Russian scientists have unveiled a ” Superman suit” which they claim lets soldiers walk through fire and grenade blasts unscathed. The Russian military says the suit is made of a heat-resistant “aramid” type material – and it already looks bound to impress Vladimir Putin. They released impressive footage showing a man wearing the suit at an unspecified test facility strolling through explosions and walking through flames.

The suit’s makers say it can withstand 30 seconds of flames being pointed directly at it. Wearers are also protected from the sudden heat of explosions such as grenades and mines, they say, though the shock wave from an explosion could still harm them.  The so-called ‘Superman suit’ is part of the Russian military’s Ratnik programme, which aims to develop the next generation of combat gear. READ MORE