Watch: British Royal Navy tests jet suit that allows officers to fly
London : The British Royal Navy and Royal Marines recently tested their jet suit that will allow its officers to defy gravity and fly. The suit has been designed by the British Aeronautical Innovation firm Gravity Industries which claims that one can attain speeds of 80 miles per hour and climb up to 12,000 feet.
In a video released by the Gravity Industries, a Royal Marine can be seen taking off from a high-speed inflatable boat in the suit.
The officer then passes the boats to land on the deck of the navy's offshore patrol ship, HMS Tamar. The officer can be seen wearing the suit that consists of a machine strapped onto him like a backpack.
In the video, the officer can be seen making a comfortable take off and landing. He could balance himself and manoeuvre as required while flying above the sea.
Sharing a video of the exercise, Admiral Tony Radakin, the highest-ranking British navy official, said, "As the Royal Navy embraces technology and innovation, HMS Tamar trials the latest game-changing kit with the Royal Marines."
Gravity Industries also shared a bunch of videos of the demonstration and testing on photo-sharing app Instagram. Take a look:
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