British army tests Jet Suit backpack to trial concept of rapid support on the battlefield

According to a video released by the British Company Gravity Industries, the Jet Suit backpack designed by Gravity Industries has been deployed with a British army artillery unit to trial the concept of rapid service support on the battlefield using flying soldier.
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Richard Browning equipped with its Jet Suit backpack lands on the roof of a British army AS90 155mm self-propelled deployed on the field. (Picture source Gravity Industries)

During this trial, Richard Browning equipped with its Jet Suit backpack has demonstrated that a flying soldier can fly over the battlefield and land on the roof of an AS90 155mm self-propelled artillery howitzer to provide rapid support or information.

With a rich family history in Aviation, former Oil Trader & Royal Marines Reservist, Richard Browning, founded pioneering Aeronautical Innovation company, Gravity Industries in March 2017 to launch human flight into an entirely new era.

The Gravity Jet Suit uses over 1,000 bhp of Jet Engine power combined with the natural human balance to deliver the most intense and enthralling spectacle, often likened to the real-life Ironman.

The Jet Suit pack incorporates five miniature jet engines, each providing 22 kg of thrust, with two mounted on each arm and one in a backpack. It allows him to achieve vertical take-off and control his direction and speed of flight by using his arms. The suit comes with a helmet that displays fuel levels, safety performance indicators, and Wi-Fi for ground monitoring.

A man equipped with the Jet Suit backpack can take off from anywhere without any preparation. It can fly at a maximum speed of 50 km/h and can carry enough fuel for about five to ten minutes of flight. According to Gravity Industries, the maximum potential altitude is 12,000 feet (3,650 m). The Jet suit has a weight of 27 kg without fuel.

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