Many of us would love to own a hoverbike. You can’t buy one yet but plenty of companies are working such ideas. In fact, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and its partners recently tested a hoverbike prototype. It is a rectangular-shaped quadcopter that could one day bring supplies to soldiers on the battlefield.
According to Tim Vong, associate chief of ARL’s Protection Division, soldiers will be able to get supplies in less than 30 minutes. The current prototype is electric but a hybrid propulsion system is in the works to increase range to 125 miles with a payload capacity of 800 pounds. You can find out more about JTARV here.