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SAS testing Boba Fett style helmets

Ocoka

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It's got GPS, Blue Force tracking, comm and air conditioning. Plus bullets bounce off. What's not to like. But that's a lot of stuff in a helmet that could go wrong if it proves to be too much of a good thing.
 

Ocoka

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This is similar to the Integrated Head Protection System being tested at Bragg, although the SAS prototype has a few more bells and whistles. The IHPS is featured in an article here on SS.
 

The Hate Ape

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Looks really fucking stupid for what you're supposedly getting out of this -

GPS? Yeah I have that shit on my wrist

BFT? Why? I still have to report SITREPS every 5 seconds to the AOB... plus we carry other mandatory shit that reports the same thing
(when it works)

Comm? I'm not changing the PACE to accommodate this crap - plus its probably going to connect to a radio seeing as there's no antenna coming out of it... (PS: It is funny that people believe future wars against near-peer adversaries will carry a robust communications window)

Air Conditioning? Yeah, because I just stuck my head into an insulated helmet - I'm glad my face is cooled off while the rest of my body is completely roasted or needs thawing.

My Quick Observations:
-Try looking down towards your chest pouch to pull out a T-Card or whatever the fuck (nope)
-Try packing a lip (nope)
-Try noticing shit in your peripheral vision (nope)
-Cheek weld? Reflective Lenses in the eye sockets? Going down as a casualty? Dive insertion? Etc.. Etc.. Etc...

Nope to all bro.

Fuck ALL OF THIS. People try too hard to turn the military into Robocop. I can see a much better use out of a google-glass style tool that simply acts as an aide and reacts to what you're looking at (within reason). Holographic (poke-mon go style) technology has a lot of military applications (fires, field-aides, tactical reporting, etc..)