You may call it fearsome, but the advancing technology is taking the tactics of war and defence to a whole new level. Yes there are nuclear weapons, but they can’t be operational until it’s the final call, hence technology is redefining the capabilities of the soldiers so things can be tackled effectively. Let’s take a look how technology will shape the future warfare.
1. IronMan Battle Suits
Head-to-toe bulletproof motorized exoskeleton armor are complete with cooling system. power pack, sensors, computers communication and navigation equipment.
Tactical Assault Light operator suit (TALOS project), US special Operations command.
2. Virtual Reality Headsets
Head-mounted display or VR glasses will allow soldiers to explore scenarios while under enemy fire, in a realistic 360 – degree 3D environment.
3. Smart Gun
Can morph from a rifle into a shotgun into a grenade launcher, has the ability to communicate with a command base, and identify military target from civilians.
Defense Research and Development Canada
4. Self – Guided Bullets
Maneuverable bullet with real – time guidance system can change course in flight to track and accurately hit a moving or accelerating target.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
“Magic Liquid” hardens on impact but remain flexible to allow soldier free movement. Provides protection from penetration by high-speed projectiles.
Moratex, Polish company producing body armor systems.
6. Smart Wetsuits
A soft exhaust worn under Associates uniform uses computer – controlled textiles and wires to provide orthopedic support and reduce strain on legs, joint, muscles and tendons.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Tiny drones fitted with cameras can be launched for stealth surveillance, providing the soldier with real – time view of his surroundings.
Prox Dynamics, Norway