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News Halo exo-suit. Made for canadian army

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by r4tch3t, 15 Jan 2007.

  1. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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  2. Idioteque

    Idioteque Telephasic Mongoose

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    Just raise $2000 and get one...

    I'd think this needs a bit of a redesign before any military force would put this into action... but $2000 is a small cost for them so I can assume they'd snatch these up.

    I'm really wondering how it withstood a shot from an elephant gun though... them things be penetrative... myabe an anti-tank gun test next?
     
  3. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    How is this possibly serious :p

    hahhaa, what a tool, the us army would never pay him, they would just steal his idea, assasinate him and his family and claim that they died from fatal accidents caused by small metal projectiles.
     
  4. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    [stereotyping]All they would have to do is shoot two black people and drag them to the crime scene

    "drug deal gone bad. case solved"[/stereotyping]

    [EDIT]

    On a side note, if he's willing to do a live test with an elephant gun, he'd better make sure his "major joints" are covered, those things will likely blow the limb off :O that wouldn't be very good for awareness of it's "military capabilities"
     
  5. walle

    walle Well-Known Member

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    The modern version of the armour used by medieval knights, history repeats itself it seems. hmm...add an armoured horse and an updated version of the medieval lance to complete the picture :D
     
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  6. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

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    that looks great.... would be great if that did come into service... just think a squad outfitted with this walking down the main roads of iraq.. everyone would be running and the iraqi soldiers would just be surrendering :D

    would love one of these... would wear it all the time :D
     
  7. <A88>

    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    18Kg?! I'm not sure I weigh that much...

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  8. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    18KG is roughly equivelent to 36 pounds, so yes, you do weight that much :p

    I think the normal upper body armour, has about a 25 lbs of weight, so it could be used, but stamina would definately decrease
     
  9. Snafu-X-

    Snafu-X- New Member

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    Probably not practical in it's current incarnation for true field use. If they took it and really worked on refining it though, I could see it give the next gen of troops an edge.
     
  10. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Tanks and missiles? ;)

    Dream on. If guerrilla warfare has taught us anything (well, tried to anyway) it is that low-tech lateral resourcefulness and determination always outwit high-tech one-track-mindedness and arrogance...
     
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    finboz New Member

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  12. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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  13. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    The simple solution being to sneak up behind them and push them over ;) Then of course, because we're talking about extremists, shoot them in the back a few hundred times at point blank range with high velocity weaponary.
     
  14. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    The enemy will just learn to shoot for the joints, where there's no armour.
     
  15. walle

    walle Well-Known Member

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    ;)

    Power is nothing without control ? :hehe:
     
  16. Spaceraver

    Spaceraver Ultralurker

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    me wants... would be killer for hardball games...
     
  17. severedhead

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    Wow! Looks like real-life BF2142!
     
  18. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Hmmm... the article says:
    Interesting sources of inspiration.

    ...and the classic line:
    Sorry, a what?

    Given that the British army can't even afford ordinary bullet-proof vests for its troops who are right in the thick of it, I don't think soldiers are going to see this kind of gear any time soon.
     
  19. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    There's going to be a technology level at which guerilla tactics and greater knowledge cannot counter the tech gap. Right now most militia's and guerilla fighters are around 60 years behind modern fighters. Thing is though, while modern armies are continually being updated militas seem destined to keep using 1940/1950's level tech indefinately. If as DARPA is hoping for, they can get platoons of soldiers marching super fast, jumping super high, and going for days at a time - natural resourcefullness is going to start to run out of usefullness.
     
  20. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    I think the American army have a lot more funds than our piddly brittish army.

    I can't see this suit being used really. I'm sure someone else in military and ballistic science/research have already created such armour, it's either inpractical for duty, or too expensive. I can't believe he thinks he's the only one to have built such plating..?
     
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