I know I've mentioned this before, MIT has been hired by the GOV to make some high tech battle armor. First of all this stuff is cool and it reminds me of a great book Jim turned me on to. Armor. When Steakley was asked about its similiarity to Heinlein's Starship Troopers. He acknowledged that and said if he thought Heinlein could write action he would have never written this book. Heh. It has some of the best action writing I've read.