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Battle armor for the US Military

US Military develops Crysis like Nanosuit

The US military is apparently working on a battle suit that bears resemblance to the Crysis Nanosuit and is part of the Future Combat Program.
US Military develops Crysis like Nanosuit
 
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The website Trends der Zukunft reported about the Future Combat Program. Accordingly the US Military is working on a battle suit since 2002 and the first version is said to be completed in 2010. The suit offers full body protection and is hooked up with a PC. Artificial muscle fibers are said to support the strength of the person wearing the suit. Sounds a little like the Nanosuit from Crysis, don't you think?

Apparently the helmet is one of the most interesting components. A 180 degrees visor grants optimal sight, navigation, maps and important data of other soldiers. Furthermore the system is equipped with a satellite connection. Sensors check the surroundings and there also is a control system for drones, mini tanks and booby traps. The vital signs (Temperature, blood pressure, stress, fitness and power supply of the suit) of the soldiers are transmitted to the command. Due to special energy systems the suit is supposed to work up to six days.





More details can be found at Trendsderzukunft.de.



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Author: Thilo Bayer (May 01, 2009)






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Ar.Pi Re: US Military develops Crysis like Nanosuit
Senior Member
04.05.2009 01:16
I guess it's an evolution from the land warrior system. Much lighter that's for sure. But it will take a long while to actually be used if ever.
natr0n Re: US Military develops Crysis like Nanosuit
Senior Member
02.05.2009 00:54
whats stopping them from using these suits on the public ?

for example riots and such or maybe something more devious
ruyven_macaran Re: US Military develops Crysis like Nanosuit
Super Moderator
02.05.2009 00:27
Optical camo, meaning complete invsibiliness, can -afaik- not be achieved by methods we know:
Though there have been some sucessful experiments in bending light toward something (by far not enough for stealth though, if it should work in every direction simultaneously), it is still impossible to bend it away.
This means you can reunite a beams of light behind an object, so you see something differnt in its place (at least in theory. in practice this would be close to a black hole), but to split the light around the object in the first place, you need fixtures to the left and the right - which makes the whole thing kinda senseless.

As said, adaptive camo -changing the pattern on the surface of something, as shown in the video- is a lot easier, for example using eInk/ePaper. But even these technologies are far from being robust enough for battlefield-armor.

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