The US Military May Be Closer Than You Think To Creating Jet Packs

The Military has been running a program to start producing jet packs.

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By: Sydney Kiffney , Journalist

The US military has actually been trying to create jetpacks since the 1950’s, but now they’re closer than ever as they’ve already given contracts to multiple companies to create small rocket device prototypes.

The US military has been trying to create technology like this for a very long time as far back as the 1950’s. The closest they’ve gotten to this type of technology, was in 1957 they created a new invention dubbed “Jump Belt”. the Jump Belt was a rocket propulsion that let’s somebody jump or leap safely over small distances (maxing out around 250 meters).

 

In March of 2021, the organization released information about a new program designed to create multiple jetpack prototypes. The program was named Portable Personal Air Mobility System. The goal for this new invention was to help soldiers’ versatility in the air without their life being jeopardized. The beginning stage for the program was research to see if these small companies are prepared to create this trailblazing new invention. The next stage of this project is to test all of the companies prototypes to decide which companies will move on to the last stage.

No more public information has been released yet, but citizens are buoyant this will be a leap for the military.

 

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