Russia's Bomb-Resistant 'Terminator' Suits Look Insane

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 11:23AM
Tuesday, 21 November 2017 - 11:23AM
Russia's Bomb-Resistant 'Terminator' Suits Look Insane
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We've been trying to make soldiers indestructible for as long as there have been wars, but today there's a lot more to worry about than just bullets or bayonets. Well, it looks like the Russian military just solved that problem.

A video posted to YouTube by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, debuts what may be the future of combat attire: a full-body protective suit that allows soldiers to walk through fire and explosions like a cybernetic organism with an Austrian accent, sent back in time to make two great action thrillers followed by several terrible sequels.

In the live demonstration, the person in the suit casually walks through a field as several explosions are set off within mere feet. The level of the resistance that the suit provides is impressive, but the soldier's composure in the dangerous environment is even more so.



According to reports, the suit is made by TSNIITOCHMASH, Russia's Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering. It is not exactly bomb-proof because they're not magicians and presumably don't know Tony Stark, but if we found ourselves in a minefield dodging fireballs, we surely wouldn't mind the added protection.

There is not much information on the suit or what it is made of. When Rogozin shared the clip to Facebook last year, he reportedly made the Terminator reference and said that his suit is better than the "sad excuse" machines in the film. "If we have this kind of girl," he added, "imagine the guys we have." Stay classy, Rogozin.

Russia has also been developing more aggressive-looking Stormtrooper combat gear that allegedly protects soldiers against nuclear blasts, so they really are covering all of the bases. 

Not to give Russia's military free advice, but it seems like the only logical next step would be to crack the code on time travel and go full Terminator. 

Or maybe they've already done it in the future and that's how we got the film franchise in the first place. That would explain...everything. Thanks, Russia.
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Russia's Bomb-Resistant 'Terminator' Suits Look Insane