The Royal Navy is testing futuristic jet suits to help its Marines resist gravity and flight like Iron Man and board long-distance moving ships. This is a new video released by the company behind the suit, British Gravity Industries. The video shows that the Royal Marines used the suit to take off from a high-speed inflatable boat, fly over the sea, and then land on the deck of the Navy offshore patrol ship “Tama”. A machine similar to a backpack was tied to the shoulder of the Marine, and the other cylindrical hand was tied to both of his hands.
These machines provided him with enough thrust to allow him to take off from a speedboat, fly over the water and balance his movement in the air and during landing. When he landed on the deck of Tamar HMS, the Marines threw a rope ladder for his colleagues to climb onto the ship.
The Royal Marines simulated the “visit, board, search and seize” operation, which is one of the most complex and dangerous maritime missions. The only other option available to the Marine Corps is to use a helicopter to land on a ship. But this will take time.
The Business Insider report quoted a Gravity Industries press release saying that 42 commandos Royal Marines participated in the exercise as part of a three-day trial. They explored alternative methods to traditional sea boarding practices. The report added that the British army has not yet decided whether it will buy this technology.
General Tony Radakin, the supreme officer of the British Navy, described the suit as “the latest game-changing piece of equipment.” The video he posted received more than 548,000 views.
Medical staff in the remote and rugged lake region of England had previously tested this jet-type protective suit to cover the victims. Using this suit saves them a lot of time, and if they travel by road or on foot, they will spend a lot of time. The jet suit is still under development.