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Lockheed Martin hopes Fortis exoskeleton hits commercial market

Lockheed Martin wants to see its Fortis exoskeleton technology adopted in the commercial market one day, following military testing

Michael Hatamoto | Aug 26, 2014 at 01:33 pm CDT (0 mins, 45 secs reading time)

The United States Navy and Lockheed Martin are moving forward with Fortis exoskeleton testing, but the government contractor hopes to see its technology adopted in the commercial world. Lockheed started research and development on the Iron Man-style suit more than five years ago, and it's moving along nicely.

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"We are pleased that once again a technology advanced through our program will be put into commercialization," said Rick Jarman, Lockheed Martin official, in a statement. "The Fortis exoskeleton contract is just another example of how collaboration around research and development speeds the time to market for these important innovations."

The suit is currently being tested in Navy shipyards and could become something for the private sector, with a unique ability to allow wearers to carry heavy amounts of weight. Leg braces and a back prace that goes over the shoulders help provide stability, using lightweight composites to not overburden the wearer.

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