Jet suit hints at the future of the armed forces

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Army bosses were treated to a demonstration of a jet suit as a potential combat tool.

Richard Browning – the founder and chief test pilot of Gravity Industries, known as Jet Man – produced the display for the Army People conference at the conference center at Farnborough International Airport.

Richard Browning demonstrating the jet suit at Farnborough (Steve Parsons / PA)(PA wire)

Introducing the human jet suit to a crowd of military personnel, Mr. Browning took off and landed on a jeep and truck before flying off to a balcony amid the spectators.

The jet suit, created by Gravity Industries – founded in March 2017 – can fly at over 80 mph and at an altitude of 12,000 feet.

An army spokesperson said the display was a demonstration showing potential capabilities for the future of the armed forces.

Jet Man lands on a vehicle (Steve Parsons / PA)(PA wire)

The spokesperson said: “Innovation and technological advancement, two of the main drivers of the Army’s 21 People Conference at the Farnborough International Conference Center, were remarkably demonstrated at the opening of the conference by a display flight of Richard Browning’s abilities wearing a gravity-defying jet. combination.”

Earlier this year, the Royal Marines of the 42 and 47 Commandos worked with Gravity Industries aboard HMS Tamar to test the jet suit for maritime boarding operations.

The equipment, flown by personnel from Gravity Industries, was used during exercises in Plymouth Sound to help the Navy “understand whether the company’s jet suit could be used in military operations in the United States. ‘to come up “.


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