Future Force Warrior

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LE
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Yes I noticed that bizarre statement as well, Spanker. I think the only person to whom it would be lethal, though, is the poor sod who has to wear it.
 
#7
The kit apparently weighs fifty pounds - shame the batteries add another hundred ...

More seriously, I'm just going to hide in the bushes with a pointy stick then when he's swapping porn online with his mate I'll jump out and ram it somewhere painful while he's otherwise engaged.
 
#8
Asymmetric warfare, OotS style. :wink:

You realise you're putting the US' Future Warriors' lives at risk, pointing out all these loopholes?
 
#9
if it works , it would be good to use that in Iraq if it has built in air conditioning :D

"Predator here we come! we are invincible, throw everything you got and then pray for your mummy cos you are DEAD!" :lol:
 

X-Inf

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#10
OldChap said:
Yes I noticed that bizarre statement as well, Spanker. I think the only person to whom it would be lethal, though, is the poor sod who has to wear it.
Puts a nrew slant on "Friendly Fire"!!!! :wink:
 
#12
And after all that technology and money they still forgot the helmet cover. :roll:
 
#14
Knowing the US DOD they'll probably get Microsoft to write the software for this stuff... I for one wouldn't want to have to hit ctrl-alt-del every 5 mins in the midst of a firefight.

Also whichever genius thinks the nano-tech material will be able to detect bullets on its own has been smoking crack. The only way it is going to work is with somekind of millimetre wave radar. That poses three problems - one the weight of the radar & its power source. Two the battery life of the power source. And finally the minor problem that any wearer in his active radar nano suit is going to be lit up on the battlefield like a f*cking christmas tree. Not clever or conducive to longterm survival... 8O

Still it gave me a good laugh
 
#16
semper said:
some of the kit reminds me of the film "Starship Trooper"

http://www.trooperpx.com/MobileInfantry.html

But the film was crap ! What we really want is the suits described in the book, a ton of lethal machinery that can leap through the air and smash through walls while raining destruction on the foe. Everything up to and including shoulder launched nuclear weapons - only issued to NCOs and above if I remember correctly though.
 
#17
Conall said:
Knowing the US DOD they'll probably get Microsoft to write the software for this stuff... I for one wouldn't want to have to hit ctrl-alt-del every 5 mins in the midst of a firefight.
Man, that's just what I thought. "Windows for Warriors 2.0" "This program has performed an illegal operation. Exit now."

And the rubbish you'd get mixed in with your battlefield data: "Enhance your masculine performance." "Save money with Viagra from Hong Kong." "Oxycontin cheap." "Bored housewives want to meet you NOW!" "Lower your mortgage payment."
 
#18
In Starship Troopers, all this fancy kit was worn by the 'Mobile Infantry'.

I wouldn't fancy my chances of survival in the 'Stationary Infantry' much - which is what most of us would be if we were weighed down by all that kit.

Maybe that's why I'm a cavalryman. Tally ho.
 
#20
This is not a new project for the US, they have been investing heavily for the last 10 years or so into this area.

They have already promised massive windfalls to viable designs and manufacture of exo skeleton combat systems.

I think someone in the US defence dept watches too much TV.
 

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