Quiet a few years ago I worked at a WalMart Distribution center in Plainview Tx.
One of the things I did before I got fired was unload trucks. Due to WalMart's personnel management policies at the time it was horrible work. Working there gave me a new appreciation for the term "sweat-shop"! However, they say that "You can't argue with success" and WalMart is obviously successful. Even so I thought that the way they treated their warehouse personnel at the time was extremely de-humanizing.
It was SO dehumanizing that I dreamed up something very similar to this while unloading trucks.
This was during the late eighties. I make no claim for originality since Robert A Heinlein had developed the idea decades earlier in his book StarShip Troopers.
These guys are working toward Heinlein's concept of a powered suit.
These guys are too
And as always...there is synergy
Combine the powered armor with the jumping stilts. Insert a marine who's more than a little bit annoyed with Terrorists.
The terrorists' could run but they couldn't hide...and they couldn't run fast enough. This set-up would be ideal for urban combat... and a terrorist's worst nightmare.