Combat Exoskeleton Marches Toward Afghanistan Deployment
In September the Army will take the improved exoskeleton out for field tests in the United States. If all goes well and Lockheed can get the required safety certifications, HULC will head to a deployed location for a front-line trial. (These days ‘deployed’ almost always means Afghanistan.) That won’t leave HULC much time for testing in a combat environment, as regular U.S. forces are accelerating their withdrawal after 11 years of war.