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Technology and the Future Warrior: Protecting Soldiers in the 21st Century

Technology and the Future Warrior: Protecting Soldiers in the 21st Century

This video was recorded at MIT World Series: Enterprise Forum. The Super Soldier has one foot out of the lab, and will be reporting for battle by 2020. "Dutch" DeGay's Army researchers have begun to "rebuild the soldier from the skin out." Current infantrymen, stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan, must shoot, move and communicate carrying upwards of 100 pounds of personal armor and equipment. DeGay's team aims not only to lighten the load, but integrate this soldier into a larger ground and air network. The warrior's new helmet will house radio and night vision gear, GPS antenna, target illuminator, tactical dropdown eyewear, and will convey data, video and audio feeds for "a 3D picture of the battlefield… in the chaos of battle." New, ceramic-impregnated body armor can take a strike, evenly... Show More
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