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The U.S. Military Is Building an Iron Man Suit

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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 10:34 PM

Yeah, you knew it was only a matter of time. And it makes sense.
Plus eventually this technology can be used to help people with certain diseases mobile.
I hope we get to see this soon.

While some may view the Mark series of suits in the Iron Man comics and movies as science fiction, the Pentagon sees a real-world goal.

A program to incorporate several technologies in a futuristic suit for U.S. special operations forces has started soliciting technical designs to help deploy the first one as soon as next year. The aim of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (Talos) is to give special ops fighters greater protection inside armor that can withstand bullets, all while downloading live video data from drones and other sources. The suit would have a powered exoskeleton that could help a soldier move quickly while carrying heavy weight. “It also would carry a built-in oxygen supply in case of poison gas, a cooling system to keep soldiers comfortable, and sensors to transmit the wearer’s vital signs back to headquarters,” according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

The suit won’t imitate the movies in one critical way, at least for many, many years: There will be no zooming around the globe at jet speeds. Flight is a fanciful, Herculean technical hurdle, and isn’t core to the suit’s primary goals. A more practical challenge shared with the fictional Tony Stark is perfecting the proper battery to power such a suit, given the perennial conflict between size and weight and the need to keep the suit flexible and not burdensome.

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posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 10:37 PM
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more like a real life war machine

posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 11:41 PM
They should design them to look like stormtroopers

posted on Nov, 4 2013 @ 11:49 PM

They should design them to look like stormtroopers

This would definitely be more fitting considering the type of gov we have.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 12:05 AM
Of course they are. It won't be long before Robocop and Terminators.
You see it on the TV you read it in a magazine and then it becomes reality. Boom.

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 12:20 AM
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Lol star just for that..



posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 01:16 AM
I'd like to see what they actually come out with - I know they've been working on exo suits for a while now

Don't understand what the hang up is with the battery power issue though - anybody that's watched Ironman could tell them what they need to do...just build an ARC reactor...What?...Hollywood lied to me?

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 04:32 AM
Hmm, so they're not building an iron man suit at all.. but a powered suit.

I mean.. no flying, no laser beams, no heart battery, no invincible blah blahs..

just a suit that is powered and efficiently.

bit like saying they're building an enterprise starship, and then saying "well sort of.. it will only float on water, and carry a few helecopters.. and some guys."

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:49 AM
can anyone say CRYSIS

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 06:53 AM
Same as this one

Or something new?

posted on Nov, 5 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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yet another multi million/billion dollar boondoggle

that will be taken down in spectacularly humiliating fashion
by some 3rd worlder using a a homemade EMP weapon costing less than 20 bucks to make.

loads of videos on youtube btw

lol, and in the related news section

The $2B Aircraft Carrier the Navy Paid to Disappear

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