Military Exoskeleton Suits

Most of the exoskeleton suits are still in work and some of them work pretty well, but they are thinking too small and are too much under budget. Exoskeleton suits as everyone knows can be used for just about anything on the ground, combat or non-combat alike. If the current exo suit is as good as it says, I think they should look to a higher view. Of course this is a good starter but not good for lifting anything if your arms can't handle it.

If they start thinking bigger and better like in the movies like you say, it can definitely do a lot better. Example, one worker exo could replace 3 people working on a construction project at the same speed, but 3 exo workers could get it done in a far faster time limit thus getting the whole project done far faster. Some people will say it will take jobs away instead of creating them. But if you don't take away the jobs the fighting force overall will work much faster and efficient.

I've had an idea a little before, maybe some other people may have had the idea too, but if they work on the obliques a lot more and included arms for it. Maybe in case they had to tip a car over for cover, add the Dragon skin armor for plaiting around the whole exo which would cover the body shell and put a helmet on with all kinds of tech in it, and make it almost impossible for a bullet to slip in and still comfortable and quick moving. It could make a good front line assault group that can be used for certain missions.

And you know those soldiers that get booted from the army for being too strong...give those guys these and in case for some reason the system fails. They will be able to unload some of the more heavier stuff and still be able to move around on there own. Ideally like medieval times, there would be knights that wore armor into battle and really did some good punches to overall battles that may have took a lot more lives to defeat. I know a lot of people would think these are stupid ideas but if you get the right people and trained them good to pilot anything close to what I just said, it would be like you have god himself on your side.

As a former design specialist working for a DOD contractor the design of piloted and remote control was in development in the mid 80's. The problems then were 1 Power 2 reset 3 panic the first verbal control panic button was Reset and returning unit to "Zero" Power was limited to battery, hydraulic, and diesel. The exoskeleton issue is to structure the system needs to closely fit the environment.

One can only wonder what will happen to all that delicate equipment when a little sand or dust gets in there. Will it short out when a soldier must cross a stream or the humidity of a rainy day? Care for a roll in the mud? I am a great enthusiast of sci-fi equipment. If you want an equipment hauler for here and now the bicycle is a simple, proven, and available combat vehicle.

The bicycle was the secret weapon that allowed 30,000 Japanese to defeat 100,000 British at Singapore in World War II. By traveling 3 times faster than on foot the Japanese were able to project an image of about the same size force as the British. Given Japanese control of sea and air "resistance was futile". The Viet Cong proved the bicycle was a formidable hauler of supplies. The Germans had a bicycle corps trained to jump off their bikes and become infantry in seconds. The bicycle was considered ideal for recon and Special Forces.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Icarus said...

Wow, what can I say about this article... Let's start with, are you serious?
In the third paragrapgh you babble about how we should develop powered armour that's super strong and invincible. Naturally that is the ultimate goal here but it's years down the road and you presnt it as though all we really need to do is go over to the nearest high school shop class, beef up the circuitry in the suit a little bit that'll be all we need. I don't know where you're living now, but the weather's nice here in reality, you should check it out. For that matter you don't seem to have any technical knowledge of any modern program involving exoskeletal design.
When in the history of the army has someone been kicked out for being too strong. There are several things in your article that made me wonder why you didn't do any research before you wrote it but the idea that if a person is to strong they're discharged is almost insulting. Not to mention the fact that a deployable, self sufficient suit of power armour would weigh far too much for any human alive today to function wearing it without power. Assuming that when you said "They will be able to unload some of the more heavier stuff and still be able to move around on there own." you meant that they could pull the dead power source, maybe the know useless hydraulics, etc. That would involving taking off the armour, completely disassembling it, and the... what, ducttaping the loose armour to your body? Please note the about coments about technical knowledge and living in reality with the rest of us.
Please in your next article don't tell us that science has yet to produce a dust/mud/dirt resistant barrier. A simple rubber boot is enough to stop contaminants from getting into most mecanichal joints. Your six paragrapgh is by all sensible standards without merit on any level when debating the possibility of new technology.
And where did those last two paragraphs about bicycles come from? I know the Japanese used bicycles in WWII and I'm sure the German's may have thought of it, but what does it have to do with exoskeletons? Do you think that once we have a working model we should design an ultra durable bicycle to carry them into battle?
Don't think that I lack faith in the inevitable coming of a power armour assisted soldier (some day). It is in fact one of my favorite topics for discussion or debate. But reading your article almost makes the very idea almost comical if no mildly insulting even for an enthusist like myself. Pleas do you research next time.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Hitler's said...

Anyone who in this day and age would try clown on the idea of a powered exoskeletal armor system is just foolish.

Its a good *idea*, unfortunately and the technology is too expensive to implement on a massive scale, the handful of soldiers in said armor would end up on the wrong side of a large cannon propelling uranium core sabot rounds in a hurry.

As it stands stealth and maneuverability are still the best tools for special forces - if our military is going to send in 10 dudes each in 25,000 of gear -- they'd just as well send in a tank - after all, they go 60mph.

All that said, Cyberdyne in Japan's Hal suit, combined with Pinnacle Armor's IV+ armor and using modified power stilts, you could easily have infantry that are impervious to handheld weapons and can tote around anti-aircraft artillery like its no big deal.

But its still, expensive and impractical, and the fuel cells powering those suits are gonna fail in a hurry.

But I'm 100% confident in 20 years it'll be common practice.

9:17 PM  
Blogger Kyle said...

It is not years down the road. I have heard reports of a Powered Mobile suit being built between the us and Japan cooalitions and that It a year or so that it will be operational to be tested. Not like a Gundam even though they have came up with the gundamian alloy. It can take a beating and still come back fighting....Kyle Burgess

6:36 PM  

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