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U.S. Army testing ‘Third Arm’ to hold your weapon, boost lethality | Defense News
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U.S. Army testing ‘Third Arm’ to hold your weapon, boost lethality | Defense News

Soldiers in the field are asked to carry so much. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a third arm to help carry some of it?
Brains at the Army Research Laboratory have created just that – a device designed to hold your weapon, and displace the weight from a soldier’s arms to his torso.
Third Arm, an ultralight exoskeleton for soldier weapons is intended to “increase soldier lethality, while reducing soldier burden,” explained Zac Wingard, a mechanical engineer with the Army Research Lab’s Weapons and Materials Research Directorate.

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