Future soldiers with metamaterial invisibility and power suits

The US soldier will be getting more advanced technology and more electrical power for those systems over the next 20 years.

Over the next five years the electrical power will double to about 25 watts and then 50 watts in 6-15 years and then 100 watts in 16 years.

Squads will have 200-300 watts.

Platoons are heading to 5 kilowatts.

Soldier armor will get 20-30% lighter and eventually over 60% lighter.

They are deploying far lighter ghillie suits that weigh less than 5 pounds.

Chameleon like camouflage using colorshifting nanotechnology fabrics will be introduced in the next 6-15 years.

Three-dimensional, continuously multidirectional cloaking with metamaterial cloaking will be in the 20+ year timeframe.

Fairly widespread use of partial exoskeletons will be in the 6-15 year timeframe.

System that amplifies the strength, endurance, mobility and lethality of Soldiers are 20+ years away.

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