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October 12 2013

US Army plans 'Iron Man' armour for soldiers


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.

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