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British Navy Tests ‘Iron Man’ Jet Suits for Commando Raids

British Navy Tests ‘Iron Man’ Jet Suits for Commando Raids

The British Royal Navy is testing futuristic jet fits to assist its marines defy gravity and fly – like Iron Man – to board ships transferring at a distance, a brand new video by the UK-based Gravity Industries, the agency behind the go well with, confirmed. The video confirmed a Royal Marine taking off from a high-speed inflatable boat utilizing the go well with, flying above the seas, after which touchdown on the deck of the navy’s offshore patrol ship HMS Tamar. The marine has a machine tied to his shoulders that resembles a backpack, and one other cylindrical pair tied to both of his palms.

These machines present him with sufficient thrust to launch from the speedboat, fly above the water and steadiness his motion whereas he’s airborne and throughout the touchdown. After he lands on the deck of HMS Tamar, the marine throws out a rope ladder for his colleagues to climb up the ship from their boat.

The Royal Marines simulated a “visit, board, search, and seizure” operation, one of the crucial complicated and harmful maritime missions. The solely different different obtainable to the marines was utilizing a helicopter to drop down on the ship. But that may have taken time.

A Business Insider report citing a press launch by Gravity Industries mentioned that 42 Commando Royal Marines participated within the train, a part of a trial which lasted three days. They explored alternative routes to conventional maritime boarding practices. The report added that the British army has not but determined whether or not it can purchase this know-how.

Admiral Tony Radakin, the highest-ranking British navy official, described the go well with because the “latest game-changing kit”. The video he tweeted has acquired greater than 548,000 views.

Paramedics in England’s distant and rugged Lake District area beforehand examined the jet go well with to achieve out to folks in misery. Using the go well with saved them a variety of time that they might have in any other case taken had they traveled by street or on foot. The jet go well with continues to be being developed.

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