New High-Tech US Army Helmet Takes A Cue From Video Games

New High-Tech US Army Helmet Takes A Cue From Video Games

I know it's probably overkill, but I have been looking for some quality paintball masks...


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    Care to elaborate? Share a link? No?

    Come on. When I'm genuinely asking for more information instead of just whining that the article is a bit short, something is wrong. Someone somewhere needs to get their act together on this site.

      classic kotakyu.

    This is the sort of article which makes Gawker/Kotaku a joke and quoting articles to friends or colleagues.

    My cat can write better articles

    This reminds me of the Interstellar Marines helmet: http://shaunmechen.com/Characters_And_Assets/Shaun-Mechen-Helmet-Closed.jpg

    What? It looks like a regular helmet crossed with a motorcycle helmet.

    This is just more Kotaku copy-pasta, found the original article, same fucking headline even:

    From some shit website called Kinja:

    It seems like something out of Halo, but this new futuristic soldier helmet discovered by KitUp! is now being tested by the US Army. Called the Helmet Electronics and Display System-Upgradeable Protection, it's a modular variation of the current head gear, with face-protective 9mm plating and Heads Up Display powered by an Android phone.

    Created after a four year research program at the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, it will provide with much better protection and useful features than the current models. And it looks so cool too—although not as awesome and scary as the demon helmet.

    I can imagine an awesome HUD too, with live targeting, GPS battle mapping, text communication from mission commanders, live video from surveillance drones and general battle status display. And since it's powered by a phone, it will be upgradable with new apps. Not to mention the possibility of integrating it with some mundane things, like listening to AC/DC's Shoot to Thrill while driving a Humvee at full speed through the desert.

    Yes, going to war will be like playing a video game in which you can actually die.

    Last edited 26/10/13 12:09 am

      Especially funny because Tina responded to my tweet by saying "...I liked the story, wanted to share but with a headline change". Missed the point entirely :\

    what? What is this? why is it good? how did it take cues from video games?

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