I, Robot: Man's best friend gets military makeover for the dismounted soldier

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Andrew Elwell

In 2009 the UK MoD released a Capability Vision document to engage industry in its ‘Reducing the Burden on the Dismounted Soldier’ programme, aimed at developing technologies and systems to "reduce the burden on the individual soldier to no more than 25kg to improve their effectiveness and that of their unit." The U.S. and other militaries also have a similar scheme to lighten the load for soldiers through lightweight personal protection systems, advanced weapons and ammunition,...
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