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News Halo exo-suit. Made for canadian army

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

  1. atanum141

    atanum141 I fapped to your post!

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    jesus, what i dont understand is why not order lots of them, whats with the 10 odd years of testing and development. Why not test it Iraq? what could be worse? and didnt the American R&D develop Partical weapons allready??...i swear i read that somewhere.
     
  2. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

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    id get one



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    EDIT:: hang on, the helmet has got a lovely AC (read FAN) system in it however the body dosent!!!
    Thats going to be one hell of a hot and sweaty suit if you start running about in it :duh: I think he should do temperature tests in it next. Just to see if anything needs modding :dremel:
     
  3. Garside

    Garside What's a Dremel?

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  4. tm36usa

    tm36usa What's a Dremel?

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    My only fear would be that it would be hard to move in. Well that and I wouldnt trust it to stop a bullet if i was wearing it for the first time, i'd need to see it shot first. Pretty sweet tho!
     
  5. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Well I certainly want one, Go join the army, here is your gun and uniform, *takes gun* *waves away uniform* "nah I brought my own."
    It's about time somebody made something like this. How can they not see, it works in all our favorite games, why not put it in practice.
    Anyways for the cost, I think it would be a great addition to the armed forces, if not just for the coolness factor.
     
  6. DLoney

    DLoney What's a Dremel?

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    did anyone else see that his neck was exposed. That alone makes this worth very little as full body armor.
     
  7. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    the idea is brilliant, hopefully it works in practice, protecting the neck and maintaining movement is a common problem, id assume that the "sleave" around the neck would be woven kevlar?
     
  8. Bladestorm

    Bladestorm What's a Dremel?

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    Cool, but sounds a little fishy, I mean I'd have thought a major world militarys R&D department somewhere would have already done it if it was that easy ? and $2000 sounds a bit cheap too ?
     
  9. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    He just had to have a moustache didn't he? :hehe: I bet he's wearing chaps under there as well!

    In all seriousness, I think it's a briliant idea, and I'm sure he's thought of something as fundamental as being able to use the bathroom, otherwise the whole thing is pointless. Just imagine the INTIMIDATION factor this thing has alone! Imagine facing a platoon of soldiers that looked like that? Don't know about you, but I'd just run away immediately.
     
  10. crayfish

    crayfish Amazing scenes!

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    It looks nothing like a Halo suit.
     
  11. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Ah, but you're missing tyhe point, Spec. Guerillas have an advantage no occuping army can match, invisibility. As long as you can't tell a harmless villager from an armed guerilla, you can't defeat the guerillas without killing all the villagers. The more you hurt the villagers, the more you support the guerillas. Keep in mind that war, all war, is fundamentally political in nature. Wars are ultimatly won not on the battlefield, but in the hearts and minds of the population.

    Besides, if you kill a soldier with a pointy stick, you can take his shiny gun.
     
  12. Darkedge

    Darkedge Minimodder

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    hmm the guys a nut - certifiable and he hans't thought it out that well at all to be practical.
    1. Neck and hands exposed - proof against a knife attack? nope.
    2. No cooling for body.
    3. piss poor field of view which would be nightmare in combat.
    4. Laser pointer on head for targeting?!? Oh ffs useless and only points out most of the time where YOU are. dumbass

    I'm sure it has alot of other problems too...
     
  13. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    A cooling system similar to what they use in suits they use for space walking would be useful here.

    You'd never be able to get an entire army in this stuff though.

    Bit silly anyway as soldiers will be replaced by remote controlled robots soon :p
     
  14. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    I have to say it's practicality for the military is doubtful, if soemthing like this was practicle they'd already have it.

    As it is, I think there's more change of police forces addoption something like this, rather than the military. RoboCop it is...
     
  15. pdf27

    pdf27 What's a Dremel?

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    Heavy and big enought to turn any soldier wearing it into a large, slow target. Anyone wearing conventional body armour will be long gone and hiding in the nearest ditch while the person in this is still running. While there are some tasks where you are very exposed for long periods of time and don't have to move far - stagging on a gate or being top cover in a moving vehicle are good examples.

    Incidentally, I have grave doubts about the claimed weight/protection. The latest issue British body armour in use in Iraq/Afghanistan will stop a 7.62mm (I assume x54mm) AP round and weighs about 15kg. He's claiming better protection over the whole body for a 3kg weight increase. That's something I simply do not believe.
     
  16. Sloth

    Sloth #yolo #swag

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    I think he is forgetting one thing that this guy cant stop with his suit. Crushing. If you run over someone with a car they're pinned and it's merely a matter of blowing up the car to cover him in flames until he dies... that and it may stop a lot, but improvised RPGs firing solid rounds rather than explosives would at least knock the wind out of him long enough for a terrorist to run up a chain him down so he can be left for dead chained to a phone pole...
     
  17. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    fishy.... but very cool.
    [darth vader voice] DIE TERRORIST SCUM!!!![/darth vader voice] :D

    molotov cocktail... :wallbash:
     
  18. webbyman

    webbyman Hax.

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    bloomin hell :D

    I'm sure with further development they could be under 15kg, which in it's self isn't all that much :naughty:

    i'm rather thin and 6ft something and i weight 4x that, and would properly be fine carrying that extra weight for a good few hours?
     
  19. Cobalt

    Cobalt What's a Dremel?

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    Would all the people complaining about gaps in the armour please get a grip. The current body armour covers the torso and you get a helmet covering the top of your head. That's it. This gives you around 70% protection which is a heck of a lot better. The gaps themselves are pretty small and its hard to aim at them.

    These wouldn't be used on a day to day basis anyway. More likely they would see use in "black ops" where troops are entering enclosed spaces at high speed in order to take down the enemy as fast as possible. In that case the high levels of protection outweigh the disadvantage of weight because endurance isn't an issue when the whole operation won't take more than 15 minutes.

    He needs to work on the helmet IMO. A full visor made from lexan would be better but I guess his budget didn't include one-off productions of optically perfect, bullet resistant polymers.

    Integrate some kind HUD and it'd be perfect.
     
  20. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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