October 10, 2013
So excited about the Army's experimental Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS).
This is really our fast, strong, and agile fighting force of the future.
The integration of technologies for the individual warfighter, including sensors, exoskeleton body armor, weapon systems, communications, and monitoring of health and power makes this an unbelievable advance.
I think the MIT research on magnetorheological fluids--which convert from liquid to solid body armor in milliseconds (sort of like Terminator 2) with a magnetic field or electric current (controlled, so the enemy doesn't bog down the forces) is a true game changer for balancing agility and force protection.
In the future, I believe these suits will even incorporate capabilities to drive, dive, and fly.
This will complement unmanned swarms of dumb drones with intelligent human fighters that will take the battlefield on Earth and beyond. ;-)