Ten Unbelievable Sci-Fi Weapons That Already Exist (With Pictures)

9. Powered Exoskeletons

Everyone who has watched the Iron Man movies has at some point dreamed of wearing one of those suits and flying at supersonic speed, shooting down terrorists and taking out entire squads of bad guys with one flick of the wrist. Well, supersonic flight capable suits are still a long way away from being in our hands but the United States is actively involved in researching and developing powered exoskeletons, a form of wearable body armour that gives its user a boost in strength and endurance. Lockheed Martin came up with the HULC (Human Universal Load Carrier) in association with Ekso Bionics. This hydraulic powered exoskeleton is among the sci-fi weapons that already exist and it allows soldiers to carry as much as 200 pounds of weight and move with this weight at a speed of 10 miles an hour for an extended duration.

Another similar program is the Warrior Web (from Ekso Bionics in association with DARPA, which is a light weight, low power, under the clothes exoskeleton that allows wearers to walk, climb and run faster without any extra effort. One of the more hardcore programs is the TALOS from Special Operations Command (SOCOM) which is an iron man inspired suit whose primary objective is to protect commandos and special operations forces from insurgent gunfire during building raids. On top of that it is also supposed to provide extra strength and endurance to the bearer. The major issues plaguing the program are power supply, allowing the operator freedom of movement, and latency issues on the helmet visor. And once they solve all these issues, all that’s left is to design a pair of flying boots.

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