US Army To Develop ‘Iron Man’ Armour For Troops

The US Army is working to develop "revolutionary" smart armour that would give
its troops "superhuman strength".
It is calling on the technology industry, government labs and academia to help
build the Iron Man-style suit. Other exoskeletons that allow soldiers to carry large
loads much further have already been tested by the army.
The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (Talos) would have such a frame but
would also have layers of smart materials fitted with sensors. The suit would also
need to have wide-area networking and a wearable computer similar to Google
Glass, the US Army said.
The army is calling on research and development organisations, private industry as
well as government labs and academia to support the project.
The US Army said it was likely that scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology would be involved in the design. An MIT team is currently developing
liquid body armour – made from fluids that transform into a solid when a magnetic
field or electrical current is applied.
The army aims to get the Talos armour out in the field within three years.