The Russian military-industrial complex wants to make your dreams of powered armor a reality again.

Russia is losing ground every single day, with the entire Ukrainian nation holding its ground steadfastly. So instead of going back to the drawing board for the military generals, Moscow is using their national media to appease people with a hyped “Iron Man” suit of armor.

According to RIA Novosti news agency, the Russian defense contractor Armocom is developing an “Iron Man” armored suit that protects the wearer like a Medieval knight’s armor for use in a new combat suit called “Legionnaire.”

The Armocom deputy director general Oleg Faustov told RIA Novosti that the full-body system would consist of body armor that would be easy to protect the wearer from small-arms fire and an exoskeleton that would be required to support the plan.

According to RIA Novosti, a military-industrial source claims that the Legionnaire suit will eventually replace Russia’s other next-generation battle armor, TsNiiTochMash’s Ratnik (or “Warrior”) combat outfit, which defense company Rostec-affiliated TsNiiTochMash said in 2018 that it would eventually have an exoskeleton that would allow soldiers to fire machine guns with one hand.

Between 2008 and 2018, the Russian military has received more than 300,000 early-generation Ratnik combat suits composed of 59 individual subsystems, TASS has noted, while Ratnik-3, which has an integrated exoskeleton, is still being tested, has an objective identification and targeting system attached to the helmet visor, as of November.

In an interview with the state-run Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper in 2021, Russian Ground Forces commander-in-chief Gen. Oleg Salyukov said that ‘robotic’ combat equipment for soldiers of the future would include exoskeletons, micro-, and mini-UAVs, as well as wearable robotic complexes.