Special Operations Forces may get 'Iron Man' suit

By Monica Whitsel, Associate Producer, The Morning Show, mwhitsel@wjxt.com
Associated Press
Published On: May 21 2014 08:10:48 AM EDT

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -

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.

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