Ex-Royal Marines Reservist Richard Browning flew a 1000bhp jet suit around the Royal Marines’ infamous bottom field assault course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon.Credit:Ministry of Defence A British man who designed and built an ‘Iron-man’ style jet suit has held talks with military forces in the UK and across the world about employing his device in warfare.Ex-Royal Marines Reservist Richard Browning says that he has been on a training day with US Navy Seals, met with a South East Asian special forces group, and has most recently demonstrated his contraption to the British Royal Marines.Mr Browning’s jet suit uses five engines to generate 1000bhp and can cruise at speeds of more than 50mph.Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, he said: “It’s clear to see how you could move a special forces soldier in a very nimble and fast way onto a target.”Last week, he flew around the Royal Marines’ infamous bottom field assault course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon – breaking the speed record for doing so.A group of fellow commandos watched the 39-year-old effortlessly overcome obstacles which are typically used to drill fitness into civilians as they are transformed into elite troops. “Royal Marines are sometimes called ‘supermen’ for their achievements, but even we stop short at the ability to fly,” said Royal Marines Captain Oliver Mason. “Watching Richard float, fly and hover around the assault course was a very impressive, surreal experience. “Imagine what we could do with these suits on the battlefield – although Royal Marines pride themselves on being stealthy and one thing the jet pack isn’t is quiet.”Mr Browning said that his priority with the suit, was not with the military, but that he had held encouraging conversations with various military groups around the world.“I spent time in the US with their Navy Seals, for some experimental training purposes and then with some South East Asian special forces too,” he said.“I was honoured to go back to the Royal Marines. Being there 12 years ago taught me a lot about the limits of the human body and how you can re-programme your brain to see what is possible.”A Ministry of Defence Spokesperson said: “We are always working with the brightest minds in Britain and across the world to see how emerging technology might support our military to keep them safe and give them the edge in the future.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.