The Land Warrior suit is on the cusp of revolutionizing how our soldiers do battle. A high-tech collection of electronics, the suit includes a helmet-mounted monocle that gives soldiers sniper-like vision thanks to its 12x zoom and built-in night vision. The suit also has its own PAN (Personal Area Network) that distributes power and data. A built-in GPS lets soldiers know where they stand at any given moment and the suit's 12 pound weight is a huge improvement over previous incarnations that have tipped the scales at 40 pounds (or the weight of two XPS M2010 laptops). Shocking as it may sound, a lot of today's ground soldiers don't even have radios, so this is an excellent upgrade for our folks overseas.
High-Tech Uniforms Finally Heading to War [via Defense Tech]