It is clear that Marvel is slowly becoming the most popular comic book studio, as President Barack Obama has announced that the American government is developing its own Iron Man suit while speaking at a White House manufacturing innovation event.
"Today I am joined by researchers who invent some of the most advanced metals on the planet," President Obama said with a smile. "Designers who are modeling prototypes in the digital cloud, folks from the pentagon who help to support their work."
"Basically I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man," he said.
Of course, the president gave the impression that he's joking, but we honestly believe he's being very serious about this. Already we've seen several military-related hardware being developed that could mimic what the Iron Man suit is capable of doing, to a degree. We're going to look into what we can expect from the American military if it should consider creating its own Iron Man in the near or distant future.
Let's welcome Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, for short.
Last year, it was reported that the U.S. military has commissioned the development of an Iron Man suit that is capable of withstanding heavy gunfire, along with giving the soldier inside superhuman strength and night vision abilities.
This suit won't be able to fly, but it is a step closer to the vision of a real-life Iron Man suit. Furthermore, the suit is expected to have a computer onboard, but it not certain if there will also be an artificial intelligence system similar to JARVIS.
The advanced metals President Obama is talking about, is likely called liquid metal, as according to the military press release, this is the type of metal being used to develop the armor.
Another good thing about this Iron Man suit is its ability to respond to heat temperatures affecting the body. Furthermore, it also provides oxygen, heat, and air to the person inside.
It is clear this is the Iron Man suit President Obama is talking about, though he more than likely didn't want to make it seem too obvious. It also proves that the U.S. military's work on the suit is improving, and could likely be fully manufactured and approved for combat in our lifetime.