Military readies Iron Man suit for summer testing

High tech body armor and exoskeleton on the way

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., 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.

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.

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