U.S. military develops Robocop armor for soldiers

The robo-warrior

U.S. defense chiefs hope to have troops kitted out in bionic war armor as soon as 2020.

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.

The future soldier will also benefit from ‘intelligent’ armor, 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.

More info:  Daily Mail news article

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