Many modern innovations have come from the fringe of society. Variations of the Infantry Power Armor (IPA) is used by all modern military / law enforcement units in the Free Worlds Alliance and the Capellan Empire. IPA is tough. It can take a lot of punishment, while protecting the person inside. They are vacuum rated for short duration EVA.
The Nano Cloaks are a combination of the newest holo projection technology and morphing Nano tech. It can render an active camo field, make visual detection extremely difficult. Also, the nano-bits can augment body armor.
They were once the pinnacle of military technology. And like most new tech, it eventually works its way into the private sector. Once mercenaries and pirates got a hold of this, it wasn’t long before they started changing and in some cases, improving the designs.
Imagine yourself on a posh luxury liner when a band of undead skeletons wielding assault rifles and edged weapons, board your ship. Undead skeletons, or perhaps gorillas? How about velociraptors or bloody clowns? The possibilities are endless.
Shock and Awe has been elevated to a whole new level.