U.S. development of liquid bulletproof armor can instantly transform soldiers into superman
According to the British Daily Mail, American scientists are currently developing a new generation of liquid bulletproof combat armor, which will be put into use within the next two years. It is reported that the design of this new type of combat armor is inspired by the high-tech nano armor in the science fiction movie "Iron Man".
The newly designed "Battle Attack Light Armor (TALOS)" will enable the wearer to have super abilities, such as: visual ability in the dark; super human power and the method of partial rotor bombing. The design is designed to improve the mobility and protection of SEALs and special forces, and it is expected to test this combat armor in 2018.
US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) spokesperson Matt Allen (Matt Allen) said: "The ultimate goal of the TALOS project is to produce a prototype liquid bulletproof combat armor in 2018, which will be used to evaluate the impact of military operations."
The technology is currently used to develop body suit exoskeleton, power augmentation systems and additional body protection devices. The US Special Operations Command stated that some protective technologies are used in the development of combat and attack light armor, such as advanced armor technology, command and control computer systems , Power generators and enhanced mobility exoskeleton.
At the same time, scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States are developing a new generation of armor-"liquid body armor." The US military official stated that when a magnetic field or electric current is applied, the armor material will change from liquid to solid within a few milliseconds. In addition, the armor's sensors have a "nervous system" that can monitor core body temperature, skin temperature, heart rate, body posture and body hydration index.
Professor Gareth McKinley of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States has developed the "liquid armor" technology for 11 years, focusing on the technology of abnormal material flow. Currently, he and the research team have developed this new type of liquid armor based on their understanding of the elastic or solid properties of liquid metal under certain circumstances.
Once successfully developed, this type of armor can instantly transform its liquid form into a solid under the influence of a magnetic field or electric current. It can be used to monitor soldiers' heart rate, body hydration index, and core body temperature in the future. This liquid combat armor can respond to body data, and the onboard computer system can establish a connection with sensors, so that soldiers are in the best condition on the battlefield. Professor McKinley said that this liquid armor is very similar to the combat armor in the science fiction movie "Iron Man."