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25/10/2013 06:57 BST | Updated 25/12/2013 05:12 GMT

US Army's New Helmet Looks Like 'Halo' Video Game

Apparently inspired by its own promotional materials, the US Army appears determined to turn itself into a video game for real.

Not only did it recently host a demonstration of a machine-gun equipped robot, it's also apparently modelled its new helmet design on Halo.

The new design, discovered by KitUp, is by Revision, a company known mainly for its ballistic eyewear.

The design takes a standard Army helmet and adds a ballistic visor and a mandible with 9mm protection.

A version demonstrated at the US Army's annual conference in Washington DC also included a 'HeadsUp' display, with integrated Android-powered battlefield information projected into the inside of the visor.

The helmet is apparently the result of a four-year research project at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

(Hat-tip Kinja)