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SOCOM Wants Iron-Man Suits for A Teams
Defense-Update ^ | June 1, 2013 | Tamir Eshel

Posted on 06/01/2013 3:50:39 PM PDT by Tamir Eshel

The US Special Operations Command is looking for revolutionary new gear assisting troops in exceeding human performance in combat. The idea sounds similar to a science fiction tale, but if the command will be successful in its quest – this time it may be real. The command has posted a Request For Information (RFI) to government research centers, academy and industry, to provide information that could contribute to the evolution of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS. Defense-Update reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at defense-update.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: darpa; natick; socom; usarmy
The kit will be applied as part of a futuristic uniform suit, using powered exoskeleton providing the wearer superhuman strength or ultra protection with full-body ballistic armor. Using wide-area networking, wearable computers and antennae, operators will have more situational awareness, through bionic visual and aural sensing. Other technologies that could be implemented include non-visual means of information display, including the utilization of cognitive thoughts and immersive displays depicting personalized information over the surrounding environment. health and medical monitoring features could employ embedded monitoring, oxygen supply systems, wound stasis and electromechanical compensation. Thermal and energy generation and management are also likely to be explored.

More details on Defense-Update.Com

1 posted on 06/01/2013 3:50:40 PM PDT by Tamir Eshel
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To: Tamir Eshel

Paging Tony Stark.


2 posted on 06/01/2013 3:51:15 PM PDT by BipolarBob (I have sexdaily. Oops, I meant dyslexia.)
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To: Tamir Eshel
and powered by, what...
3 posted on 06/01/2013 3:52:46 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BipolarBob

Starship Troopers had it about 50 years earlier.


4 posted on 06/01/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Tamir Eshel

I don’t think, in the near future anyway, that you can have a suit that will do everything. It’s likely that there would be custom suits for the mission.


5 posted on 06/01/2013 3:55:12 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Jonty30
I don’t think, in the near future anyway, that you can have a suit that will do everything. It’s likely that there would be custom suits for the mission.

Very good Jonty.

See the short story Q.U.R., by Anthony Boucher. In it he writes of a world with large use of robots all build the same and the machines start to go crazy.

"Almost every robot, except perhaps a few like farmhands, does only one or two things and does those things constantly. All right. Shape them so that they can best do just those things, with no parts left over. give them a brain, eyes and ears to receive commands, and whatever [sensory] organs they need to do their work...

That's the source of your whole robot epidemic. They were all burdened down with things they didn't need...

"But this can't be done overnight. People are used to android robots... They'll be scared of your unhuman-looking contraptions... Give'em a name. A good name... Keep 'robots' thats common domain... I've got it. Usuform. Quinby's Usuform Robots. Q.U.R."

6 posted on 06/01/2013 4:02:48 PM PDT by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Tamir Eshel
I read this when I was 14...still waiting for exoskeltons and flying cars. PopSci promised exoskeletons any day now.


7 posted on 06/01/2013 4:04:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Chode

An Arc Reactor... didn’t you see the movies? ;)


8 posted on 06/01/2013 4:04:37 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Chode

” and powered by, what... “

Money.


9 posted on 06/01/2013 4:07:07 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Tamir Eshel

And there’s heat shielding and air conditioning. Don’t leave anything out. ;-)


10 posted on 06/01/2013 4:13:36 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tamir Eshel

How about a veggie picking suit?

And then in off-hours it does border-patrol and shows up at welfare offices for charging and re-load.


11 posted on 06/01/2013 4:14:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Tamir Eshel

What’s the point? Any opponents of the A Team can never hit them anyway.


12 posted on 06/01/2013 4:16:14 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Rules are for the guidance of wise men and the blind obedience of fools - Solon, Lawmaker of Athens)
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To: Tamir Eshel

wireless can be hacked...


13 posted on 06/01/2013 4:24:44 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet (Uranus)
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To: Tamir Eshel

Has the UN declared the development and use of such suits to be a war crime yet? If we get there first, they will. We can count on it. If Russia, China, N. Korea, Iran, etc., get there first... crickets.


14 posted on 06/01/2013 4:52:26 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Tamir Eshel

High explosives (IEDs) will render the suit and its wearer null and void.


15 posted on 06/01/2013 5:05:34 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: LibWhacker

Don’t need this. What they need is some sort of way to weave dragon scales or other bullet proof material into the uniform.

The day soldiers can survive IED’s and still function on the battlefield without loss of motion is the day we can go into $hith*le$ like Afganistan and work with impunity


16 posted on 06/01/2013 5:08:31 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: OneWingedShark
LOL, it's gonna take one, even it it does run on only 100watts... wonder what the amps are
17 posted on 06/01/2013 5:15:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: dljordan
damn, ain't THAT the truth!!!
18 posted on 06/01/2013 5:16:22 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Windmill built into the headgear will supply all needed power and Be Green.


19 posted on 06/01/2013 7:44:18 PM PDT by Argus
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To: gaijin

How about a veggie picking suit?

And then in off-hours it does border-patrol and shows up at welfare offices for charging and re-load.


I like the way you think!


20 posted on 06/01/2013 7:52:52 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Argus
no doubt, and with solar backup i'm sure...
21 posted on 06/01/2013 8:07:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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