Flying soldier in live demonstration at French Bastille Day military parade 2019


During the opening ceremony of the French Bastille Day military parade on July 14, 2019, in Paris, the French defense industry has performed a live demonstration with a flying soldier using the Zapata Flyboard. According to the French army, Special Forces carried out trial tests with this new type of equipment.


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Zapata Flyboard in live demonstration at the military parade of French Bastille Day. July 14, 2019.  (Picture source Twitter PrintScreen)


At the military parade of French Bastille Day 2019, the Zapata Flyboard has demonstrated its capacity to be used by soldier armed with an individual weapon as an assault rifle, with a flying demonstration at the front of the Presidential tribune. The Flyboard could be the future of modern armed forces to create flying soldier.

The Flyboard Air is a type of jetpack/hoverboard powered by gas turbines. It was developed and designed by the French water-craft rider Franky Zapata, founder of Zapata racing.

According to Zapata Racing, the Flyboard could fly at an altitude of up to 3,000 m and reach a maximum speed of 150 km/h with a maximum autonomy of 10 minutes.



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