02 Dec '14, 10pm

#Army exosuits planned for 2016: ‘We’re really at an exciting time’ #military #technology

#Army exosuits planned for 2016: ‘We’re really at an exciting time’ #military #technology

U.S. Army exosuits with the ability to significantly augment a soldier’s strength and speed may be ready for prime time within two years. Maj. Christopher Orlowski, who runs the project out of the Pentagon’s research arm, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency , said Monday that prototypes coming out of the Soldier Performance and Equipment Advanced Research facility in Maryland have been promising. “DARPA plans to test the final prototype in appropriate mission profiles under realistic loads to evaluate performance. These tests are currently planned for late 2016,” Maj. Orlowski DARPA -s-Load-Lightening-Exosuits” target=”_blank”>told Defense News. SEE ALSO: Pentagon tests jetpack for troops on the battlefield The exosuits will be able to cut the amount of exertion required by a soldier to lift a 100-pound load by 25 percent. Mike LaFiandra, chief of the Dismounted Warr...

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