November 30, 2018

CNAS’ Scharre, Lockheed’s Maxwell on Onyx Exoskeleton and Super Soldiers

Paul Scharre, director of the technology and national security program at the Center for a New American Security, and Keith Maxwell, the project manager of Lockheed Martin’s Onyx Exoskeleton, discuss the company’s new powered lower-body suit that helps improve soldier endurance and performance as well as other efforts to enhance the capabilities of future troops with Defense & Aerospace Editor Vago Muradian. The interview followed the launch of the last report in CNAS’ Super Soldier series aimed at highlighting opportunities to bolster the endurance, capabilities and protection for future ground forces. Our coverage is in partnership with CNAS.

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  • Commentary
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  • Commentary
    • Defense One
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