This year, the Russian military will receive the first serial Army exoskeleton
Already this year in the Russian armed forces will also receive the first production 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, removing the load from the spine effectively. The novelty has already been tested in the armed forces and, in particular, it has been used in Syria. According to the CEO of the company-developer Sergei Smaglyuk products, an officer in the exoskeleton nine o'clock dragged himself on a 35-kilogram remote control robotic demining complex "Uran-6" and almost never tired.
The developer notes that the EA-01.02 system is designed for assault engineer units. It is quite different from those armored robotic suits that we used to see in science fiction. Superhuman possible carriers also do not add. The man in him will not be able to run faster, jump higher or fly. Protection against bullets is also not provided here. Its advantage lies elsewhere.
Photo: RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev
The main function of the exoskeleton EO 01.02 - repeat back, leg and pelvic human joints and reduce the load on the spine soldier, retaining its maximum physical capacity. This makes the system special lever-hinge mechanisms.
"full mobility - you can bend, turn, walk briskly and even run. Exoskeleton quietly put on both the form and the body armor with strain. Adjusted for growth once and no longer requires the maintenance and adjustment. Do not litter, do not get wet, forgiving, "- commented Sergey Smaglyuk in a conversation with journalists, RIA Novosti reported.
Photo: RIA Novosti / Ilya Pitalev
Development and production of the exoskeleton has been near Moscow TSNIITOCHMASH (included in "Rostec" group). Products weight is 7 kilos. It is made of light metal and carbon. Put on just a minute and a half, the developer said. It allows to transfer up to 70 kilograms and payload equipped with a special quick release cargo system. I pulled the cord on the right shoulder - the load on the ground and can quickly escape to the countryside.
Under the state program of armaments to 2027 the Russian military will have several hundred sets of the exoskeleton EO 01.02. We consider the prospect of equipping and other departments, including the development of the civilian version, which will simplify the task of carrying heavy loads, such as in warehouses. Already being developed modified versions. For example, it is now experiencing a new option that allows you to more freely rotate left and right.
In an interview with RIA Novosti, Sergei Smaglyuk also added that in the future components of the product will be manufactured from bronealyuminiya. The design will integrate piezo elements that allow walking to recharge items fighter equipment - radio, the commander of the tablet, navigation and so on.
According Smaglyuk create a complete and efficient armored exoskeleton actuators currently does not allow the level of technology. Not developed yet compact battery, which could feed these systems for many hours and days, making it a truly practical.
"Do not even tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow of the technology - active exoskeletons with servo-drives. Now that's much closer to the fantasy genre. In the future, this equipment will increase the strength and speed of a serviceman. But nowhere in the world have not yet resolved the problem of power supply. Once this happens, the next day will boom exoskeletons very different design and purpose. Today we look at the concept of active exoskeleton power from an onboard network, such as a truck. Came machine ammunition serviceman puts "costume", connects the wire to the vehicle battery and starts unloading. Such a project could be useful logistics unit ".
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