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21st century battlesuit

The US Army are investing in nanotechnology. Their joint project with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aims to create a '21st century battlesuit'.

They plan to use miniaturisation and smart materials to transform today's nylon and cotton fatigues and bulky equipment. The new lightweight suit will respond to environmental conditions and provide everything from responsive armour to medical monitoring and first aid.

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How the 21st century battlesuit might look.
How the 21st century battlesuit might look.
Image: US Army Soldier Systems Ctr

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