Re: Army Issues "Gag Order" to Armor Contractors on Unclassified Information
- From: lanman <xlanmanx@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 12:36:32 -0800
On Tue, 17 Jan 2006 16:01:25 GMT, la gripa colombiana
>> In at least 74 of the 93 fatal wounds that were analyzed, bullets and
>> shrapnel struck the marines' sides, shoulders or areas of the torso
>> where the protective plates did not reach.
>Has anyone considered how much the armor weighs? Yes, it would be nice
>if they could walk around with a bank vault surrounding their body, but
>it would weigh too much. So now their shoulders have 20kg of armored
>padding, so that it restricts their flexibility and also is so heavy as
>to prevent the soldier from moving fast enough to avoid enemy fire. And
>that probably is why so many Hummers are unarmored, the armor seriously
>restricts its mobility and speed.
>I propose the Pentagon spend $18 trillion on research into force fields.
>It must be possible - just like Star Wars features space ships getting
>blown up by laser particle beams, Star Trek features force fields that
>can repel all projectiles and energy beam. So such a device could
>protect our soldiers much more effectively than the 300kg of physical
>armor they currently have to wear.
I propose the ground troops be allowed to call in air support and
level the areas where enemy fire originates.
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