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That's exactly the thing I was talking about, but no link I'm afraid, Aslan. I spotted it some months back, on a technology section on BBC News 24, so I suppose there could be something on the BBC's website.
And Stuart, you're a star. Great link. The T2 reference is very apt. Aren't there now sunglasses with memory-metal frames? If stuff like that is available commercially, it does make you wonder what applications the military are developing.
As for the cloaking technology , it seems to make sense . But once you think about it their would still be a slightly noticable matrix outline of the person no matter what . Its still a pretty neat idea .
Excellent link PurpleStuart, this stuff always interests me.
The chameleon clothing is definately a thing of the future. With the changes in combat fighting techniques that our soldiers are expected to adapt to, gearing more towards urban fighting as opposed to the battlefield scenario, it will give them the best fighting chance in a closely built up area. Using something along the lines of the chameleon suit would render the defender of a building, (even taking into account the effects of the matrixs outline), very difficult.
You are always at an advantage when deffending a building. The amount of fire-power and equipment required to take over a property that is in enemy hands is astonomical.
If you have 10 soldiers defending a building you are looking at approx 15 to 20 soldiers with ropes, ladders, shaped charges, CS gas canisters, stun grenades, frag-grenades, plus at least double the ammo normally carried on the battlefield.
The advantages of body armour are self-evident. You just have to look at the Iranian embassy seige, when the SAS soldier used the shaped charge to blow out the windows on the balcony. Shaped charges are designed to blow in the way, but if you are standing 3 feet away from the explosion you are really going to feel it, so body armour in a situation like that would have a great advantage against shockwaves.
The chameleon suit would be a superb piece of equipment to have in a night environment. At the moment, the only real advantage a soldier has at night is the use of infra-red reflective suits that are standard issue.
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Posted 14 December 2003 - 08:45 PM
If they can merge both the armor and the Chamilion suit together, and make them functionable; then it could posible alter the battlefield, and not just for the defenders. For even though someone would possible be able to see the outline of a persons body at close distances, it would be hard to make them out at rifle range. In fact it would seem ideal for a small band of consisting of light mortars, and snipers. Just have the light mortars fire while moving so as to drive the defenders from hiding. and then the snipers can pick the enemy off.
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