October 27, 2011
It might look like something out of a Marvel comic but this flying jeep is close to becoming a reality.
According to insiders at the military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the first model of this futuristic vehicle will be ready at the end of next year.
It is designed to be capable of driving across the roughest terrain like a jeep, sustain gun fire and take off and land at the flick of a switch.
The U.S. Army hopes that the ‘flying Humvee’ will carry four personnel plus equipment, take off and land vertically, be flown more than 250 miles on a tank of gas, and be operated without pilot training.