Closing Thought–13Jun18

How many of my readers have seen the movie “Iron Man”?  That super hero that does not have super powers just a fantastic suit that flies and carries weapons…..very cool to us geeks.

What a dream right?

Maybe not so much a dream as close to reality……say what?

Despite recent reports that Special Operations Command missed the initial deadline to deliver a prototype for the high-profile tactical assault light operator suit, command leadership is confident that it will test a powered exoskeleton by summer 2019, officials said this week.

Five years ago, then-SOCOM Commander Adm. William McRaven set a five-year deadline to develop a working prototype for a suit that would offer greater protection to operators while providing greater mobility and speed in a lighter frame. It is intended for the first commando to enter a room during a raid. Operators kicking down doors are particularly vulnerable to small arms fire and bomb blasts. The death of a special operator in such a screnario inspired McRaven to start the program in 2013.

If this will save lives while helping the mission to be a success then I am all for it…..the problem with it for me is that it may make entering into more conflict attractive….few dead, fewer to protest war.

Making war safer….one weapon at a time.

Any thoughts my friend?


2 thoughts on “Closing Thought–13Jun18

  1. I haven’t seen the film, but I get the idea. Something like a flying ‘Robocop’. No doubt it will happen, one day. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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