If we didn’t know better, we’d say that a marriage between Iron Man and the military is basically a match made in heaven. As luck would have it, that might actually be happening as the U.S. military has apparently recruited the help of special effects studio, Legacy Effects, who worked on films like Iron Man and RoboCop, to help them develop suits and armour for use in military operations. Legacy Effects will have input into the military’s TALOS (Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit), helping to flesh out the suit so they can better visualize it in the real world.Don’t get too excited though; barring some breaking through in pneumatic systems and because we still have to obey physics, any suit that is produced will likely be quite large and cumbersome. Think Iron Man Mark 1 rather than Iron Man Mark 42. Furthermore, don’t expect to see armoured soldiers walking around any time soon; the $80 million project is only expected to produce a working suit by 2018. Still, the benefits of such a suit are unparalleled, and the boost to safety and survival for soldiers with suits like these in dangerous regions is almost priceless. Here’s to hoping the military tries to develop something like Jarvis too.
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