This year, the Russian military will receive the first production army exoskeleton

This year in the Russian armed forces will begin receiving the first serial exoskeleton EO-01.02 production company “GB Engineering”. The system will simplify the tasks associated with forced marches over long distances and carrying heavy loads, effectively removing the load from the spine. The novelty has already passed tests in the army and, in particular, was used in Syria. According to General Director of the developer company of the product of Sergei Smagluk, an officer with the exoskeleton nine hours dragged on his 35-pound remote control robotic complex clearance “Uranium-6” and almost did not tired.

The developer notes that the system of EO-01.02 designed for assault engineer units. She’s nothing like those armored robotic suits, which we used to see in science fiction. Superhuman capabilities media is also not add. People in it will not be able to run faster, jump higher or fly. Protection from bullets is also not provided. Its advantage lies elsewhere.

Photo: RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev

The main function of the exoskeleton EO-01.02 – repeat spinal, leg and pelvic articulation of the person and to reduce the load on the spine of the soldier, retaining his physical capabilities. In this specific system lever-hinge mechanisms.

“Complete mobility — you can bend, turn, walk briskly and even run. The exoskeleton quietly put both on the form and on the vest with the unloading. Adjusted for growth and maintenance and settings. Non-fouling, waterproof, forgives mistakes,” commented Sergei Smaglyuk in conversation with journalists of RIA Novosti.

Photo: RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev

The development and production of the exoskeleton is engaged in the Moscow region TSNIITOCHMASH (included in the group rostec). Product weight is 7 pounds. Made of lightweight metals and carbon fiber. Worn for literally a minute and a half, said the developer. Allows you to carry up to 70 kg payload and is equipped with a special quick release system load. Yanked the cord on the right shoulder the load on the ground and quickly take cover on the ground.

In the framework of the state armaments programme until 2027, the Russian military will receive several hundred sets of exoskeleton EO-01.02. Considered the prospect of equipment and other departments, including the development of a civil version, which can simplify the task of carrying heavy loads, e.g. in warehouses. It is developing modified versions. For example, now tested a new option that allows you freer to turn left or right.

In an interview with RIA Novosti, Sergei Smaglyuk also added that in the future the components of the product will be manufactured from broneerimine. The design will integrate the elements, allowing for the walk to recharge the equipment of the fighter – the radio, the tablet commander, Navigator and so on.

According to Smagluk to create a complete and efficient armored exoskeleton with servos now does not allow the level of technology. Not designed yet compact batteries, which could nourish such systems for many hours and days, making them truly practical.

“Not even for tomorrow and the day after the day this technology is an active exoskeleton with servos. Now that’s much closer to kinofantastike. In the future, this gear will increase the speed of a soldier. But nowhere in the world has not yet solved the problem of power supply. Once that happens, the next day will start a boom of exoskeletons of different construction and purpose. Today we consider the concept of the active power of the exoskeleton from the onboard network, for example, a truck. The car came with ammunition, the soldier puts on the suit, connect the wire to the car battery and starts unloading. Such a project could be useful to departments of logistic support”.

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