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    Just Add Muscle: Russia's 'Future Soldier' to Get Exoskeletons and Robotics

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    Russia’s ‘Future Soldier’ gear will be high on the agenda of an expert roundtable to be held next month on the sidelines of the upcoming Army-2015 Military Technology Forum outside Moscow, RIA Novosti reported.

    According to Colonel Alexander Romanyuta, who chairs the Land Forces’ military-scientific committee, there will be more than 60 scientific and defense industry representatives taking part in the “Combat Outfit. Looking to the Future” seminar.

    “Among other things, they will be discussing the test results of ceramic elements of a soldier’s body armor and of the efficiency of new types of firearms in different combat situations,” Romanyuta said.

    He also mentioned the great deal of professional interest  in the ongoing efforts to improve the effectiveness of various types of  combat gear “on the basis of advanced technology and high-tech materials” such as exoskeletons and robotic systems.

    “The addition of such physique-boosting elements as exoskeletons or robotic systems is a good way to go,” the Defense Ministry press service quoted Romanyuta as saying.

    Russian military engineers are working to develop unified combat subsystems where a soldier acts as part of a single structure.

    The combat soldier equipment of the third generation will integrate various biomechanical tools, including exoskeletons.

    The soldier will maintain stable radio contact with all its other elements and receive continuously updated reconnaissance data about the enemy positions and the overall situation the combat zone making him an intellectual fighting machine.

    Russian scientists and engineers are also working on a technology that is straight out of science fiction: bionic exoskeleton suits controlled by the human brain.

    The main function of a powered exoskeleton is to assist the wearer by boosting their strength and endurance. They are commonly designed for military use, to help soldiers carry heavy loads both in and out of combat.

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