Posted on Aug 29, 2021
CPT Enrique M.
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Doing a quick study amongst infantrymen being that I am not one but would like to confirm my own hypothesis of needs. We live in a world that innovation is occurring in a super fast pace. For infantrymen if you could snap your fingers and get a Technology that is available today what would it be and why, also if you have a reference to this tech don't hesitate to indicate a link to it.
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SFC Retention Operations Nco
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I'm not an Infantryman, but I can say from my days of humping a ruck and an aid bag, less is more. Every time someone wants to stick a new gadget or monitor on you, it's more stuff to get tangled up in. If there was one thing that I wish had been invented it would have been lighter, thinner, more breathable armor. Army is always going to come up with more gadgets, sensors, radios, rescue equipment, drones, and robots for your to carry, plus all their batteries. So if you can have thinner lighter armor it's easier to carry
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CPT Enrique M.
CPT Enrique M.
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SFC (Join to see) by any chance have you seen lighter armor in action and who provides them?
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CPT Enrique M. when I was in 1st Group I saw some of the maritime armor, but it forget who made them. Supposedly they were lighter and neutrally buoyant, which sounds incredible to me
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CPT Enrique M.
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SFC (Join to see) if it ever comes to mind or if you know the mfg let me know
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1LT William Clardy
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I'm old-school, so the technology that I would want wouldn't be anything bleeding-edge, it would be making whatever I have to carry and use more reliable, and more durable, without making it more unwearable, CPT Enrique M..
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CPT Enrique M.
CPT Enrique M.
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I agree, but there are technologies out there that save lives for example. How about a tech that increases your survivability by 200% past the Golden hour?
I am not trying to persuade responses just trying to find out if I should be scouting other types of techs out there.
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SGT Carl Blas
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An M-16 that had the guts of a AK-47, in doing so, it wouldn't have jammed alot when fouled up with carbon.
But we dealt with it in the infantry, most don't know it, but the forward assist did what it was supposed to do. It got the round seated in the chamber, but your M-16 would still only shoot one round at a time, until cleaning, that's if you had the time too.
All the optics, and laser stuff, why have it, when you could call in indirect fire, or an air strike, or just get online and mop up the area.
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You just described the AR-18
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SGT Carl Blas
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SSG (Join to see) - Thanks for the information, I never did research a AR-18.
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