Why The U.S. Military Scrapped Its Real-Life Iron Man Suit

Since Marvel Comics introduced the world to the wonders of Tony Stark’s red-and-gold-clad alter ego in the 1960s, superhero fans have lusted after an Iron Man suit. But they aren’t the only ones — about a decade ago, the U.S. military also found itself wanting to armor its special forces troops with the ultimate supersuit. Thus, in 2013, the idea of the Tactical Assault Light Operators Suit (TALOS) was born. A joint acquisition task force was formed to research and develop the suit

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