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Dismounted warfighters often carry heavy combat loads that increase the stress on the body leading to potential injuries. With a HULC exoskeleton, these heavy loads are transferred to the ground through powered titanium legs without loss of mobility.

The HULC is a completely un-tethered, hydraulic-powered anthropomorphic exoskeleton that provides users with the ability to carry loads of up to 200 pounds for extended periods of time and over all terrains. Its flexible design allows for deep squats, crawls and upper-body lifting.

An onboard micro-computer ensures the exoskeleton moves in concert with the individual. The HULC’s modularity allows for major components to be swapped out in the field. Additionally, its unique power-saving design allows the user to operate on battery power for extended missions. When battery power is low, the HULC system continues to support the loads and does not restrict mobility. HULC can also support a maximum load, with or without power.

Lockheed Martin is also exploring exoskeleton designs for industrial use and a wider variety of military mission specific applications.

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Exoskeletons Enhance Mobility and Increase Endurance. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Traverses Tough Terrain. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Carries Heavy Loads. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Lifts Heavy Objects with Front Attachment. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Enables Rapid Movement. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Preserves Combat Flexibility. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Heavy Lifting with Powered Legs. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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HULC Storage/Carrying Case. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Lightweight, Power-assisted Straps Act as Arms. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Design Permits Deep Squats. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Allows One Soldier to Lift Loads. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Keeps the Center of Gravity Close to the Soldier. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Maintains Normal Lifting Range of Motion. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Carry Front Loads Up to 150 Pounds. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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Exoskeletons Enhance Mobility and Increase Endurance. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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