President Obama Jokes That U.S. is Building Iron Man at Press Conference
Posted on February 26, 2014
President Obama joked that the U.S. is building Iron Man at a recent press conference. He was talking about new technology in the works and then said, "basically I'm here to announce that we're building Iron Man." Obama added, "I'm going to blast off in a second."
The President was joking about the blasting off part but there is technology in the works that is similar to tech from the Iron Man films. One example is the Q-Warrior helmet mounted display system from BAE Systems. The helmet has been in the news and may have been what got the President thinking about Iron Man.
President Obama then said "this has been been a secret project we've been working on for a long time. Not really. Maybe. It's classified." Take a look: