Royal Marines conducted “a very successful exercise” testing the capability of the Gravity Jet Suit to support Royal Marine boarding operations.
Gravity Industries said their team spent three days with 42 Commando Royal Marines from HMS Tamar off the south coast of England.
A video from Gravity Industries showed a Maritime Boarding Operation exercise with a fast rib boat coming alongside a moving high-sided ship, and hooking a caving ladder to permit assaulting personnel access. You can watch the footage here.
“The vision with the Jet Suit is to provide extremely rapid access to any part of the target vessel, instantly freeing up hands to bear a weapon, and even retaining the capability to relocate on target or self-exfiltrate,” the company said in a news release.
“This is increasingly seen as a revolution in tactical capability for many special forces and has much broader application beyond Maritime boarding.”