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(Fox News)   Congress wants more control of Special Ops Iron Man suit. Don't they know this is exactly the sort of thing that caused the Armor Wars in issues 225 through 232?   (foxnews.com) divider line 78
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2014-05-01 08:04:28 AM  
www.quotesworthrepeating.com

Hail Hydra
 
2014-05-01 08:21:58 AM  
Oh Christ.  You think the project is in trouble now, wait until they get their hands on it:

i218.photobucket.com

Price tag: 900 billion dollars.
 
2014-05-01 08:33:52 AM  
NNEEEERRRDDDSSSSSSS

/hail hydra
 
2014-05-01 08:36:10 AM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-05-01 08:36:33 AM  
expressing concerns that program officials are already mishandling the complex effort

Well they are probably right.

Unfortunately the congressional fix will be to get more money spent in their district.
 
2014-05-01 08:39:48 AM  
"Lawmakers today moved to tighten congressional control over U.S. Special Operations Command's new "Iron Man" battle suit, expressing concerns that program officials are already mishandling the complex effort. "

Translation: They are concerned because not enough parts are being built in specific states and the right palms have yet to be greased with that sweet, sweet, defense contract cash.
The future of land warfare lacks boondoggle and the military needs to fix this.

Also... WTF is this:
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
If we're going to do the full stormtrooper and world conquest thing then at least spend a little money on a badass helmet.
National defense priorities demand that someone going down to Bungie or George Lucas's house and ask for design suggestions.
 
2014-05-01 08:41:56 AM  

scottydoesntknow: [www.quotesworthrepeating.com image 300x300]

Hail Hydra


^ spoilers

/Fury doesn't die
 
2014-05-01 08:42:04 AM  

scottydoesntknow: [www.quotesworthrepeating.com image 300x300]

Hail Hydra


Off-topic, but I was kind of disappointed in that reveal.
 
2014-05-01 08:44:11 AM  
So they'll take it over and repaint it?
 
2014-05-01 08:44:25 AM  
True subby, but we know all it takes is a good sized bottle of Johnny Walker Black to bring down the man *inside* those suits of armor.
 
2014-05-01 08:50:50 AM  
They're calling it the "Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit" aka "TALOS."  When I read that, I thought "someone on the team has both a sense of humor and a classical education."
 
2014-05-01 08:53:53 AM  

bagumpity: They're calling it the "Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit" aka "TALOS."  When I read that, I thought "someone on the team has both a sense of humor and a classical education."


If those idiots put some sort of self-destruct button in the heel of the suit, I'm gonna kick somebody's ass.
 
2014-05-01 08:54:58 AM  

bagumpity: a classical education.


Is that what they're calling "watched Jason & the Argonauts" now?
 
2014-05-01 08:56:11 AM  

bagumpity: They're calling it the "Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit" aka "TALOS."  When I read that, I thought "someone on the team has both a sense of humor and a classical education."


Talos?

img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-01 08:57:07 AM  
Where is Tony Stark, and what does he have to say about this?
 
2014-05-01 08:57:56 AM  
If you're going to make a suit of armor don't leave one of the the most vital spots unprotected.  Needs some epaulets or maybe a kevlar turtleneck.
 
2014-05-01 08:59:41 AM  

Carn: If you're going to make a suit of armor don't leave one of the the most vital spots unprotected.  Needs some epaulets or maybe a kevlar turtleneck.


Sorry gorget is the word I wanted.
 
2014-05-01 09:01:23 AM  
Seems so 14th Century

armstreet.com
 
2014-05-01 09:02:05 AM  
The article would have more credibility if it was checked for grammer and spelling..........

In other news, that example in the article would provde zero real protection in combat and actually make the operator a better target. To call it an "iron man suit" is insulting to both the soldiers who will be expected to wear it and Marvel Comics.

Lay off the skater pad type armour guys and work on a power source for real tech first.
 
2014-05-01 09:13:01 AM  
Just knew this was in the offing.
Congress has gone Full Comic Book.

I miss the GOP already.
 
2014-05-01 09:15:25 AM  
They did great things for the F-35 project, so sure, let's have them do this too!
 
2014-05-01 09:16:40 AM  
I just keep seeing that Geico Motorcycle guy.

The one made out of money. This bullzhit is same same.
 
2014-05-01 09:16:45 AM  
TL,DR version:

Whoa whoa whoa, SOCOM, what the fark are you doing? That money needs to go to the appropriate contractors. Ones that have paid their dues, so to say..
 
2014-05-01 09:17:14 AM  

bagumpity: They're calling it the "Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit" aka "TALOS."  When I read that, I thought "someone on the team has both a sense of humor and a classical education."


img3.wikia.nocookie.net

Does not approve
 
2014-05-01 09:18:41 AM  

shifter_: The article would have more credibility if it was checked for grammer and spelling..........

In other news, that example in the article would provde zero real protection in combat and actually make the operator a better target. To call it an "iron man suit" is insulting to both the soldiers who will be expected to wear it and Marvel Comics.

Lay off the skater pad type armour guys and work on a power source for real tech first.


Its just a PR piece to drum up some press.
The real thing will probably look closer to this:
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
For a power source they'll probably get by with batteries and fuel cells in the initial versions.
The first jobs its deployed on will be extremely short ranged and non combat anyway.

Then, in a few years, they'll amp it up a bit... Hopefully.


dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-05-01 09:19:54 AM  
Son, I have looked high and low, near and far.
I have been alongside the best soldiers in the World for most of my life.

The best were near naked with just a pair of sandals and a hand held weapon.
 
2014-05-01 09:23:41 AM  

ArkAngel: bagumpity: They're calling it the "Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit" aka "TALOS."  When I read that, I thought "someone on the team has both a sense of humor and a classical education."

[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x600]

Does not approve


What you did there, I see it.
 
2014-05-01 09:23:47 AM  
Iron Man suit?  A HALO suit, more like.  Someone at SOCOM plays waaaaay to many video games.
 
2014-05-01 09:26:07 AM  

snocone: Just knew this was in the offing.
Congress has gone Full Comic Book.

I miss the GOP already.


You keep posting daily in threads making me laugh and I might just have to hug you.

Also: Does this mean I can get the government to pay to put more metal rods in my appendages? Already got the titanium under the leg bones...I'd like some in my arm. It'll make me feel even MORE invincible!
 
2014-05-01 09:36:11 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: snocone: Just knew this was in the offing.
Congress has gone Full Comic Book.

I miss the GOP already.

You keep posting daily in threads making me laugh and I might just have to hug you.

Also: Does this mean I can get the government to pay to put more metal rods in my appendages? Already got the titanium under the leg bones...I'd like some in my arm. It'll make me feel even MORE invincible!


Why TYVM.

In side note, one of my titanium pieces just fell out of my mouth. Dentist wants it back.
 
2014-05-01 09:37:04 AM  

bagumpity: They're calling it the "Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit" aka "TALOS."  When I read that, I thought "someone on the team has both a sense of humor and a classical education."


Far too much credit, you give them, Luke.
 
2014-05-01 09:37:11 AM  

bagumpity: They're calling it the "Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit" aka "TALOS."  When I read that, I thought "someone on the team has both a sense of humor and a classical education."


Bronze Man just doesn't have quite the same ring to it.
 
2014-05-01 09:40:10 AM  

Capo Del Bandito: snocone: Just knew this was in the offing.
Congress has gone Full Comic Book.

I miss the GOP already.

You keep posting daily in threads making me laugh and I might just have to hug you.

Also: Does this mean I can get the government to pay to put more metal rods in my appendages? Already got the titanium under the leg bones...I'd like some in my arm. It'll make me feel even MORE invincible!


I'm still waiting for them to figure out how to melt down adamantium and bond it to my skeleton without killing me.
 
2014-05-01 09:41:34 AM  

snocone: In side note, one of my titanium pieces just fell out of my mouth. Dentist wants it back.


I used to have nightmares when I was doing physical therapy that the screws holding my rods in place would slip or something and the rod would shoot out my knee while I was doing jumping jacks.

Also you probably shouldn't chew on your dentists nuts and bolts.
 
2014-05-01 09:44:25 AM  
The U.S. Army $500 million over 10 years on Land Warrior, the first generation of wearable, computerized command-and-control technology, before the system's reliability problems with solved in 2006.
Can someone buy Fox News a few dozen copy editors?
 
2014-05-01 09:44:55 AM  
"I find your lack of faith disturbing."
 
2014-05-01 09:54:07 AM  
Once they come up with a suitable power source for such a suit, then the suit will have to be modified to carry the power cell, requiring a larger power plant. Economies of scale become involved, and we'll be seeing our first mechwarrior before long. When I get my hands on a Novacat frame and load it down with XLR Pulse lasers, I'll be unstoppable!
 
2014-05-01 09:55:05 AM  

way south: Then, in a few years, they'll amp it up a bit... Hopefully.


"This isn't even my final form"

img4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-05-01 09:55:49 AM  

Farce-Side: Capo Del Bandito: snocone: Just knew this was in the offing.
Congress has gone Full Comic Book.

I miss the GOP already.

You keep posting daily in threads making me laugh and I might just have to hug you.

Also: Does this mean I can get the government to pay to put more metal rods in my appendages? Already got the titanium under the leg bones...I'd like some in my arm. It'll make me feel even MORE invincible!

I'm still waiting for them to figure out how to melt down adamantium and bond it to my skeleton without killing me.


I helped install a lot of similar hardware over the years.
Absolutely amazing how the human body works most of it out eventually.
 
2014-05-01 09:56:00 AM  
And in the corner, Troy Hurtubise huddles with his head on his knees and a small pistol by his side, murmuring, "i want to die"
 
2014-05-01 09:59:04 AM  
The Iron Man suit is NOT a weapon, it's a hi-tech prothesis.
 
2014-05-01 09:59:38 AM  
Word: Don't get lithium wet.

Now, go on with your power ideas, Tesla Motors is attentive.
 
2014-05-01 10:23:35 AM  

scottydoesntknow: [www.quotesworthrepeating.com image 300x300]

Hail Hydra


pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-05-01 10:28:48 AM  

shifter_: In other news, that example in the article would provde zero real protection in combat and actually make the operator a better target. To call it an "iron man suit" is insulting to both the soldiers who will be expected to wear it and Marvel Comics.


I'm guessing the primary motivation is less about protection and more about enhancing physical capability. With a suit like that you can embed sensors, air conditioning (heat and cooling), first aid, navigation, radios, GPS, beacons, etc. and a battle computer that makes them all work together efficiently.

There are cheap rifles that can easily penetrate 0.75 inches of steel using 100 year old technology. It's just not easy to armor an individual.
 
2014-05-01 10:28:49 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Once they come up with a suitable power source for such a suit, then the suit will have to be modified to carry the power cell, requiring a larger power plant. Economies of scale become involved, and we'll be seeing our first mechwarrior before long. When I get my hands on a Novacat frame and load it down with XLR Pulse lasers, I'll be unstoppable!


Clantech completely ruined that game.

Back on topic, I thought the exoskeleton suits in Armor (Steakley novel) were done well. I liked the part about the guy needing to get the cross-necklace surgically removed from his chest. The "eat before battle" bit was good too.
 
2014-05-01 10:53:54 AM  
Fark, I am seriously disappoint.

i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-01 11:04:22 AM  

way south: "Lawmakers today moved to tighten congressional control over U.S. Special Operations Command's new "Iron Man" battle suit, expressing concerns that program officials are already mishandling the complex effort. "

Translation: They are concerned because not enough parts are being built in specific states and the right palms have yet to be greased with that sweet, sweet, defense contract cash.
The future of land warfare lacks boondoggle and the military needs to fix this.

Also... WTF is this:
[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 720x480]
If we're going to do the full stormtrooper and world conquest thing then at least spend a little money on a badass helmet.
National defense priorities demand that someone going down to Bungie or George Lucas's house and ask for design suggestions.


The old prototype looked kinda badass.


topwar.ru


But that was before they started with the strength amplifying exosuit stuff i think.
 
2014-05-01 11:19:00 AM  

Cyno01: way south: "Lawmakers today moved to tighten congressional control over U.S. Special Operations Command's new "Iron Man" battle suit, expressing concerns that program officials are already mishandling the complex effort. "

Translation: They are concerned because not enough parts are being built in specific states and the right palms have yet to be greased with that sweet, sweet, defense contract cash.
The future of land warfare lacks boondoggle and the military needs to fix this.

Also... WTF is this:
[dl.dropboxusercontent.com image 720x480]
If we're going to do the full stormtrooper and world conquest thing then at least spend a little money on a badass helmet.
National defense priorities demand that someone going down to Bungie or George Lucas's house and ask for design suggestions.

The old prototype looked kinda badass.


[topwar.ru image 520x650]


But that was before they started with the strength amplifying exosuit stuff i think.


Is he wearing a beta version of Long Fall Boots?
 
2014-05-01 11:23:51 AM  
This cross product advertising with Marvel is getting out of control. First the USPS, now Congress.
 
2014-05-01 11:36:18 AM  

Bob the Internet Barbarian: ArkAngel: bagumpity: They're calling it the "Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit" aka "TALOS."  When I read that, I thought "someone on the team has both a sense of humor and a classical education."

[img3.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x600]

Does not approve

What you did there, I see it.


Effing Thalmor scum!  :)

On my Skyrim characters is a female High-Elf who rebelled against her father (my male High-Elf High Mage I played in 'Oblivion').   She took to a life of wandering and hunting in Skyrim and rejected most High Elf ways.  But, whenever she finds a Thalmor party walking along, she *must* go full Leeeeroy Jenkins on them.   Preferably with the 2-handed glass greatsword.
 
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