The Armature was an Apokoliptian weapon.
The Armature consisted of a set of gloves that could, when activated, form two giant hands of raw energy. The hands simulated the movement of the gloves, but with proportional strength. Kanto offered it to Intergang, in a bid to let them become their agents on Earth. Intergang accepted the free sample, and used it and other weapons to rob a money train. The wearer of the Armature later took on Superman, providing the others, and himself, with the time to escape.