MEC-1 Paladin (Long War)
Our first Mechanized Exoskeletal Cybersuit, or MEC, has access to heavier primary weapons than unaugmented soldiers can use.
Every start is the hardest part of a journey and the same rings true for MECs. The initial investement, both in time and resources will be significant yet can pay off handsomely on the battlefield since MEC are the only soldiers capable of equipping sophisticated weapon systems.
Special NOTE; If Officer Bradford had his ways, everyone stepping in & out of the Barracks would wear such Cybersuits. He claims the amazing versatility of many supplemental components (DR Shen's ingenuity really is Out-of-this-World!) far outweighs the drastic surgical measures that must be applied to people.
Although, DR Vahlen proposed some fascinating alternatives. We can't really grasp her very complex reasoning as the technical terms seem to hint on some hybrid legs & arms that would perfectly replicate true human bio-chemistry. The Council has so far objected to anything like that as it would significantly raise the investing requirements from Nations.