"Listen to me, maggot; if you don't fix your damn sight, you're going to be shooting in the air for the whole damn time."
- Common phrase by automated voice.The Soldier's Helper was a special Personal Information Processor that was created for U.S. Military use by RobCo Industries.
After a major success with the PIP-Boy 2000 and 3000 in the 2040's , RobCo Industries began to pursue military usage. RobCo scientists began working on a model for possible military usage, one which would make RobCo more money than ever before. In 2049, RobCo scientists began to work on a new PIP-Boy computer, one which could survive all combat scenarios. In 2050, Robert House finally gave a demonstration of the device called "Soldier's Helper" at a World Expo in he Eastern Commonwealth.
After the demonstration, the major leaders in the U.S. Military wanted RobCo Industries to produce more "Soldier's Helpers" for the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force. So, by 2051, more than one thousand units were coming off RobCo factory lines ready for combat use. The advanced "Soldier's Helper" would serve in many campaigns in the Sino-American war, helping many squads and platoons to complete their objectives quickly and without major casualties.
The Mark I is the least advanced of the three models. It was designed to be put on a soldier's weapon, and it would act as a miniature PIP-Boy. It would give helpful advice during a battle (in a "peaceful" Drill Sergeant's voice) to the soldier in battle, tell the weapon's condition, and would even warn the soldier about Radiation, Chemical and Biological weapons.
In 2054, RobCo Industries created the Mark II. It took the basic components from the Mark I, and added new and improved ones. The Mark II had a screen that could be used to see objectives, attack plans, inventory, and other useful features and information that could be used by CO's on the frontlines. The Mark II could also use a GPS to track the user, allowing the user to also get a feel for the surrounding geography. It had a built in flashlight, Geiger counter, and even a radio. Suprisingly, all of it fit right on the soldier's arm (which could be taken off with ease, unlike the PIP-Boy 3000 which was sealed on your arm for life).
The Mark III was included into the Advanced Combat Armor, and it's other variants. Mark 3 also provided the same features as Mark II did, except it also provided a Motion sensor, a Heat sensor, and Automatic ammo counter. The Mark III also kept track of Oxygen and Radiation Levels, nearby hostiles in the vicinity of the user, Heart Rate, and a new feature that allowed for automatic morphine and stimpack shots.