Finally. After hearing about the US Army's Land Warrior program, which was supposed to make US soldiers mad futuristic with smart suits, HUDs, and all the other sort of stuff that seems commonplace in any modern video game, I got all excited about a war-torn future in which commanding officers sit in a bunker, staring at video feeds from everyone out in the field. Then something go bad, and the CO would hit the "INJECT FUTURE DRUGS" button to hit everyone up with some sort of accuracy improving stimulant.
Then Peter Molyneux would show up and claim to have predicted it all with the release of Syndicate! Chaos ensues!
But that Land Warrior program seems to have stalled after its 1994 launch. Now South Korea has a chance to make Halo real with its own high-tech combat uniform.
Aside from a totally sweet helmet that looks like a cross between Daft Punk and Master Chief, they'll roll with a suit that will offer some form of protection from nuclear, biological, or chemical attacks. And they'll crack aliens upside the head with the butt of their XK-11, an assault rifle that'll fire 5.56mm rounds and 20mm grenades. They'll also be armed with the Bomb Squad perk via a uniform that will somehow detect mines.
No word yet on if there will be a button on the side of the helmet that broadcasts the phrase "to give the Covenant back their bomb" as an effective response to any kind of "where are you going?" query.
Engadget dug up this video on the XK11, in case you're interested.