U.S Army Asks Scientists to Develop the Iron Man Suit

The U.S. Special Operations Command (Ussocom) called on scientists to develop a lightweight smart suit using kevlar and nanotechnology that functions as a ‘practical exoskeleton’ to protect soldiers from shrapnel and bullets.

The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS) — named after the mythological Greek automaton made of bronze that Zeus assigned to protect his lover Europa — will give the wearer super-human strength and protect soldiers from intensive combat situations.

Professor Gareth McKinley, who has been working on his ‘liquid armour’ technology for 11 years, said the suit sounds like Iron Man.

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