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USSOCOM touts ‘successes’ from high-tech suit project

12th February 2019 - 06:00 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC

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The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit (TALOS), an effort by US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop wearable technology that dramatically increases the survivability and capability of special operations forces, has not met all of its lofty expectations, but it could still yield many important benefits, according to a command official.

The project’s exoskeleton, which is supposed to augment human strength, ‘will not be something that our operators would feel comfortable putting on in a close combat environment today,’ such as entering a building to rescue hostages, said Jim Smith, USSOCOM’s acquisition executive. ‘Moving, shooting, communicating in the face

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