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China's working on the next generation of military exoskeleton. Here's what it can do.

Getting ever closer to Iron Man-like capabilities.

China NORINCO powered exoskeleton

2nd Generation

The newest Norinco-powered exoskeleton can carry about 100 pounds of gear, ammunition and supplies. It would improve the combat capability and self sufficiency of Chinese infantry.

Norinco

Norinco, China's state-owned manufacturer of armored vehicles and heavy ground munitions, has debuted its second-generation military exoskeleton, a body brace designed to help infantry members

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