Russia tests ‘Iron Man’ exoskeleton armor

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Russia has tested a battlefield exoskeleton that will turn its soldiers into an army of Iron Men.

The battery-powered “Robocop” suits allow squaddies to fire machine guns one-handed with computer accuracy.

The futuristic gear lets soldiers run faster while wielding heavy automatic weapons.

Military tech firm TsNiiTochMash has developed the Ratnik-3 “Soldier of the Future” suit, which is made from titanium.

Chief designer Oleg Faustov told Russian news agency TASS: “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.”

They hope to perfect the design by 2025, claiming they want to make it stronger and faster before rolling it out on battlefields.

Modal TriggerExoskeleton developed by Rostec on display at the Army 2018 International Military and Technical Forum.
Marina Lystseva/TASS
But the exo-suits have one major flaw – they have no storage battery, meaning it has a limited amount of time during combat.

Scientists say they are confident of improving the power source.

The skeleton hangs over the soldiers’ shoulders and around their waist, supporting backpack weight of up to 110 pounds.

Its metal arm supports heavy weapons.

Earlier this year, we revealed Russia’s deadly arsenal of futuristic weapons which are way ahead of the rest of the world.

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