War Tech: Why Future Soldiers May Wear Master Chief Helmets

Military Helmet

Anyone who enjoys the Halo series on XBox will probably recognize the design of these helmets. The similarities are striking, but it’s not by chance.

The military and technology companies have been working with them to put together some amazing hardware, that takes it beyond the level of Spartan headgear. You actually get to see and understand what the soldier is seeing, making decisions on the battlefield much easier.

This graphic, by our friends at DocShop, takes a look at the future of military vision technology.

Written by Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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Dylan Jones
March 25th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

XBox = Xbox

April 4th, 2011 at 7:27 am


and PS3> Xbawks!

Kung Sow
March 26th, 2011 at 11:04 am

Wow, no way dude is that cool or what? Wow.

Kung Sow
March 26th, 2011 at 11:04 am


Confused reader
March 26th, 2011 at 11:32 am

Your grammar is atrocious. If English is not your first language, then I’ll give you a break. If it is…take some classes before you embarrass yourself any further.

March 26th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

STFU is this grammer school? No. People like you that correct others grammer based on a post that has NOTHING to do with something like grammer school piss me off. You should go jump in front of a moving truck.

March 27th, 2011 at 6:15 am


March 27th, 2011 at 6:27 am

I agree that being nit-picky about grammar is stupid, but if you write like a kindergartener all the time people will think you are uneducated (or can’t see the squiggly lines in your word processor).

Also confused
March 28th, 2011 at 9:50 am

I’d have to agree. The first part was hardly readable.

The Reel Foto
March 26th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

If it’s a step towards keeping the troops, then I’m for it.

Alaskan Scout
March 26th, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Sweet, something else heavy to carry!

April 20th, 2011 at 8:55 am

If I recall, the U.S. Army has a limit to the amount of weight a soldier is allowed to wear in the field. Last time I looked, it was 70 pounds, This includes everything, Boots, clothing, helmet, backpack, water supply, weapons, etc. One of the major issues revolving around fielding equipment lies about this point. The problem is that the 70 pound limit has been bumped up against for years. If we could have all the technology in the world and keep it under 70 pounds (or develop an exoskeleton to carry the extra weight), our soldiers would have had this technology long ago.

Developing advanced tech is not that hard, breaking the zero sum gain is.

March 28th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Proofread before you publish. I didn’t finish reading this article because it was so damned hard to read!

December 13th, 2014 at 11:02 am

Ha ha! Master Chef is a cooking competition on British television. I haven’t noticed any of the contestants wearing a helmet, though.


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