The ultimate purpose of the TALOS project is to produce a prototype in 2018,’ Lt. Cmdr. Matt Allen, SOCOM spokesman, told Scout Warrior.
‘That prototype will then be evaluated for operational impact,’
The technologies currently being developed include body suit-type exoskeletons, strength and power-increasing systems and additional protection.
A SOCOM statement said some of the potential technologies planned for TALOS research and development include advanced armour, command and control computers, power generators, and enhanced mobility exoskeletons.
Also, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a next-generation kind of armour called ‘liquid body armour.’ Read more