Skip to comments.US military eyes futuristic 'bionic arm' for troops
Posted on 03/31/2018 5:02:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Will future Soldiers be kitted up with a futuristic exoskeleton-style arm that will bring even more deadly, more powerful weapons into battle?
The U.S. military has been pioneering lots of advances in exoskeletons real-life versions of what you see Tony Stark wearing as Iron Man. By merging man with machine, exoskeletons have the potential to massively increase a warfighters firepower, strength, speed, endurance and much, much, more.
Special Operations Command (SOCOM)s Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) full body exo project has been blazing away and a regular in headlines. Meanwhile, other military teams have been also applying their brains and talent to help our troops by finding other ways to use exoskeleton solutions to give American warriors another advantage in combat.
The Army Research Laboratory has been quietly working away on a futuristic sort of bionic arm this is not one that a soldier puts his arm inside to operate. Instead, this would provide the soldier with an entire additional arm made out of advanced materials hence the project being dubbed The Third Arm.
Will this robotic looking arm be firing rounds by itself?
You cant help but wonder if this robotic looking big arm will be gunslinging and shooting off rounds all by itself.
The Third Arm will not be shooting any weapons at this time although that would definitely be something to see the goal of this project is different.
So what does it do?
This new arm can already carry current weapons for soldiers. Third Arm transfers the weapons weight from the soldiers arms to their torsos.
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Where are the cup holders?
Like Robert Heinlin’s “Starship Troopers”.
Hope the getup is EMP proofed and batteries aren’t too tough to change out.
Currently, our Millennial snowflakes are too busy contemplating sex changes and the effects of climate change.
Thank God Barney Frank wasn’t in charge of this project.
Needs a can opener too.
Yes but can it counteract the EM damping field and the brain interference ray that the aliens use?
Why am I thinking of upside down turtles?
Power loss for whatever reason, Chinese batteries, artillery/RPG/grenade/mine shock wave loosens wires or causes short, how rapidly can one escape from the exo-skeleton. Seems like one carries potential shrapnel on one’s own body.
One size fits all? “Sorry troop, we only have mediums left.”
How much GI field maintenace is necessary under battlefield conditions, extreme weather, river crossings, etc?
What’s scheduled maintenance interval?
Will it microwave MREs? How noisy is it? MTBF for joints under stressed conditions.
Can it stream direct to youtube?
Captain Power & The Soldiers Of The Future.
A show I liked.
The next step are E-Frames ala Exo-Squad.
Soviet rocket boots ....
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein.
That movie was underrated. Total guilty pleasure.
Hell is coming.