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US Military Uniforms of the Future

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posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 01:00 AM
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Tomorrow's warfighters, Kinney said, will wear uniforms with built-in chemical- biological protection, embedded with electric wires and fiber optics that give sophisticated battlefield capabilities. Uniforms will be waterproof and flame- resistant, with built-in insect repellent, antibacterial agents that help stop open injuries from getting infected, and even antimicrobial agents that keep odor in check. New synthetic materials being explored will make the uniforms warmer in cold environments, cooler in hot ones, and lighter in weight and bulk.

In addition, uniforms of the future will be enable troops to adapt quickly to changing conditions. They'll change color, chameleon-style, to reflect the surrounding environment. Boots will come with snap-on soles for different terrains and removable liners that can be replaced when they get wet.


With these kind of gear and tech the future solider of the US military will have a better survival ratio and be more light lethal and adapt quickly to any situation but wait the good part is coming up check out the head gear.

Headgear will take on a whole new dimension, protecting against ballistic and fragmentation while serving as the wearer's personal "control center." Tomorrow's helmets will integrate thermal sensors, video cameras, and chemical and biological sensors. They'll include a visor that can act as a "heads-up display monitor" equivalent to two 17-inch computer monitors in front of the wearer's eyes. And powering all the warfighter's gear will be a single battery, capable of running 24 hours or longer before being recharged.

How can any country keep up with the advancements that the US military is doing well I guess they can't that's too bad


usmilitary.about.com...

[edit on 8-7-2004 by WestPoint23]




posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 02:24 AM
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China is almost up to our level in military strength becuase of russia and some blind idiots here in u.s. who sell and let china steal tech.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 03:15 AM
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You cant be serious china is almost up to the US level no they are at least 20 years back in tech and 30years back in aircraft and over all just not up to the US level in fact nowhere near us sorry but its the truth.



[edit on 8-7-2004 by WestPoint23]



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 06:46 AM
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Well Westpoint sorry to have to tell you this but techdevelopment isn't anywhere as linear as you seem to think.. China doesn't have to do the exact same breakthroughs as the US the last 20 years to be able to produce good equipment. Cloning a already finished product and doing a backward engineering can save the chinese an incredible amount of time.. And what is there to say that they cannot get lucky and invent a totally new way to build planes not thought of before? Or a new material that has radar dampening never seen before.. Such a lucky breakthrough has happened before in science and when or if it happens the US 30 years spent into finding the right angles to deflect radar waves might mean absolutely nada.

Now I also belive that the US has a distinct advantage over China in terms of technology. My point is just that feeling safe and ahead is dangerous..



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 06:54 AM
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Dont you think its also dangerous to copy form other people or depend on a miracle form god to develop a new weapon they can copy but if they don't know how to build it on their own its useless.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 07:19 AM
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From the chinese view waiting for a miracle is not very attractive true, but they are the true masters of backwards engineering.. Some would call it cloning and that it is a copyright crime ala chinese Levi's for "ten dollahs"
hehe

The problem for any nation with hightech is that if you send cool stuff like F-117s and such to hotspots (Iraq Afghanistan) you risk loosing them.. And I'd be very surprised if not alot of chinese and russian "private contractors" tend to turn up on such crash sites loocking for spoils..

If you have a hightec thing of any kind and start taking it apart you can understand it's mechanics surpricingly easy.. The hard part is to invent it from the beginning, understanding it once that is done is alot more easy.. Look at mathematics..

The hardest part for the chinese though I suspect is to get to the program code for radios computers and so on. On this matter i need input as I'm just an mechanical engineer



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 08:41 AM
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You call F-117 high tech its 30 years old the B-2 is 20 years old you think the US doesn't already have better and newer things even if the ruskies and chicoms copy the F-117 its really old the US already has better things waiting to come out if they keep copying and back engineering they will always be playing catch up unless they develop something new on their own.



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 10:57 AM
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it's not just technology that makes an army, it's the men and women who serve, the western world recruits and trains the best soldiers that the world has. Look at the battles of the last 10 years, in open battle America has proved that it has no equal.

(other countries have better troops but not on the same scale as America)



posted on Jul, 8 2004 @ 10:08 PM
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Clownface and UK_Wizard are 100% correct. There is nothing straightforward about warfare. It has so many twists and turns.

Common belief today is that is a nation is more advanced technologically, it automatically wins. Not so. One of Newton's Laws is that with every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. In warfare, it means, there is always a way around things. That's basically what countries like China are doing. They know they can't match the U.S. and it's allies in terms of technology, so they instead exploit the weaknesses only or find ways to render the superior technology useless. If an adversary can work around your advantages, you've lost.

If there is anything simple it's this: In war, the guy who fights better wins.



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 03:38 AM
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Um...can you tell me how china is going to fight around the raptor abramsM1A2 our infantry our navy and our air force do they plan on being kamikaze like the Japanese?



posted on Jul, 9 2004 @ 01:03 PM
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hey if each chinese could take out one american they would win (not saying they would)



posted on Jul, 10 2004 @ 06:14 AM
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But that would make the war easier for US if every Chinese decides to become a kamikaze then we could bomb anyone anyplace without discrimination cuz techinially they are enemy combatants if they decide to be kamikaze.



posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 10:23 AM
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The "chameleon" technology is going to be a beefed-up version of the "invisibility cloak" currently under development in Japan, so soldiers will be invisible as long as they don't move too fast. Also, DARPA is looking into powered exoskeletons.



posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 11:34 AM
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Bummer seems like all the new really cool batteries are built in Taiwan. That could be an issue, and might well explain our political stance there
No batteries, no war machine



posted on Jul, 11 2004 @ 11:41 AM
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Hmm that new uniform looks kinda funky btw. I think the technology for the cloak will be a little while before we see it in use. Same with the exoskeleton. However these advancements could lead to soldiers becoming greater than they could be. There is only one problem and that is the same with any bit of technology, and thats the opertunity for abuse.



posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 02:25 AM
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Wow can you imagine the day when the us is at war and your looking at it on TV and the troops are turning on their invisibility camo and hopping over houses rasing cars with one hand running 30 MPH due to their exoskeleton all in thanks to DARPA yes that will be some day.



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 04:44 PM
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The weak point in any military is line of supply. This is particularly true with a high tech army. They need ammo, food, water, gas, lubricants, medical supplies and spare parts. If your GPS or artillery fire control computer goes down and the enemy has disrupted your source of spares, there's a problem.

In a stand up fight no way the Chinese (or anybody else for that matter) can take on the Americans. The American military is the most powerful in the world, period! The Chinese are excellent guerilla fighters however. The US military beat the Iraqi military with little problem and not many casualites. The current troubles are another matter.



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 06:14 PM
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Yes the guerilla warfare is a problem now we could eliminate the gorilla warfare by letting our troops and spec ops be ruthless and do what they want but we cant do that cuz its political and we have to set an example as the US military now here is how I picture the US in gorilla warfare the US is a big giant and the enemy is a small cat it runs around scratching the feet of the giant not killing it but wounding it and the giant is to slow to catch it but if it ever does, the cat is dead sounds dumb but true.



posted on Jul, 13 2004 @ 06:31 PM
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With the speed we are advancing at we would probably have advanced uniformes with almost everything soldiers need equiped it with.



posted on Jul, 14 2004 @ 07:26 AM
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You see. I think for war with china USA needs biological weapon, that can identify chinies DNA and kill them.

Also I think SARs was test run for killing them and their economy.



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