US Army plans 'Iron Man' armour for soldiers
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.
Increase strength It should be made of smart material fitted with sensors to monitor body temperature, heart rate and hydration levels.
The exoskeleton, which could be attached to arms and legs, would be likely to use hydraulics to greatly increase strength.
"The requirement is a comprehensive family of systems in a combat armour suit where we bring together an exoskeleton with innovative armour, displays for power monitoring, health monitoring, and integrating a weapon into that," said Lt Col Karl Borjes, a science adviser at the US Army's research, development and engineering command.
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US Army developing 'Iron Man' style armour for troops Friday, Oct 11, 2013, 13:42 IST Agency: ANI The US Army is reportedly developing 'smart armour' similar to that of Iron Man in a bid to give its troops 'superhuman strength'. The army is seeking help of the technology industry, government labs and academia like the Massachusetts Institute of...
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properREDeye wrote October 13, 2013 2:36:48 PM CEST
Great, just what we need. The Americans masquerading around playing their military games with the world in bulletproof suits. The ability to kill without even being on the ground with assassination drones isn't enough, they need to be invincible face to face. Good job guys, no American Supremacy showing through here at all