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U.S. Military Working On Iron Man Suit For Special Forces

While the “real-life Tony Stark” seems intent on making it to Mars as well as getting a manned mission to the ISS done by next year and Robert Downey Jr. not quite possessing the technical know-how, the job of making an Iron Man suit has fallen to the U.S military and others.

U.S. Military Working On Iron Man Suit For Special Forces

Iron Man Suit Is Real?

Let’s me clear any efforts to build the Iron Man suit that we’ve seen in the Marvel Films is decades upon decades away. The closest you’ll get it perhaps one more performance by Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man 4”, which he is presently making clear that he believes should be directed by Mel Gibson. (Mel Gibson put up money to cover the insurance policy so that Robert Downey Jr. could get back into acting during his more trying days when studios wouldn’t touch him.)

It’s not secret that a number of entities are looking to augment man (and women) with a suit that would build on human limitations. Last month, Hyundai announced something that many were calling the Iron Man suit, but was a lot closer to Sigourney Weaver’s apparatus in “Aliens” in order to help workers lift more and potentially help soldiers run considerably faster.

It’s recently come to light that the U.S. Special Operations Command has there own plans to help keep soldiers alive while offering added strength and protection in combat situations. The project is ongoing under the name Tactical Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, and could see the light of day within a few years.

“The ultimate purpose of the TALOS project is to produce a prototype in 2018. That prototype will then be evaluated for operational impact,” Lt. Cmdr. Matt Allen, SOCOM spokesman, told Scout Warrior.

“I’m very committed to this because I would like that last operator we lost to be the last operator we ever lose,”said former head of SOCOM, Adm. William McCraven when announcing additional funding for the project in 2013.

Efforts into developing the suit include outfitting it with power generators, armor, communications and other computers as well as the strength and speed adding exoskeleton.

“The idea is to help maintain the survivability of operators as they enter that first breach through the door,” Allen added.

And ultimately fly out of harms way?