Moscow?s Kurchatov Institute to develop ?soldier of the future?

Moscow?s Kurchatov Institute to develop ?soldier of the future?Moscow?s Kurchatov Institute expects to receive more than $5m in government funding for the development of the ?soldier of the future? technology complex by 2020.

Moscow?s Kurchatov Institute, one of Russia?s largest nuclear physics think-tanks, expects to receive more than $5m in government funding for the development of the ?soldier of the future? technology complex by 2020, Russian business daily Vedomosti reported. The Russian Government and its Advanced Research Fund (ARF) are said to have approved a timeline for the project for the next three years. According to ARF, the prospective technology system is expected to enable a real ?soldier of the future? to engage in combat operations from a position as far away from the firing line as possible, running an array of combat robots. Russia hopes to start adopting the results of the new project after 2020. The Advanced Research Fund was set up last fall, with Russian vice premier Dmitry Rogozin responsible for military-related industry being the primary driver of the Fund program. ARF has been meant as the Russian analog of the U...