Flying Royal Marines test out jet-suit over open water in maritime operations
Jet suit developer Gravity Industries has joined forces with the Royal Marines to test how their product can assist in Maritime Boarding Operations. The company said their team spent three days with 42 Commando Royal Marines from HMS Tamar off the south coast of the United Kingdom.
A video handout out from Gravity Industries showed a Maritime Boarding Operation exercise where a fast rib boat is coming alongside a moving high sided ship, and hooking a caving ladder to permit assaulting personnel access. Without the jet suit, the only alternative is using a helicopter and fast roping one at a time. Both methods are slow and vulnerable.