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Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton suit: HULC
« on: March 10, 2009, 01:35:27 AM »
It seems the exoskeleton has become big lately . . . Lockheed Martin shows of their new suit, the HULC. Details are a bit sparse, but it appears to allow a soldier to carry 50+ pounds more gear then before.

The batteries allow for 3mph walking for one hour . . . not much, but getting better . . . What I really like is that its very unobtrusive, simple, and portable.

Datasheet:
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/data/assets/mfc/PC/MFC_HULC_Product_Card.pdf

summary:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/27/lockheed_exoskeleton/

press release:
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/news/press_releases/2009/MFC_022609_LockheedMartinUnveilsExoskeleton.html

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Re: Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton suit: HULC
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2009, 07:42:21 PM »
Does anybody know if they are being used in combat yet?

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Re: Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton suit: HULC
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 11:42:12 PM »
i wouldnt think so. if they are still in testing?
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Re: Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton suit: HULC
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 12:12:30 AM »
what exactly does this thing do.. ?
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Re: Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton suit: HULC
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 12:41:43 AM »
its like a suit that you get in and it detects how you move and moves with you so you have "super human" strength sort of thing.
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Re: Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton suit: HULC
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2009, 05:06:49 PM »
All of a soldier's normal gear plus 50 pounds of armor, 7mph long duration and 10mph sprint.... sounds like we are seriously on the way to powered battle dress.

I like the load attachment for extra carrying capacity.

It looks like the weak point is in the size adjustments, but it's just a prototype now.

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Re: Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton suit: HULC
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2009, 06:18:14 PM »
Should have a ton of phycological impact, too. Imagine a squad of mech-soldiers running towards you  :o

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Re: Lockheed Martin Exoskeleton suit: HULC
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2009, 06:25:24 PM »
haha lol, i just imagined a bunch of transformers running at some militants!
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