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Proposal

TO: Base Commander, PHALANX, Atlantic Operations Command

FROM: Cdr. Paul Navarre, R&D: Engineering Division, PHALANX, Atlantic Operations Command

DATE: %02i %s %i

SUB: Proposal: Power Suit

Commander, the weaponry the aliens are fielding in battle is growing more devastating by the week. We need a soldier-support system that can level the playing field and give our men a fighting chance. Our workshops are unable to produce the dense nanotube weaves we discovered in the latest samples of alien armour. Even if we were able to produce them, our men couldn't walk under their weight. But this doesn't mean we won't find a solution.

With your permission, I'd like to task our team to investigate a powered armour that would allow us to support heavier nanocomposite plates by building weight support into the suit. Powered armour has seen use in recent conflicts, but current-generation military variants have more in common with tanks than infantry and can't possibly meet our mobility and space requirements. We believe the insights we've gained from studying the servos of the latest alien armour can be used to develop a power suit that is leaner and tougher than anything we've seen.


--Cdr. Navarre

Result

TO: Base Commander, PHALANX, Atlantic Operations Command

FROM: Cdr. Paul Navarre, R&D: Engineering Division, PHALANX, Atlantic Operations Command

DATE: %02i %s %i

SUB: Re: Power Suit


Commander, we've successfully prototyped our new powered armour. The prototype is waiting in R&D if you'd like to have a go in it yourself.

Our production design is geared towards maximum protection. It is, in a nutshell, an airtight suit of armour with servo-assisted joints and an on-board control system. The outer skin is a flexible three-layer composite, with outer layers consisting of nanotube-fullerene fabric, and an inner layer of special polymer gel, mixed with Wolfram-Molybdene powder. When the outer layer of the composite is burned, the gel evaporates instantly, dissipating the heat, and the metal powder will create a cloud around the damaged area, thus creating a local bloom effect that will consume much of the energy.

The inside consists of a thick layer of memory gel covered by an electrically sensitive lining. The gel allows the suit to be fitted to a range of heights and body shapes, so hopefully we shouldn't have to custom-build every suit to fit one specific soldier. The inner lining is an important part of the control system; it detects nerve impulses through the wearer's skin, interprets these signals, and uses them to predict the wearer's movements before they're made. This allows the suit to move simultaneously with the body rather than resisting the user's movements.

A useful side effect of the memory gel is that it can absorb explosive force, providing better shelter to explosive effects than any of our previous models. The suit's breathing apparatuses will also protect the wearer against air contaminents.


--Cdr. Navarre

Research Tree Data

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Prerequisites:
 Alien Medium Armour
 Heavy Needler
 Plasma Blaster