U.S. Soldiers Hate New High-Tech Gear

Another story from Slashdot, this one from Wednesday.
Land Warrior, the Army's wireless equipment package featuring helmet cams, GPS, laser range-finders and a host of other state-of-the-art electronics, is finally ready for deployment on a global battlefield network in Iraq after 15 years of R&D at the Pentagon. But in a report for Popular Mechanics, Noah Shachtman not only tries on the new digital armor — he talks to troops who don't like it at all. As if that wasn't disheartening enough for the future of tech at war, the real Land Warrior system doesn't even match up to its copycat gear in Ghost Recon 2.

I'm still waiting for the Starship Troopers -type armor... (From the Heinlein novel, not the movie.)

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