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U.S. Military Turns to
Hollywood to Outfit the
Soldier of the Future

Wall Street Journal, by Don Nissenbaum

Original Article

Posted By:pineledger, 7/5/2014 4:58:55 AM

San Fernando, Calif.—The Oscar-nominated designers at Legacy Effects have outfitted such memorable movie warriors as The Terminator, RoboCop, Captain America and Iron Man. The special-effects company is now at work on what seems a mission impossible: Building an Iron Man-style suit to protect and propel elite U.S. troops by encasing them in body armor equipped with an agile exoskeleton to enable troops to carry hundreds of pounds of gear. The 3-D printers that once churned out parts for actor Robert Downey Jr.´s red and gold movie armor are making pieces for a Pentagon prototype. Military officials recently examined three designs,

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That´ll scare the pants off them.

This one is right up there with Solyndra. Gotta keep those California donors happy.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 7/5/2014 6:20:32 AM     (No. 9911608)

Just read Heinlein´s Starship Troopers. It´s all there.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: GO3, 7/5/2014 6:34:13 AM     (No. 9911616)

This first contracts for exoskeleton development we´re let in the late 90s, and this is what it has come to? Hollywood, really? Sounds like the program went into the crapper along the way because of no funding, so zippy is pulling a form over substance PR campaign while giving tax dollars to his buddies in La-La Land.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/5/2014 7:06:53 AM     (No. 9911644)

Folks, this is the way our tax dollars are being used. What happened to the short fall for the roads and bridges? Congress needs to get a grip on how money is being wasted and redirect it to where it is really needed. Is anyone home in Congress? Calling Paul Ryan…….

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Reply 4 - Posted by: arkfamily, 7/5/2014 7:08:07 AM     (No. 9911648)

Why would you expect differently? The commander-in-chief always turns to Hollywood.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 7/5/2014 9:32:47 AM     (No. 9911756)

Part of the donor reward program.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 7/5/2014 2:42:04 PM     (No. 9912072)

First, they must be trans-gender, second,...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: harper, 7/5/2014 3:01:22 PM     (No. 9912092)

Now all that´s left is getting the muzzcrazies to follow the script. Mind
you, with Hollywood writing the script, the
misunderstood, wise and peaceful muzzcrazies will win.

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