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VIDEO: British Royal Marines explore possibility of storming a ship at sea with jet packs

VIDEO: British Royal Marines explore possibility of storming a ship at sea with jet packs
VIDEO: British Royal Marines explore possibility of storming a ship at sea with jet packs
Gravity Industries personnel working with the Royal Marines demonstrated how this technology could be used for maritime boarding operations.
  • Gravity Industries has released a new video showing how jet packs can be used to assault and board ships
  • Gravity operators working with Royal Marines can be seen launching from fast boats wearing the jet suits.
  • The company believes its technology could revolutionize military maritime boarding operations.
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The British military been exploring the possibility of boarding ships at sea with futuristic jet packs that let wearers fly over the water like Iron Man.

The "Jet Suit" was made by Gravity Industries. The company released a video Sunday that showed its operators wearing jet packs and working with the Royal Marines to launch from rigid inflatable boats and land aboard the Royal Navy Batch 2 River-class offshore patrol ship HMS Tamar.

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