Assault armor for the “Spartans” from HALO becomes a reality. Rostec is preparing a prototype of a modular combined-arms exoskeleton covering the whole body
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Assault armor for the “Spartans” from HALO becomes a reality. Rostec is preparing a prototype of a modular combined-arms exoskeleton covering the whole body

Vladimir Artyakov (First Deputy General Director of Rostec) announced that the state corporation was working on a prototype for a combined-arms universal exoskeleton. The frame will cover the entire body.

This exocomplex greatly increases the fighter’s effectiveness. This reduces energy costs and improves the accuracy of automatic weaponry. This design uses lightweight, durable composite modules. Vladimir Artyakov said that they form the frame for the exoskeleton, including the torso, pelvis and legs, as well as the feet, arms, neck, and feet.

He explained that the modules could be combined to create a whole system. For example, the integrated module “Torso” can be built into the equipment item “Body armor”. This simplifies attaching the frame modules to the fighter’s bodies. It is also more ergonomic.

The first deputy head of the corporation stated that experimental models of passive or active mechanisms were already created to block the joints of the exoskeleton complex.

This is needed, for example, for the long-term holding loads up to 20 kg in the hands or 60 kg on the frame. Tretyakov said such blockers enable, for example, to hold a weapon in one’s hand for eight hours. This is beyond what an average person can do.”

Assault armor for the “Spartans” from HALO becomes a reality. Rostec is preparing a prototype of a modular combined-arms exoskeleton covering the whole body
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