Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Weapons of the Future

The Daily Mail describes this as Robocop armor, but I think with a little bit of effort, it could be a stormtrooper homage:

Included in the Pentagon's Future Warrior Concept are a powerful exoskeleton, a self-camouflaging outer layer that adapts to changing environments and a helmet which translates a soldier's voice into any foreign language.

Armour-clad and armed to the teeth, this is the soldier of the (near) future

The future soldier will also benefit from 'intelligent' armour, which remains light and flexible until it senses an approaching bullet, then tenses to become bulletproof.

Perhaps worryingly, several of the planned enhancements seem to owe more than a little to Hollywood blockbusters such as Robocop, Aliens and Predator.

But officials are quick to point out that many of these systems are already working in prototype form, or are refinements of proven technologies.

How do you say 'dead or alive, you're coming with me' in Arabic?

1 comment:

Philo-Junius said...

"When I am an Evil Overlord, my Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones."