In the next several years, hoverbikes might move from science fiction into reality. At least that’s the hope of Chris Malloy, of Malloy Aeronautics, which partnered with SURVICE Engineering Co. to develop a hoverbike for use by the U.S. Army. Resembling a speederbike from “Star Wars,” the hoverbike was designed from the ground up to support a rider.
The design is reminiscent of a quadcopter, with four enclosed rotors, two overlapping pairs in the front and back. The hoverbike’s potential to carry soldiers over any terrain is what captured the Army’s attention.
“The Army is interested in disruptive-technology solutions that would keep soldiers away from ground threats,” said Timothy Vong, a project coordinator with the Army. “The Hoverbike is one of many potential solutions the Army is exploring. It is not being evaluated as a replacement for a vehicle … but this kind of technology could serve as an alternative.”
Engineers from Malloy and SURVICE believe they can create a workable bike within three to five years, and there are plans to build a commercial model as well.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.