of conventional soldiers on the battlefield may soon be numbered. “The soldier would gradually turn into an operator and be removed from the battlefield,” Lieutenant General Andrey Grigoriev, head of the Advanced Research Foundation (ARF), said at that time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is obviously, the result of some brilliant engineering by the Russians; but I sincerely wish that the Russians, the Chinese, and the American engineers were using all their pooled brilliance, to make life better for all people of the world, rather than using it for ever more lethal, and more dangerous, WMDS.

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