US military to get hoverbikes after tie-up with UK company

The hoverbikes will be a new class of ‘Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle’, the US Department of Defense says

Andrew Griffin
Friday 19 June 2015 16:38

The US has joined together with a UK company to help it build a hoverbike, like those seen in Star Wars.

The US Department of Defense, Maryland-based Survice Engineering and British Malloy Aeronautics will be working together to make a new hoverbike class of “class of Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle (TRV), according to Malloy.

Malloy has already developed a version of the hoverbikes — which looks a little two drones with a platform between them — selling them through Kickstarter. The company raised over £64,000 last summer from 451 backers.

But the company will now work with the US to develop them for military use. Survice is a US engineering firm that focuses on research and development for military technologies and which will now work together with Malloy on the hoverbikes.

Malloy describes itself as “an entrepreneurial aerospace company that develops, markets, and sells drones and Hoverbike technology to commercial and military markets”.

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