British army developing 'bionic' soldiers with Terminator-like powers

British army chiefs plan to create ‘bionic’ soldiers using state-of-the art tech to help them communicate ‘telepathically’ and ‘see through walls’

  • By 2030, soldiers will be wearing ‘exoskeletons’ to protect them from bullets
  • The projects come as the UK attempts to stay ahead of developments by China

British army chiefs are developing ‘bionic’ soldiers with Terminator-like powers.

According to Government files, state-of-the-art gadgets – either implanted or worn externally – will produce troops who can ‘see through walls’, communicate ‘telepathically’ or detect airborne chemicals with no smell or taste.

By 2030, soldiers will also wear ‘exoskeletons’, a protective covering, to protect from bullets and enhance strength and speed.

Commando Royal Marines are pictured storming the beach at Browndown near Lee on Solent during Exercise South West Sword

The ground-breaking projects, in collaboration with Germany’s defence ministry, come as the UK attempts to stay ahead of similar developments by China.

A document laying out the MoD’s strategy over the coming years said it is looking at robotics, human augmentation, chemical enhancement and AI to create a new breed of soldiers.

One invasive procedure is to coat a soldier’s retina with nanoparticles, enabling them to see the infrared spectrum and giving them X-ray type vision – similar to that of The Terminator in the Arnold Schwarzenegger films.

Last night, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon, a former colonel in the British Army, said: ‘We want to embrace technology as much as we can, but I am not sure we understand the unintended consequences of synthetic biology.’

British army chiefs are developing ‘bionic’ soldiers with Terminator-like powers, according to Government files. Arnold Schwarzenegger is pictured in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

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