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‘Iron Man’ suits for Special Forces? High-tech armor request includes super strength

- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 10, 2013

Has the head of U.S. Special Operation Command just requested armor that Marvel's Iron Man would be proud of? Yes, according to the military website Defense Tech.

Special operations chief Adm. William McRaven has reportedly put in a request for liquid body armor that would provide America's elite soldiers with built-in computers and superhuman strength. The suit, which scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology will contribute to, is being referred to as the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), Defense Tech reported.

In a statement released by the Army, the super suit would be composed of fluids that "transform from liquid to solid in milliseconds when a magnetic field or electrical current is applied."

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