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Discussion in 'Kit Chatter' started by al, Mar 11, 2004.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3502194.stm mad :-D
this will only result in the militry giving the soldiers more to carry and when breaks down the soldier may have to dump kit which is too heavy
it would be a long long time before it is relieable enough for use in the field
your right mad :-D
for sure stuart, my knees and hips still remind me of the "more kit" syndrome,but i bet theres a few ranks who cant wait to get hands on,better get the trusty black maskers out to unshine the shiny though
My first thought is the spine. Compression injuries can be a real problem when carying heavy loads over long distances. I couldn't tell from the pic whether the pack and frame were all in one or seperate.
IMO, kit like that would be a real hinderance to a soldier. What the modern soldier needs is less kit and more knowledge - IMHO.
With you there bearstone - speaking from experience the legs only take part of the strain - and I dont see those legs being much use when it comes to running or the good old dash, down crawl, observe, sights and fire of a scrap!
Will they get you home when youve had 25 toooooooooooooooooo many?? :uu: :rolmao:
wallace and grommit thought of it first! :-D
Not an endorsement, but if any here read the SF novel "Armor," this is moving in the "every soldier a tank" direction. Even current body armor/armour is heavy. The version that can defeat an RPG needs something beyond flesh and blood to carry it around and resist impact forces. SF writers of even ten years ago will recognize what may be in use twenty years from now -- whether it really works well or not.
The "every man a tank" concept doesn't work for me.....
It'll just result in "every rifleman a LAW gunner".
There are applications for cybernetics within the military, obviously. But I'd imagine it lies more in the direction of SF use, particularly in the CT role where the opposition will have a problem in countering the advantages of any prosthetics.
Nick in Belfast
While this incarnation is quite refined, the basic idea has been around since the 50s - I've got academic textbooks with pictures of exoskeletons that were being developed by DARPA back when cybernetics was a hot topic the first time round!
Didn't mean to suggest that it would work every time, GP, just that this is a line of development. "Technology solves all" is tons of money for defense contractors. :roll:
What's in the rucksack??? The batteries?? :rolmao: :rolmao: :rolmao:
he looks really comfortable doesnt he, blends in well too ,well it would if you lived in robot world
He looks like he's just come off the set for T3!
and needs to find a seat and a physio
looks like we're heading for warhammer 40K to me (i dont play it really)
That means that they have 38000 years to perfect it then!
(I don't play either)
heading for warhammer 40,000 space marines eh..... :shock: