I am sure that there are many of you out there that are fans of the Iron Man character. Well luckily for you that vision may soon come to fruition. Navy Admiral William McRaven states for a report by Defense Tech that prototype suits are in development and will be ready for testing in the Summer, and could potentially be operational in 2018.
The suit was designed primarily for defence and will have a number of features, including a health monitor, onboard environment control and liquid armour. It could also include a more offensive feature known as 'Body Ballistics Projections'.
William McRaven believes it will give the United States a “huge comparative advantage over our enemies and give our warriors the protection they need.”
The suit is being developed by 56 different corporations,13 universities,10 national laboratories and 16 government agencies.