In their pursoot to revolutionize Australian combat, researchers at the Australian National University have developed a new piece of gear for soldiers in their army. They have developed solar-powered panel that would help lighten the soldiers’ load and that would charge electrical weaponry and devices.
The panels can be worn on a soldier’s helmet, uniform, backpack, or tent, according to Igor Skryabin, the project’s development manager. And, at only 45 microns thick, the sliver cells would slash the weight on a soldier’s shoulders to a dramatic degree. “Currently, soldiers are dependent on electrical power provided by a conventional battery to power these devices,” he says. “Each battery has a different endurance and reliability level and each rechargeable type requires its own kit, compounding the bulk and weight that needs to be carried.”
This is genius. These types of advancements in technology will definitely heigthen the level of comfort of soldiers around the globe. Do know that I do not condone violence however. #Peace.