So, picture this: you have the army, general soldiers in camo gear and large packs. They’re obviously vulnerable to gunfire and explosives, but what if they had a bit of help from a certain suit, say, Iron Man’s suit? Well, we may be close to having an army of
Avengers Iron Patriots.
The US Army is currently commissioning a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), which would provide the user with night vision, enhanced strength, and gunfire protection (and possibly a degree of explosion protection).
Each suit would have a mini-computer built-in that will be used to provide users with enhanced situational awareness. Additionally, the suit will be using liquid armor, which is a substance that can transform from a liquid to a solid within milliseconds of an application from a magnetic field or electrical current. The aim is to allow the user to be able to walk through a barrage of bullets unharmed, therefore a panel that would rest on the skin would monitor the user’s well-being, such as body temperature, skin temperature, heart rate, and hydration levels. If this weren’t enough, the suit will also be able to provide basic life support in the form of heat, air, and oxygen. And who’s building it? The guys at MIT of course!