Remember those days of the jet packs?
The beginning scene of one of the James Bond early movies was when Bond kills a guy dressed like a woman and then made his escape in a jet pack……or those days when the jet packs were used in the openings of football games…..on and on…..
What happened to that idea?
It never went away….as a matter of fact a new generation of these machines are being tested as I type……
Wearable flight systems are apparently progressing and Special Operation Forces (SOF) may “soon” be equipped with such platforms, according to a report by Jane’s.
Reportedly, USSOCOM and French COS, both SOF components are considering jetpack technology.
“JetPack Aviation’s JB11 JetPack is being developed under a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) signed in 2016 with US Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM’s) Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC).”
While French DGA is studying Zapata’s Flyboard Air technology as a concept but is not yet considering such systems for operational use.
Soon the troops may be using a new form of the jet pack as an operational tool…..