US Army picks up UK-made hoverbike for troop transport, surveillance

The British-made Malloy Hoverbike, which burst onto the scene last year as a Kickstarter project, is being picked up by the US Department of Defense. The DoD is looking at the hoverbike as a multiple-role transport craft: it can transport soldiers over difficult terrain, but it can also operate in drone mode, providing logistical or surveillance support.

The Malloy Hoverbike, developed by Malloy Aeronautics (MA) in Berkshire, began …