The Military Of The Future: Planned Obsolescence
Well I've been digging through the RDT&E (Research, Development, Test and Evaluation) of the U.S. Armed force and as expected I continually find some insane financing for the Future Force Warrior. The FFW is definitely not a vivified TV show on Saturday mornings. Its the human part of the Future Combat Systems project from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency). Essentially, the Future Force Warrior is the Army vision of a definitive trooper. Complete with exoskeletons. head protectors with "microelectronic/optics battle sensor suite that gives 360° situational mindfulness," electric guns and caseless riffles. Each part of the warrior's physiological status can be remotely observed "as well as checking of the fighter's mental states, wellbeing, and prosperity." obviously every trooper needs to cart a little power plant take off a fluid hydrocarbon energy unit to keep the gadgetry working.
The Army desires to carry out little bits of this 20 gauge shot shells like clockwork with a completely acknowledged finished result around 2032. Without a moment to spare. The financing for this is so decentralized its inordinately difficult to an exact aggregate, yet at the same its huge. A few billion every year without a doubt. Normal consumptions are for things, for example,
* That's what eye wear "addresses the arising danger of recurrence light-footed lasers on the front line" ($3.4M)
* Preparing will include "illustrations gained from virtual and increased reality preparing approaches" as well as to "direct lab trials of preparing adequacy of hugely multiplayer constant reproductions (MMPS)" ($5M)
* Human Factors Engineering Technology ($17.4M) which, in addition to other things, will "Work on human mechanical communication (HRI) in a full mission setting for flying and ground automated vehicles (UGVs)($3.6M).
* Programming expected to run this will be "executed steady advancement of Soldier PC. Coordinated AFRL Cursor on Target(CoT), FalconView and Barebones programming bundles for elective PC/SW arrangement and more extensive network to Army/joint battle firepower."($4.9M)
* Obviously every future fighter will require a "Individual Area Network" to send and get requests and information across the "battlespace" through cutting edge recieving wires that can act as "network door for Soldier network to automated ground systems."($2.6M)
* Presently no human could conceivable convey this hardware. Fortunately the military is creating "incorporated power exoskeleton gadgets for the upper and lower body limits" and different other "biomechanical instruments for boosting Soldier load carriage capability."($3.5M)
Sprucing up troopers like robots is just fine, however the political and military wet dream is putting robots themselves on the combat zone, I mean battlespace. "In FY08, [the Army] will assess advancements to empower cooperative activity of close independent automated frameworks, including organized air and ground automated vehicles, oversaw by a solitary Soldier." But why even have a trooper dealing with the robots? Here is the full text of the NAUS detail. "Close to Autonomous Unmanned Systems (NAUS): This work tends to the protected weapon tasks and self security risk areas of NAUS. In FY07, complete nitty gritty plan of idea; manufacture and collect breadboard parts including the ammunition taking care of framework; direct research facility trials to validate interfaces between the weapon, mount, discharge control, and ammunition dealing with subsystems; proceed with plan and checkout of the control framework; and, characterize and approve the connection points with an Armed Robotic Vehicle (ARV) through trial and error. In FY08, will manufacture and gather model equipment; lead research center assessments to evaluate usefulness of subsystems; and, recreate usefulness in remote activity mode. In FY09, will finish leave framework and coordinate with mechanical stage"
The present warriors confronting the present foes endure not by their capability, but rather by their preparation and their capacity to recognize the foe who might seem to be a regular citizen in the midst of a horde of regular people who make seem to be the foe. Our fighters are our furnished representatives, strolling the scarce difference among ambassador and implementer. One can barely comprehend a situation wherein a house loaded with thought radicals or a scared family is taken care of with all the consideration and discernment a Near Autonomous Unmanned Armed Robot can summon. The Army should investigate and anticipate the future on the off chance that the United States is to stay a super power by sheer military may. In any case, will military could win the conflicts representing things to come? It appears, our current and future adversaries realize that open field fighting isn't a choice.
The revolt doesn't have the privilege to make arrangements for fighting in 2031, and in not doing as such, it can adjust to the ongoing fighting with fantastic speed. Our half trillion dollar military is compelled to play get up to speed. So the inquiry is, would it be advisable for us we burn through many billions of dollars to plan for the conflicts that will be battled, or the conflicts we wish will be battled. While our arising adversaries are utilizing Soviet period weapons to bring down our helicopters and natively constructed bombs to kill our soldiers, the United States Army will be completely arranged should the adversary choose to exchange their AK47's for weaponized lasers and set their robots in opposition to our own in the front line of the internet. A superpower remains so by being out in front of the game, yet at our current course by 2031 we will be 100 strides on the ball and the rival we might best be ready for could possibly act naturally.