Britain’s jetpack commandos of the future: The Royal Navy recruits Iron Man-style jet suits stuntmen to prove how jet packs can be used to storm ships
- The ‘portable flight system’ has five motors mounted on the arms and the rear
- Jet suit can fly for up to eight minutes at a time and reach speeds in excess of 55 mph
- The jet-powered suit produces more than 1,000 brake horses to win flight
This great video shows how the Royal Navy uses Iron Man-style flying Jetsuits while practicing storming enemy ships.
A man donning a jet-powered, carbon-fiber suit is launched from a ship, flying effortlessly several feet into the air.
Like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster, after a short period of time to stabilize above the water, the man then storms a ship by landing on it.
He then reverses his journey, slides off the ship back into the air and floats on the ship he came from.
A second clip of the same footage shared by the US Naval Institute on their Twitter feed shows four men, again dressed in Jet Suits, simultaneously launching themselves from a ship flying towards a ship in the middle of the ocean.
One by one they are seen climbing high in the air circulating around the ship before taking turns landing safely on the ship and shaking hands in victory.
This Jet Suit-clad man climbs high in the air, circulating the ship before landing on it
The ‘portable flight system’ has five motors mounted on the arms and rear and can reach speeds in excess of 50 mph
The great creation of Jet Suit is a device from the British tech startup Gravity Industries.
Its founder, Richard Browning, has previously demonstrated the suit in a number of countries around the world.
It gives the wearer complete control to fly through the power of five mini jet engines with a flight time of eight minutes.
The Jet Suit gives the wearer complete control to fly through the power of five mini jet engines with a flight time of eight minutes.
The great creation of Jet Suit is a device from the British tech startup Gravity Industries
Produce more than 1,000 brake horses to win flight, it can reach speeds in excess of 55 mph.
Along with the 94-second Twitter footage, the US Naval Institute posted, “ The Royal Navy has been testing Jet Suit attack teams to determine whether the Iron Man-style suits can be used to swarm and board ships quickly.
“US Special Operations Command is also evaluating a jetpack capable of speeds in excess of 200 mph.”
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