- The UK Military is considering using flying jet packs in the nearest future to allow its soldiers to fly above grounds
- In a test trial, marine officers tested out the gadgets as a video shows a soldier flying in the air from one boat to another ship
- The jet suit can fly thousands of feet in the air and would be very significant in critical situations
Technology is not only meeting needs but it is fast bridging the gaps between science fiction and reality. The British Royal Navy and Royal Marines may soon be getting an upgrade that could make their officers ‘superhumans’.
CNN reports that the force tested a jet suit developed by Gravity Industries. The gadget allows individuals wearing it to fly in the air up to 12,000 feet at the speed of 80 mph.
A video showing the trial has a soldier who has the jet pack flying off a ship. According to the media, when in proper use, the body gadget will allow soldiers to be able to quickly board planes in dangerous zones.
It should be noted that during the test operation, the tech company tried out the suits with 42 officers at sea, spending a total number of three days.
This will not be the first time the company would build a suit. In 2020, it made the first-ever one for paramedics so they could reach patients faster in critical situations.
Watch the video below:
As of the time of writing this report, the video has been seen over 700,000 times, gathering hundreds of comments from tweeps.
Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:
"This reminds me of jetpack joyride, great invention."
"This is a highly advanced technology. Live long UK."
"Not sure about the military applications, but the search and rescue could be possible."
"Very cool...but how does he defend himself? How does he mount an offensive, in the air or even while/once landing?"
"I've been waiting 50 yrs for my jet pack. Maybe in a few more years..."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian soldier celebrated his birthday in a very humble way that shows all that matters is life and not the pomp and fare.
In a post on Thursday, January 21, Eneh asked Nigerians to say a prayer for him. He added that all his life he has never had the chance to cut a cake on his birthday.
To show that he was very happy to see another new year, the hardworking soldiers said that cake and bread are made from the same flour.