An Army Magazine essay from 1956 was present on Twitter recently, and it likely what the infantryman of the future would demeanour like.
In many ways, it was surprisingly accurate.
The author, Lt. Col. Robert R. Rigg, prophesized that these advancements — from night prophesy goggles, to helicopter warfare, to drone strikes — would come after 1974. While he was technically correct, many came after than he foresaw.
Here are 10 pieces of rigging the “soldier of the future” has — right now.