Straight out of Starship Troopers (the book)?

Gryphon Stealth Wingsuits could replace parachutes � Coolest Gadgets: "December 4th, 2009 by Mark R in Conceptual Gadgets, Spy Stuff, Vehicle Gadgets

So what are we looking at here, a still shot from the next Transformers movie? No, believe it or not, that is a human, one wrapped up in a wing-like contraption.

This is a little pet project of the Special Parachute and Logistics Consortium called the Gryphon Next Generation Parachute System. The idea is instead of soldiers bail out of planes with parachute things on, they put something on that helps them take full advantage of the sky.

In other words, it isn’t a parachute with a big silk canopy that is slowly falling to the earth like giant slow-moving target. No, this Gryphon Next Generation Parachute System would allow a parachuting soldier to get far away (about 30 miles) and would be invisible to radar."

I don't think I would want to be testing these, but it does look like it might be fun! I'm sure I remember something similar to this in the book Starship Troopers

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