US DoD to develop hoverbikes

Inspired with Star Wars, the US Department of Defence intends to devise a hoverbike.

Drone-based technology is considered to allow people fly in the near future.

The bike will be produced by a joint team of British and American engineers who will design and build the vehicle in the US. It has been developed by British firm Malloy Aeronautics, which says that its prototype is intended to do many of the jobs that a helicopter is used for, but without the problems inherent with helicopter design.

The machines are also reported to be much cheaper than helicopters.

Malloy has joined forces with US firm Survice, 30-year veterans of defence research and development, to develop the vehicle in the US state of Maryland.


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