Well, at least our fascist overlords will have neat stuff.

U.S. military develops Robocop armour for soldiers

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.


Of course, it’s all a matter of priorities.

The sheer scale of U.S. military research spending and the pace of recent advances in aircraft stealth technology and guided precision bombs are staggering.

Do you feel more secure?

5 Responses to “Well, at least our fascist overlords will have neat stuff.”

  1.   Sandi
    April 15th, 2007 | 6:45 pm

    Do you feel more secure?
    No I’m terrifed…

  2.   2trees
    April 15th, 2007 | 8:17 pm

    They look like the start of storm trooper designs. yeah the empire is comming.

    also lets put big helmets on them to de personalise them. It’s terror policing. Brazil or 1984 anyone?

    “I am the law”

    I saw the gadget show the other day and there is a polymer that is flexiable but when hit with force doesn’t give. it made a beany act like a crach helmet. technology is already here.

    See what sci fi is responsibile for.

  3.   R-bot
    April 17th, 2007 | 2:21 pm
  4.   samm
    April 17th, 2007 | 10:25 pm

    I’m not sure what “recent advances in aircraft stealth technology” are being referred to.
    The F-117 (designed in the seventies) is pretty close to retirement, as the F-22 (designed in the 80’s) increases in numbers, to be supplanted by the F-35 (designed in the 90’s) which isn’t close to being in service yet.

    Stealth is not as whizz bang or new as people think it is.

    Unless they are referring to blackworld or UAV stuff, which is unlikely to be in the public domain.

  5.   Rich
    April 18th, 2007 | 10:13 am

    Can you dance in that gear? Minus gun of course?