The character Iron Man has become a phenomenon as not only a superhero in the movies but also to millions of people. His suit of armor gives him extra strength and might soon be doing more.
A similar suit is in the works for the U.S. Special operations forces. It could have the suit in a few years, with hopes of attainment in 2018.
The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit or TALOS will be able to monitor the user's vital signs and give real-time battlefield information. It also becomes a shield for the user as it is bulletproof from head to toe.
The companies working on TALOS hope the suit could eventually help stop hemorrhaging.
A deputy for acquisition of the U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill hopes the suit can ultimately help avoid losing so many guys to gunshot wounds and explosions.