The Russian army appear to have some high-tech tricks up its sleeves with a deadly ‘exoskeleton’ giving their soldiers lethal powers, it has been claimed.
Amid the tragic death toll of the on-going war, we have already seen the Russian military roll out some fearsome high-tech weapons.
From thermobaric missiles to ‘decoy’ darts, President Vladimir Putin will seemingly stop at nothing to flex his military muscle.
Russia has been quietly working on high-tech suits for some years – and could be preparing to introduce even more of them to the conflict.
The Russian army has previously trialled ‘active powered’ exoskeletons which can be strapped to soldiers to give them lethal cyborg powers.
The electric suits are designed to augment and enhance troops. They can help soldiers carry much heavier loads and can even give machine guns deadly accuracy over long-distances.
Oleg Faustov, from Russian Army defence contractor TsNiiTochMash, said the suits will make ordinary human servicemen far more lethal.
He said: “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.”
The suits could theoretically change the face of warfare – turning men into part-machines, with the accuracy to match a computer.
If deployed in the conflict with Ukraine, the suits could make Russian soldiers a real danger as the war with Ukraine shows no sign of stopping.
The Russian military is reportedly firing decoy missiles into populated areas of Ukraine to try and bamboozle the Ukrainian military.
According to US security officials, Moscow is using fake dart-shaped missiles for the first time in the conflict, which is now in its 22nd day.
They believe the decoys are the reason why Ukraine’s air defence systems have found it so tricky to stop Russia’s short-range ballistic missiles which have reportedly been used on civilians in hospitals and bomb shelters in Kyiv and Kharkiv.
Since the start of Putin’s invasion, images have circulated on social media of the dart-shaped munitions which many people initially thought were cluster bombs or miniature weapons.