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Paris Air Show: US military pursues hoverbikes for troops (video)

25th June 2015 - 16:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Paris


A hoverbike concept originally developed for cattle mustering in Australia has caught the eye of the US military, which is now looking to develop the futuristic craft as a potential Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle.

Developed by Malloy Aeronautics, the quad-rotor Hoverbike can be flown either manned or unmanned and is also being marketed in the commercial space as a potential replacement for small, single-engine helicopters such as the Robinson R22.

At this year’s Paris Air Show, the UK-based company announced it had teamed up with Maryland-based defence firm SURVICE Engineering to continue the development of the Hoverbike for the US Army ...

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