Military readies Iron Man suit for summer testing

High tech body armor and exoskeleton on the way

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Josh Gross

Though the public consciousness likely thinks of futuristic cyborg battle armor as the sort of thing still relegated to sci-fi films, it’s closer to reality than the average person might realize. DefenseTech.org, a military news site, is reporting that prototypes of the so-called “Iron Man-suit,” could be ready for testing within months. 

From the article…

 

“Navy Adm. William McRaven said three unpowered prototypes of the
so-called Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit — known in military
parlance as TALOS and dubbed the Iron Man suit after the one worn by the
Marvel Comics superhero — are being assembled and expected to be
delivered in June. The plan is to evaluate the technology with the goal
of fielding a system by August 2018, he said.

“That
suit, if done correctly, will yield a revolutionary improvement in
survivability and capability for special operators,” McRaven said during
the 25th annual Special Operations and Low-Intensity Conflict
conference on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.”

The article says the suit is likely to include a powered exoskeleton, high-tech body armor, and no shortage of surveillance and tactical viewing gadgets.

Video of some of the suit’s development can be seen below.

Read the full story here.