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Jet Suit Naval Commandoes

What can you do with a precise, individual, vertical takeoff and landing transportation system? You can board naval vessels moving at high speed. The Royal Navy received a demonstration of this as a Gravity Industries jet suit landed on the appropriately named HMS Dasher.

Gravity Industry's YouTube channel demonstrates other practical applications for its jet suits, such as delivering a paramedic to a rocky mountain top and performing search and rescue in remote areas.

Perhaps we're just a couple generations away from having ExoSquad jumptroops.

-via Marginal Revolution


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They are very cool aerial vehicles.
It seems very nice and cool... but i think it has some severe drawbacks. A vanilla soldier has to carry lots of stuff like guns ammo. The system seems to require specially trained operators. Endurance seem also to be a little limited. Flying such a thing under enemy fire would also be quite challenging... I think that a Martin "prop-and-piston-pack" is easier to operate and may have larger payload and longer endurance...
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