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tactical assault light operator suit (TALOS)

Jointly developed by engineers from MIT; the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM); and other businesses institutions, the tactical assault light operator suit is a high-tech suit of armor that provides soldiers with protection from bullets as well as a variety of sensors and cameras to give them superhuman abilities.

Designed to significantly improve survivability and capability for special operators, TALOS includes features such as 360-degree cameras with built-in night vision capabilities, sensors that detect injuries and apply wound-sealing foam, and bulletproof armor. Eventually, TALOS suits may include full-body exoskeletons complete with screens that display information about a soldier's surroundings.

The TALOS project began as a way to explore how technology can be used to protect special operations officers better in combat zones by taking advantage of the advances in modern technology.

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