Designing The Future Infantry Soldier

Don't Read Alone, Let's Share : – A soldier entered the traditional markets in foreign countries crowded. Sensors mounted on his helmet automatically scan the faces of people in the market, and identify insurgents. A cursor on the screen displays the files examined mark targets and directing weapon, which can be set to cripple or kill. One simple voice command will unlock the trigger, ready to shoot.


It is a powerful illustration of the figure infantryman in 2030, based on the vision of the United States Army. With the assistance of “smart drugs” (smart drugs), which is supported with artificial limbs (prosthetics), and is protected by a lightweight body armor, infantry soldier of the future have the ability to almost approaching superhuman. He is also capable of carrying various types of weaponry that would make Iron Man jealous.

He was fitted with an exoskeleton-which is essentially an external shell a’la Storm Trooper-which allows it to lift heavy weights. He was able to run fast as Olympic champion sprinter. He is also capable of many days are in the battlefield without sleep and eat.

Through genetic engineering, he could change the fat deposits in the body into energy more efficiently. If infantryman able to be deployed for days without eating, just relying on storage of fat in their bodies, a lot of empty space in their backpack -which is normally used to ration the food-can be used to carry other equipment.

Electronic systems that are integrated in the outer device enables instantaneous language translation. That is, a soldier stationed in a foreign country, can immediately understand the words or the language of the people in the countries concerned. The device also perform automatic identification of the potential enemies, and perform a similar way pointing the video-game. If the soldiers were tired, too much workload, or injured, neurological and physiological sensor will automatically send an alert message to headquarters.

The concept of Situational Awareness


One concept that is applied in the future infantryman is situational awareness. This includes the Rifleman Radio on every soldier, for displays at the helm, as well as monitor the physiological status and location. Headgear Subsystem is the link situational awareness of this system.

It is intended to include an integrated tactical processing, by providing maps, routes, and data with visual visor emisif 180 °, high-bandwidth wireless communication, sensor devices fighter microelectronic / optical provide 360 ​​° situational awareness, and integrated small arms protective.

In addition there WPSM (Warfighter Physiological Status Monitor Subsystem) or subsystem monitors the physiological status of the soldier, which is intended to be a medical sensor devices and physiologically relevant soldier on the battlefield.

This WPSM will collect and monitor information related to vital signs, such as body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, stress levels and hydration, sleep status, body positioning, and the soldier’s workload capacity. If needed, WPSM can tell the commander and the medical section, if the soldier was injured or suffered serious fatigue.

Combat uniforms worn future infantry soldier also not a haphazard clothes. Dubbed as “the center of survival,” the uniform is designed to cover three layers. The three layers are: outer protective layer (Protective Layer); the middle layer relating to the provision of energy or energy (Power Centric Layer), and the last layer that is critical for survival (Life Critical Layer).

The cooling system microclimate (microclimate Cooling System), which is mounted on Life Critical Layer, in the form of a network made up of narrow tubes, to provide heating or cooling to the troops, with power up to 100 watts. This means that uniform could help soldiers cope with extreme weather conditions, for example when it acts in the desert is very hot or very cold snowy mountains.

While the Power Subsystem (Power Subsystem), which is installed in the Power Centric Layer, will be supplied by the Center Length (Duration Central). Length center is a micro-turbine powered 2 to 20 watts, which gets power from a box of liquid hydrocarbon fuels.

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According to the concept of the US Army, 10 ounces of fuel would provide enough power for electronic devices integrated infantry soldier to 6 days. Plus, the battery polymeric nano fibers are fused at the device head and arms will provide backup power for three hours.

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