Rostec's TSNIITOCHMASH develops new combat suit for future soldiers
The Central Research Institute for Precision Machine Building (TSNIITOCHMASH), a part of Russia’s Rostec State, has demonstrated a new combat suit during an exhibition conducted at the National University of Science and Technology MISiS in Russia.
TSNIITOCHMASH showcased the new high-accuracy sniper system in two calibres at the exhibition, called '10 Artifacts of the Future – Russian Promising Technologies'.
Commenting on the development, TSNIITOCHMASH director general Dmitry Semizorov said: “A year ago, Rostec State started an industrial design development trend in Russia.
"Based on Rostec’s concept, TSNIITOCHMASH and the Kinetika Center have developed a new-generation combat suit for the soldiers of the future.”
The combat suit includes an armoured digital helmet with an information screen and an armoured face protection mask.
It is also fitted with a bulletproof neck protector, a light titanium exoskeleton, flexible body armour, and protective footgear.
Several brand new technologies were tested for the production of the suit, Rostec stated.
TSNIITOCHMASH intends to continue working with the prototyping centre to develop designs of portable weapons and other combat suit types.
Techmash, which is also a part of Rostec, has recently developed a guided anti-submarine aerial bomb, called Zagon-2E.
Weighing 120kg, the 1.5m-long Zagon-2E aerial bomb can be used against submarines when they are surfaced, at periscope depth, or up to 600m below sea level.
The weapon descends on a parachute from an anti-submarine aircraft carrier, such as Il-38 and Tu-142M jets, and Ka-27 helicopters.
Rostec is involved in the development, production and export of high-technology industrial products designed for civilian and military applications.
Image: The combat suit includes an armoured digital helmet with information screen and an armoured face protection mask. Photo: courtesy of Rostec.