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Military Developing "Iron Man" Armor

May 29, 2014  | 

In the 2008 movie "Iron Man," the main character becomes a superhero after building a suit of armor with an exoskeleton that gives him incredible strength.

Today, elite U.S. special operations forces may be a few short years away from donning a similar suit, one that can monitor the user's vital signs, give him real-time battlefield information and be bulletproof from head to toe, the Associated Press reports. The suit might eventually have other features unheard of only a few years ago, including an exoskeleton made of liquid armor, smart fabrics that could help stop hemorrhaging, enhanced sensory capabilities and Google Glass-like visuals.

The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) project is coordinated through the Special Operations Command headquarters at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Prototypes are expected to be shown to military commanders in June, with hopes that the suit will be given to high-risk units in 2018.

If this technology is coming to the military, it may filter down to elite police units over the next decade or so.


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Concerned Citizen @ 5/29/2014 7:16 PM

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/may/28/inside-the-ring-directive-outlines-obamas-policy-t/ Obama's at "War" with Americans. Not Illegal Aliens, Slave Traders, or Drug Cartels. He's got US Citizens in his Bulls eye! That's what this Iron Man Armor is for. Not to get Al Qaeda, or to enhance Border Agents. When they get assaulted from scrimmages along the border, when Mex Feds try to start wars! Acting like Poncho Vila ...

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