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Army researchers work to create real-life ‘Iron Man’ suit

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Oct 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-14 17:19:57-04


Researchers in the U.S. Army are working to create a real-life Iron Man suit for commandos.

According to defensenews.com, this new body armor would give soldiers superhuman strength.

It’s called TALOS, Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit and it includes an exoskeleton, built-in computing power, the ability to stop bullets and a system that even monitors vital signs. This new suit could also include liquid armor like the Terminator movies. They say the liquid would turn into a solid if an electronic charge was applied. They say it could be turned on by a battery powered switch to deflect gunfire.

US Special Operations Command put out the call in September for research papers on possible technology that could be included in a smart combat suit. Their request for white papers will extend until next year.

Click here to read more about it on defensenews.com.