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The Pentagon should look more into civilian products that can be used for military purposes.

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posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 12:41 PM

I-GARMENT will develop full-bodied smart garments equipped with sensors to monitor position, vital signals (temperature and heart beat) of the agents. This information will be sent via a wireless link to Civil Protection Officers in the HQ, processed and returned to the field officers equipped with PDAs and/or TabletPCs.

Why should the Pentagon spend so much on some projects thats related to Land Warrior and Future warrior when some of the civlian projects have already completed some of those that the Pentagon is eager to bring to reality.

posted on Dec, 6 2005 @ 01:11 PM
because the government cannot control them to the same degree that they can with there own prjects.

and the cost difference of course

civilian model - $5000
military model - $50000

same thing - just ones for the `military`

posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 10:13 AM
There are a lot of children prescribed speed these days for supposed ADHD. The production infrastructure exists to support full scale war fare. And who do you think will be on the battlefields of the future? Our speed junky kids. They sure do listen well to orders that way.

Or what about the auto industry... already leveraged in WW2 for tank production. Or the energy industry... Television/communications... US gun manufacturing...

I think the pentagon has this concept under control.

Oh joy,


posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 12:06 PM
Because what's available in the private sector can be bough by anyone who has the $$$, now we sure don't want to use a system that anyone can know the inn’s and outs of if they just bought it.
BTW DARPA is the agency that looks at the civilian sector for systems that have military potential.

posted on Dec, 10 2005 @ 02:15 PM
A fraction of the budget for every acquisition element of a DoD entity is set aside for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contracts where commercial products like the ones you cited can be evaluated for military applications.
In addition, by law, most agencies also have small business set-asides. If a small business can deliver a product or service that is also available from a large company, the agency is often required to work with the small business.

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