The new Lockheed Martin Fortis exoskeleton helps soldiers carry heavy loads, significantly reducing the burden on their legs.
According to the information of Army Technology, participants in the tests in exoskeletons Fortis effortlessly carried an 18-kilogram weight, rising on an inclined surface at an angle of 15 degrees.
The Knee Load Reliever (KRSD) Fortis was developed to strengthen the leg when lifting and carrying weights. The exoskeleton generates synchronized movements in the knee drive, which greatly enhances the physical potential of the wearer.
The weight of the device is 12 kg, but since it is evenly distributed throughout the body, the carrier practically does not notice it. At the same time, the capacity of a person is increased 2-27 times. It is easy to master Fortis.
According to military experts, in the war of the future exoskeletons have good prospects. Equipped soldiers will be able to carry the necessary additional cargo, for example, MANPADS “Stinger”. It is worth noting that Fortis does not have mechanical amplifiers that work from a power source. With the help of this exoskeleton, servicemen can easily traverse a complex traverse and successfully operate in hilly terrain.