Work has begun in Russia to create a new, fourth generation combat gear, intended for “soldier of the future”. The development was ordered by the Russian Ministry of Defense. This was reported by the press service of Rostec.
The new equipment should replace the third generation equipment in the future “centurion”, which, in turn will come to replace the second generation equipment “warrior”, currently supplied to the troops. Company specialists, included in Rostec, started the research phase.
TsNIITochmash takes part in the work, concern Kalashnikov and a number of other companies. At the research stage, combat equipment of foreign armies will be analyzed and prospects for the development of Russian fourth generation combat equipment will be determined. At the first stage, the tactical and technical characteristics of the future equipment will be determined, which has not even received a name yet.
As explained in Rostec, it is planned to create a fundamentally new complex, which will include new protection and life support systems, robotic equipment and integrated information exchange systems, new weapon.
Currently, the Russian army is receiving second generation combat equipment “warrior”, while Rostec develops third-generation equipment “centurion”. As noted, part created for “The centurion” elements are already undergoing preliminary tests. planned, that the first sets of third generation combat equipment will go to the troops in 2025 year.