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Iron Men: the US army is developming enhancement suits

They won’t be able to fly and they won’t have energy beams coming out of their palms, but the US Army and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are putting together suits that will enhance soldiers in combat.

If you’ve always wanted a high-tech suit of armor that will make you nearly invincible — à la Tony Stark of “Iron Man” — your long wait may soon be over.

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) and other groups from business and academia are joining forces to create a Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, that “promises to provide superhuman strength with greater ballistic protection,” according to a statement released by the U.S. Army.

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