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Army Envisions 'Iron Man' Suit for Special Ops

Army Envisions 'Iron Man' Suit for Special Ops
Posted Friday, October 11th 2013 @ 12pm  by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– If you've ever dreamed of being a superhero, there may soon be reason to join the Army. It's developing a "revolutionary" armor that "promises to provide superhuman strength with greater ballistic protection," LiveScience reports. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit would include a bulletproof exoskeleton frame; sensors to monitor heart rate and hydration, detect injuries, and even apply foam to seal wounds; and a computer that includes 360-degree night-vision cameras. The Army is calling on multiple industries, government labs, and research organizations to make it happen, reports the BBC.

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