Russia: Star Wars Style Soldiers Coming Soon
June 30, 2017
Star Wars-like soldiers have been in the making for some time. It’s not surprise that a Russian military lab has unveiled their prototype of combat suit fitting that description.
RT reports that a major hi-tech Russian military research center has unveiled what appears to be a prototype of a next-generation combat suit. The stunning gear, resembling Star Wars outfits, will be worn by Russian soldiers on future battlefields. The prototype features a helmet covering the soldier’s face and cutting-edge body armor.The next-generation combat gear also includes a powered exoskeleton to help increase performance and stamina while fighting. The prototype was unveiled on Thursday at the opening of Russia’s largest high-tech prototyping center at the National University of Science and Technology (MISIS) in Moscow.
It was developed at the Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Building, a major Russian weapons designer and primary military supplier.
“We’re working on a concept for the combat suit of the future. On display is our vision of the suit we would like to develop within the next couple of years,” said Oleg Chikarev, deputy chief of weapons systems at the institute.
“We’re also working with [Russian] companies specializing in various elements of combat equipment and we’re creating the features which, in our opinion, will help our soldiers carry out their missions on the battlefield,” he added.
The Russian military is actively preparing to meet the challenges of future warfare as major world powers are investing in research and development of next-generation combat systems, including exoskeletons and robotized platforms.
Last year, the military said robots and cyborgs will gradually replace human soldiers on land, in the air, at sea, and in outer space.
RT copy / TRUNEWS summary.