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JTARV: Army’s Hoverbike Prototype

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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.

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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.

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