What Are Jet Boots?


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Jetboots is a wearable piece of military equipment that has a powerful jet propulsion system and is worn around the waist. Made by Virginia-based military equipment manufacturer Patriot3, Jetboots is used by military divers such as Navy SEALS to improve their mobility in water.

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Military divers use Jetboots to assist them in military operations such as reconnaissance over water, sea patrols, search-and-rescue missions at sea and underwater ship inspections. As Jetboots is compatible with standard military diving gear, divers may wear Jetboots while riding military seaborne vehicles, deploying from a helicopter or parachuting. Jetboots can be operated hands-free, allowing divers to perform other tasks with both hands, a feature that makes the device handy during open-water and swift-water rescues.

The device's jet propulsion system uses quiet, brushless motors that are powered by hot-swappable lithium-ion batteries. The device is approved by the U.S. Department of Defense.

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