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13 April 2009

Exoskeletons Ratchet Up Strength, Endurance


from Aviation Week by Bettina H. Chavanne
(This article first appeared in Defense Technology International)

The soldier exoskeleton has moved from the realm of science fiction to reality, with contractors like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin partnering with smaller firms to bring products to market. But one big challenge remains: convenient and safe power for these machines.

Helping troops lug the weight of their equipment around is serious business, and the U.S. Army is actively pursuing solutions.

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