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#4358232 - 05/19/17 02:00 PM Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers  
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#4358234 - 05/19/17 02:04 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Eventually we will have the power suits from "Edge of Tomorrow". smile


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#4358243 - 05/19/17 02:42 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Or like the ones in Elysium. Both of those movies are great, btw.

#4358246 - 05/19/17 02:44 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Or like the ones in Elysium. Both of those movies are great, btw.



"Edge of Tomorrow" was very good IMHO. "Elysium" was super preachy and it had some terrible cardboard cut-out characters like the one played by Jodie Foster.


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#4358250 - 05/19/17 03:10 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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I loved the preachy part of Elysium, but I love rooting for the little guys in life.

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#4358253 - 05/19/17 03:16 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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#4358261 - 05/19/17 03:34 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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There's a Starship Troopers animated movie that was good that featured the armor/exoskeleton. More like the book.


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#4358267 - 05/19/17 04:12 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Originally Posted by Raw Kryptonite
There's a Starship Troopers animated movie that was good that featured the armor/exoskeleton. More like the book.


Anything would be good compared to the first movies.


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#4358269 - 05/19/17 04:33 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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I loved the first one, despite being it's own story. Casper Van Dien was behind the animated one I noticed.


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#4358290 - 05/19/17 06:33 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard
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First thing that came to mind for me - why settle for an exoskeleton when you can be encased in an armored suit equipped with everything from hand flamers to nuclear rockets?


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#4358323 - 05/19/17 10:09 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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#4358393 - 05/20/17 12:50 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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It's cool but you have to worry; if something goes wrong with the technology it'll rip the wearer's body apart.

#4358394 - 05/20/17 01:16 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Not if you build in the same or slightly less range of motion.


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#4358395 - 05/20/17 01:17 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: VF9_Longbow]  
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Originally Posted by VF9_Longbow
It's cool but you have to worry; if something goes wrong with the technology it'll rip the wearer's body apart.



And that's very likely considering that the exoskeleton could be easily damaged by enemy fire.


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#4358412 - 05/20/17 02:58 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Which is why I asked why we should settle for an exoskeleton. The exoskeleton is what does all the work, add an armored skin & weapons to it and the biggest changes you'll have to make are using stronger hydraulics and actuators to compensate for the extra weight and building in both active and passive sensors for targeting, navigation, and communication.


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#4358414 - 05/20/17 03:06 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Add all that extra weight in and you must power it, too, which of course weighs more.

#4358416 - 05/20/17 03:15 PM Re: Lockheed Martin working on exoskeleton for soldiers [Re: No105_Archie]  
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this is looking more and more like some of the science fiction movies we've all seen over the decades


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