Firefighting Jetpacks

mack

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Mike posted the video of a Royal Marine using a jetpack to move between ships. Application for military use is in progress. It would be a very expensive and vulnerable way of moving troops on the battlefield.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/watch-marine-zoom-one-boat-190700454.html


But firefighting use is also in progress. Not very practical currently but technology continues to improve. Dubai is currently using jet packs on their waterways:


 

mack

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Jet packs are also expensive - $250K. More to be learned about capabilities, applications, weather restrictions, limited visibility use, flight duration, training, maintenance, safety, etc. They will probably become lighter and cheaper.
 
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