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'Smart' Armor Learns More With Every Bullet

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posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 01:38 PM
Just wanted to share this article. This is pretty cool, reminds me of something out of Star Trek.


State-of-the-art armor can evaluate its own condition and relay that information to soldiers in real time.

Smart armor being developed by scientists and engineers at U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center in Michigan can not only predict its own failure, but also identify the size of bullets shot at it and even generate electrical power upon impact.

"As a kid, everyone played those video games that showed you how much armor you had left as a percentage bar," said John Wray, a TARDEC contractor. "That's exactly what we're working on here and more."

posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 02:48 PM
It would be cool if they also figured out where the bullet was coming from.

There are plenty of times in modern warefare 2 when I'm getting shot and can't see it.

However, it shows you what direction the bullet came so you can turn and see the flashes as they shoot at you and hopefully shoot back!

posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 03:09 PM
S&F , Very cool stuff they have developed.... too bad the public couldn't get a glimpse of black project technology now that would be some interesting stuff I bet.

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 03:17 AM
Very intresting man. It seems like yesterday we found that shape can contribute to protection almost as much as the material itself.

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 09:28 AM
reply to post by breakingdradles

I am sure that isn't too far off either especially with the sniper detection technology being tested now. Just have to miniturize it.

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