Hoverbike at Farnborough Airshow
The 2nd generation Hoverbike was on display at the 2016 Farnborough airshow.
Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, second from right, visits the Hoverbike booth. The Hoverbike is being developed for the US Army in partnership with Belcamp-based SURVICE Engineering.
One of the primary applications of the Hoverbike for the US Army is to resupply soldiers in the field, particularly in harsh or hazardous environments. It is designed to carry 130kg of payload, which can provide a tactically significant amount of supplies to forward deployed troops. With regular, dependable, and on-demand resupply, soldiers can lighten their load and reduce their exposure to threats.
This drone technology is part of an ongoing collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the U.S. Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC). The aim of this effort is to keep the U.S. military at the forefront of autonomous unmanned systems.