Test elements of the Russian equipment “Legionnaires” will begin after the New Year holidays
MOSCOW, December 29 – RIA Novosti. Testing of the first elements of the next generation of Legionnaire combat equipment, including promising helmets and sights, will begin immediately after the New Year holidays, the Center for Precision Engineering Research Institute (TsNIITochmash) has been appointed the chief executive of the project. a knowledgeable source told RIA Novosti.
“TsNIITochmash was appointed as the chief executive of the Legionnaires project, having held the first introductory meeting with contractors – more than 30 specialized research institutes and defense enterprises. tests are being done,” he said.
The interlocutor of the agency noted that the choice of TsNIITochmash made sense – it was this institute that led the creation of combat equipment of the previous generation Barmitsa and Ratnik. Cooperation in the project included the concern “Kalashnikov”, the center of high-strength materials “Reinforced Composites” (“Armocom”), developers of “Cuirass”, “Techincom” and other protective equipment.
“Since the time we worked on the fighter, our enterprises have not stood still and have managed to create promising new models of protective equipment, light weapons and other equipment. This will allow us to complete research work on the Legionnaire in-house. “By the first two or three years by the Russian Ministry of Defense,” the source states. the time limit reduced to one year,” he said.
What is known about the “Legionnaire”
In the autumn of 2022, a source in the military-industrial complex told RIA Novosti that the “military of the future” equipment, developed to replace the “Warrior”, will be called “Legionary”. In the framework of this research work, a new direction has emerged – the “robot support system”.
Oleg Faustov, deputy general director of the Armokom enterprise, which participated in the project, told RIA Novosti that the Legionnaire should include an armored helmet with an augmented reality system that can receive data from drones.
In addition, the Russian defense industry is considering the possibility of creating an “iron man” composite armor suit for the Legionnaire, which can completely cover the body of the fighter.
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