Land Platforms

Russian MoD to complete exoskeleton tests in 2019

28 January 2019

Russia’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) will complete state trials of the EO-1 passive exoskeleton this year, an industry source told Jane’s on 21 January.

“The exoskeleton has already entered its preliminary trials due to be completed by June. Completion of the system’s state trials is scheduled for late 2019,” said the source, recalling that the exoskeleton prototype had been unveiled in 2015.

The EO-1 has been operationally tested in Syria. “In March–April 2017 troops used this exoskeleton during mine-clearance missions in Palmyra, Syria,” the source said.

Engineering troops operating Uran-6 unmanned demining vehicles use the exoskeleton when carrying the unmanned ground vehicle’s control panel, which weighs 20 kg.

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