U.S. military hoverbike: Army researchers to develop Star Wars-style weapon (VIDEO).

The U.S. Army Wants a Fleet of Star Wars-Style Hoverbikes (Video)

The U.S. Army Wants a Fleet of Star Wars-Style Hoverbikes (Video)

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June 23 2015 9:01 AM

Never Tell Them the Odds

Star Wars-style hoverbikes catch the eye of the Department of Defense.

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Courtesy of Malloy Aeronautics

In an interview with Reuters, Malloy Aeronautics researchers said they believe their hoverbike has excellent potential for search and rescue, cargo delivery, and even surveillance. The U.S. Department of Defense apparently agrees.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.