25 June, 2015

An Australian Designed A Hoverbike For The US Army!

What do you get when you cross a motorcycle and a drone? A top item on the Defense Department's wishlist.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has contracted with Malloy Aeronautics and Survice Engineering to develop a hoverbike.

Australian Chris Malloy, founder of Malloy Aeronautics, designed the original prototype of the bike in his garage.

The current model contains a 1,170 cc four-stroke engine in a carbon fiber frame. It supports nearly 600 pounds of weight, which means both soldiers and their heavy gear could go for a spin.

As for now, the hoverbike is still undergoing testing using a handy drone rider, though human testing could be just around the corner.


Source: http://www.nextgov.com/defense/2015/06/hoverbikes-us-army/116209/

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