For the average individual, getting up close to the mind-blowing advancements in military tech doesn’t happen all the time. So when images of high-tech military equipment and gears circulate on the Internet, it’s just impossible not to even take a glance at them and be in awe. Here are some of them, as recently featured on Fox News.
Iron-man Style Exoskeletons
This robotic exoskeleton developed by the Defense Department to allow paralyzed warriors to walk again. It’s touted as a revolutionary, wearable device ideal for wounded warriors with spinal cord injuries, but for people with multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, lower extremity weakness or paralysis due to neurological disease or spinal injury. It features four electric motors that replicate a person’s hips and knees; fifteen computer-networked sensors that sits on the user’s back and acts as a “brain;” and a battery pack that provides four hours of endurance.
Built by members of Choctaw Nation, the Camel is designed to haul water, ammo, and other military equipment whether on or off-road.
This little system is dubbed the world’s first radar kit to fit into a backpack. Weighing less than 20 pounds, it includes two M600C radars, a network hub, an Android-powered tablet, a tripod, cables and a three-day backpack. Though it comes in small package, it is capable of tracking a person to within a kilometer. The Spotter radar can be easily carried by soldier, airman, seaman, or other fighter; has no moving parts; and takes just about three minutes to set up.
Teddy Bear-Faced Robot
The name may not sound too tough to begin with, but the teddy bear-faced robot stands six feet tall, weighs 500 pounds and is made of aluminum. It has three components, namely dynamic balancing behavior, a hydraulic-controlled upper body, and an agile mobility platform with two independent sets of tracks that act as “legs.” It is designed to be familiar and reassuring, is agile, strong and capable of lifting and then carrying an injured fighter out of harm’s way.