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Is US Government Developing Real-Life Supersoldier, Wonder-Dog In New Research Program?

• by Tyler Durdan

According to documents from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the "primary emphasis of the USSOCOM Biomedical, Human Performance, and Canine Research Program is to identify and develop techniques… for early intervention in life-threatening injuries, prolonged field care, human performance optimization, and canine medicine/performance."

The project will allocate $15 million on bio-enhancement studies which could result in soldiers with "enhanced physiological performance" that require a fraction of a normal night's sleep, as well along with other "human performance optimization," according to documents from the Defense Department. 

The scope of the project includes: 

Damage Control Resuscitation

Global Treatment Strategies and Next Generation Wound Management


Far Forward Blood, Blood Components, Blood Substitute, & Injectable Hemostatic

Austere Surgical Stabilization

Prolonged Field Care (PFC)

Medical Sensors and Devices (includes rapidly deployable medical sensors and/or devices for extended care beyond initial trauma resuscitation; wireless biosensors that demonstrate physiological monitoring capabilities; see FOA for details)