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    US Army Chief Predicts Soldiers to Wear ‘Iron Man’ Suits in Next 10 Years

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    A so-called "Iron Man" suit that would protect US soldiers from bullets while assisting the movement of arms and legs could be ready for use within the next decade, US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told a forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on Thursday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US military has produced an animated demonstration for a brawny robotic exoskeleton under development, dubbed the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), according to a recent article in Science magazine.

    "Exoskeletons or other types of technologies and materials… they’re not ready for prime time today, but we’re looking at them and I think within ten years things like that are going to be very, very possible on the battlefield," Milley said.

    In ancient mythology, Talos was the name of a giant, living bronze statue that protected Crete from pirates by patrolling the island.

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