The answer to your question is become we simply do not have the funding to create such armor systems as of late. The technology that which is featured in this armor does exist, however. The problem with these technologies being that they are still not perfected and/or fine tuned for the applications that which this armor is supposedly capable of. Though hopefully this armor will be available for our military, I know that I'd much rather have this gear on than what he have now.
Exactly. 2000 dollars. To outfit the entirety of the US Military's infantry with that kind of armour would be far too costly. At best, it'd be armour for special units. Not only that, that armour would be quite cumbersome, so mobility would be a problem as well.
I don't know how much money US Infantry armour costs, but I doubt it's that much.
Actually our standard issue rifleman kit adds up to about 2,500 to 3000 dollars with all the equipment costs added up.. that's not including soft body armor with SAPI plates inside the vest, or weapons costs. They spend quite a bit on us.
No, come on, let me explain this to you. Nobody anywhere has built a suit of armor that is even close to halo armor, not even 1/3rd as good (where'd that statistic come from btw? How would they even judge that?) Off the top of my head our current armor is made to withstand several AK rounds, or one or two large armor piercing rounds. And if your ACH helmet stops a round larger than pistol caliber then you're a lucky guy. That's all, and it's heavy and hot, you constantly drink water to stay hydrated for missions. You're talking about a full body suit, fully armored, with the capability to stop weapons beyond anything that we have in today's military. It would weigh hundreds of pounds. I've carried packs full of gear in a full combat load out over rough terrain and it isn't easy, this armor you're talking about would add an unfathomable amount of weight.You would die from exhaustion and dehydration long before ever reaching an enemy. Assuming you could even move in it, and that's highly unlikely. Such a suit would basically be the equivalent of wearing an Abrams tank, the technology for that doesn't exist. And IF it did, it sure as hell wouldn't cost $2000, basic issued gear for a combat zone puts you around $10000 at the very least all in all. Any halo "armor" that's out there is nothing more than a prop.