US Navy Tests Iron Man-Like Jetpacks

The text discusses when Tier 1 operators, who are the most highly trained and skilled members of the military, get to use certain types of equipment.

Gravity Industries displayed their Iron Man-like Jetpacks during a field exercise in Virginia Beach earlier this month.

Gravity conducted multiple mock exercises using the jetpacks in conjunction with the Joint Prototyping and Experimentation Maritime Program at Naval Surface Warfare Center, including rapid transits from sea to shore and land-to-sea missions.

Each jetpack is powered with five micro-jet turbines, each of which generates about 1,000 horsepower.

Two pilots demonstrated the capabilities of jetpacks by moving from ship to land and shore to sea in the video.

The suit is powered by jet fuel, diesel or kerosene. The suit can reach speeds of 80 mph, and an altitude up to 12,000 feet. Both pilots performed the maneuvers below their normal height for safety reasons.

Jetpacks are likely to be used by special forces on the battlefield in the near future. The jetpacks are the

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