The ADVENT Shieldbearers are among the most heavily armored of the conventional alien forces. Once we've pulled the suit apart, I'm sure the engineering team will find some means of integrating these improvements into our own armor designs.
Physically the ADVENT Shieldbearer is quite similar to the bulk of ADVENT's forces, in that they are the product of careful genetic engineering that generally mirrors the human form. Most of their unique qualities come from a difference in equipment and armor, components I'm sure Shen will have an interest in examining.
As is usually the case, our troops came up with the designation for this particular subject currently known as the "Shieldbearer." Initial indications are that it is tactically on-par with ADVENT's other humanoid field units, with no particular mental or physical advantages over the Officers or other units. The primary difference seems to lie in the armor suit itself, which is heavily reinforced with multiple layers of composite material woven from what I can only surmise to be some variation of the alien alloys. I intend on leaving the metallurgy and structural analysis to Shen and her team, who will no doubt find a means of integrating her findings into various experimental armor concepts of our own. R.Tygan