U.S. special forces will be equipped with both offensive and defensive combat bat suit ability
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According to the ABC website reported on the 18th, led by the U.S. Air Force’s “Batman” project is entering a critical stage. The project’s main objective is to integrate a variety of advanced equipment, “bat suit”, so that special forces operations more efficiently.
be noted that, “Batman” in the name of the military in order to attract the eye is not talking nonsense, but “manual to help guide the air battlefield awareness” (Battlefield Air Targeting Man-Aided Knowledge) abbreviation. Strictly speaking, the U.S. efforts to build a set of “bat suit” and Hollywood’s not a small difference between Batman and equipment: film, Batman is not real power equipment, but rather his own; “bat suit” is to allow special forces to achieve their key offensive and defensive.
in Iraq, Afghanistan battlefield, special forces task is very dangerous. In many cases, they need to bring a variety of mission equipment, the total weight is very impressive. Among these, a wide variety of communications equipment has accounted for the bulk, they are temporarily assembled together is also very time consuming. To overcome this shortcoming, the U.S. military from the Batman movie was inspired by – to integrate a variety of advanced equipment, no need to assemble an emergency situation, soldiers will wear the action, saving time.
Reggie Daniel, according to engineers, introduced recently in an accident in Afghanistan, a team of special forces in the rush to the Air Force failed to report their exact position, resulting in several people were killed in an accident. Investigators said the accident in part because soldiers are not installed for communications equipment, which is the objective of stimulating a military “Batman” project seriously.
set of “Batman” equipment will include a helmet-mounted displays, wearable computer systems, security, wireless communications, speech recognition technology to enhance and software interfaces. Technical personnel for all parts of the body designed a variety of components: battery pack (back), portable computer (chest), the control device (cuff) and soft cover headset (head).
these components together, not a light weight, technical design of the first pieces of “bat suit” a prototype weighs 73 kg. As the communications equipment on the total weight of the greatest impact, technical staff ready to abandon the old battery, and switch to methanol fuel cell, battery-powered after this will become light. Currently, improved “bat suit” Weight has been reduced by 1/4.