Robotic Exoskeleton

#2
Can't stand watching vids like that when all we hear from our mob are cutbacks. I'm bordering on being outraged (but not quite there yet)
 
#3
Video without annoying ads.
Youtube link

I agree with you skintboymike.
I wonder what it will be used for in the military besides infantry?

REME / RE: Remove, replace heavy parts and construction material quickly. Less need for small cranes?

Medical: One man in a suit to remove wounded instead of two or more?
Anyone have ideas?
 
#4
Er, the running speed was hardly greased racing snake. I mean pulling your enemy's limbs from his torso is cool as feck of course, but I can't see the average infantryman swapping mobility for it.

Lifting Rovers out of ditches?
Juggling medicine balls?
Turning parked cars over while slatted?
Tank-tipping?
Getting free games on the pool table?
Doing yourself a grevious injury indulging in some sexual experimentation?
 
#5
Am I the only one who looked at the model of the advanced suit, complete with armour, and thought: Halo! Master Chief!! :D 8)

Oh...so it was just me then... :oops:
 
#6
If the U.S. military's vision of the future is even half-right, Britain's armed forces will have their work cut out trying to keep up.

Even comparatively understated attempts to improve our troops' battlefield technology, such as the Bowman digital battlefield radio system, have been blighted by years of delays and embarrassing technical blunders.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/li...1&in_page_id=1965&in_page_id=1965&expand=true


P.S check the link before you comment on what i post.
 
#7
lol... no i was like..."aint that the helo suit?"
 
#8
Bert_Preast said:
Er, the running speed was hardly greased racing snake. I mean pulling your enemy's limbs from his torso is cool as feck of course, but I can't see the average infantryman swapping mobility for it.

Lifting Rovers out of ditches?
Juggling medicine balls?
Turning parked cars over while slatted?
Tank-tipping?
Getting free games on the pool table?
Doing yourself a grevious injury indulging in some sexual experimentation?
Mobility increase slated for Service Pack 1. :)
 
#9
I remember reading about how another interesting application of exoskeletons is a "Return to base" command if the soldier inside is severely wounded or unconscious.

I agree with Bert_Preast though. Mobility is a form of protection on its own. Until a soldier wearing such an exoskeleton can be as mobile as someone without, they're just sitting ducks (albeit strong ones).

RPGs and .50 calibre weapons would go through any conceivable armour we could fit on that thing, with current materials technology.
 
#10
nomdeplume said:
I remember reading about how another interesting application of exoskeletons is a "Return to base" command if the soldier inside is severely wounded or unconscious.

I agree with Bert_Preast though. Mobility is a form of protection on its own. Until a soldier wearing such an exoskeleton can be as mobile as someone without, they're just sitting ducks (albeit strong ones).

RPGs and .50 calibre weapons would go through any conceivable armour we could fit on that thing, with current materials technology.
Good point. Speed is more important than brute strength. As the old Boxing saying goes "Power thrills but Speed kills".
 
#12
Even if they do get it into service, it could never be adopted widespread. Can you imagine all of the army or even all of the infantry with these?

Imagine the cost, imagine us all becoming ineffective if we aren't resupplied batteries every so often, and imagine the support services/REME expanding hugely to keep the things working, making the combat arms an even smaller proportion of the Army!

My view: if they DO get something into service and workable, MoD will do something like buy a companies worth per brigade. This'll be enough to equip some soldiers with who will take on the riskiest tasks, reducing casualties and keeping public opinion high in any future war. Then, when the war moves to the PSO/COIN phase, expect this to be used as OSPREY is now - an in theatre option, as conditions dictate, with a few sets over here for training.

Could this be handy for EOD though? A big robot like that could carry a lot of armour on its front...
 
#14
do you think one of those armoured things the presenter showed at the end could include its own NBC protection?
 
#16
Looks like something the IRA would conjure up in some disused shed, not a'high-tech' piece of equipment. Besides as others have said, mobility would be an issue not to mention other things.

Has anyone ever watched the programme Future Weapons on Discovery Civilisation? Yes it does have an exciteable but ameniable ex-Navy Seal. But I believe one programme showed him testing out 'dragon' armour that was being tested in the US. It basically featured the armour being made of 'scales', these rubber discs which not only absorb impacts from bullets but unlike conventional kevlar they stop the actual impact of the round from causing damage to the body. Thus no internal bleeding! The only way forward for me is to have a uniform that is fabric that is somehow hardened enough to withstand incoming rounds. Perhaps an under cover sheer of some kind may do the trick. What materials could achieve this I don't know!
 
#17
Technocratic_Turbine said:
Looks like something the IRA would conjure up in some disused shed, not a'high-tech' piece of equipment. Besides as others have said, mobility would be an issue not to mention other things.

Has anyone ever watched the programme Future Weapons on Discovery Civilisation? Yes it does have an exciteable but ameniable ex-Navy Seal. But I believe one programme showed him testing out 'dragon' armour that was being tested in the US. It basically featured the armour being made of 'scales', these rubber discs which not only absorb impacts from bullets but unlike conventional kevlar they stop the actual impact of the round from causing damage to the body. Thus no internal bleeding! The only way forward for me is to have a uniform that is fabric that is somehow hardened enough to withstand incoming rounds. Perhaps an under cover sheer of some kind may do the trick. What materials could achieve this I don't know!
Dragon skin however weighs 21.5kg compared to the Interceptor's 12.7kg (for slightly less area coverage to boot). Also, tests by the US Army on it showed that it had a rather annoying tendency to sometimes let bullets through, while the Interceptor vests never did.

However, there is much controversy on this as accusations fly over whether the Army had a vested interest in keeping its contract for Interceptor vests... :roll:
 

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