Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Video - US Army is building hoverbikes based on technology from a Kickstarter campaign.




US Army is building hoverbikes based on technology from a Kickstarter campaign. (TNW).

Last year, 451 backers pledged £64,089 to bring Malloy’s hoverbike prototype to life on Kickstarter. That same company has now announced a partnership with a US Department of Defense contractor to build the futuristic bike for the US Army.

Under the new partnership, Malloy Aeronautics will open an office in Maryland and build the bikes with SURVICE Engineering Co, a DOD contractor, to operate as a “tactical reconnaissance vehicle.”

According to Reuters, the US Army is interested in the hoverbike “because it can support multiple roles” such as “[transporting] troops over difficult terrain” as well as moving supplies and being used both as a rideable and autonomous drone. Hmmmm.......Only minus.....No armor, They will be 'flying ducks'.Read the full story here.

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