Human Universal Load Carrier, or HULC, is a wearable exoskeleton for soldiers


Iron Man! The very words sends a coolness shiver down our spines. Well, it may be close to becoming a reality thanks to the Human Universal Load Carrier. This wearable exoskeleton exists to turn soldiers into supersoldiers. Cool!

HULC, for short, allows soldiers to carry over 200 pounds for a maximum distance of over twelve miles on just one charge. That is some heavy lifting. The unit was designed and built by Lockheed Martin, which is probably the closest we have to an actual Stark Industries in the real world. HULC also allows for a full range of human motion, including squats and crawls. Just imagine it, exoskeleton yoga.

The unit is still being tested and Lockheed Martin has given no word as to when it would start showing up in actual combat situations. More on this as it develops.