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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Jun 2018 3:05 a.m. PST

The Army is testing and prototyping self-generating "Ironman-like" soldier exoskeletons, designed to massively change combat missions by supporting soldier movement, generating electricity, powering weapons systems and substantially lowering the weight burden of what troops carry in war…

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PMC31711 Jun 2018 5:52 a.m. PST

"The project, formally called Tactical Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, is aimed at providing special operators, such as Navy SEALs and Special Forces, with enhanced mobility and protection technologies, a Special Operations Command, or SOCOM, statement said."

I predicted this. It's probably the only thing I got right! I used to work for a company called VisionGain (a defence industry market research firm) and I wrote a report on Future Soldier Systems 2010-2020 in which I said that the US Army would be fielding Special Forces units equipped with exoskeletons by the mid-late 2020s, followed by a general rollout to the Army in the 2040s or 2050s.

Powered armour is coming, and it's coming by the end of this century.

photocrinch Supporting Member of TMP11 Jun 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

I'll not hold my breath when the news outlet is Fox. Shall we just say that hyperbole is not unknown to that network, and many others for that matter.

Lion in the Stars11 Jun 2018 4:04 p.m. PST

Hyperbole is the standard operating procedure for any news outlet. At least for their headlines.

Tgunner11 Jun 2018 5:28 p.m. PST

You are aware that the article was written by a guy who isn't Fox News, right?

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Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

I remember rocket jet packs from newsreels in the 60s or thereabouts. They were supposed to revolutionize warfare as we know it.

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