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Offline Tom

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Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« on: May 10, 2021, 02:50:53 PM »
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Re: Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2021, 04:08:22 PM »
I mean its cool and all, but to presume that nobody on the destination ship might be responding in anger seems to be very hopeful - unless it is only to be used for rescues and such and not as a way to get Marines onboard in a hurry.
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Re: Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2021, 04:15:09 PM »
That was my thoughts too.  Since it was an exercise, I also wondered for the possibility of an ocean dunking.  Recovery and maintenance of the equipment, salt water is very corrosive. :shocked:

 Since the mothership and other minions surrounding the ship in question are back-ups.  I'd say low chance of incoming fire to the operators but yeah on the safety of the operators.

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Re: Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 09:07:57 PM »
That was my thoughts too.  Since it was an exercise, I also wondered for the possibility of an ocean dunking.  Recovery and maintenance of the equipment, salt water is very corrosive. :shocked:

 Since the mothership and other minions surrounding the ship in question are back-ups.  I'd say low chance of incoming fire to the operators but yeah on the safety of the operators.

If the suit can be removed quickly I see great potential for rescue and first responder missions.

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Re: Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2021, 09:07:57 PM »

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Re: Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2021, 09:10:49 PM »
Yeah.  If they can get the flight time up to 15 minutes, really worth while.  :thumb:
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Re: Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 12:31:56 AM »
If the suit can be removed quickly I see great potential for rescue and first responder missions.

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Mountain Rescue have been trialling it too. Instead of walking up the mountain for 2 hours the jet suit can get there in minutes cos it overflies the terrain.

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Re: Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2021, 05:04:23 PM »
May come in handy when dealing with Somali "Pirates"! :grin:
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Re: Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2021, 07:57:31 PM »
It does have a certain, "Hey, Bob, did you notice those guys in the two Zodiacs following us?  And what's this business with the jet pack?  Do you think we should... like... prepare to repel boarders or anything?"  "Don't worry, Harry, it can't have anything to do with us," quality about it.

But it is way cool.

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Re: Royal Marines Jet Suit Boarding Exercise
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2021, 08:16:52 PM »
The British are terribly polite as are their criminals they chase.
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