Updated May. 22, 2014 at 11:16 a.m.

Premium Lock A real Iron Man is coming - someday - to Special Forces

Published: 2014-05-22 11:16:00
Updated: 2014-05-22 11:16:52

Iron Man suit? In this May 20, 2014 photo, Michael Fieldson , the civilian project manager for the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit at McDill Air Force Base, looks at sketches of the body armor exoskeleton during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Fla. Elite US special operations forces may be a few short years away from donning a similar suit. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush) Image 1 of 3 · Next Image…

Today, elite U.S. special operations forces may be a few short years away from donning a similar suit to super hero Iron Man, one that can monitor the user's vital signs, give him real-time battlefield information and be bulletproof from head to toe. The suit might eventually have other features unheard of only a few years ago, including an exoskeleton made of liquid armor, smart fabrics that could help stop hemorrhaging, enhanced sensory capabilities and Google Glass-like visuals....

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