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Top Commander Wants Iron Man Suit For His Forces
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Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
   
   
  Originally Published on: 11/10/2013

A special ops commander is looking for ways to protect his forces. And he wants to borrow an idea from Hollywood. Barbara Starr has the story. Iron Man's powered suit of armor and its high-tech weapons, help him protect the world. And that is exactly what America's top commando, Admiral William McRaven, wants when his men have to kick down a door. "He has got to open that door, not knowing what's on the other side," says McRaven. "He's got to be in position to be protected as soon as that door opens." McRaven has ordered up the tactical assault light operator suit, better known as "The Ironman Suit." The idea? Lightweight armor protection, possibly with battery power flowing through it to give a soldier extraordinary ability to move faster and operate longer in battle. Former Navy Seal Chris Heben says the suit can make commandos even better. "It's going to take a super soldier, a SEAL, a Green Beret, a Delta Force guy and push him into a stratospheric level," says Heben. "What people don't realize is that how these technology exists already, but they still exist separately, so they are taking them all and they are putting them together and they are adding some pretty good thing like liquid armour, which becomes hardened in a millisecond." There are plenty of ideas. Imagery from drones or satellites overhead right into a helmet visual display boots that generate electricity with every step a soldier takes and flexible head-to-toe protection, so troops can move closer to the enemy. "If they can work out the bugs and get it to where it's functional, it's going to allow, is going to take a group of guys that are extremely high funtioning on the battlefield and make them completely unstoppable," says Heben. McRaven wants his first version of an Ironman suit within a year.
   
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