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Hollywood is helping the military build its Iron Man suit

08
Jul
2014

The governments plans for the suit, known as TALOS, are straight out of science fiction: it wants the suit to have a weapon, provide bullet protection, monitor vitals, and give its wearer superhuman strength and perception. To make that, its called on the private sector to help, with big names like Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and Raytheon reportedly getting involved. Most notably, special effects maker Legacy Effects — which actually created the Iron Man suit for the movies — has become involved, helping to design and 3D print prototypes, according to the Journal. Legacy itself is helping on behalf of Ekso Bionics, an exoskeleton creator, and admits that what its doing here is a big change.

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