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Exoskeleton Systems For Military and Civil Uses

Iron Felix

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From Soviet journal (I think, between 1960 and 1990) - "magical skin", with self healing and moisture drainage:
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(nanosuit from "Crysis"?)
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In first half of 60th, in NII-100, worked at 500-kg armoured exoskeleton, with small ICE, machine gun and AT weapons in hands.
A few years ago, in Russian Federation, also, started works at military exoskeleton with ICE.
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Russian passive infantry exoskeleton (late 1990th or early 2000th), named BSIKPE (Translated, Armoured-power indiviadual complect - passive exoskeleton):
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Full weight 53.4 kg, weight of exoskeleton 17 kg. Use old Russian rating of armour, canceled in 2014. Helmet and details of body armour, 5 rate, or, 7.62x54R with LPS bullet (steel core, not AP), from Dragunov SVD, on 5-10 m. Other details of body armour - 6a rate, or, 7.62x54R with B-32 AP bullet (special core). Other elements - 3 rate, or, 5.45x39/7.62x39 with PS bullets (steel core, not AP), from Kalashnikov AK-74/AKM, on 5-10 m. Protection area - to 180 square decimetres, or 19.375 square foots.
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Other passive exoskeleton, later than BSIKPE:
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Adjustible sizes, use under armour, equipment and warm clothing.
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You can see, variants of use. I think, the most interesting - with "Scorpion" system:
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Data of "Scorpion":
 

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I would guess they need 1 to 2 more iterations to get more flexibility and speed. Then they need to revise the material handling area to segregate heavy (50-200 lbs) items so the power of the suit is put to real use.


 

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Machine gunner in exoskeleton:
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Soviet magazine "Tehnika - molodezhi", 1969, "future soldier?" (with AKMS?)
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"Evolution of helmet":
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In first half of 60th, in NII-100, worked at 500-kg armoured exoskeleton, with small ICE, machine gun and AT weapons in hands.
A few years ago, in Russian Federation, also, started works at military exoskeleton with ICE.
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Speaking of small ICE, is there much in this or any of the other topics on very compact microturbines? We're working on a 30kW 2kg motor generator module with inverter but looking for decent turbine partner.
 

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I wouldn't regard this as an exoskeleton but they are calling it that. They mention racing but of course everyone must be privately thinking combat.

 

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The Canadians are coming, the Canadians are coming! Break out the tactical nukes!
 
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