Russia unveils superman suit that allows soldiers walk through fire & explosion

Russian scientists claim to have created a 'Superman suit' that lets soldiers walk through explosions and searing fire unscathed.

Made of a heat-resistant 'aramid' material that can withstand 30 seconds of direct contact from flames, the suit could give Russian soldiers a huge advantage in battlefields of the future.

The heat-proof suit is still in the testing phase and is expected to be ready for use by 2020, when it may also be available for purchase by civilians.

Footage released shows a man wearing the suit at an unspecified test facility. He appears to walk through flames and stands right next to an explosion.

Wearers are protected from the sudden heat of explosions such as grenades and mines, although the shock wave from an explosion could still harm them, scientists claim.

The 'Superman suit' is part of Ratnik, Russia's future infantry combat system. The programme develops combat gear which aims to create the next generation of body armour on the battlefield.