U.S. Military Working On Real Life IRON MAN Suits
Tony Stark may have been able to keep the government away from his suits for the most part in the films, but in real life it’s an entirely different ballgame. This is one of those weird stories where science fiction comes a little closer to science fact. It’s being reported that the U.S. Special Operations Command Chief Adm. William McRaven is proposing an idea to create special armored exoskeletons for military personnel to wear in the field to protect against enemy fire.
At the Special Operations Command (SOCOM) meeting recently, McRaven talked with defense industry reps about his ideas. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, is a super advanced body armor that can protect against explosions, seal up wounds, and provide soldiers with night vision. Lt. Col. Karl Borjes, a science adviser to SOCOM, said “[The] requirement is a comprehensive family of systems in a combat armor suit where we bring together an exoskeleton with innovative armor, displays for power monitoring, health monitoring, and integrating a weapon into that – a whole bunch of stuff.“
To make TALOS a reality, the suit would be a fluid body armor designed by MIT that would turn solid when exposed to the right electrical current. From there it would be climate controlled and be able to inject a special foam into wounds among other things. It sounds a little far out, but there is already an exoskeleton system that allows wearers to lift heavy loads single handedly. It’s a lot like the suit Matt Damon wore in Elysium. This suit would still be years out, but it’s in the realm of possibility. What do you think about the possibility of real life Iron Man-like suits?
Source : Movies.Yahoo.Com