Project Grizzly inventor crafts real-world Halo suit for military use; body armour.

RackMaster

Nasty-Dirty-Canuck
SOF Support
Joined
Feb 8, 2007
Messages
10,365
Location
Land of Swine and Maple Syrup
When you listen to the guy talk he sounds like a whackjob and the suit is a bit far fetched. But the basics of the suit are definitely worth further R&D, I think if he was teamed up with a proper facility and funding with realistic military ambitions; a quality product could be produced.

Project Grizzly inventor crafts real-world Halo suit for military use

by Darren Murph, posted Jan 15th 2007 at 5:51AM
While it's not likely that you'll encounter the Arbiter on any given day, the slightly off-kilter Project Grizzly inventor has gone out of his way (and possibly his mind) to create what resembles a real-life Halo suit, sporting protection from gunfire and ensuring you an award at Covenant gatherings. Troy Hurtubise created the suit, dubbed Trojan, in hopes of protecting Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan and US soldiers in Iraq, and considering that it has withstood knives, bullets, light explosives, clubs, and even a round from an elephant gun, it sounds like quite the winner. Proclaimed to be the "first ballistic, full exoskeleton body suit of armor," Trojan is crafted from high-impact plastic lined with ceramic bullet protection over ballistic foam, and features nearly endless compartments, morphine / salt containers, knife and gun holsters, emergency lights, a built-in recording device, pepper spray, ingestible transponder for those "last resort" scenarios, and there's even a fresh air system powered by solar panels within the helmet. Mr. Hurtubise claims the 18 kilograms (40 pounds) suit is comfortable enough to make road trips in (yes, he tried it), and if any major military would take him up on it, they could reportedly be produced for "around $2,000 apiece." Now that's a bargain, folks.

[Thanks, Alec]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbPNw-H5P3I"]YouTube - TROJAN Ballistic Suit : Second clip[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqa08UGZGtk"]YouTube - Real Life Halo Full Exoskeleton Body Armor Suit[/ame]

[ame]http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=800_1184451895[/ame]

http://missiontrojan.com/
 

JBS

Leatherneck
Verified Military
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
2,150
Location
USA
Somebody give that guy a $10 million dollar contract, a team of engineers and materials experts, an EOD guy, and a few JARHEADS to test it out.

If WE can't break it, it can't be broken!:D
 

RackMaster

Nasty-Dirty-Canuck
SOF Support
Joined
Feb 8, 2007
Messages
10,365
Location
Land of Swine and Maple Syrup
Here's some clips about his original suit to protect him from Grizzly Bear attacks.

[ame="http://youtube.com/watch?v=VxXWY3aUnJ4"]YouTube - Project Grizzly[/ame]

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLUdtF7aG7o"]YouTube - Project Grizzly[/ame]

[ame="http://youtube.com/watch?v=x71KAVfsWOQ"]YouTube - Troy Hurtubise - A True Inventing Legend[/ame]
 

Hitman2/3

Raider
Verified SOF
Joined
Aug 1, 2007
Messages
308
Location
Texas
I think the guy is on the right track. He's a little goofy but he put some pretty good stuff into that suit. I love the A/C helmet, if you can keep your whole head warm or cold it does a lot for the rest of your body. I would probably opt for the stream on that OC spray though, that mist leaves you with a good chance of getting dosed yourself. Hell, I say give the guy and R&D team and a couple million and see what he can do.
 

Cesser

Unverified
Joined
Jan 13, 2008
Messages
8
Location
Canada
I love the fact that he actually wears his own stuff. And lets himself get thrown around by cars and logs. He really trusts his gear.
 
B

Boondocksaint375

Guest
If it's light and does what HE SAYS it does, then why not? I'm a bit skeptical in some aspects, but I would love for it to be tested. I think it doesnt need all the bells and whistles, especially a world clock where your balls are located.
 

JBS

Leatherneck
Verified Military
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
2,150
Location
USA
It's totally useless, unless it has a USB port, a bottle opener, and a charger for my freaking cell phone.

Just joking.

The guy is definitely goofy, but inventors often are.

The pepper spray is a terrible idea, since existing systems are more than adequate, and as Hitman said it can spray back into one's face (unless the face mask has a true NBC filter.

More obvious possible applications:


High risk entry missions by tactical law enforcement units / military special operations units -especially against barricaded or heavily armed hard targets, EOD applications.

Perhaps less obvious,
the suit could be used in a riot control, non-lethal and dangerous prisoner / prison riot scenarios- if it's light enough.






I really think its only a matter of time before many of these technologies are fine tuned, and combined with other emerging technologies like the SARCOS robot suit.
 

JBS

Leatherneck
Verified Military
Joined
Aug 14, 2007
Messages
2,150
Location
USA
I've seen documentaries where these prison guards handle dangerous inmates, and they have their hands full. Some prisoners act like wild animals- spitting, biting, scratching, kicking, etc.

3 or 4 guys in these suits might allow prisoner movements (with those exceptional case inmates) with less injuries to everyone.
 

RackMaster

Nasty-Dirty-Canuck
SOF Support
Joined
Feb 8, 2007
Messages
10,365
Location
Land of Swine and Maple Syrup
It has so many different useful scenarios. Although, I don't know if I'd want to be in that suit and then jammed in a vehicle; maybe if one of those compartments has a can opener in it. :D

I'm curious to see if he'll actually get the suit tested. I think once he proves that it will potentially reduce casualties, then a Gov't department will snatch up the technology.
 

JustAnotherJ

Pararescue
Verified SOF
Joined
Aug 7, 2007
Messages
436
SSMP
SOF Mentor
all i have to say is, society needs to start thanking people like him for what he's done (on his own initiative). Regardless of the final outcome of his suit, he deserves a lot of credit from us milfolk;)
 

pardus

Verified Military
Joined
Sep 7, 2006
Messages
9,976
The guy is a whackjob for sure but that is how troops will end up looking sooner or later.

I want to know why he isn't testing the suit he already has.
Govts should be looking into this seriously and giving him some money.
 

P. Beck

Special Forces
Verified SOF
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
197
Location
Mistake not grace for mercy.
I like the bear suit tests. God knows how many times I've been chased through the woods by an angry bear in a truck, hell-bent on running me down. In one of these I could have just let the bear hit me, get it out of his system and we could both get on with our day.
 

Centermass

Ranger
Rest In Peace
Joined
Oct 19, 2006
Messages
2,891
Location
Whoville
I like the bear suit tests. God knows how many times I've been chased through the woods by an angry bear in a truck, hell-bent on running me down. In one of these I could have just let the bear hit me, get it out of his system and we could both get on with our day.

I don't care if it's bear proof or not if the bear is running after me with a bottle of Tabasco Sauce in tow. lol
 

Centermass

Ranger
Rest In Peace
Joined
Oct 19, 2006
Messages
2,891
Location
Whoville
300 APFT's????? :cool:

[YOUTUBE]<object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Nhj3Z9o6t0g&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/Nhj3Z9o6t0g&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>[/YOUTUBE]


[YOUTUBE]<object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/KZ_qR8zCLDc&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/KZ_qR8zCLDc&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="295"></embed></object>[/YOUTUBE]
 

Diamondback 2/2

Infantry
Verified Military
Joined
Jan 24, 2008
Messages
6,800
Location
Tejas
SSMP
Military Mentor
That suit is fucking cool as hell :D If it worked and only was 50lbs I'd wear it.


Just think what hadji would be thinking as I walked through his mud-brick vill looking like darth vader, that would be perfect! :eek:}:-)
 

Centermass

Ranger
Rest In Peace
Joined
Oct 19, 2006
Messages
2,891
Location
Whoville
Bottom line is the way the economy and budget are going, research, development and fielding of new pieces of technology such as this will probably go the way of the Dodo bird.

Too bad they couldn't marry the grizzly inventors suit and this stuff together.
 
Top