Russian Exoskeleton

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Called the Ratnik-3, this futuristic exoskeleton designed for the Russian military is made from titanium and boosts strength as well as stamina, while a flexible layer of armor protects soldiers from any incoming objects. It fits over the torso and secured around the waist to equally disperse the weight of the built-in backpack, which 110-pound load capacity. “We have already held trials for the prototype of the active exoskeleton. It really enhances a serviceman’s physical abilities. For example, the tester was able to shoot from a machine-gun only with one hand and accurately hit targets,” said chief designer Oleg Faustov. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

Russian Exoskeleton
Russian Exoskeleton
Russian Exoskeleton
Russian Exoskeleton
Russian Exoskeleton

“Demonstrating the suit was a model standing more than six-feet tall, cradling a fearsome-looking firearm in a pair of black padded gloves. His arms were covered in fabric patterned with camouflage print and protected by armoured plates marked with the Russian flag. On his legs were a pair of bulky shoes resembling ski boots, which were supported by a metal frame wrapped around the waist,” reports The Daily Mail.