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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