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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2018 9:22 p.m. PST

…Right Out Of ‘Aliens' .

"The Army wants to give soldiers an extra hand during their next firefight — literally.

Army Research Lab engineers are officially testing a mechanical third arm designed to help soldiers wield oversized weaponry and hump heavy loads downrange without sacrificing their performance, the service announced on Feb. 27.

While the service has been hacking away at the abdomen-mounted apparatus — creatively dubbed the "Third Arm" — since last year, the Army says the current 3.5-pound prototype can support an M249 squad automatic weapon — or a 20-pound defensive shield for added protection and cover…"


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Augustus01 Mar 2018 9:44 p.m. PST

Vasquez. Man. Coolest character ever.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP01 Mar 2018 11:21 p.m. PST

I've been expecting something like this for decades.


emckinney02 Mar 2018 12:47 a.m. PST

Try re-reading this while searching for every possible double entendre …

Timbo W02 Mar 2018 12:59 a.m. PST

Meanwhile the Australian army has introduced the third leg (Otherwise known as Jake the Peg)

Dentatus Fezian02 Mar 2018 8:03 a.m. PST


Pan Marek Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 9:20 a.m. PST

….How much does this research cost? And is it absolutely essential that the US military needs such a thing? Or are the researchers and/or officers in charge of it reacting
in the same, "neato, cool" way?

Chalfant02 Mar 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

The Gripping Hand.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Mar 2018 10:43 a.m. PST



WarpSpeed03 Mar 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

We are witnessing the creation of the Warhammer 40k tech marine.

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