28 Jan '15, 7pm

Special Operations Develops 'Iron Man' Suit

Special Operations Develops ‘Iron Man’ Suit By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., Jan. 28, 2015 – Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit is cool. But it’s not real. The Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit is cool, too. But it is real and may soon be protecting America’s special operations forces going into harm’s way. The TALOS suit “was chartered to explore and catalyze a revolutionary integration of advanced technology to provide comprehensive ballistic protection, peerless tactical capabilities and ultimately to enhance the strategic effectiveness of the SOF operator of the future,” Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, Socom’s commander, said at the National Defense Industries Association’s Special Operations/Low-intensity Conflict Symposium here yesterday. The joint acquisition task force for the suit was established in November 2013 and is banking...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=128059

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