Marvel Studios's 'Iron Man 3'.
Heads up, Tony Stark: the United States military may be swiping some of your ideas.
No one is saying if U.S. Special Operations Command Chief Adm. William McRaven is a fan of the "Iron Man" franchise, but he does want to create a special armored exoskeleton that military personnel can wear in the field to make themselves invincible against enemy fire. Sounds somewhat Iron Man-esque, wouldn't you say?
During a meeting last month at Special Operations Command (SOCOM) headquarters in Tampa, Florida, McRaven talked with defense industry representatives about his ideas for what's being called the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, a system of highly advanced body armor that can do everything from warding off explosions to sealing up wounds and allowing soldiers to see in the dark. Check out the combat simulation below and tell us it doesn't remind you of a certain billionaire playboy's work outfit.
The real difference here, of course, is that McRaven's not talking aboutRead More »from Meet TALOS, the U.S. Military’s Real Life ‘Iron Man’