The jetpack is a personal transportation device in limited use across the galaxy. A jetpack offers a great degree of mobility in the air, though often at the personal risk of the user due to their instability. During the Mandalorian wars jetpacks began to be adapted and used by the elite soldiers in their armies to gain the advantage against troopers and (especially) Jedi during the conflict with the Jedi Revan and Malak. While not dissimilar to a standard jetpack these Mandalorian Jetpacks were adapted to suit the contours of Mandalorians as well as upgraded to have an anti-personnel rocket mounted on the top. The jetpacks used in these wars were made sturdier and a larger fuel tank mounted in between the rockets to provide additional speed and usage time. Most of the jetpacks were controlled by a wrist unit but a few were controlled by voice commands issued through the helmets. Those who owned both the armor and the jetpack could consequently ignite the jetpack without the enemy being aware of it, giving troopers the advantage of getting the drop on an enemy. By using metals alloys mined and smelted in their home system Mandalorian jetpacks were made 5 kilos lighter than military packs and 15 kilos lighter than commercial models. Ever since Mandalore?s defeat at the battle of Galidraan these jetpacks have become rare due to the destruction of both the existing datacards (one incinerated along with Mandalore's corpse and the other destroyed inside a factory) along with 3 barracks containing approximately 2000 of the 2500 trooper packs known to have existed.
It allows the owner to travel six planetary grid squares without terrain restrictions at a speed of 25 km/h. It may only be used once every 24 hours and when worn with Armour and Helmet adds +1 to the dexerity of the wearer.