It was a good year for imaginative military innovations. From “Star Wars”-style speeders to an inescapable surveillance drone, many of the futuristic advances seem straight out of science fiction or Hollywood blockbusters.
Here are some favorites from 2016.
‘Star Wars’- style speeders
Remember those speeder bikes in “Return of the Jedi” that raced through the air? The US military may get to zoom around the battlespace on a type of real-life version in the not-so-distant future.
Malloy Aeronautics and SURVICE Engineering Company teamed up to further develop Malloy’s Hoverbike for the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The craft is called the Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle, or JTARV.
Capable of potentially reaching speeds of 110 mph, JTARV could carry teams rapidly and nimbly– it could even fly around a war zone delivering about 300 pounds of supplies by itself.
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