Move over Iron Man, there’s a new jet suit in town!
While this one may not have a built-in Jarvis, it does have the huge advantage of being real, but unless you have an in with the military or are willing to shell out thousands of dollars to try it for a day, good luck getting your hands on one.
Gravity Industries, a UK-based company that bills itself as a “community making human flight a reality,” teamed up with the Royal Navy to test a jet suit specifically made for “maritime boarding operations.”
Footage released earlier this week shows Commando units helping to test the jet suit’s takeoff and boarding capabilities while using “fast raiding boats.”
The Royal Navy said that “the trial looked at the utility of the jet suit – which allows the user to fly – in maritime boarding operations and the specialist vertical access techniques associated to them” but ultimately concluded that “the kit is not ready just yet for military adoption.”
Gravity Industries operated the jet suit exclusively during the exercise, said the Royal Navy.