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Robocop, who? South Korea's military to get high-tech makeover

Posted: 31 May 2007 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:laser targets? GPS units? fuel battery?

They are stuff taken from sci-fi movies but South Korea is eyeing to have its military carry firearms with a laser-target system and real-time battleground display helmets by 2020.

This is according to Korea.net which reported that during the Protection of National Defense Information 2007 organized by the Defense Security Command on May 22, a virtual-reality presentation was delivered which showed soldiers wearing a helmet that displays real-time battleground intelligence and can transmit and record voice messages with the installed microphone. Soldiers will carry special backpacks equipped with a GPS unit, war tactics transmitter, electronic map and fuel batteries. They will be armed with individual 20m-range firearms that have laser pointers and distance-to-target gauges, mini missiles and video cameras.

Moreover, soldiers' uniforms will automatically change colors to match the current battleground, monitor biorhythms, control body temperature and even sensor-hidden landmines and chemical weapons.

"The recent development of information technology is making many changes in the national defense sector and transforming the Korean military into a technology-based military structure as outlined in the futuristic 'National Defense Reform 2020," Korea.net quotes General Hur Pyung-Hwan, head of the Defense Security Command.

In 2005, the Defense ministry unveiled the National Defense Reform 2020 that aims to build more future-oriented armed forces.




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