M.H.I. Body Armor

M.H.I Body Armor is custom designed and fitted for each team member.  M.H.I. Engineers have developed a suit of tactical body armor that is based on the Future Force Warrior System.

Future Force Warrior Concept

Description:
The Future Force Warrior (FFW) Concept will be a completely integrated system which will be tailored to each individual, from an electro-spun Combat Uniform to a biomechanically engineered Headgear Subsystem.  There are 6 major subsystems included in the concept:

The Headgear Subsystem, which we describe as Information Central, is the situational awareness hub of the system. It would include Integrated tactical processing (e.g., maps, routes, SA data); 180° emissive visor display; High data rate (GB/sec) communications; Microelectronic/optics combat sensor suite that provides 360° situational awareness; Integrated small arms protection in selected locations.

The Combat Uniform Subsystem, which we describe as Survivability Central, contains three layers: the Protective Outer Layer, the Power Centric Layer, and the Life Critical Layer.

The Weapon Subsystem, Lethality Central, permits direct and indirect target engagements. The weapon weighs 5 pounds, and combines 5 tubes of soft-launched, 15mm intelligent seeker munitions and 1 tube of stacked 4.6mm kinetic energy projectiles for close quarter combat.

The Warfighter Physiological Status Monitor (WPSM) Subsystem collects information on the vital signs (core temperature, skin temperature, heart rate, blood pressure) hydration state, stress level (mouth sensors), thermal state, sleep status, and workload capacity of the warrior. The WPSM can also recommend remote triage care needed.

The Micro-climate Conditioning Subsystem, a network of narrow tubing built into the material of the Life Critical Layer that provides 100 watts of heating or cooling to the warrior.

The Power Subsystem, Duration Central, consists of a 2- to 20-watt Micro Turbine fueled by a liquid hydrocarbon. Ten ounces of fuel, contained in a lightweight plug-in cartridge, powers the soldier for up to 6 days. Polymeric nanofiber battery patches embedded in the headgear and weapon provide back-up power for three hours.

M.H.I. Body Armor isn’t quite up to the FFW Concept level of technology but it is cutting edge and has a number of innovative advancements.

First mock-up of the HERO System 6th Statistics:

M.H.I. FFW Body Armor:
Is an advance armor with the following attributes

(Total:  94 Active Cost,  48 Real Cost: )

  • Resistant Protection (9 PD/9 ED) (27 Active Points); Required Roll 15- (-¼), ¼ Mass (-¼), Real Armor (-¼), OIF Durable (-½), Very Difficult to obtain (-½) (Real Cost: 10)
  • plus Radio, Detect & Transmit AM/FM/Police Radio Transmissions, Increased Arc Of Perception (360 Degrees) (10 Active Points); IIF Durable (-¼), Very Difficult to obtain (-½) (Real Cost: 6)
  • plus Advanced Nightvision, Nightvision (5 Active Points); IIF Durable (-¼), Very Difficult to obtain (-½) (Real Cost: 3)
  • plus Advanced Nightvision, Infrared Perception, Sight Group (5 Active Points); IIF Durable (-¼), Very Difficult to obtain (-½) (Real Cost: 3)
  • plus Gas Mask, Life Support (Self-Contained Breathing) (10 Active Points); 1 Continuing Fuel Charge lasting 1 Hour (-0), IIF Durable (-¼), Very Difficult to obtain (-½), (Real Cost: 6)
  • plus Radar (No Sense Group, Targeting; Active), Discriminatory, Increased Arc Of Perception (360-Degrees) (25 Active Points); IIF Durable (-¼), Very Difficult to obtain (-½) (Real Cost: 14)
  • plus Ear Protection, Hearing Group Flash Defense (6  Active Points); IIF Durable (-¼), Very Difficult to obtain (-½) (Real Cost: 3)
  • plus Tinted Visor, Sight Group Flash Defense (6 Active Points); IIF Durable (-¼), Very Difficult to obtain (-½) (Real Cost: 3)

 

M.H.I. FFW Body Armor is a high tech and unique piece of gear.  Each Monster Hunter is personally responsible for their suit of M.H.I. FFW Body Armor.  The armor will require maintenance and possibly repair after each operation.  General maintenance (cleaning, lubing, minor patches, etc) will cost the Monster Hunter money, any other repair work will require a trained technician and will cost money and take time.  If the armor is lost or destroyed it will take a considerable investment of money plus a call into a contact or the use of a favor to replace.

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