Over the past year, the Royal Navy has tested jetpacks. Now, we can watch as British royal navy flies soldiers in jet suits around New York city harbor.
Last month, during a military conference held on a Royal Navy warship, British soldiers equipped with “Iron Man-style” jetpacks flew across New York City’s port.
Gravity Industries, a UK-based human flight startup, posted video of two men dressed in military fatigues, likely marines, taking off from the Queen Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier in New York Harbor during the Atlantic Future Forum. The meeting was conducted on the Royal Navy’s flagship on September 28 and 29.
Five gas turbine jet engines, each weighing under 75 pounds and producing 1,000 horsepower, are used to power each jet suit. The suit can propel the user forward at a top speed of 80 mph and up to a height of 12,000 feet. It runs on jet fuel, diesel, or kerosene.
Both jetpack users are seen lazing around the port in Gravity’s video while the media takes breath-taking photos and records stunning footage.
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Over the past year, the Royal Navy has tested jetpacks. The suit can run at full speed for around ten minutes.
The prospects of military aviation is being showcased. Gravity has already put personal jetpack technology to the test on rough seas and during a NATO mountain combat drill.
The Western militaries are therefore pursuing the acquisition of jetpacks for the contemporary battlefield in addition to hypersonic weapons, AI drones, and fifth and soon sixth-generation jets.
Recent requests from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for a “portable personal air mobility system” for special operations were made to commercial companies. It is possible that the experimental research branch of the Pentagon is looking for Gravity’s jetpack.