The U.S. military has green lit a real-life Iron Man suit that would allow soldiers to see in the dark, lift heavy objects and even walk through gunfire.
Its being called the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), a computerized suit that would give the person inside superhuman abilities reminiscent to those of Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit.
Even more similar to Iron Man, each suit will have its own JARVIS, a built-in computer that would allow it to respond at superhuman speeds in certain situations, according to RYOT.org.
Developers at MIT are working on a liquid armor which would have the ability to turn from “liquid to solid in milliseconds when a magnetic field or electrical current is applied,” according to a press release.
The suit will be able to detect and react to its wearer’s internal and external temperatures, hydration and heart rate. It will be equipped to provide basic life support such as heat, water and oxygen.
The request for superior body armor was presented at a recent U.S. military press conference, according to DVICE, after a trooper was shot dead by the Taliban during a hostage rescue mission.
U.S. Special Operations Command (Ussocom) has reportedly asked several academic, science and commerce agencies to start implementing the Talos technology in real-life.
No word yet on whether the Talos will allow soldiers to fly like Tony Stark’s Iron Man.
The goal is to have the Talos armor ready for action within three years.
Below is the demo video for the U.S. Army’s Talos.
Sources: RYOT.org, DVICE