The United States Armed Forces released a press statement today detailing an upcoming upgrade to the military: Iron-Man suits for our nation’s soldiers.
Shocking the world, the US Army announced that MIT was commissioned to finalize production of an Iron-Man suit that will render soldiers ‘invulnerable’ to streams of bullet fire. The suit offers night vision, superhuman strength, increased awareness and bursts of enhanced speed, with running velocity exceeding bursts of 40 miles per hour.
The Army is calling the suit the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, for short.
IT WOULD ALLOW THE WEARER TO LITERALLY WALK THROUGH A STREAM OF BULLETS
An internal computer unit in each armor unit provides tactical assessment for every situation, using complex networks for internal and external sensors. Any movement within a radius of the soldier can be detected.
The suit has an internal core of liquid armor, which is held in a state of flux until it needs to be activated. If a gunfight erupts or the soldier gets into hand-to-hand combat, the armor can be activated and enter its solid state. Within milliseconds, a magnetic field or electric current causes the liquid to turn to a solid-composite that has greater durability than diamond and steel, able to withstand fire, high doses of radiation, blunt force attacks, gunfire and small explosions.
Scientists developing the suit have already tested prototypes and the suit allows the wearer to literally wade through multiple trails of gunfire without harm.
The suit also monitors internal needs, such as heart rate, respiration rate, body temperature and hydration. If the soldier requires medical attention, the suit can make small adjustments and also alert the soldier on how to care for himself or herself.
While the suit does not have any capabilities of flight, yet, researchers behind it warn other nations that it will place any US soldier as primarily invulnerable force on the battlefield. The sophistication of the suit, its more elaborate and high-end functions purportedly classified, has quickly earned it the nickname ‘The Ironman Suit’.