Singapore army trials exoskeleton..

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Trinity Gingerbread, Jul 25, 2020.

  1. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is the thief of life Premium Member

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    How cool is this?

    It's to reduce the load on soldiers and comes in matching colours to match with their camo gear.

    https://www.channelnewsasia.com/new...s0rFDS-KIZsbETc8XnycHpo#.XxsgJWkVeio.facebook


    So very cool to see stuff like this being trialed and being used to help with loads this could reduce things like back injuries and such. Neat technology.
     
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  2. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The US Military (DARPA) and others have been messing with the idea of exoskeletons for probably two decades or so by now.

    Still don't see any deployed - do ya?
     
  3. XCV330

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    In fairness those countries have a very different set of needs than the small draftee army of Singapore. Singapore's needs are almost entirely defensive and are limited in the amount of terrain they need to cover. at the same time, everyone in Singapore including those newly arrived have to do their national service tour. I could see them finding use for it, say, infantry propelled artillary. It's possible to imagine an exosuit soldier carrying a recoil-less rifle for antitank duties, for instance, making it much easier to field anti-tank forces in case of an invasion.
     
  4. Trinity Gingerbread

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