US Army Working on Making Armor That Would Give Soldiers "Superhuman Strength"

ReasonReasonThe U.S. military is working on developing something similar to (but not nearly as cool as) Tony Stark's Iron Man suit. 

From the BBC:

The US Army is working to develop "revolutionary" smart armour that would give its troops "superhuman strength".

It is calling on the technology industry, government labs and academia to help build the Iron Man-style suit.

Other exoskeletons that allow soldiers to carry large loads much further have already been tested by the army.

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  • Winston||

    It's no good without the Super Soldier Serum and Bucky.

  • Austrian Anarchy||

    They call it meth this week. Or bath salts, I forgot which drug week we are in.

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    *yawn* Wake me up when the invent the Mobile Infantry suits from Starship Troopers.

  • Winston||

    So does that mean the UED is coming?

  • ||

    Uterine Explosive Device? That's a bit drastic for a birth control method, don't you think?

  • Hugh Akston||

    I don't remember those in the movie.

  • ||

    The Nazi uniform that Doogie Howser wore gives super strength, he just never had any reason to use it.

  • sarcasmic||

  • Drake||

    There was a movie?

  • ||

    Sadly, it's never happened. I'm disappointed, just as I was disappointed no sequels were ever made for The Matrix.

  • Cascadian Ephor Xenocles||

    You ever wonder why they never made a movie about a young Obi-Wan?

  • Generic Stranger||

    Or why they left the Indiana Jones series as a trilogy?

  • Sigivald||

    I'm not sure I want Specialists with personal micro-nukes.

    At least not on my home planet.

    The rest of it, sure. Just leave out the "tossing nuclear bombs around like freakin' halloween candy" part.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Other exoskeletons that allow soldiers to carry large loads much further have already been tested by the army.

    Get away from her, you BITCH!

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    Opening the airlock probably wasn't the best idea.

  • ||

    Right, right. Somebody said "alien", FoE thought they said "illegal alien", and signed up!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    They mostly comment at night. Mostly.

  • Rasilio||

    +1 Newt

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    Riker: You were right. Somebody blew out the hatch. They were all sucked out into space.

    Data: Correction, sir, that's blown out.

    Riker: Thank you, Data.

    Data: A common mistake, sir

  • rts||

    I thought Data couldn't use contractions?

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    He's like learning and shit.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    Wait, was that a real joke on Star Trek? Wow.

  • Dylboz||

    Master Chief.

  • ||


  • Paul.||

    Gundam suits. Can't wait.

  • wingnutx||

    I thought that said "Gundam Sluts" and got all excited.

  • wingnutx||

    Robert Heinlein, call your office.

  • wingnutx||

  • Paul.||

    This is why Obama wants a Journalist shield law.

  • Eduard van Haalen||

    He's gotta be the first Sanger to say anything sensible.

  • mad libertarian guy||

    My favorite comment:

    I do not blame him everything he does is misrepresented.Even George Bush did not get this kind of scrutiny.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA! The cognitive dissonance this guy demonstrates is enough to power the nation for decades.

  • Paul.||


    Hehe... hehehehe.... hehehehehehe.... hehehehehehehehehehehe....

  • Rasilio||

    One thing I don't get about this is they are still planning on using Hydraulics. Sure they are a reliable well established technology but they lack rapid response time and are VERY fragile. There have been artificial muscles made from electro-active polymers around for years and with nano technology there is the potential they could be providing superman levels of strength soon without the while problem of the armor becoming a coffin if the fluid reservoir was breached.

  • WLC||

    After they spend a trillion dollars developing it, they'll realize only "prawns" can actually use it.

  • Invisible Finger||

    I guess they aren't getting anywhere on the Superhuman Intelligence projects.


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