The soldier of the future will be a drug-enhanced, gadget-equipped fighting machine with a powerful "exoskeleton" straight out of science-fiction, according to US defence officials.
looks kind of lame if you ask me its another military concept i have seen some that looked much better than this some that looked just so bad ass but then again they aren't going for looks they are going for efficiency
I hope he doesn't Red Ring...
A halo fanboy is going to modify that suit so he could role play as master cheif
This what I was thinking. And the author had the nerve to quote fashion designers on what they thought of the suits "look". But you know what? This is just a prototype. The US Military is all about looking badass (mental warfare), so I would expect then to redesign the suit as development moves forward.
I disagree - I think looks are almost as important. You'd want to intimidate your opponent, and that's hard to do in a getup like this. lol Don't be fooled though, if the Pentagon gets their budget it'll end up looking a lot scarier. This is currently a mock-up they probably rigged out of hockey pads. edit: ..What 1.5 said. ^_^
Man that helmet really sucks. And the outer shell does resembles STARWARS stoomtroopers, Personaly I prefer the FUTURE Soldier from FCS the army trying to relise, Just look at the game Ghost Recon: AW. It seems more praticle.
Lol @ 1.3 you made my morning. haha
What if you gotta pee or poop, how in the world would you have time to take care of your business. Not to mention people from HQ will know/see what you're doing.
This looks much more Storm Trooper than Master Chief...
"what is it supposed to accelerate?" "You!" lol sooo corny "a team is being assembled" lol.
Wonder how much money our military wasted on this monstrosity? How much you wanna bet its defective. Gotta love the Military Industrial Complex, sorry Ike, they just wouldn't listen to ya
the Military Industrial Complex, the one that Eisenhower warned us about they run the show. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
the GI JOE movie is gonna rock. You'll see.
lol....US defense officials seem like theyve been getting into halo and the master chief
Otherwise, it'll ends up looking like power ranger.
but there was a white ranger...lmao might have looked better if the camo'ed the armor
cool i hope i get to be Master Cheif.
The suit should also include a Team Killing Off feature, in which they will only shoot the enemy. This suits will only go further to increase American millitary over confidence and possiply go into battle waving dimplomacy instead of agent orange, bad tanks, poorly armed soldiers and the threat of Nuclear Weapons.... like every war.
lol... exoskeleton? Arnt they still giant and really slow? XD Im sure its possible in the future but the thought of a super bulletproof soilder which can run at 40mph, jump 3 meters high and punch through tank walls... Theyre making chuck norris in cybourg form... you heard it here first, in 20 years time we'll have soilders with roundhouse kicks powerfull enough to send you back in time ;)
Oh man this thread is funny! lmao
If they're gonna dress like that then they'll need a seriously high-tech anti-teabagging system built in
What? Where's FoxDIE? Snake could take Master Chief any day.
The future is in unmanned systems, and fewer soldiers like this looking foolish.
Exoskeletons really aren't that slow anymore. Five or ten years ago they were pretty lame, but a few companies now have really gotten into the swing of things. It didn't mention this in the article but I'm pretty sure that Sarcos was the one that was awarded the honor of developing the actual exoskeleton for the US military. They have been working on an exoskeleton for several years now using their own money and just last year their design beat out a university (Berkley I think) to have their next iteration be funded by the military. There are some really good videos of the Sarcos exoskeleton on the net, just search for them and you'll see how far we have come in this techonlology... The only problem is an adequate power supply!!! My how the future springs up on us!!!
http://www.wallpaperez.info... Now that's what I'm talking about!
"drug enhanced" .....HAZE annyone?
Drug Enhanced......wtf is Haze becoming real?
If you knew your history you would already know u.s. and u.k. soilders have been given drugs to keep them awake. Soilders on drugs to fight wars is nothing new.
Go rent/watch the movie "Jacob's Ladder". It's awesome, and relevant to your statement.
That design is much more akin to Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon than to Halo's.
it required lot of drug.
how the hell our we supposed to rebel against our fascist government of the future if they have fudgeking power armor!? #$%@!
I'm sure the resistance will have EMP bombs by then =)
Crush them with giant boulders.
Military equipment have double shielded wiring which protects against EMP weapons and nuclear emp blasts.
We build our own out of hunks of metal and the arc reactor implanted in our chest.
they still aren't covering every part of the body why arent they making lobster like armor thats pretty much covers the whole body
prolly cause it would weigh more and be less maneuverable if it covered every part of the body
Cause we would only be able to scuttle from side to side then.
Waw, is anyone starting to think that Fallout 3 is accurate. These are the early stages of power armour. Next the T-51b. We have seen early prototypes and ideas for nuclear cars etc oil is also becoming a problem with CHINA needing more, whilst considering or building nuclear weapons. Lucky we live in Europe and will only fight with the middle east.
lol, Its Master Chief!!
Yaaaay and soon afterwards, the tech will be sold to third world druglords! Party time!
looks lame, it reminds me of masterchief.
"developer Dutch DeGay" "Dutch DeGay" ...
is'nt it cool if the government made an exoskleton suit from raiden in mgs4 and gave to every soldier
this is the dumbest thing ive ever seen. the war is already expensive enough as it is, and the military is trying to downsize. We don't need stormtroopers running around in the desert acting out halo fantasies. As for people screaming and calling me a liberal douche, i've been in the military for 5 years now. I have an idea of what im talking about.
lol Salvia...that lasts for about 5 minutes, and it has effects similar to Marijuana. There's no way in hell that could be what is used.
Really? I just remember seeing something on tv a couple years ago but it sounds pretty cool. also your right power supply would be an issue. I mean you need something which will last days. Never know, maybe they'll have small power generators in their suits too =P
Check out this neat vid that explains the tech a bit more... Edit: you have to copy and paste it in your browser after the link in order to watch
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