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Iron Man Suit to Begin Testing by Summer 2018, SOCOM Says | KIT UP
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Iron Man Suit to Begin Testing by Summer 2018, SOCOM Says | KIT UP

The top weapons buyer for U.S. Special Operations Command said Wednesday that the so-called Iron Man suit being developed for elite commandos may not end up being the exoskeleton armored ensemble popular in adventure movies.

It’s been four years since SOCOM leaders challenged the defense industry to come up with ideas for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS — an ensemble that would provide operators with “more-efficient, full-body ballistics protection and beyond-optimal human performance” as well as embedded sensors and communications tech for heightened situational awareness.

Source: Iron Man Suit to Begin Testing by Summer 2018, SOCOM Says