Contrary to yesterday's post, life is imitating art in the arena of next-gen battle gear and uniforms in the Armed forces. Engadget nails it with the headline to their post:
"South Korea to develop new high-tech battle uniform-Halo fans approve wholeheartedly.
In an obvious attempt to seduce impressionable teenage gamers into their armed forces the Republic of Korea will begin development of their own totally badass science fiction battle uniform
In addition to a whopping 95% increase in awesomeness, the uniforms will feature a number of other technical enhancements, including a multifunction helmet with video transmitter, GPS display and voice recognition, a backpack with command / control and friendly-or-foe identification systems, a BDU that offers protection from nuclear, biological and chemical attacks, and the laser-guided, multi-function XK11 assault rifle, which shoots both standard NATO 5.56mm rounds and 20mm grenades. early next year."
This CNET story has more details on the all-important rifle, complete with video: