September 25, 2017
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Light suit
US Army explores futuristic uniform for SOCOM

US Army researchers are responding to a request from the US Special Operations Command for technologies to help develop a revolutionary Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit. The Tactical Assault Light Operator Suit, or TALOS, is an advanced infantry uniform that promises to provide superhuman strength with greater ballistic protection. Using wide-area networking and on-board computers, operators will have more situational awareness of the action around them and of their own bodies.

The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, known as RDECOM, is submitting TALOS proposals in response to the May request. The US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has the mission to develop technology and engineering solutions for America’s Soldiers. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the US Army Materiel Command.

The request, currently posted on Federal Business Opportunities, is looking for technology demonstration submissions from research and development organizations, private industry, individuals, government labs and aca
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