Damnit... I recognize that lower body setup. That's a militarized version of the old School MIT lower body exoskeleton which was FAR CHEAPER and consumed orders of magnitude less power than the Berkely BLEEX lower body exoskeleton which initially required a 3000 watt gas generator to run and has been developed into the militarized lower body exoskeleton discussed here for years.
This is what scares me, the Chinese are taking our nonsexy but infinitely more technically reachable projects which lost out to pie in the sky crap like BLEEX here!
They're doing this across the whole spectrum of defense fields.
At least three traditional scout sniper courses were either canceled or delayed to make room for the new “proof of concept” course, potentially putting strain on an occupancy field ― which previously suffered from a “critical gap” because so many Marines washed out.
Artificial intelligence decision-making algorithms for mission command will be revolutionary. Their pursuit and perfection in implementation are paramount to American success in 21st century great power competition.
Small unmanned aerial vehicles have also become one of the service’s acquisition priorities, Wood noted. In recent years, the Marine Corps has been adopting more autonomous platforms, including small UAVs that would help infantry units conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
“By investing in small UAVs, the Marine Corps is giving these small units the ability to get eyes in the sky,” he said. “You can put a platform up in the air that has a relatively small signature, and it can beam back to the unit any kind of sensor data” including video imagery collected by cameras. It can also act as a communications relay and connect small units to larger organizations, he noted.
quads perform ISR alright, for the adversary. Small unit puts up a quad and an high intensity adversary says 'fire for effect' on that grid square. Mission complete.
In this episode of MWI’s Urban Warfare Project Podcast, John Spencer is joined by Samuel Bendett. He is an analyst with the Center for Naval Analyses where he is a member of the Russia Studies Program. He is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, specializing in...
Its been a little while since we last saw Textron's Next Generation Squad Weapon prototypes but with the 2020 Annual Meeting and Exposition coming up Textron have released a new promo video. Let's take a look and see what we can learn!
SIG Sauer Electro-Optics have been awarded a major contract to provide the US Army's new Direct View Optic (DVO) which will be used on the current M4A1 carbine. An award notice was posted on Sam.Gov at the end of last month with the value of the contract listed as $77,168,400.
A soldier wearing the ENVG-B can look through binoculars, turn on the camera in their rifle’s sight, and then point that sight around a corner to see and shoot, without exposing anything more than their hands or the rifle.
The U.S. Army is standing up the PNT Modernization Office and the Open Innovation Lab to develop plug-and-play technologies that will allow soldiers to continue operating in GPS-denied or degraded environments.