U.S. Special Operations Command or SOCOM, is developing an Iron Man-like exo-skeleton that smashes preconceptions of warfare in the 21st century, Scout Warrior reports.

The first prototype of the Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, is to be completed by 2018 and will provide “superhuman strength with greater ballistic protection” for America’s special forces operators like the Navy SEALs, an Army statement said.

Adm. William McCraven, former head of SOCOM, expanded research into the project in 2013.

“I’m very committed to this because I would like that last operator we lost to be the last operator we ever lose,” McCraven said.

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